Rights / Gender
New York: New criminal laws in Brunei that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights norms”, and should be suspended or repealed said the heads of two United Nations agencies on Thursday. more
Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, human rights body expresses concern

Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei is all set to implement a stringent law from next week where people found guilty of practicing homosexual sex and adultery will be punished with death.

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts

New York: People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and o ...

UN rights chief warns of potential ‘witch-hunt’ as Tanzanian official plans to track and arrest LGBT people

New York, The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, b ...

Violence against the LGBTI community: UN focuses on ‘need to challenge hatred’

New York,: As the United Nations celebrates 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a high-level event on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings of lesbian, gay, ...

India is country in focus in the Mumbai's annual LGBT film fest KASHISH MIQFF

Mumbai: The 9th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival - South Asia's biggest LGBTQ film festival - will screen 140 films from 45 countries with India as the ' ...

Sydney Harbour Bridge hosts first same-sex marriage in Australia

Sydney: Writing their names in history book, Warren Orlandi has married his partner on the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge of Australia, media reports said.

Davos: UN rights chief stresses leading role of businesses in ending LGBTI discrimination

New York, Jan 27 (JEN): With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) pe ...

Toronto-based charity helps Chechens LGBTQ people find asylum in Canada

Toronto, Sep 3 (JEN): A Toronto-based charity, Rainbow Railroad, claimed that they helped 31 out of 35 LGBTQ people from Chechens find asylums in Canada, media reports said.

UN’s new LGBT expert urges global partnership to end violence and discrimination

New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Global partnership is needed to end discrimination and violence against the worldwide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, a United ...