Tag: Multi-National gay rights

United Nations LGBT rights expert warns of ‘global crisis’ as homophobic crackdowns continue

The UN’s independent LGBT human rights expert has warned of a brewing global crisis amid reports of homophobic purges in several countries. This year there have been a number of crackdowns against the gay community in a string of separate countries across the world. Human rights monitors in Russia have warned about a homophobic purge… Read more »

Another Victory of the UN Rejecting Another Effort to Suspend the Mandate of Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

On Monday, December 19th, a group of states attempted to halt the mandate of the Independent Expert on the “protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The position of Independent Expert in SOGI was created by the passing of UN Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/32/2 in June of this… Read more »

New UN LGBT czar barely survives second vote to do away with position

The United Nations voted 84-77 this week not to eliminate the newly established LGBT czar position – to the disappointment of mostly African and Muslim nations, India, Russia, and China — and at the urging of President Obama’s outgoing Ambassador to the U.N. to retain Vitit Muntarbhorn. In September, U.N. nations narrowly voted to create… Read more »