Category Archives: discrimination

  1. UNAIDS rejects prejudice and misconceptions about men who have sex with men and transgender people

    Via UNAIDS. UNAIDS lauds efforts by India’s National AIDS programme to provide HIV services for men who have sex with men and transgender people. Currently around 67% of men who have sex with men in India are accessing prevention services. According to estimates of the National AIDS Control Organization, there are more than 400 000 men who Read More >>

    discrimination, HIV, HIV/AIDS policy, India, MSM, UNAIDS, WHO
  2. Pink community sees red over ‘disease’ comment

    Via Mid-Day, by Rinkita Gurav. “Men having sex with men (MSM) is not only a ‘disease’ but is also ‘unnatural’,” uttered by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has ruffled the feathers of many gay activists and members from the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community. During the national convention of Zila Parishad chairpersons and mayors Read More >>

    discrimination, India, lgbt community, LGBT rights, MSM
  3. Vietnam: Gay rights group tackles insensitive medical care

    Doctors believed, for example, that becoming a homosexual was a fashion statement. They teased gay patients, and criticised anal sex despite training on gay issues, the survey revealed. via VietNamNet Nguyen Thanh Trung (not his real name), a gay man who lives in Ha Noi, was very upset by the way doctors discriminated against him when he Read More >>

    anal health, anal sex, discrimination, gay men, healthcare, homophobia, MSM, stigma, Vietnam
  4. Namibia: HIV Keeps Locals Out of Foreign Universities

    Via allAfrica.com, by Jana-Mari Smith Banning HIV-positive Namibians from obtaining overseas scholarships is discriminatory, unconstitutional and a human rights violation. These, and other concerns, were raised by the AIDS Law Unit at the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) in a press statement yesterday. The statement referred to recent newspaper advertisements by the Ministry of Education offering international scholarships, Read More >>

    Africa, China, Cuba, discrimination, education, HIV/AIDS, human rights, Namibia