Turkey: Nils Muižnieks concerned by third consecutive Istanbul Pride ban

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks has expressed his concern at the third consecutive ban on the annual Pride march in Istanbul.

Anti-racism experts publish new reports on Denmark and Serbia

Two new reports on the fight against racism and discrimination in Denmark and Serbia show mixed results in both countries.

Podcast: Growing up gay – Girl A’s story

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

To mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), this podcast features an interview with ‘Girl A,’ about what it is like to grow up gay in a small town in Europe.

Thorbjørn Jagland: “Member states have an obligation to protect LGBTI people”

“Discrimination and violence against LGBTI people is the worst kind of populism,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today, ahead of 17 May International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

Russia: Jagland urges investigation after anti-LGBT attacks

The Secretary General’s 4 April letter to Tatiana Moskalkova, follows reports of “serious human rights violations of LGBT persons” in the Chechen Republic.