United Nations

The United Nations adopts a groundbreaking agenda, but does it really protect LGBT people? The HRC's Jean Freedberg helps sort it out. 

September 29 2015 1:12 PM

President Robert Mugabe continued his crusade against LGBT rights in a speech to the General Assembly of the U.N. that brought giggles from the audience.

September 29 2015 9:14 AM

Pope Francis continued his vague allusions to LGBT people and issues when he spoke to the United Nations in New York today. 

1:54 PM

The State Department announced this week it will use the term "sexual rights" to refer to reproductive health, gender, and LGBT rights in its communications with the United Nations. 

September 23 2015 4:10 PM Updated

It's possible, if the world builds on the progress of the past 15 years, says a new United Nations report.

July 15 2015 6:52 PM

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.

March 30 2015 3:50 PM

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.

January 17 2015 12:42 PM

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.

November 24 2014 6:30 AM

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

November 10 2014 5:16 AM

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.

November 05 2014 6:30 AM