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United Nations concerned LGBT citizens face persecution from both sides of Ukraine conflict

The United Nations has voiced concerns over the anti-LGBT sentiment in both sides of the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

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Culture

US Ambassador Samantha Power: Criminalizing homosexuality is “barbarism”

At a United Nations (UN) strategy meeting on Tuesday, December 10, United States Ambassador Samantha Power condemned countries with laws that oppress and punish homosexuality, calling it “barbarism.”

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Russian ambassador confronted by activists on its anti-LGBT laws

Russia's U.N. ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, assured reporters and LGBT activists Thursday that Russia "supports non-discrimination," but then explained that the country will not stop discriminating.

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says women's charter, LGBT rights, un-Islamic

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest and most powerful political organization, has lashed out at a United Nations charter on women's rights, saying that the principles laid forth in the global document are not part of Islamic tradition.

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Ambassador Rice includes LGBT in Human Rights statement

Statement made by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on International Human Rights Day.

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