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Russia: UN rights chief denounces outlawing of ‘the international LGBT movement’

UN human rights chief Volker Türk has deplored the decision by Russia’s highest court to outlaw what it called “the international LGBT movement” and brand it as “extremist” - a move he feared could lead to gay and transgender rights groups there being banned outright.

Health data, women’s and LGBT rights in spotlight at Human Rights Council

New York: The right to keep personal health data private is increasingly under threat in our digital world, with potentially devastating consequences for already vulnerable people, a UN-appointed independent rights expert told the Human Rights Council on Thursday.

Force majeure: China's gay rights group halts operation

Beijing: A 15-year-old LGBT Centre in Beijing has stopped its operation without even stating the reason behind it.

UN rights experts condemn Uganda’s ‘egregious’ anti-LGBT legislation

New York: Making homosexuality punishable by death is an egregious violation of human rights, independent UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts said on Wednesday, urging Uganda’s president to veto new laws approved by parliament this month, which further criminalise people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), and those who defend them.

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.