25th May 2015
UN head Ban Ki-moon hails ‘historic’ victory for equality in Ireland 1
11:28 AM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised Ireland, for becoming the first country to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote
15th May 2015
Watch: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stars in new anti-homophobia video 8
7:30 PM — The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, appears in a new video designed to challenge homophobia and transphobia.
24th March 2015
The UN just blocked an attempt to drop benefits for its gay staff 34
4:32 PM — The United Nations today blocked a Russian-sponsored resolution which would have done away with benefits soon to be given to its gay staff.
21st March 2015
Russia calls for UN vote to block benefits for gay staff 33
11:17 AM — Russia is attempting to force a vote to ban the United Nations from providing benefits to staff with same-sex spouses.
4th March 2015
Russia tries to block UN from providing benefits to gay employees 19
7:03 PM — Russia is trying to block the United Nations from opening up its employee benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
13th January 2015
Ban Ki-moon: India’s gay sex ban is ‘intolerant’ 19
10:52 AM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised India's gay sex ban, saying it is "intolerant".
1st November 2014
Conchita Wurst to perform for the United Nations next week 1
11:39 AM — Eurovision drag artist Conchita Wurst will perform for the United Nations, it has been announced.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council passes landmark LGBT rights resolution 20
7:20 PM — The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a landmark resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
3rd August 2014
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
17th May 2014
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon: It is everyone’s responsibility to speak out against homophobia 9
3:38 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged for everyone around the world to speak out against discrimination, while launching a new video to mark IDAHOT.
25th February 2014
UN Secretary General: Uganda’s anti-gay law could trigger violence and harms all 12
3:49 PM — Ban Ki-moon is “seriously concerned” by the President of Uganda’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation and fears it could generate fresh homophobic violence.
17th May 2013
Ban Ki-Moon: LGBT equality is critical to the UN’s mission
2:00 PM — An International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia address by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, sets out LGBT rights as critical for building "a world of true freedom and equality for all".
16th May 2013
Fiji: LGBT rights campaigners say discrimination remains a major issue 1
12:52 AM — Whilst holding week-long events to raise awareness, Fiji campaigners for LGBT rights have said that, despite some slow progress, there is still a long way to go, and that discrimination against LGBT people remains a problem.
14th May 2013
Video: UN Secretary General launches new anti-homophobia campaign: ‘you are not alone’ 7
5:25 PM — The United Nations has released a new strong message against homophobia, and in solidarity with the LGBT community.
26th April 2013
US State Department bars Raul Castro’s daughter from visiting Philadelphia to pick up LGBT rights award 15
11:37 AM — The daughter of Cuba’s president is being prevented by the US State Department from visiting Philadelphia in order to pick up an LGBT rights award.
18th April 2013
Video: UN Secretary General says ‘LGBT rights is one of the great, neglected human rights challenges of our time’ 17
2:34 AM — The United Nations Secretary General Bank Ki-moon, has given an impassioned speech, voicing his support for LGBT rights, and condemning governments around the world which refuse to tackle discrimination against LGBT people.
24th March 2013
LGBT activists gather from across Asia to plan for UN conference 2
1:49 PM — LGBT activists from across Asia gathered this weekend to plan a strategy ahead of this summer's United Nations Human Rights Council meeting.
29th January 2012
UN secretary general: African governments must respect gay rights 36
3:24 PM — The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has told African leaders that they must respect gay rights in an unusually outspoken declaration made at an African Union summit in Ethiopia.