Op-ed: Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations
November 24 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations

Mala Kumar

A trip to central Africa and the passing of a mentor were enough to make one writer realize that being closeted wasn't worth it.

Op-ed: Why We're Telling the U.N. That Conversion Therapy Is Torture
November 10 2014 5:16 AM ET

Op-ed: Why The U.N. Must Consider The Cruelty Behind Ex-Gay Therapy

Samantha Ames

Conversion therapy isn't just snake oil. It's poison.

WATCH: Conchita Wurst Takes the U.N. 'Like a Phoenix'
November 05 2014 6:30 AM ET

WATCH: Conchita Wurst Takes the U.N. 'Like a Phoenix'

Thom Senzee

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon stopped by the U.N. offices in Vienna to meet with and take in a performance by Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.

5 Times the U.N. Resolved, Then Failed, to End Homophobia Worldwide
October 01 2014 4:00 AM ET

5 Times the U.N. Resolved, Then Failed, to End Homophobia

Thom Senzee

As the United Nations Human Rights Council last week passed another resolution condemning discrimination against LGBT people, it's time to ask whether past efforts have made a difference.

Will Jordanian Prince Champion LGBT Rights In Top U.N. Post?
June 18 2014 2:01 AM ET

Will Jordan's Prince Protect LGBT Rights at U.N.?

Thom Senzee

It's unclear if Prince Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein of Jordan will be able to follow in the footsepts of LGBT-rights champion Navi Pillay as U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights.

Uganda's Antigay Foreign Minister Appointed U.N. General Assembly President
June 11 2014 7:21 PM ET

It's Official: Uganda's Antigay Minister Named U.N. President

Thom Senzee

Uganda's virulently antigay foreign minister will take office in September.

WATCH: 'Trans Rights Are Human Rights' Highlights Awareness
March 03 2014 2:46 PM ET

WATCH: 'Trans Rights Are Human Rights'

Parker Marie Molloy

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network marked Zero Discrimination Day on March 1 with a video designed to boost transgender awareness worldwide.

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations
December 17 2013 2:34 PM ET

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations

Michelle Garcia

A group of athletes spoke at the U.N. about the importance of combating homophobia in sports.

WATCH: U.N.'s First Forum Dedicated to LGBT Rights
September 30 2013 2:23 PM ET

WATCH: U.N.'s First Forum Dedicated to LGBT Rights

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time, a broad coalition of national leaders met at the United Nations Thursday to discuss the ongoing fight for LGBT equality worldwide.

Russia's Olympics Statement Mentions 'Inclusion'; Will It Help?
September 15 2013 12:25 PM ET

Russian 'Olympic Truce' On Inclusion; Will It Help?

Trudy Ring

The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'

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