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US: High stakes for LGBT Americans at Supreme Court next week

Because other federal rights laws besides Title VII bar discrimination on the basis of sex without explicitly banning anti-LGBT discrimination, the Supreme Court’s ruling will have an impact on areas besides employment.

UN: 3 Key Takeaways from the Sustainable Development Goals Summit

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took center stage on the global agenda as world leaders met during the week of September 23 for the annual high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly. This year’s high-level week featured a range of issues connected to the SDG agenda, from climate action to universal health coverage to financing for development.

Independent Expert on SOGI issues: Report on Socio-cultural and Economic Inclusion

Discriminatory laws and socio-cultural norms continue to marginalize and exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse persons from education, health care, housing, employment and occupation, and other sectors.

New Tools for Addressing Violence and HIV—Linked Public Health Challenges—in KP Programs

Members of key populations experience disproportionate burdens of both HIV and violence. These epidemics are linked—violence increases HIV vulnerability and poses a barrier to HIV testing, disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral therapy.

India: Transgender citizens “integral part of India” that may have been shortchanged by its parliament

All of this seems to suggest that the push for transgender rights by the government was never about empowering the 440,000 transgender Indians, but a publicity stunt to showcase inclusive nationalism to the world at large.

Global Rainbow Catholics meet in Chicago

Developing partnerships and alliances with Catholic church groups and addressing disadvantage in the lives of LGBTIQ people

Australia: LGBTQI community urged to take part in "religious freedom" consultations

LGBTQI people of faith have been urged to make their views known to the Australian Government about proposed religious discrimination and “religious freedom” legislation in the wake of the Israel Folau saga.