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Using Peer Pressure to Expose a Nation’s Human Rights Record

BIRMINGHAM, England — During its Universal Period Review session recently at the Human Rights Council, Austria’s delegation commended Conchita Wurst for promoting antidiscrimination and raising awareness of LGBTI issues. Wurst famously represented Austria in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, winning the competition that year and with it engaging a wide range of European audiences on … Read more

A Nepali Gay Rights Activist Achieves the Impossible

Sunil Pant in the Gai Jatra Festival in 2011 (In Chitwan, Nepal)

The name Sunil Babu Pant is synonymous with gay rights in Nepal. Over the last two decades, Pant has been seen rallying on the streets of Kathmandu, the capital, distributing condoms to people in the gay community and recently making laws as a parliamentarian in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly. Under his watch, homosexuality was legalized in … Read more

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