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".
16th July 2014
UN: Pro-gay Bollywood video is our ‘most watched ever’ 1
4:45 PM — The United Nations has said that a pro-gay Bollywood music video produced earlier this year is the most successful clip they have produced.
4th July 2014
United Nations to recognise same-sex marriage everywhere 3
1:06 PM — The United Nations has announced that it will globally extend its employee benefits to workers in same-sex marriages .
27th June 2014
UN Council adopts resolution to ‘protect the family’ 11
1:10 PM — The UN Human Rights Council yesterday adopted a resolution on the "Protection of the Family", in a move which has been criticised as it could be used as a precedent to oppose LGBT rights.
17th June 2014
Jordan’s Prince Zeid appointed as new UN human rights chief 47
6:20 PM — Jordan's Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein has been appointed the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
12th June 2014
Ex-UN Secretary-General warns Uganda against promoting homophobia at the UN 10
2:24 PM — Kofi Annan says he does not expect Sam Kutesa to promote anti-gay “policies” as President of the United Nations General Assembly
10th June 2014
MEP Michael Cashman: The UN should not be appointing a ‘homophobe’ 4
12:59 PM — Outgoing Labour MEP Michael Cashman has condemned the appointment of Uganda’s Foreign Minister as the next President of the UN General Assembly.
7th June 2014
Uganda: Officials ‘confident’ anti-gay minister will still become UN parliament head 30
4:59 PM — Ugandan officials say they are "confident" that anti-gay politician Samuel Kutesa will become head of the UN general assembly, as there has been no "formal protest" from Western leaders.
2nd June 2014
Peter Tatchell: Uganda should not take the presidency of the UN General Assembly 6
2:34 PM — Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa should not be allowed to become President of the United Nations General Assembly due to Uganda’s anti-gays laws, Peter Tatchell says.
1st June 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan politician set to become new UN parliament head 42
1:55 PM — An anti-gay Ugandan politician has been selected as the next head of the United Nations General Assembly, causing outrage among rights groups.
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.
12th May 2014
UN study finds gays increasingly accepted in Philippines, but hate crimes remain a threat 5
12:15 PM — A study backed by the UN has found that while LGBT people have become more accepted in the Philippines, discrimination still persists.
30th April 2014
Watch: United Nations releases pro-gay Bollywood music video 2
7:35 PM — The United Nations has unveiled a pro-gay Bollywood music video in response to India's sodomy law.
25th April 2014
North Korea: Gay judge who compiled UN human rights report labelled ‘disgusting old lecher’ 10
7:22 PM — North Korea's state media has attacked a gay judge responsible for a UN report on human rights violations in the country, labelling him a 'disgusting old lecher'.
14th March 2014
UN Human Rights Chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law ‘violates international law’ 12
8:32 PM — The UN human rights chief has warned Nigeria that the country's new anti-gay law is in violation of international law.
27th February 2014
United Nations: Tabloids publishing lists ‘exposing’ gay people shows danger of Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
4:44 PM — The United Nations has hit out at the publication of a list of the "200 top" gay people by a Ugandan tabloid, to say it shows the danger of a newly-introduced anti-gay law.
16th January 2014
Muslim rights group: Western countries should ‘desist from interfering’ with Nigerian anti-gay law 13
3:24 PM — A Muslim rights group in Nigeria has commended the country's president for signing a law which further criminalises same-sex marriage, gay organisations and any display of homosexuality.
31st December 2013
United Nations warns Ugandan President against signing anti-gay law 22
4:29 PM — The United Nations has warned the President of Uganda against signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
17th December 2013
Video: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Martina Navratilova back Free & Equal campaign 1
4:45 PM — A United Nations campaign group has released a video featuring UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, tennis legend Martina Navratilova and NBA star Jason Collins speaking on the importance of defending LGBT rights.
12th December 2013
UN: Indian Supreme Court decision to ban homosexuality breaks international law 5
3:11 PM — The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has expressed her dismay at the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise same-sex sexual activity.