human rights

  • Miami finished in the top half of the Best 50 cities in the U.S. for artists, according to

  • From the Florida orange juice boycott, to the creation of sex education classes, to Pride itself, bisexuals have been integral in any fight for equality, time and time again. Yet our contributions are routinely ignored in favor of celebrating “gay pioneers” and our community concerns are erased, invalidated and diminished at every level.


    Amidst the drama of the last-minute cancellations of sporting events and ceremonies, the Human Rights portion of the World OutGames Miami is still chugging along, with panels taking place over the weekend. 

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, a leading human rights group says in a report released Tuesday.

  • The World OutGames is a combination of human rights, cultural and sporting events that seeks to unite and celebrate LGBT communities from around the globe. 

  • They’re coming from as far as Australia and Tonga and as near as Cuba and our own Florida International and Florida Atlantic universities. Beginning Friday May 26 through Sunday May 28, human rights activists, researchers, scholars and advocates from around the world will gather in Miami Beach for the fourth Global Human Rights Conference as part of the 2017 World OutGames.

  • Nadine Smith knew she was gay from a very young age. Possibly because her third-grade girlfriend “Amber” told her so. – Not that she was gay, just that she was in fact, her girlfriend. 

  • The World OutGames Miami opened with its ‘Global LGBTQI Human Rights Conference’ Friday morning, May 26 at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach. But by Friday afternoon, the conference was overshadowed by an email from WOG organizers that the sports programming and related ceremonies, scheduled to begin Saturday had been cancelled due to “financial challenges.

  • — Countries bidding to host the Olympics and Paralympics should not be compelled to provide assurances about human rights standards, according to the head of the International Paralympic Committee.

  • The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council’s Voters Alliance released a list of endorsements for the Aug. 30 primary.

  • eventy-five Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Murfreesboro, Tennessee will have to find somewhere else to convene. The church where they have been holding their meetings has asked them to leave over the national organization's acceptance of gay adult leaders. Daily News Journal reports.

  • KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are reporting a surge in the rights violations of gay people in Uganda following the enactment of a severe anti-gay law.

  • GENEVA -- A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from systematic executions to torture, rape and mass starvation.

  • (WB) Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday announced the U.S. will “reengage” with the U.N. Human Rights Council.