Philippines’ largest city Quezon is set to host the first International Pink Film Festival, which is slated to be largest LGBT films event in Asia. There will also be an International Gender Rights Forum and Pride March.
The UN Office of High Commission for Human Rights works with LGBT pressure groups around the world to convince governments that the phrase is a part of international law and protects against a category of discrimination similar to established and agreed upon classifications like “freedom of religion."
If the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and its allies are successful in having the U.N. panel declare that anti-gay therapy is torture, it could have implications for the U.S. and other countries.
A court in the Armenian capital of Yerevan dismissed a suit on Friday against the editor of a newspaper who published an article in May naming more than 50 “homosexual lobbyists” as part of a “blacklist of [the] country’s and nation’s enemies.”
Singapore's highest court ruled that a law that criminalizes sex between men is in line with the city-state's constitution, rejecting two separate appeals by three men that the measure infringed their human rights. The judgement is a step backwards for human rights in Singapore.
In a recent survey of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal, over 60 percent of respondents reported experiencing abuse or discrimination, and over one-third reported discrimination or abuse in three or more public settings.