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.
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.
23rd January 2014
LGBT rights panel at Davos: ‘We still have a huge struggle’ for equality 1
4:25 PM — A panel at the 2014 Davos Annual Meeting convened to discuss LGBT issues around the world concluded that "we still have a huge struggle."
14th January 2014
UN human rights chief condemns Nigeria’s ‘draconian’ anti-gay law 8
7:20 PM — The United Nations human rights chief has given her reaction to Nigeria's anti-gay law by describing it as unprecedented for its multiple violations of basic freedoms.
13th January 2014
Nigeria: President signs law banning same-sex marriage and civil unions 48
4:52 PM — Nigeria's President has signed a law which bans same-sex marriage, public displays of homosexuality and gay groups.
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.
10th December 2013
LGBT activists mark World Human Rights Day
12:46 PM — LGBT campaigners around the world are marking Human Rights Day.
9th December 2013
Video: UN highlights 76 countries where being gay is still illegal 21
6:49 PM — A video released as part of the United Nation's 'Free and Equal' campaign names the 76 countries where being gay is still illegal, and highlights shifts towards equality since 1948.
26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
20th November 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-gay laws are costing lives in Burma
4:32 PM — Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Burma to decriminalise homosexuality, with the United Nations warning anti-gay laws are hampering efforts to fight HIV among gay men in the country
16th November 2013
Jamaican anti-discrimination organisation calls for celebration of Day for Tolerance 2
2:47 PM — One of the first organisations in Jamaica formed solely to tackle discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation, has invited all Jamaicans to celebrate the international Day for Tolerance.
7th November 2013
United Nations calls for international truce during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics 10
2:19 PM — The General Assembly of the United Nations has called for an international truce during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
25th October 2013
UN campaign highlights homophobic search results on Google 13
12:26 PM — A new campaign by the United Nations for LGBT equality reveals widespread homophobia when typing the word ‘gays’ into Google.
14th October 2013
UN tells China: Don’t ban HIV positive people from accessing saunas and bathhouses 2
12:42 PM — The United Nations’ HIV agency has urged China to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
4th October 2013
Nigeria: Two men charged with ‘homosexual behaviour’ face up to 14 years in prison 6
6:30 PM — Two men have been arrested and charged with "homosexual behaviour" in Nigeria.
3rd October 2013
Gambia leaves the Commonwealth, days after President told UN that gays want to end human existence 43
9:09 AM — The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has said that his country will leave the Commonwealth just days after he told the United Nations General Assembly that gays and those who promote homosexuality want to end human existence.
30th September 2013
UN releases LGBT rights video featuring John Kerry and other foreign ministers 5
6:52 PM — A video featuring high-ranking foreign officials from 11 countries - who last week called on UN member states to repeal laws that discriminate against LGBT people - has been released.