14th June 2012
Costa Rica: Human rights commission head ‘believes sexual orientation can be changed’ 79
5:37 PM — The leader of Costa Rica's Commission on Human Rights has reportedly described homosexuality as a sin and said sexual orientation can be changed.
13th June 2012
New EU human rights ambassador ‘should promote LGBT rights globally’ 5
4:54 PM — The European Parliament has recommended that person appointed as EU Special Representative for Human Rights promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide.
5th June 2012
New Irish human rights legislation for LGBT people 46
2:33 PM — Same-sex civil marriage and protection for LGBT students in schools are just two of the positive steps which may result from new legislation published in Ireland today.
25th May 2012
Peter Tatchell urges Eurovision singers to fight for free speech in Azerbaijan 4
2:03 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has urged Eurovision contestants and organisers to stand up against President Aliyev and his dictatorial regime in Azerbaijan, which many see as being incompatible with the competition’s inclusive values.
18th May 2012
Hillary Clinton to officially accept WorldPride award 9
1:42 PM — US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton has formally agreed to accept WorldPride’s “World LGBT Award” as the event comes to London this summer.
15th May 2012
Video: UN high commissioner speaks out on human rights for LGBT people ahead of IDAHO 10
2:52 PM — The UN's human rights office has released a video of High Commissioner Navi Pillay speaking on the human rights of LGBT people around the world ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia on Thursday 17 May.
23rd March 2012
Video: Ban Ki-moon’s gay and trans rights speech remixed 1
2:40 PM — The speech made by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the UN Human Rights Council discussion on gay and transgender protections earlier this month has been given a remix by AllOut.org.
19th March 2012
French gay couple lose adoption appeal at European Court 58
1:32 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against a lesbian couple from France who were seeking to jointly adopt a child one of them had conceived.
Peter Tatchell named Secularist of the Year 19
11:45 AM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was named the Secularist of the Year 2012 by the National Secular Society this weekend.
15th March 2012
Tunisian gay magazine hacked 19
12:07 PM — Yesterday, homophobic hackers attacked Tunisia’s main LGBT title, Gay Day Magazine, taking over its email, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
8th March 2012
‘Milestone’ LGBT discussion at UN Human Rights Council welcomed despite walkout 29
9:55 AM — The UN Human Rights Council's panel discussion on ending discrimination and violence against people on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity has been welcomed despite a walkout by some Islamic states.
7th March 2012
Video: UN Human Rights Council discusses LGBT discrimination and violence 14
3:19 PM — A panel discussion at the UN’s Human Rights Council on ending violence and discrimination against gay and trans people has been taking place for the first time today in Geneva.
1st March 2012
Former diplomat contests Tunisian leader on gay rights 26
11:29 AM — Farhat Othaman questions spiritual leader Rashid Ghannouchi over new Tunisia's commitment to human and LGBT rights
15th February 2012
Activist calls Libyan anti-gay comment at UN an ‘attack on human rights’ 8
4:21 PM — A gay activist and journalist from Tripoli, Libya has responded to reports that a Libyan delegate to the UN Human Rights Council claimed gays threatened the continuation of the human race.
6th February 2012
Tunisian human rights minister: No free speech for gays 68
1:17 PM — Tunisia's human rights minister Samir Dilou has attacked new online magazine Gayday and said gays need ‘medical treatment’ in a TV interview.
24th January 2012
Zulu king’s alleged anti-gay comment to be investigated 8
12:32 PM — Anti-gay comments reportedly made by the king of the Zulu people are set to be investigated by South Africa's Human Rights Commission, but the royal family insists it was a mistranslation by a national newspaper.
25th August 2011
Inter-American Court of Human Rights hears landmark lesbian custody case 4
9:45 AM — Karen Atala had been told by Chilean courts that her children faced a risk of "social discrimination" because she was a lesbian, but the country has agreed to defer to the international court's decision.
17th May 2011
Peter Tatchell: The Commonwealth is a bastion of homophobia 108
4:02 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the Commonwealth is a "bastion of global homophobia" and has failed to condemn abuses of LGBT people.
Illinois trans woman sues employer over toilet ban 3
1:50 PM — A trans woman from the US state of Illinois is suing her employers for barring her from using the women's toilet. Meggan Sommerville, of Oswego, has filed two charges of discrimination with the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
4th May 2011
Ugandan lesbian honoured for human rights work 12
11:08 AM — Ugandan lesbian campaigner Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has been honoured with an international award for her bravery in speaking out for human rights. She was commended for her "rare courage" in a country which punishes homosexuality severely.