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Kenya: Dozens of LGBT+ refugees fall sick at UN shelter

Kenya: Dozens of LGBT+ refugees fall sick at UN shelter

Dozens of LGBT+ refugees living in a shelter run by the United Nations in Kenya were taken to hospital after falling sick on Thursday, days after they complained of overcrowding and poor sanitation at the facility. About 40 refugees – including three children – were treated at a hospital on the outskirts of Nairobi after […]

Kenya: LGBT+ refugees accuse UN of failing them

Kenya: LGBT+ refugees accuse UN of failing them

LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection, after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp, and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) moved around 200 refugees – mostly from Uganda […]

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him, and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years, and eventually force him to seek refuge thousands of miles (km) away in Argentina.

New UN report presents recommendations on protecting LGBT rights

New UN report presents recommendations on protecting LGBT rights

While some progress has been made since the first study four years ago spotlighting discrimination and violence against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, the overall picture remains one of pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT/I) persons in all regions, according to a new […]

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

The UN Human Rights Council resolution, passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today. The new resolution follows a June 2011 resolution by […]

Free & Equal – The Power of Sharing

Free & Equal – The Power of Sharing

In light of our previous article about the plight of LGBT citizens in Ukraine, don’t forget the UN’s Free & Equal campaign message for IDAHOT Day, which  encourages us to share our story to change hearts and minds in the movement for equality. Speaking about laws that have been enacted in certain countries to restrict […]