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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.”

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.

International

Secretary Clinton’s Statement On Historic UN Sexual Orientation Resolution

by David Badash ● 6:42 PM June 17, 2011
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement on the UN Human Rights Council adoption of a resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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

BREAKING: UN Votes To RESTORE “Sexual Orientation” To Anti-Execution Resolution

by Tanya Domi ● 3:59 PM December 21, 2010
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Five weeks ago today, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people were subjected to homophobia and religious and cultural extremism, thanks to a United Nations vote that removed “sexual orientation” from an ongoing resolution that protects people from arbitrary executions. Yes, the UN General Assembly on November 16 had in fact voted to allow LGBT people [...]

Analysis

UN Vote Allowing Gays To Be Executed Result Of Political, Religious Fundamentalism

by Tanya Domi ● 11:40 AM November 23, 2010
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Tens of thousands of readers of The New Civil Rights Movement over the weekend read, “UN General Assembly Votes To Allow Gays To Be Executed Without Cause,” the shocking news about the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural issues vote last week that approved 79 to 70 (17 abstentions and [...]

Analysis

UN General Assembly Votes To Allow Gays To Be Executed Without Cause

by Tanya Domi ● 2:08 PM November 20, 2010
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Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people were once again subject to the whims of homophobia and religious and cultural extremism this week, thanks to a United Nations vote that removed “sexual orientation” from a resolution that protects people from arbitrary executions. In other words, the UN General Assembly this week voted to allow LGBT people [...]

Analysis

UN Inaugural Review of U.S. Human Rights Record Begins in Geneva

by Tanya Domi ● 3:31 PM November 1, 2010
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While America and the LGBT community are preparing to go to the polls tomorrow, the UN Human Rights Council today begins the Ninth Universal Periodic Review of member states’ human rights records in Geneva, including the United States for the first time, who have submitted a first-time report on fairness and equality of LGBT Americans. [...]