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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adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights norms”, and should be suspended or repealed said the heads of two United Nations agencies on Thursday.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 ...

Angola decriminalizes same-sex relationships

Luanda: Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct, Human Rights Watch said.

San Juan: Gay Latin artist Kevin Fret shot dead, investigation under way

San Juan: The first openly gay Latin trap artist Kevin Fret was shot dead in San Juan, Puerto Rico by unknown men, media reports said on Friday.

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 ...

The Netherlands issues its first gender neutral passport

Amsterdam: Last week, The Netherlands created history after issuing its first ever gender neutral passport.

US to deny G-4 visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and UN workers

Washington: The United States of America has declared that it will not provide diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations (UN) workers.

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, ...

Malaysian lawmaker urges public to lodge complaints against gay clubs to facilitate raids

Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian minister has urged the public to come forward and register complaints against gay clubs, to facilitate raid and searches, reports said.