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IGLHRC today applauded the United Nations’ top human rights body for approving a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, calling it an important step forward toward progress for equality and human rights for LGBT individuals.
IGLHRC, urging the U.N. General Assembly to aggressively confront discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in its 69th session, today released an 8-point “scorecard for action” toward global equality and non-discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Ahead of the Human Rights Council special session on Iraq on Monday, two organizations, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and MADRE, urged the United Nations’ top human rights body urging them not to ignore the plight of imperiled lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in its response to conditions in Iraq.
Despite recent gains, the recognition of basic human rights remains a distant goal for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals throughout much of Africa. Rights activists from the continent will lay out their perspective on the crisis.