Tag Archive | Victor Madrigal-Borloz

UN envoy urges Latin America to tackle attacks on LGBT+ rights

UN envoy urges Latin America to tackle attacks on LGBT+ rights

Some conservative politicians and churches in Latin America are inciting hate speech against LGBT+ people, fuelling a roll back on legal gains, a United Nations special envoy said on Thursday. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN’s independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, criticised lawmakers who believe it is a “good investment” to speak out against […]

UN envoy wants global ban on ‘barbaric’ conversion therapies

UN envoy wants global ban on ‘barbaric’ conversion therapies

Banning the “barbaric” practice of giving people electric shocks and injections to “cure” them of homosexuality is a key priority, the UN envoy on LGBT rights has said. Despite global gains in LGBT rights, many gay people are still forced to undergo invasive therapy based on the idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or […]