Today, 17th May, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. To draw attention to the fact that still today there are 76 countries who criminalize consensual same-sex relationships and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people everywhere continue to suffer violent attacks and discriminatory treatment, the UN Human Rights Office released a video with a strong message: “LGBT rights are human rights. Together we will build a world that is free and equal.” See the video here.
The Sheffield Hallam University (UK) has started a new research project on behalf of IGLYO (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization) on the impact of homophobic and transphobic bullying on education and employment opportunities.
WASHINGTON, DC, 15th to 19th April 2013 – The Youth Advocacy Group for the United Nations’ Global Education First Initiative met for a series of events related to a 1,000 days countdown to the target-date for Millennium Development Goals. Read more »