In a 23 against 18 vote (6 abstentions)*, the United Nations Human Rights council voted in favour of a resolution condemning violence discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Moroccan Association of Human Rights has appointed a lawyer to defend the girls who if convicted could be imprisoned for between six months and three years.
A gang armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their Nigerian neighbourhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said yesterday.
Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s eight years in power have seen ongoing serious human rights violations fuel a climate of fear that must be brought to an end, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published ahead of the leader’s visit to New Zealand this week.
The World Bank on Thursday said it postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda's health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that usually avoids wading into politics.
Last month, Gambian lawmakers adopted a severe anti-LGBT bill, imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.
The State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building has rejected the New Anti-Gay bill that would make it illegal to come out as gay in Russia , the Interfax news agency reported Monday.
An Egyptian court has acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery" after their night-time arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity.
After months of bureaucracy, Payam Feili, 30, was granted a three-month visa to Israel; he hopes to stay in the country permanently on humanitarian grounds.
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) on Wednesday released video trailers in Farsi and English to promote its upcoming publication of a graphic novel about the struggles in Iran of two fictional gay men, “Yousef and Farhad,” created in partnership with Khalil Bendib, the Algerian-American political cartoonist and Amir Soltani, the Iranian-American award-winning author of “Zahra's Paradise.”