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Amnesty International, USA, LGBT Rights

ARC International

International Commission of Jurists: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Project

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association

International Service for Human Rights

GALZ: Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe

Gender Across Borders

SMUG: Sexual Minorities Uganda


United Nations Development Programme: HIV/AIDS


Amnesty International, Stonewalled: Police Abuse and Misconduct Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in the US

International Council on Human Rights Policy: Sexuality and Human Rights

Cary Johnson, Off the Map: How HIV/AIDS Programming is Failing Same-Sex Practicing People in Africa.

Michael O'Flaherty and John Fisher, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and International Human Rights Law: Contextualising the Yogyakarta Principles

Ignacio Saiz, Bracketing Sexuality: Human Rights and Sexual Orientation: A Decade of Development and Denial at the UN

Douglas Sanders, Transgender Rights: Beyond the Sexual Binary.

Documents of Note:

Organizational Structure of the United Nations

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: LGBT Feature Stories

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Yogyakarta Principles

Jurisprudential Annotations to the Yogyakarta Principles


Laura Flanders interviews Cary Alan Johnson about David Kato

None on Record: Stories of Queer Africa

United Nations panel discussion on sexual orientation and gender identity, March 7th, 2012

Background info on UN panel

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the panel discussion regarding sexual orientation and gender identity