Tag Archive | Discrimination

COVID-19: UN Warns Against Human Rights Abuses During Emergency

COVID-19: UN Warns Against Human Rights Abuses During Emergency

UN human rights experts* have urged States to avoid overreach of security measures in their response to the coronavirus outbreak and reminded them that emergency powers should not be used to quash dissent. “While we recognise the severity of the current health crisis and acknowledge that the use of emergency powers is allowed by international […]

Swiss voters back anti-homophobia law, projection shows

Swiss voters back anti-homophobia law, projection shows

(Reuters) – A Swiss referendum on Sunday cleared the way for the country to close a loophole in LGBT rights, by extending anti-racism laws to cover sexual orientation, a widely used projection showed. Conservative Switzerland, unlike many of its western European neighbours, does not yet have laws that specifically protect LGBT people from discrimination.

Goldman Sachs sued for anti-gay bias

Goldman Sachs sued for anti-gay bias

(Reuters) – A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc vice president has renewed his lawsuit, accusing the Wall Street bank of firing him after he complained about being discriminated against because he was gay. William Littleton filed his complaint in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, consolidating New York and federal civil rights claims he had previously […]

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday. From grade seven, around age 13, modules covering sexual orientation and gender identity will be part of sex education in schools, said Yung Kunthearith, deputy […]

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

A bisexual British veteran, who was kicked out of the navy because of his sexuality, is set to become the first of many to get his medals back, and an apology from the British military for the way he was treated. Joe Ousalice, 68, had served for almost 18 years as a radio operator, when […]

OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

By Natasha Kennedy and Matt Horwood Natasha Kennedy is the policy officer, and Matt Horwood is the assistant director of communications at akt, a British charity that supports LGBT+ young people who are at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness LGBT+ young people are disproportionally affected by homelessness, with 1 in 4 young people experiencing […]

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

(Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies, and Jews remind him of Hitler. “It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism,” Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law. “And I must confess to you […]