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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.

Davos: UN rights chief stresses leading role of businesses in ending LGBTI discrimination

New York, Jan 27 (JEN): With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's crucial leadership role in ensuring the dignity and equal opportunities of LGBTI employees in the workplace and beyond.

Toronto-based charity helps Chechens LGBT find asylum in Canada

Toronto, Sep 2 (IBNS): A Toronto-based charity, Rainbow Railroad, claimed that they helped 31 out of 35 LGBT from Chechens find asylums in Canada, media reports said.

UN agrees to appoint human rights expert on protection of LGBT

New York, July 2 (Just Earth News): The top human rights body at the United Nations has voted to appoint an independent expert on protection from violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people.

UN rights experts stress need for protection of LGBT people in places of detention

New York, June 24 (Just Earth News):Ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, UN human rights experts highlighted the lack of policies and methods to recognise people’s self-identified gender, and the need to carry out proper risk assessments in order to protect LGBTI people from stigmatization and violence in detention.