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Cambodia positioned to fully integrate LGBT people into society, UN expert says

New York: Cambodia is poised to make strides towards the full social integration of gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, protecting them from violence and discrimination, a UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Friday.

Benjamin Netanyahu vows not to allow anti-LGBT laws in Israel

Jerusalem: Israel's Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that his coalition government will not pass bills allowing discrimination against LGBTs and denying them access to services.

Iran: UN experts demand stay of execution for two women LGBT rights activists

New York: Iran must immediately stay the executions of two womensentenced to death for supporting the human rights of lesbian, gay,bisexual, trans and gender-diverse (LGBT) people, a large group ofUN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Wednesday.

LGBT rights being ‘deliberately undermined’, in some US states: UN expert

An independent UN human rights expert on Tuesday warned that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (LGBT) people are being “deliberately undermined by some state governments in the United States”, urging more action on the part of the Biden administration to protect them.

China: WeChat deletes dozens of university LGBT accounts

China's messaging platform WeChat has allegedly  deleted more than a dozen LGBT accounts run by university students.

‘Stand up against hate’ towards LGBTI people, UN human rights chief urges 

New York: Humiliation and intolerance remain “a stark reality” for many gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, the UN human rights chief has said, in her message for the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

First Person: Vietnamese man finds ‘true voice’ in gay community

New York: A Vietnamese man has told the UN he has found his ‘true voice’ in the gay community, despite the discrimination and harassment that LGBT people face in his country

US Supreme Court ruling ‘extremely positive’ for LGBT community, says UN Rights Expert

New York/IBNS: A UN expert on Wednesday hailed an historic judgement issued by the United States Supreme Court on 15 June that firing a person on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful.

COVID-19: Rights experts highlight LGBTI discrimination, antisemitism

New York/IBNS: New guidance from the UN human rights office, issued on Friday, sets out key actions to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people against discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights

New York, July 1 (IBNS): The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights" resonated on Sunday from UN-GLOBE members who participated in the World Pride parade in New York City.

UN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new ‘extreme and unjustified’ penal code

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): New criminal laws in Brunei that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights norms”, and should be suspended or repealed said the heads of two United Nations agencies on Thursday.

UN welcomes Angola’s repeal of anti-gay law, and ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): In a move to embrace equality, Angola has decriminalized homosexuality and banned discrimination based on sexual orientation, in a sweeping review of its colonial era penal code, which had stood since independence from Portugal in 1975.

UN rights chief warns of potential ‘witch-hunt’ as Tanzanian official plans to track and arrest LGBT people

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) “could turn into a witch-hunt.”

Violence against the LGBTI community: UN focuses on ‘need to challenge hatred’

New York, Sept 26 (IBNS): As the United Nations celebrates 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a high-level event on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) persons around the world, heard event moderator and Executive Director of OutRight Action International, Jessica Stern, describe the challenges facing the community as nothing short of a “global crisis”.

UN hails ‘ground-breaking’ Supreme Court ruling to decriminalize gay sex in India

New York, Sept 7 (IBNS): A landmark ruling in India that decriminalizes gay sex has been welcomed as a “ground-breaking decision” by the UN agency leading the fight against HIV/AIDS.