People from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities around the world are experiencing a proliferation in hate speech, including "rampant" social media attacks, as well as violence and discrimination, a newly appointed United Nations human rights expert warned today.
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BEIRUT, Lebanon - As a transgender woman, Nadia* long struggled to find acceptance in her native Iraq, where years of abuse culminated in her abduction by an extremist militia targeting transgender people. "They tortured us and beat us severely," she says, recalling how some of her peers had their orifices sealed up with glue.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) detainees suffer more acts of violence than the general population in custody, according to a new United Nations human rights report that explored the link between gender and torture.
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) today unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal - a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality launched and led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Welcoming the UN Security Council's unanimous adoption of a blueprint for peace in Syria, a senior United Nations official has called on all sides to immediately stop using sexual violence as a tactic in the fighting tearing the country apart.