Russia continues to deny LGBT citizens their human rights

Russia continues to deny LGBT citizens their human rights

Claire Bigg – WNN Justice (WNN/RFE/RL) Moscow, RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE: When Sasha understood that she was a lesbian, she knew many challenges lay ahead for her in Russia. But nothing prepared the young woman for the possibility of social services taking her child away. A new bill, however, could soon make this a reality for […]

UN Secretary General Ban says LGBT rights must be recognized universally

UN Secretary General Ban says LGBT rights must be recognized universally

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Pledging that “we must right these wrongs,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and declared that religion, culture and tradition can never be a justification for denying them their basic rights. “Governments have a legal duty […]