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A lesbian organisation lobbying at UN
The Coalition of Activist Lesbians at the UN
11/04/2007
Before ILGA-Europe and the Danish and German federations, LBL and LSVD were granted ECOSOC status last November 2006, only two other groups, two lesbian organisations, enjoyed the...
Coalition of Activist Lesbians
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,...
FIJIíS GAY SEX LAWS UNDER INTERNATIONAL SCRUTINY
The arrest of an Australian man an a Fijian man for having private consensual sex is putting the laws to the test and provoking the Prime Minister to call homosexuality a Sin
13/04/2005
April 12th 2005 Two men jailed last week for consenting private adult gay sex have been released from jail following a successful appeal before the Fiji High Court this afternoon. The...
ILGA EDUCATES AUSTRALIANS ON GAY RIGHTS AT THE UN
Rosanna Flamer Caldera talks about life in Sri Lanka and gives a resumť on the status of LGBT rights in the UN
30/03/2005
Up until 1995 only male homosexuality was criminalized, but when LGBT groups (Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexuals and Transgendered people) approached the Sri Lankan Government to overturn...
Sydney Star Observer
Reform in New Zealand highlights situation in Aus.
NZ Reform embarrasses Australian call on ALP to follow NZ Labour's lead
09/12/2004
Australian gay activists say the passage of civil union legislation for same-sex couples through the New Zealand Parliament this afternoon, highlights Australia's backwardness on...
Equal Rights Network
New Zealand Civil Union Bill
The Civil Union Bill allows lesbian and gays couples, as well as heterosexual couples, the ability to formalise their relationship in front of a celebrant
09/12/2004
On 9 December 2004, at about 5.20pm NZST (0420 UT), the New Zealand Parliament passed into law the Civil Union Bill 2004. Upon receipt of the Royal Assent when the Governor General...
Reform in South Australia
The South Australian Liberal Party wants to kill-off the legal recognition of same-sex relationships
30/11/2004
The South Australian Liberal Party wants to kill-off the legal recognition of same-sex relationships by sending the relevant legislation to parliamentary inquiry when it reaches...
Re-election of the conservative Howard Government
Gay fears attacks from new Howard Government
11/10/2004
Australian gay activists say they fear renewed attacks on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people following the re-election of the conservative Howard Government. Tasmanian...
Tasmanian Gay & Lesbian Rights Group
Australia: harassed on the basis of transexuality
Court has interpreted discrimination in accommodation to include any act of discrimination which makes it harder for someone to live where they do, including harassment by neighbours.
30/06/2004
TASMANIAN GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS GROUP Media Release Wednesday June 30th 2004 TAS ANTI-BIAS DECISION SETS NATIONAL BENCHMARK Tasmanian LGBT activists have applauded a state...
Australia: Same sex Marriage
Australia's top lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lobby group, the Equal Rights Network, has accused the Government of being obsessed with persecuting LGBT people.
25/06/2004
The accusation comes in response to the Government re-introducing legislation banning same sex marriages less than a day after similar legislation was sent to a Senate inquiry. ERN...
Equal Rights Network
Australia: Super Reform welcomed as Important step
Equal Rights Network, has welcomed recognition of same sex couples in superannuation as an important step towards full legal equality for LGBT people.
24/06/2004
Australia's national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights lobby, the Equal Rights Network, has welcomed recognition of same sex couples in superannuation as an important...
Equal Rights Network
Australia: Senate gay marriage/adoption inquiry
Senate decision to send the Howard Government's legislation banning same sex marriage and adoption to an inquiry.
23/06/2004
Australia's national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organisation, the Equal Rights Network, has welcomed a Senate decision to send the Howard Government's legislation...
Equal Rights Network
Civil Union Bill Petition
Campaign for Civil Unions in New Zealand
23/06/2004
"Love doesnāt discriminate and neither should the law, that's the message we want to send to MPs with this petition" said Conor Roberts, a spokesperson for the campaign for the Civil...
ILGA team in Geneva
Carlos Perera
15/03/2004
Bula Vinaka and Warm Pacific Greetings from Geneva. I am the Coordinator of Fijiís only LGBT project, called the Sexual Minorities Project under Womenís Action for Change...
ILGA'S WORLD BOARD
Uma Kali Shakti Regional Representative Oceania
14/03/2004
I am a South Asian/South Pacific Black Working-class Disabled Dyke. I was born in Fiji, grew up in Aotearoa/NZ, currently live in Sydney, Australia and 16 years ago was adopted in...
ILGA'S WORLD BOARD
Carlos Perera, Regional Representative Oceania
14/03/2004
Carlos Perera is the coordinator of Fijiís only LGBT project, called the Sexual Minorities Project under Womenís Action for Change (WAC), and apparently the only LGBT registered...
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....