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LGBTQ INDIVIDUALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations (UN) is a global inter-governmental organization whose express purpose is to foster and promote international co-operation. As such, it is an important institution for the LGBTQ community and its push for both the recognition and adoption of human rights. Indeed, promoting human rights is in the charter of the organization, as is fostering social development.
Free and Equal, a project of the UN Human Rights Office, is the organization's global education program for LGBTQ equality. The program's logo is shown above left. The objective of Free and Equal is to engage people in conversation to promote the fair treatment of the LGBTQ community around the world and to generate support for measures to protect its rights. Several other concrete measures have been taken by the UN on the subject of LGBTQ rights.
We have identified numerous LGBTQ individuals who are, or have been, active participants at the UN. These include member-country Ambassadors, activists, Goodwill Ambassadors, experts on HIV/AIDS issues, and more. They hail from New Zealand, Finland, Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Romania, Thailand, Israel, Australia, the Philippines, Spain, Sweden, and Mexico. To read more and see the complete list CLICK HERE
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The goal of QueerBio.com is to be the definitive online biographical reference source for the international LGBTQ community. Its database lists over 10,000 contemporary and historical figures who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and includes artists, sports figures, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, academics, activists, and more. The database is widely international in scope and is an ideal source for research and analysis with full search and sort functionality.
The mission is to inspire, educate, and motivate all generations of LGBTQ individuals and others through a collective knowledge of this international community.
Search for a Biography
To search for an individual from the database of over 10,000 biographies, simply type the name in the Search Box located in the top right hand corner of this Home Page and click on GO.
Alternatively, you can view and scroll through the entire list of biographies by viewing the All Biographies section.
To search for LGBTQ individuals with a common characteristic (examples: all Nobel Prize winners, all Writers, all Politicians, all Tony Award winners, all Olympic Gold medal winners, all individuals of a specific nationality) simply type the characteristic in the Search Box located in the top right hand corner of this Home Page and click on GO. Results of your search will be displayed alphabetically by Last Name. A second Search Box will be displayed for you to search within the database of individuals with that common characteristic.
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By subscribing to our weekly email Biography Newsletter you will receive a weekly email containing informative stories about notable international LGBTQ individuals or groups.
Bonham Centre Awards Gala
Annual Awards established in 2007 to recognize individuals or groups that have made a significant contribution to the advancement and education of human rights issues surrounding sexual education. Click here to find out more about the Bonham Centre Awards, past recipients, and present nominees.
Our goal is to make QueerBio.com the go-to website for global biographical information on LGBTQ identified individuals. To do this requires a serious commitment of people and resources, so we need your help to fund and help this project grow. Click here for more information.
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