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Jessica Stern appointed as US Special Envoy for LGBTQI+ rights

Jessica Stern appointed as US Special Envoy for LGBTQI+ rights

Jessica Stern, the Executive Director of rights advocacy group OutRight Action International will be stepping down from her role to take up the position of US Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons in the Biden administration. President Joe Biden announced the appointment on Friday, noting that the position existed under the previous […]

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Advocates launch fund to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community

Advocates launch fund to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community

Global LGBTIQ+ advocacy group OutRight Action International have launched a campaign to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community in the wake of the horrific blast that took hundreds of lives earlier this month. The explosion which levelled entire neighbourhoods in Beirut last week has seen communities in the capital shattered, with hundreds of thousands left homeless and […]

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Study shows Indonesian media biased against LGBT people

Study shows Indonesian media biased against LGBT people

A report put together by a conglomeration of non-government organisations has highlighted the bias Indonesian media have towards LGBT people. The Indonesian media has failed to assist in educating people about homosexuality and not remained objective or independent according to the report. Te study, which was put together by the Partnership for Governance Reform (Kemitraan), […]

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United Nations will keep LGBT expert

United Nations will keep LGBT expert

A move to stop the work of the United Nation’s special expert on LGBT issues from investigating human rights abuses around the world has been fought off at the UN’s General Assembly. A small group of States attempted to stop the United Nation’s first ever Independent Expert on the “protection against violence and discrimination based […]

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