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Some Good (And Some Bad) News For Gay Filipinos

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Gays are increasingly tolerated in Philippine society but discrimination persists and they remain vulnerable to hate crimes, according to a United Nat...

LOOK: A Look At The 76 Nations Where Being Gay Is Illegal

Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

A poignant and informative new video released in conjunction with the United Nations' "Free and Equal" campaign highlights lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

UN Human Rights Office's LGBT Rights Campaign Unveiled

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- Amid a surge of anti-gay violence and repression in several countries, the United Nations' human rights office on Friday launched its firs...

LGBT Rights Debate Unfolds At The UN (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

For decades the word "gay" was almost never heard in formal meetings at the UN. Today, after a series of recent diplomatic breakthroughs, awareness of the gravity and extent of homophobic violence and discrimination -- and the need to tackle it -- is widespread and growing.

Oh, The Drama! The UN Human-Rights System Tackles Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity

Cynthia Rothschild | Posted 07.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Cynthia Rothschild

Even with the back and forth, the up and down, I think the Human Rights Council panel in March, and its related, first-ever, official U.N. report on sexual-orientation and gender violence and discrimination, was nothing short of a watershed moment in U.N. and LGBT political history.

U.N. Chief Makes Bold Statement On Gay Rights

AP | Posted 03.30.2012 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says African nations should stop treating gays as "second-class citizens, or even cri...

UN: Brazilian Gay, Lesbian Group May Join Debates

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The United Nations granted official status to a gay and lesbian organization from Brazil on Monday, allowing it to participate in U.N. ...

UN Gay Rights Declaration To Be Signed By US

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday formally endorsed a U.N. statement calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuali...

United Nations: First Gay Rights Declaration Wins Much Support, United States Opposes It

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Alone among major Western nations, the United States has refused to sign a declaration presented Thursday at the United Nations...

The U.S. Goes Global With its Anti-Gayness

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

You'd think the U.S. would have no trouble putting its John Hancock on something that would mock the backward nature of those "funny" little nations that aren't as forward thinking as we are. Problem is, we'd be mocking ourselves.