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Millions Watch UN Music Video on LGBT Rights: See it Here

Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
A Bollywood-inspired United Nations music video promoting equal rights for gays, lesbians, transgender people and bisexuals has been watched by more than one million people online and millions more on television since its release on April 30.

UN Recognizes Gay Marriages for Staffers

By Maria Sanminiatelli | Tuesday Jul 8, 2014
The United Nations announced it would recognize the gay marriages of all its staffers, in a major policy shift that opens the door for the spouses of gay employees to enjoy the same benefits as the husbands and wives of their heterosexual colleagues

UN To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 4, 2014
On July 3, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced that UN employees who had legally married would see those unions recognized, even if they weren’t recognized in their home countries.

Health Experts Urge WHO to Remove LGBT ’Disorders’ From ICD

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
As the World Health Organization and the United Nations prepare to release a new edition of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) guidelines in 2017, health experts have asked them to review and/or remove several "disorders."

Controversial Ugandan Official May Get UN Post

By Rodney Muhumuza | Monday Jun 9, 2014
Sam Kutesas is Africa’s unanimous choice to become president of the U.N. General Assembly. Critics, however, say Uganda’s controversial figure does not deserve the largely ceremonial but prestigious post.

WHO, UN Condemn Forced Sterilization of Trans & Intersex People

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 2, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined forces with UN and other groups to condemn the forced sterilization of transgender and intersex people in a groundbreaking report.

Video of the Day: UN Launches Bollywood-Inspired Gay Marriage Ad

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 30, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Office revealed a new Bollywood-inspired pop video called "The Welcome" Wednesday in Mumbai to promote same-sex marriage in India and to challenge stereotypes.

UN: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law May Harm Public Health

Friday Mar 14, 2014
The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria’s new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.

UN Chief Urges Repeal of Uganda Anti-Gay Law

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is demanding the revision or repeal of Uganda’s law imposing life sentences for homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

UN Letter Calls Kim Jong-un Out On Nazi-like Atrocities

By John Heilprin | Monday Feb 17, 2014
A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from systematic executions to torture, rape and mass starvation.