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USAID Co-hosts LGBT Global Initiatives Meeting During UN General Assembly

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

With much of the recent debate on LGBT rights (or the lack thereof) focused on the Russian anti-gay laws and how they will impact the Winter Olympics, scheduled to begin Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, it was encouraging to see the UN General Assembly include a positive focus on LGBT rights.

Foreign Ministers Talk LGBT Rights at the UN

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

The fact that LGBT rights violations were, for the first time, the subject of a ministerial meeting was widely noticed by diplomats, the media and other observers. It's a sign of the increasing visibility of these issues, and of the political importance that many countries now attach to them.

The Fast-Changing World Map of LGBT Rights: A Talk With the UN's Charles Radcliffe

Nish Gera | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

Charles talks about the big strides that countries around the world have made on this issue in the last decade, the present-day LGBT rights map of the world, which still looks like a "patchwork quilt," and where he thinks we will (and can) be a decade from now.

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.

United Nations Opens Doors to LGBT Rights: Extrajudicial Executions Condemned in UN Vote

Blakeley Decktor | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Blakeley Decktor

The decision to support the inclusion of "sexual orientation" and introduce "gender identity" into the resolution is one in a series of positive developments at the United Nations and in regional human rights systems.

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.