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

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay 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.

New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk

David J. Olson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

The only way to make HIV prevalence go down and end AIDS once and for all is to ensure that the needs of such groups are addressed explicitly in health policies, especially with the Sustainability Development Goals which will guide international development efforts for the next 15 years.

A Shift in Rhetoric on LGBTI by Iran

Hossein Alizadeh | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Hossein Alizadeh

Years of international campaigning have finally turned the world's attention to Iran's failure to uphold the human rights of LGBTI people, and perhaps Iran realized that their shameful persecution of individuals based on their sexual orientation, or private intimate acts, is nothing to be proud of.

African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Reality Check as Ugandan Court Rules Against the Anti-Homosexuality Act

Melanie Nathan | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

The ruling is based on the manner in which the legislation was passed, rather than on the merits of the AHA itself, and hence jubilation must be tempered with caution.

These Are The Faces Of South Africa's Black LGBTI Communities

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts

Zanele Muholi is a photographer and visual activist who hails from South Africa. Combining her passion for art and her commitment to addressing social...

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia 2013

Freedom House | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Freedom House

by Chloe Schwenke Vice President of Global Programs On May 17, human rights activists and concerned individuals from around the world will once ag...

Attorney: 'Kill The Gays' Supporter Deserves Charges

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay activist Scott Lively had a day in court on Monday, in a pre-trial hearing over charges filed against him for his rhetoric and activism again...

Lady Gaga: An Avatar for Our Times?

Gillian Schutte | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Gillian Schutte

Gaga is an icon that is not meant to be understood or defined. Certainly, she has done more to engage the world in a speculative debate about what she is than any of her predecessors who, though complex, were much easier to pigeonhole. Gaga, it seems, is indefinable.

Marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Paul LeGendre | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Paul LeGendre

The challenges remain daunting, but it is worth remembering, too, where there has been progress and where the rights community has come together to confront homophobia and transphobia.

The "Kill the Gays" Bill is Back

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Uganda is one of 83 countries where homosexuality is criminalized. If a proposed bill were to pass, it would become the eighth country where it is punishable by death.

Human Rights First Welcomes Attention on LGBTI Refugees - Urges Continued Reforms to Ensure Protection

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Jesse Bernstein Senior Associate, Refugee Protection Program On all continents individuals and their families are forced to flee their homes on ac...