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UN Security Council Hears From Gay Arab Refugees

The U.N. Security Council discussed homosexual and transgender issues for the first time at an informal meeting on Monday. The United States and Chile co-sponsored the session, which focused on how LGBT persons in the Middle East are increasingly the target of self-styled Islamic State fighters. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told reporters outside the closed session that it was about time the Council discussed this issue. “It’s historic,” she said. “Seventy years after the creation...

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