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.
30th January 2015
Anti-gay UN President mocks failed attempt to block his appointment 59
5:24 PM — The anti-gay President of the UN General Assembly has mocked gay rights activists for trying to block his appointment.
20th November 2014
United Nations initiative hopes to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 1
10:40 AM — The United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced a plan to "fast track" approach to tackling the AIDS epidemic with a view to ending it by 2030.
4th November 2014
Iceland: Lawsuit challenges ban on gay men donating blood 4
1:13 PM — Describing the current policy as "a clear example of discrimination", a man in Iceland is set to sue in order to lift the ban on gay men donating blood.
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.
27th September 2014
Obama spokesperson: UN resolution reaffirms LGBT rights as ‘fundamental freedoms’
3:40 PM — An advisor to President Barack Obama has welcomed the passage of a UN Human Rights Council resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
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.
UN: Human Rights Council to vote on LGBT resolution 1
6:16 PM — The United Nations' Human Rights Council is expected to vote Friday on a resolution that addresses violence and discrimination directed at LGBT people around the globe.
11th September 2014
UN Free and Equal campaign celebrates one billion people reached
5:25 PM — The United Nations Human Rights Office global public education campaign for LGBT equality has released a video highlighting the Free and Equal Campaign's impact to date.
5th September 2014
Bollywood star: The UK must stand up against colonial anti-gay laws abroad 24
12:23 PM — A Bollywood star has called on the UK to do more to stand up against colonial anti-gay laws abroad.
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.
25th June 2014
Jason Collins: It’s absolutely insane that being gay is still criminalised in some countries 1
8:50 PM — Gay NBA player Jason Collins has said in a video for the United Nations that it is "absolutely insane" that being gay is still criminalised in some countries.
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