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Top UN official says there’s been a human rights ‘backlash’ in the last decade

A top UN official has said that the last decade has seen a “backlash” for human rights, with LGBT+ people and women especially affected. Andrew Gilmour, who is the outgoing assistant secretary-general for human rights, told the Associated Press that the regressions seen in the 2010s did not equal the advances made in the 1970s, but that the situation was serious. Gilmour said that LGBT+ rights were at risk because of authoritarian leaders who make “derogatory” comments about gender and sexuality, specifically mentioning Russian president Vladimir Putin, Turkish president Recep...
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Police officer told to ‘tone down gayness’ may not get $19 million in damages as county argues discrimination is fine

A gay police officer was told he would receive $19 million in damages from his employer after he was told to “tone down” his sexuality to get a promotion but the municipality is now appealing, arguing that the discrimination was OK. Sergeant Keith Wildhaber, an officer within Missouri’s St Louis County Police Department, filed a lawsuit in 2017 after he was passed over for promotion to lieutenant despite 15 years’ service. According to Wildhaber’s lawsuit, a member of the St Louis County Board of Police Commissioners had told him: “The...
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Cyndi Lauper will receive first award of its kind from the UN recognising her work to end LGBT youth homelessness

Cyndi Lauper will be the first ever recipient of the United Nations High Note Global Prize award, recognising her consistent hard work to end homelessness among LGBT+ youth. The award was created by the UN to reward artists who use their music and platform to champion social justice issues. Lauper began her charity True Colors United in 2008 to prevent and end homelessness among LGBT+ youth. According to the charity: “LGBTQ young people are 120 per cent more likely to experience homelessness than all other youth… Through a wide array of...
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