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. >>>
The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle of San Diego, known across the world for his activism for LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS work, reacts to the United Nations' historic report on LGBT rights that was released on Thursday. >>>
Geneva (Associated Press) - The U.N.'s top human rights official urged countries Thursday to abolish legal discrimination against gays, including the death penalty for consensual sex, days after the U.S. government said it would use foreign aid and diplomacy to promote gay equal rights. >>>
The Helen Suzman Foundation, in association with the Open Society Foundation For South Africa, will host a Roundtable discussion on Bridging the Gap between Constitutional rights and homophobic realities at the Johannesburg Country Club in Auckland Park, on 26 September 2011.