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UN Human Rights Council approves resolution supporting LGBT rights

Friday, September 26, 2014
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UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday approved a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution — led by Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Uruguay — followed a resolution in 2011 on the same topic led by South Africa and asks the UN Office of the High...

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United Nations goes ‘Bollywood’ in latest effort to promote LGBT rights

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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MUMBAI -- The United Nations human rights office on Wednesday launched the latest phase of its global fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style video called "The Welcome," accompanied by an appeal from the U.N. Secretary-General to end the prejudice that forces millions of LGBT people to live in fear or hide in shame.

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Countries call on U.N. member states to end anti-LGBT discriminiation

Monday, September 30, 2013
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UNITED NATIONS -- A group of 11 countries called on U.N. member states to repeal laws that discriminate against gay, lesbian and transgender people, in the world organization's highest-level meeting on the issue ever.

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Arab, African delegates walk out on U.N. LGBT rights conference

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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GENEVA, Switzerland -- Delegates from Muslim and African countries staged a massive walkout on Wednesday during an historic UN Human Rights Council debate on gay rights, saying they refused to legitimize same-sex relations.

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Libya tells UN Rights Council: ‘Gays threaten continuation of human race’

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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GENEVA — Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya’s delegate told a planning meeting of the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, reported the Geneva-based UN Watch monitoring group.

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Human rights activists make progress in decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide

Friday, December 30, 2011
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Continuing a series of posts on the significant developments in the LGBT community in 2011, we saw an increased impact of the work of the UN Human Rights Council, particularly its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process of interrogating country’s human rights records, and other long term work by activists starting to bear fruit in other parts of the United Nations and other international bodies as well.

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United Nations’ landmark report calls for worldwide decriminalization of same-sex relations

Thursday, December 15, 2011
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The United Nations has produced its first ever report on LGBT rights, calling for the decriminalization of same-sex relations between consenting adults, and includes a call for protection and recognition of the self-identified gender of transgender persons.

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UN passes historic resolution calling for universal rights for LGBTQ persons

Friday, June 17, 2011
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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday approved a resolution supporting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation.

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