United Nations human rights chief briefs ministerial meeting on LGBT rights

NEW YORK, 26 September. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today took part in a groundbreaking ministerial meeting on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. The meeting marked the first time the topic had been the topic a Ministerial level at the United Nations.

Will Brazil Criminalise Homophobia?

LGB advocates in Brazil have been joined by a coalition of United Nations groups in an effort to pressure the nation to criminalize “homophobia” under the guise that such “prejudices” are a hindrance to AIDS prevention programs. A new letter addressed to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and other officials explains that Brazil’s homosexual community has […]

Nepal Recognises Third Gender

Nepal has come to recognise officially that its citizens are not all male or female. The Nepalese Government has passed a resolution allowing people who do not fit into the binary code of gender identity to describe themselves as ‘other’ on official documentation. Other countries to look at changes in such legislation are Australia, India, Pakistan and […]