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UN Blasted For New Homophobic President Sam Kutesa

UN Blasted For New Homophobic President Sam Kutesa

The United Nations has come under fire recently in the wake of their announcement that the incoming President will be Sam Kutesa, a prominent Ugandan politican in favour of his country’s anti-homosexuality laws. Mr Kutesa will become the President of the United Nations General Assembly, an influential but largely ceremonial role, from this coming Wednesday, June […]

Watch: Bollywood Goes Gay for New UN Free & Equal Campaign

The United Nations’ Free & Equal campaign has launched its first-ever Bollywood music video for gay rights, featuring Bollywood star and Miss India winner Celina Jaitly, who has been quite vocal in the past on LGBT rights in India. 

IOC and Sochi: Jason Collins and Martina Navratilova Speak Out

IOC and Sochi: Jason Collins and Martina Navratilova Speak Out

Marking International Human Rights Day, both basketball-player Jason Collins and tennis champion Martina Navratilova spoke out yesterday at the United Nations. They said that the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) had not done enough ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics to defend the rights of gay athletes, and also that emphasis should also be placed on […]

Watch: UN Gives History of LGBT Rights

Watch: UN Gives History of LGBT Rights

The United Nations have released a video for Human Rights Day today, marking the 65th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, in context of LGBT rights around the world today. In the video, it is shown that 76 countries around the world still outlaw homosexuality, directly impinging on the rights of LGBT people. “These […]

Gambian President Blasts Homosexuality “Top Global Threat”

Gambian President Blasts Homosexuality “Top Global Threat”

The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has given a vitriolic speech at the United Nations against homosexuality, listing it alongside greed and a desire for world domination as the three ‘top global threats’ to humanity. He also claimed that those who support gay people are supporting the “exinction” of mankind. “Those who promote homosexuality, President […]

UN Meeting Calls to End LGBT Discrimination

UN Meeting Calls to End LGBT Discrimination

In an unprecedented event, almost a dozen foreign ministers attended a United Nations meeting in New York yesterday (September 26) calling for an “urgent end” to discrimination and violence against LGBTI people. Attending the meeting were foreign ministers from Argentina, the Netherlands and Norway, with other representatives from Brazil, Croatia, the European Union, Japan and New Zealand, as well as the UN High Commissioner […]

UNESCO Youth Forum Needs You!

UNESCO Youth Forum Needs You!

The UNESCO Youth Forum is looking for young people to have their say on a wide range of issues, to be included at the Forum’s 8th annual conference which will be held in Paris next month. UNESCO’s Youth Forum Online Discussion Community is a global online social network where young people around the world can come together […]

Desmond Tutu: Homophobia “At The Same Level” As Apartheid

Desmond Tutu: Homophobia “At The Same Level” As Apartheid

The retired South African archbishop, Desmond Tutu, has criticised religious institutions and organisations with anti-gay stances earlier this week, stating that he would rather go to Hell than worship a homophobic God. The Archbishop Emeritus, also a Nobel Peace Laureate, spoke at a press conference held to launch Free and Equal, a United Nations global […]