In a world that has President Donald Trump and Chechnya's purge of homosexuals, the UN LGBT rights investigator has just resigned from his position.
As the globe marks World Human Rights Day, it's hard to believe that it wasn't long ago that LGBT rights weren't officially considered as human rights.
With the UN ready to take the cudgels for global LGBT rights, we have to ask: who is Vitit Muntarbhorn, the new independent LGBT rights investigator?
With the anti-LGBT stance of the incoming Trump administration, it's now up to the UN to defend global LGBT rights with their new independent investigator.
A quiet battle was being waged at the UN last week as a group of nations want the newly-created position of LGBT human rights watch blocked.
US President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took up the cudgels once more for LGBT rights worldwide at the UN last week.
Though the move by WHO to declassify being transgender as a mental illness has been lauded, there are complications involving medical care and insurance
The world marks the International Day Against Homophobia this May 17 in the wake of Bangladesh LGBT magazine publisher Xulhaz Mannan's murder last month.
The United Nations recently released a set of six LGBT commemorative stamps to promote a global campaign for LGBT equality.
The United Nations has called on countries to end violence and discrimination against LGBTI people, while asking these states to repeal discriminatory laws.