Russia Fails to Block Same-Sex Spousal Benefits for U.N. Employees

Russia Fails to Block Same-Sex Spousal Benefits for U.N. Employees

Much to the chagrin of some of the world's most homophobic governments, lesbian, gay and bisexual staffers at the United Nations will be able to share benefits with their same-sex spouses.

Anti-Sodomy Laws 'Breed Intolerance,' Says U.N. Chief

Anti-Sodomy Laws 'Breed Intolerance,' Says U.N. Chief

The U.N. Secretary General criticized laws that criminalize sodomy in a speech given in India, which recently reinstated its own ban on same-sex sex.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

WATCH: 'Trans Rights Are Human Rights' Highlights Awareness

WATCH: 'Trans Rights Are Human Rights'

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

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations

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

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