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
New UN General Assembly President: Homosexual behaviour should be kept behind closed doors 33
11:58 AM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly.
11th June 2014
Thousands sign petition against appointment of ‘homophobe’ as UN Assembly President
11:24 AM — Thousands have signed an online petition calling on the United Nations (UN) to rethink appointing Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa as the next President of its 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.
3rd June 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan Foreign Minister rejects criticism of his UN appointment 20
5:30 PM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has rejected criticism of his appointment to become the next president of the UN General Assembly.
2nd June 2014
UN calls for an end to forced sterilisation of trans and intersex people 4
7:14 PM — The World Health Organisation has urged for an end to the forced sterilisation of transgender and intersex people around the globe.
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.