A long time activist at Dialogai in Geneva and “Jules and Julies” in Toulouse, Guillaume Mandicourt is now in charge of LGBT related affairs, a position the City of Geneva has created recently. His role sits not only in the middle of civil society and the Municipality, but also other national and international municipalities and state practices. >>>
On Thursday 19th September 2013 at the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, ILGA and FIDH held the panel “Human Rights Defenders: Voices and Challenges”. The documentary “The Time has Come”, produced by Arc international, was also shown to a very attentive audience. >>>
07/10/2013 | United Nations Liaison Officer
Tanvir Alim attended the 24th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva with the support of ILGA, where the UPR report of Bangladesh was formally adopted on the 20th September 2013. He was able to present an oral statement on behalf of ILGA and his organization. Previously, at the UPR interactive dialogue for Bangladesh on the 29th April 2013, ILGA was pleased to welcome his colleague Shakhawat Hossain Rajeeb.
Interview by Alessia Valenza >>>
Many people who claim asylum have never admitted their sexual orientation for fear of abuse, attacks or arrest. To survive, they learn to deny their sexuality – many are married. But after years of secrecy they are suddenly forced to “out” themselves very publicly. >>>
The UK Minister of Foreign Affairs William Hague launched the UK’s annual report on human rights and democracy this morning at Lancaster House.
The report is 388 pages long. It describes some of the activities and diplomatic positions taken by the Foreign Office in 2011 to advance human rights around the world. >>>
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-sexual and Intersex community (LGBTI) believes that they are still treated as second-class citizens, despite Namibia gaining independence from the apartheid regime of South Africa more than 20 years ago. >>>
ANTI-SAME sex marriage campaigner Peter Madden can't take a trick. The man behind the so-called "hate truck" which received the ire of the North Coast gay and lesbian community at the weekend is now fending off attack from another quarter. >>>
Nepal’s openly-gay MP, Sunil Babu Pant, has used his Parliamentary Development Fund money to build the country’s first gender-neutral all-access public toiled in the bustling Western city of Nepalgunj. >>>
Filipinos who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) already face major life challenges because of social discrimination, homophobia or trans-phobia, but what if they also have one or more disabilities such as blindness, deafness, or speech impairment? >>>
Milk, the openly gay nephew of slain San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and founder of the Harvey B. Milk Foundation, was joined by Renato Sabbadini, secretary general of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association; Emma Reed, head of the LGBT Equality, U.K. Government Equalities Office; and David Wardrop, chairman of the Westminster Branch of the United Nations Association. >>>
Sydney – Australian gay rights activists have called on their Government to take a stronger stand on LGBTI rights in the region following the release of a United Nations report into high levels of violence faced by LGBTI people worldwide. >>>