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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 is one of the only countries in the Asian region to provide legislative protection for LGBTI people against discrimination but there is no progress in the legalization of same-sex marriage.

UN Committee, in a First, Urges Iran to Comply With Obligations to Protect LGBTI Children

Hossein Alizadeh | Posted 03.11.2017 | Queer Voices
Hossein Alizadeh

A United Nations human rights panel has raised concerns about the treatment of LGBTI minors in Iran and for the first time, asked the Iranian government to protect their rights as it is obligated to do under an international treaty governing children's rights.

"You're So Well Dressed, for a Straight Guy": The Dilemma of Guerrilla Stereotypes

Juliet Bourke | Posted 09.03.2016 | Women
Juliet Bourke

That's the problem with guerrilla stereotypes: they're subtle, subversive and very effective. They continue to reinforce underlying stereotypes, but the pairing of a stereotype with a compliment gives the recipient (or a bystander) much less to point to and challenge.

Where Do the Lies About LGBTIs in Africa Come From?

Michael Ashworth | Posted 08.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Ashworth

The most effective way to counter lies is to tell the truth again and again: African LGBTIs are not awash with money. Declaring yourself pro-gay does not incite a tidal wave of Western cash to come your way. LGBTIs are not a foreign contagion.

"Sex is Weird for Everyone" Says New Magazine

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Vanessa de Largie

"The myth that there is a 'normal' way to be sexual is one of the biggest and most damaging myths of our time."

Basotho LGBTI Youth Connect With International Activists

Leila Hall | Posted 05.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Leila Hall

The energy in the room at the end of the day is buoyant. People are smiling and laughing. Several linger behind to discuss the incredible conversations that we have had.

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.

New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk

David J. Olson | Posted 05.08.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...