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Organizing our coming out at the UN

Supportive governments
60 countries have publicly supported sexual orientation at the CHR/HRC between 2003 and 2008
07/04/2008
Currently there are altogether 60 countries that have publicly supported sexual orientation as an issue at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights/Human Rights Council since...
World
ILGA Panel at the 61st UNCHR
Lesbian and bisexual women: suffering multiple discrimination
12/05/2005
The discrimination that lesbian and bisexual women face is not only connected to their gender and their sexual identity. Women also face discrimination based on their social class,...
World
Panels at the 61st UNCHR
A full two weeks of initiatives around sexual orientation and gender identity was organised by NGOs during the 61st UNCHR
12/05/2005
April 5th Human Rights Violations on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation: Is the Commission turning a blind eye? Speakers: Mr. Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial,...
World
ILGA Panel at the 61st UNCHR
On the difficult relationship between homosexuality and religion
12/05/2005
When Brazil introduced its resolution on sexual orientation and human rights, the Vatican and the Organisation of Islamic conferences strongly opposed it; as if the mere recognition...
World
ILGA Panel at the 61rst UNCHR
In Union: how can workers’ rights and the struggle for equality for sexual minorities advance together?
12/05/2005
Global trade unions have in recent years embraced the fight for equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. Our intention is to underline the positive role of trade...
World
ILGA Panel at the 61st UNCHR
Expressing gender: the need to protect Human Rights of Transgender people
12/05/2005
Throughout the world, different cultures often have very different perceptions of gender and its expression. Individuals themselves express their gender identity in many different...
World
ILGA Panel at the 61rst UNCHR
Make sure the Unions understand ....
12/05/2005
It does not surprise me that you get to these good practices through a work of years, and our good unions have done quite a bit of work. But I want to mention the issue of women’s...
Europe
UNCHR 2005 - Supportive governments
The European Union stresses the unacceptability of any discrimination based on sexual orientation
12/05/2005
During Item 6 (Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and all Forms of Discrimination) on Monday March 21, Luxemburg as the EU presidency made a forceful statement condemning...
Europe
Unions/LGBT Issues
Trade Unions' committment to LGBT issues: recent achievements
12/05/2005
Circular of the International Conferederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) concerning the UNCHR. Sexual orientation We will also support the Resolution against discrimination...
World
ILGA Panel at the 61st UNCHR
Women and lesbians: discrimination on multiple grounds, an ILGA panel at the UNCHR
12/05/2005
The discrimination that lesbian and bisexual women face is not only connected to their gender and their sexual identity. They also suffer from discrimination based on their social...
World
LGBT Voices from the UN / 2005
Some States retain colonial laws that criminalize same-sex sexual activity and non-normative sex and gender expression. In fact, some of these laws have been extended in the name of religion and culture
11/05/2005
Item 6: Racism, Racial Discriminiation, Xeonophobia and all Forms of Discrimination Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Chairperson, distinguished delegates, My name is Hudson...
Africa
Supportive governments
A large number of governments insisted discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity should be addressed by the Commission
11/05/2005
Currently there are altogether 48 countries that have publicly supported sexual orientation as an issue at the CHR between 2003 and 2005. Read...
World
Other UN resources
A list of resources to better understand the debate on sexual orienation and gender identity at the UN
11/05/2005
"To our knowledge, I am the first homosexual to speak in any United Nations human rights body" First...
World
LGBT Voices from the UN / 2005
We will be working between this Commission and the next to consult and develop support amongst States and other NGOs
11/05/2005
Agenda Item 14: Specific Groups and Individuals Statement by Howard Glenn, Executive Director, Rights Australia, on behalf of the Human Rights Council of Australia 61st Session,...
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
LGBT Voices from Geneva's Palais des Nations
Commission members have the opportunity to send a clear message that transgender people should not be arbitrarily killed because of their gender identity
11/05/2005
Item 17: Promotion and Protection of Human Rights John Fisher - Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Chairperson, distinguished delegates, I wish to speak to you today about...
North America
ILGA team in Geneva
Jackie Lewis
10/05/2005
Jackie Lewis (UNISON, UK) has been a trade union and human rights activist for around 25 years. She works in a local authority in London and is a member of the National Lesbian and...
ILGA Europe
Europe
United Nations
ILGA at the United Nations in 2005: How long will LGBT Rights be ignored by the UN?
10/05/2005
Following is a report on ILGA's initiatives around the debate on sexual orientation at the United Nations in 2005. ILGA's efforts to ensure sexual diversity and gender identity remain...
ILGA
World
ILGA Team in Geneva
It is our pleasure to introduce you to...
10/05/2005
Thanks to the the German and Swedish Foreign Offices, 27 activists joined ILGA and other NGOs in Geneva to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity remains on everybody’s mind...
World
ILGA team in Geneva
Deborah Lambillotte
10/05/2005
Deborah Lambillotte (Holebifederatie, Belgium) is an intersexual gender activist. After years of involvement in the Italian Arcigay, Arcilesbica and ArciTrans, she returned to Ghent...
Europe
UN 2005 – NGO Statements
LGBT Voices from Geneva’s Palais des Nations
10/05/2005
Geneva, April 2005. Here are a few of the speeches given by LGBT activists at the 61rst session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in support of a resolution both on...
World
LGBT Voices from the UN / 2005
Legislation exists that seeks not only to discriminate, but also, in fact to convert people's gender identity or expression into an offense.
10/05/2005
Oral statement of MADRE – An Internatonal Women's Human Rights Organization 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Item 14: Specific groups and individuals:...
Latin America and Caribbean
LGBT Voices from the UN / 2005
This is not an issue that will go away without receiving proper attention. It must be dealt with according to law. It requires only the initiative of a few states, drawn from all regions, to begin discussions...
10/05/2005
ITEM 14: VULNERABLE GROUPS Mr Chairman, The International Service for Human Rights, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Human Rights Council of Australia acknowledge...
ISHR
Europe
LGBT Voices from the UN / 2005
Statistically, situations related to intersexuality have place in one over 2 500 births; the immense majority of those intersex children will suffer, since the very beginning of their lives, invasive and mutilating procedures
10/05/2005
Item 13 – Rights of the Child Mr Chairman, I’m Mauro Cabral, from MADRE. I’m here to speak about a secret but daily occurring horror; intersex infantil genital mutilation....
IGLHRC
Latin America and Caribbean
ILGA Panel at the 61st UNCHR
Gender diversity is a normal and potentially healthy variation of human expression
28/04/2005
Gender diversity is a normal and potentially healthy variation of human expression. And nothing is inherently “mentally ill” within gender-variant people, rather it is they who...
World
LGBT Voices from the UN / 2005
Human Rights are for all humans, but we usually do not enjoy these fundamental freedoms, because we are not perceived as having rights or humanity
27/04/2005
Item 14: Specific groups and individuals My name is Kim Vance and I am presenting on behalf of my colleague, Carlos Perera, who had to return home to Fiji yesterday. He works...
Carlos Perera
World
UN: 32 countries support New Zealand
It is contrary to human dignity to force an individual to change his/her sexual orientation, or to discriminate against them on this basis
20/04/2005
I have the honour to make this statement on behalf of Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,...
New Zealand Ambasssador, Tim Caughley
World
Human rights for all / UN panels
Today, Homosexuality is still a criminal offense in Sri Lanka
18/04/2005
Good afternoon to you all. I am happy to be here today speaking on behalf of ILGA. I would like to talk with you today about multiple discrimination in a developing country...
Rosanna Flamer-Caldera
World
LGBT Voices from the UN / 2005
We expect once and for all, the condemnation of all violations of human rights against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender around the world
11/04/2005
Item 14: Specific groups and individuals Dear President, distinguished members of the Human Rights Commission As a member or the Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos...
Pedro Paradiso
World
ILGA team in Geneva
Joel Behmoras
10/04/2005
Joel Behmoras is President of Beit Haverim ("House of Friends" in Hebrew). Founded in 1977. this Gay and Lesbian Jewish group is one of...
Europe
LGBT Voices from Geneva's Palais des Nations
LSVD's Philipp Braun reminds UNCHR members of the horrors of Germany's past and its remarquable redemption
07/04/2005
Item 11: Civil and Political Rights My name is Philipp Braun and I am speaking on behalf of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network which has links with many organisations including...
LSVD
World
UNITED NATIONS 2005
How long will LGBT rights be ignored at the UN?
24/03/2005
August 6th 1992. For the first time ever, homosexuality was openly addressed at the United Nations. In the name of Human Rights Advocates and ILGA, Professor Douglas Sanders decried...
ILGA
World
Supportive governments
A large number of governments insisted sexual orientation and gender identity should be addressed by the Commission

32 countries supported New Zealand in a public statement pushing the Commission to address the issue of sexual orientation and gender identity in a resolution in the near future....
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)