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International

Gay Rights Are Human Rights: Advancing LGBT Protections At The UN

by Guest Author ● 12:56 PM March 29, 2012
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At the United Nations Human Rights Council March 2012 meeting in Geneva, an expert panel was convened to discuss the first-ever UN report focused on violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Civil Rights

Watch: Hillary Clinton’s Amazing Speech On LGBT Rights – Full Text And Video

by David Badash ● 6:47 PM December 6, 2011
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Today Hillary Clinton delivered an amazing speech on LGBT rights, acknowledging that “my own country’s record on human rights for gay people is far from perfect.”

Civil Rights

Obama: Ending Anti-LGBT Discrimination Central To US Human Rights Effort

by David Badash ● 12:48 PM December 6, 2011
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President Obama today directed all federal agencies abroad to ensure U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons.

International

Hillary Clinton Attacks Anti-Gay Hate Crimes

by David Badash ● 12:34 PM December 6, 2011
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In Lithuania, delivering remarks commemorating International Human Rights Day, Secretary Clinton included support for LGBT rights and called out Europe for hate crimes.

Analysis

Week in Review: Occupy Wall Street Goes Global, Congress Kills American Jobs Act, Ugandan Lesbian Awarded Human Rights Prize

by Tanya Domi ● 5:34 PM October 16, 2011
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NYC police aggressively arrest Occupy Wall Street activists, while the movement goes global with actions in Berlin, London, Rome & Tokyo; American jobs bill dies in Congress and a Ugandan lesbian activist honored by human rights prize.

Kyle Knight

UK Ties Foreign Aid To LGBT Rights

by Kyle Knight ● 1:06 PM October 14, 2011
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In a bold move, the British government announced this week its new policy of tying foreign aid to LGBT human rights situations in countries it supports.

Human Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Athletes Increasingly Accepted As Trans Policies Lag

by Keph Senett ● 10:03 AM July 29, 2011
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A session at the Outgames Human Rights Conference finds while acceptance is growing for LGB athletes, policies that affect transgender athletes lag.

International

President Obama: Statement On UN Human Rights Council Resolution On Human Rights, Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity

by David Badash ● 7:06 PM June 17, 2011
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President Obama’s statement on Friday’s historic first-ever LGBT human rights resolution.

Analysis

UN Adopts Historic First LGBT Human Rights Resolution

by Tanya Domi ● 5:38 PM June 17, 2011
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Today the UN adopted an LGBT rights resolution of human rights principles and protections based upon on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Civil Rights

Human Rights Around The World: Amnesty International Video Report 2011

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM May 14, 2011
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“The human rights revolution now stands on the threshold of historic change,” Amnesty International writes of this 2011 video report it produced.

International

U.S. State Department Responds To Uganda’s Kill The Gays Bill

by David Badash ● 6:18 PM May 10, 2011
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The Department of State spoke with The New Civil Rights Movement Tuesday to discuss its opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Hate Crimes

Antigay Hate Crimes Rising Says U.N. High Commissioner, Cites New York

by David Badash ● 3:31 PM May 6, 2011
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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says that anti-gay hate crimes are on the rise, and cites New York City, Brazil, Honduras, and South Africa.

Analysis

Clinton: “Disturbing Trend” of International Repression of LGBT People

by Tanya Domi ● 6:23 PM April 8, 2011
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In a new report, Secretary of State Clinton noted a “disturbing trend” of international repression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”

Analysis

UN Gay Rights Vote Result Of Growing Global Support for LGBT Rights

by Tanya Domi ● 4:12 PM March 24, 2011
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The UN this week, in an historic vote cosponsored by 85 countries, voted to condemn violence against LGBT people around the world. How? Why? Answers.