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Zaafaran
Lesbians, bisexuals, transvestite, transgender and transsexual of the Middle East and Maghreb
12/06/2008
Montreal, January 25th, 2008 When we come out as lesbian, bisexual, transvestite, transgender or transsexual (LBTTT) the whole world seems set against us. We discover...
www.zaafaran.org
The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
Women, commitments and impotence
01/04/2008
52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women Feb. 25 - March 7, 2008 The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women concluded its annual meeting last week noting that...
NewFest 2006, New York
GAY IMMIGRATION PLAYS A LEAD ROLE IN “THE BRIDGE”
29/05/2006
NEW YORK & SYDNEY – May 29, 2006: The Bridge, a new Australian short film which recently won the top prize at that country’s largest gay and lesbian film festival is set to debut...
Rebecca Lynn Cross
Rebecca Lynn Cross
30/04/2006
Rebecca Lynn Cross resides in San Antonio, Texas. After a twenty-two year career in US Army special operations, she returned to school to complete her Bachelor of Arts and her...
Human Rights Conference - Outgames
50$ discount for ILGA Members
15/02/2006
In view of the coming International Conference on LGBT Human Rights organized by the Outgames, Montreal, August 26-29, we are pleased to announce ILGA members, individuals or groups,...
Outgames - Montréal
International Conference on LGBT Human Rights 26 - 29 July 2006
14/02/2006
Montréal, 18 January 2006 – The organisers of the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights, presented from 26 to 29 July 2006 by the 1st World Outgames, have made an important...
UN: U.S. Aligned With Iran in Anti-Gay Vote
Rice Must Explain Repressive UN Ban on LGBT Rights Groups
26/01/2006
(Washington, D.C., January 25, 2006) - In a reversal of policy, the United States on Monday backed an Iranian initiative to deny United Nations consultative status to organizations...
ECOSOC unfairly dismisses ILGA and LBL
ECOSOC dismisses two LGBT organizations without fair hearing!
25/01/2006
ILGA Press Release 25 January 2006 In an unprecedented move, the Economic and Social Council dismissed the applications of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)...
LGBT Groups not desirable at the UN
U.S. votes with Iran, Cuba, Sudan and Zimbabwe against two gay groups at United Nations
24/01/2006
"Apparently Iran, which President Bush has deemed part of the 'Axis of Evil,' is a suitable partner when it comes to discriminating against gay people."— Matt Foreman, executive...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference - Seattle
More involvement in international work needed from US groups
25/11/2005
LGBT elected and appointed leaders from across the United States and around the world passed an historic resolution in Seattle this weekend at the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference...
Victory Fund
AN OPEN LETTER TO OKLAHOMA PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS
ILGA Implores Public School Officials to add Sexual Orientation Discrimination Protections to School Rules
17/08/2005
Superintendent Bob Moore Oklahoma City Public Schools 900 N. Klein Street Oklahoma City, OK 73106 USA Brussels, Belgium, August 17th 2005 Dear Superintendent...
Canada votes to allow gay marriage
We will send a statement to the world that in Canada gays and lesbians will not be considered second-class citizens.
29/06/2005
OTTAWA (CP) -- It was fought in courtrooms, in legislatures, in street protests, and one of the most turbulent debates in Canadian history was settled Tuesday with a vote in Parliament. The...
Canadian Press
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...
ILGA Panel at the 61rst UNCHR
Hetero-normativity and multiple discriminations suffered by women
10/05/2005
I would like to start with a few stories based on discrimination. One night a mother was feeding her daughter. She was placed in on a sac, hung from the ceiling and beaten...
US TIES RESTRICTIONS TO THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS
Urge UNAIDS to Reject US Global AIDS Strategy's Funding Restrictions Against Sex Workers
07/04/2005
The US Global AIDS Initiative to provide $15 billion dollars in 15 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia continues to harm rather than help marginalized communities...
ILGHRC
1st World Outgames: Human rights Conference
Montreal 2006 is searching for ambassadors to promote its International conference on LGBT rights
24/12/2004
The 1st World Outgames are proud to present the largest-ever international conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The Right to Be Different involves about 2,000...
Montreal 2006
For the first time in history
First political asylum in the United States for a trans activist from Argentina on account of persecution and discrimination
21/12/2004
Buenos Aires, 15 December 2004 - CHA, the Argentine Homosexual Community, reports that, for the first time in history, Immigration Court N° 26 of New York gave political asylum...
Supreme Court Green Lights Equal Marriage
Support for equal marriage in Canada is higher than it's ever been.
09/12/2004
Ottawa - The Supreme Court ruled today that the government's proposed equal marriage legislation is within Parliament's exclusive jurisdiction and consistent with the Charter. It...
Egale Canada and Canadians for Equal Marriage
Supreme Court Upholds Equal Marriage Legislation
Parliament must either pass equal marriage legislation or invoke the notwithstanding clause to override Charter protection for gays and lesbians
09/12/2004
Ottawa - "The Supreme Court today gave a green light to the government's proposed equal marriage legislation, reflecting Canadian values and Canadians' commitment to fairness," said...
Egale Canada and Canadians for Equal Marriage
US Elections
Policies set in place by the Bush administration in the next years will not only hurt people but will also firmly enshrine a culture of mean-spiritedness
25/11/2004
Friends and Colleagues: It is now confirmed that George W. Bush has won the election and will continue as US president for the next four years. For those of us committed to social...
Catholics for a Free Choice
US Presidential Election - Reaction from IGLHRC
Instead of promoting democratic values abroad, the Bush Administration has done nothing but promote religious values
05/11/2004
"If the last four years is a guide, the result of this election will have disastrous consequences not only for LGBT people in the US, but around the world. Over the last four years,...
IGLHRC
Conference to be held in Geneva, December 2004
International Dialogue on Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights: Strategies for Change
01/10/2004
ARC International is working in collaboration with the Liu Institute for Global Issues to present a conference entitled "International Dialogue on Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights:...
The 2005 Felipa Awards
IGLHRC calls on the international LGBT community to submit nominations
08/09/2004
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) calls on the international LGBT, human rights and sexual rights communities to submit nominations for the 2005...
IGLHRC
ANOTHER HATE SINGER PLANS CONCERTS IN THE US
Jamaican Reggae Star Looks for Bucks in a US Concert Tour
01/09/2004
US Attorney-General and Immigration Service should ban him from US Top Jamaican reggae music singer Capleton (real name, Clifton George) who advocates shooting, lynching and burning...
OUTRAGE!
Boycott for Equality
US campaign for a nation wide boycott October 8 to protest against Bush's support to a Constitutional Amendment banning Same-Sex Marriage
31/08/2004
Boycott for Equality calls for a nation-wide boycott in the traditions of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. We are asking all GLBT Americans and their Straight Allies to "drop out"...
Boycott for equality
THE FIRST WORLD OUT GAMES
ILGA Joins the Panel of Experts of the LGBT Conference to be Held during the OutGames
25/08/2004
The 1st World Outgames Montréal 2006 is a major athletic and cultural event that brings together people from all over the world. Based on the principles of Participation and Celebration,...
OutGames
Major sponsor pulls the plug
Beenie Man concerts axed across the USA
23/08/2004
LONDON, 13 AUGUST 2004 - Beenie Man's US tour is falling apart as venues across the US axe his concerts in protest against his songs that encourage and glorify the killing of lesbian...
Rendez-Vous, Montréal, 2006
The 1st World Outgames will take place in Montreal, Canada between 29 July and 5 August 2006
03/06/2004
One of the most exciting events of 2006 will undoubtedly will take place in Montreal, Canada between 29 July 2006 and 5 August 2006. I am of course talking about the 1st...
61rst UNCHR Session / Geneva 2005
Louise Arbour will be the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
27/05/2004
A Canadian Supreme Court Justice and ex-prosecutor of the United Nations War crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Ms. Arbour succeeds Sergio Vieira de Mello, who...
UN 2004 - NGO Statement: LGBT rights
The time has come to treat us with the equal dignity and respect that we know we deserve
23/05/2004
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Oral Intervention by John Fisher Agenda Item 17 Thank you, Mr. Chair. It has been encouraging to see a number of States take firm positions...