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LGBTI Rights in International


ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

Using the UN to Advance LGBTI Rights in China

As China approaches the third, quadrennial review of its human rights record by the United Nations (known as the ‘Universal Periodic Review’ (UPR)), there is increasing international attention on the dire human…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Jewish Groups Push for Ballot Measures on Immigration and LGBTI Rights

Get out the vote: It’s a biennial ritual for Jewish groups. But not for humans, for ideas — the state and local ballot initiatives that rarely get the level of attention that…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Bachelet: Tanzania Has Duty to Protect – Not Further Endanger – LGBT People

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm at the statement by the Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam that a committee will be put in place to…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Will Bolsonaro’s Victory in Brazil Usher Right-wing Ripple Effects in Latin America?

From the fate of the Amazon to LGBTI rights and even the future of democracy itself, Jair Bolsonaro's historic victory in Brazil’s presidential election could have profound repercussions across Latin America. With…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

A Humanitarian Exodus

The Central American migrant caravan traveling to the US border highlights the failures of American migration and foreign policy, and dwindling options for refugees to seek safety. We should welcome them with…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Ugandan MPs Defeat LGBTI Agenda at Inter Parliamentary Union

Members of Parliament attending the 139th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva Switzerland have strongly rejected the LGBTI agenda which had been presented to the Assembly to be debated…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Social Media Giants Have a Big LGBT Problem. Can They Solve It?

Lately, social media giants have been doing a lot of apologizing over LGBT foul-ups. Each individual incident has sparked outrage and generated national headlines, but taken together they paint a picture of…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2018

Catholics Call for Change on LGBT Issues

A majority of Catholics want the Church to reconsider its teaching on LGBT issues, a new poll launched in Rome yesterday has revealed. A total of 9,606 people were surveyed across Brazil,…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2018

Facebook’s Political Ad Policy Also Blocked LGBT Messages

Facebook’s tougher political advertising policy has had more unintended side-effects. The Washington Post has discovered that the social network inadvertently blocked dozens of LGBT-themed ads after its screening system (which includes automated and human moderators) deemed them political. Most…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

Anti-LGBT Lobbyist Tony Perkins Praises Trump Administration’s New Visa Policy for UN Staff

Tony Perkins, president of conservative lobbying group Family Research Council, has praised US president Donald Trump’s administration for saying it will stop giving visas to unmarried same-sex partners of UN employees. The Trump administration’s new…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

US Ends Diplomatic Visas for UN Same-Sex Partners

The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. The change went into effect on Monday, giving partners currently in the US…

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