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UN rep speaks to SF LGBT business leaders

UN rep speaks to SF LGBT business leaders

By Heather Cassell

Rikke Hennum, a queer woman who is manager of the United Nations Free and Equal campaign, addressed members of San Francisco's Golden Gate Business Association about the important role businesses and corporations play in human rights work.

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By Heather Cassell | September 12, 2018

India's LGBT citizens celebrated the country's Supreme Court decision last week that struck down the 150-year-old British colonial era law criminalizing homosexuality.

By Heather Cassell | September 5, 2018

LGBT and human rights activists around the world have denounced Malaysia for the September 3 caning of two lesbians under Sharia law.


By Heather Cassell | August 29, 2018

A gay Nigerian activist who left his country two years ago continues to speak out about homophobia there and hopes to facilitate change from his new home in the United States.

By Heather Cassell | August 22, 2018

Chinese gay activist Kevin Lin boldly stated that "China is coming out," at the recent conference of LGBT Asians and Pacific Islanders in San Francisco.


By Heather Cassell | August 15, 2018

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado welcomed the country's Supreme Court ruling August 8 that declared a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

By Heather Cassell | August 8, 2018

France's LGBT expert Frederic Potier is working to reduce hate crimes against the country's queer community and improve LGBT lives throughout France.


By Heather Cassell | August 1, 2018

Sports is the avenue to equality, believes Amazin LĂȘThi, a Vietnamese sports and LGBT human rights advocate.

By Heather Cassell | July 25, 2018

Thousands of LGBT Israelis and supporters took to the streets July 22 for a one-day strike called by queer movement leaders to protest a new surrogacy law that excludes LGBT people and single men.


By Heather Cassell | July 18, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign challenged U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to condemn and end the ongoing persecution of LGBT Chechens as the world leaders met for a summit in Helsinki, Finland July 16.

By Heather Cassell | July 11, 2018

It was a bold move. One that was dangerous in Russia, a country known for being one of the most homophobic in the world, and, eventually, led a woman to flee with her family to the United States.


By Heather Cassell | July 11, 2018

India's Supreme Court this week began hearings to consider striking down Section 377, the anti-sodomy law that criminalizes homosexuality.

By Ed Walsh | July 11, 2018

Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June. The country inaugurated a PrEP program in four cities that would make daily dosing of the HIV drug Truvada available free to as many as 3,000 people.


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