Tag Archives: LGBT

New OHCHR report presents recommendations on protecting LGBT rights

New report presents recommendations on protecting LGBT rightsWhile some progress has been made since the first study four years ago spotlighting discrimination and violence against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, the overall picture remains one of pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT/I) persons in all regions, Continue reading

UN human rights chief briefs meeting on LGBT rights

An inflatable sculpture by British artist Alan Parkinson has opened at the United Nations office at Geneva (UNOG). The walk-through 'Luminarium' sculpture is designed to challenge diplomats, UN officials, school children and communities to think more creatively about how to make the work of the Human Rights Council better understood and applied around the world.  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay speaking at the opening of week-long art installation. 10 June 2013 Geneva, SwitzerlandUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today took part in a groundbreaking ministerial meeting on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. The meeting marked the first time the topic had been the topic a Ministerial level at the United Nations. Continue reading

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 17 May

Combatting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identityWhile not an officially observed UN day, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia has become an important day for millions of people around the world to remember the victims of homophobic violence and discrimination, and to make the case for genuine equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Continue reading