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Intersex Ed at the UN

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

"Boy or girl?" It's the first question many new and expectant parents hear from their families, friends and co-workers. And more than 98 per cent of...

LGBTI Rights in Nepal: Few Steps Forward, One Step Backward

Kishor Panthi | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Kishor Panthi

Nepal's LGBT community's parade for same-sex marriage. Photo: Nischal Amatya Nepal is one of the only countries in the Asian region to provide legisl...

Surviving Persecution in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.22.2017 | World
Yoani Sanchez

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 22 February 2016 -- He was an acknowledged homosexual and she a convinced Jehovah's Witness. One lived in the s...

Wrecked Lives, Corporate Losses and Sluggish Growth: the Real Cost of Discrimination (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people doesn't just hurt people; it hurts corporate profits and costs countries tens of billions of dollars in lost economic output.

10 Countries Unite To Support Queer Rights In South Korea

HuffPost Korea | Dohoon Kim | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On May 17th, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and the embassies of 10 European countries in South Korea declared their su...

Beautiful New UN Video Presents LGBT "Everyday Heroes" to the World

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

New York City's Times Square - with its throngs of visitors, office workers, hawkers of fake designer wear and life-sized Elmos and Buzz Lightyears - today serves as the unusual setting for a United Nations video launch.

LGBTI Rights Around the World: A Work in Progress

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kyle Knight

In recent years, the world has seen enormous human rights gains with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. However, there have also been substantial setbacks.

LGBTI People Face Harsh Laws in Both Free and Unfree Countries

Freedom House | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Freedom House

Supporters of LGBTI rights should not overlook the democracies that continue to exclude some of their citizens from the equal protection of the law.

United Nations Goes Bollywood for Gay Rights (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

2014-04-29-20140424UNvideostill8small.jpgAt a UN press launch in Mumbai today, the United Nations Human Rights Office unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style pop video called "The Welcome," which tells the story of a young man who brings his boyfriend home to meet his family for the first time.

7 Ways to Work With LGBT Communities in International Development

Randal Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randal Mason

As the vulnerability of LGBT people around the world has been well-documented, four LGBT experts -- Dr. Chloe Schwenke, Urooj Arshad, Victor Mukasa, and Ryan Ubuntu Olson -- offered key recommendations for those working with LGBT groups abroad.

Surprising, Inspiring Night for Ugandan LGBTI Rights at Synagogue

Rachel Segal-Sklar | Posted 08.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Rachel Segal-Sklar

I recently attended Celebrating Pride and Building Movements: An Evening Dedicated to LGBTI Rights in Uganda. Before I arrived, I had no impressions of what the night might hold, other than a discussion of the situation in Uganda.

The Best and Worst Human Rights Developments of 2012

Freedom House | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Freedom House

As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?

America Must Realign Itself With Truth, Justice, And Fairness For All Americans

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Foval

Americans still have hypocritical double-standards about Gays, Lesbians, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning Americans.