Category Archives: criminalization

  1. Ugandan Lawmakers okay HIV/Aids Bill

    Via the Daily Monitor, by Mercy Nalugo. Ugandan Lawmakers Wednesday resisted pressure from the human rights defenders and backed the new HIV /Aids Prevention and Control Bill that seeks to criminalise the intentional spread of HIV/Aids. Briefing the new members on the Parliamentary HIV/Aids committee about their expectations, work plan and how far the eighth Parliament had Read More >>

    criminalization, Gay, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, Uganda
  2. 30 Years: The Changing Face of AIDS in the US

    by Aldona Martinka IRMA is drawing the focus to the thirtieth anniversary of HIV/AIDS with a short series on AIDS history. It will explore where we began, where we are now, and where we are going as we continue to battle this disease with hope and determination. This is part four of five. People living with HIV Read More >>

    30 years, AIDS 2011, criminalization, HIV, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, POZ, thirtieth anniversary
  3. Uganda Gay Death Bill May Return

    via Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and HIV Prevention and Control Bill are likely to be carried over to the new session of parliament, despite international and local pressure. David Bahati, the Member of Parliament who introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (2009), said he fully intended to re-introduce the bill into the next session. The new parliament began on Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, Uganda
  4. The Caribbean: State-Sponsored Homophobia Helps Spread HIV

    via Open Society, by David Scamell A few weeks ago, civil society groups and human rights activists from across the Caribbean met with officials from UNAIDS, UNDP, and various national governments to talk about the impact that laws have on the HIV epidemic in the region. The meeting was the second regional dialogue of the UNDP Global Read More >>

    Caribbean, criminalization, gay men, HIV, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, Jamaica, MSM
  5. IGLHRC Shocked at Possible Passage of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill; Rights Protections for All Ugandans Precarious

    Press Release via IGLHRC Contacts: Cary Alan Johnson, Executive Director, IGLHRC (New York)Tel: (347) 515 0330; Email: (New York, 6 May 2011) The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned at reports that the now infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda may be passed by that country’s Parliament. The Bill, first introduced in October Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, homophobia, human rights, LGBT rights, Uganda
  6. Kenya: Ongeri Warns Students On Homosexuality

    Via, by Henry Wanyama (reported April 19) EDUCATION minister Sam Ongeri yesterday asked students to shun homosexuality. Ongeri said homosexuality is one vice that the ministry for education must stump out. He said: “I am not threatening anybody but you all know that homosexuality is illegal.” Ongeri spoke at the Bomas of Kenya when he opened Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, Kenya, Sam Ongeri
  7. Fearing No Evil

    Via Poz, by Regan Hofmann with Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. David Kuria works for the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya where he risks his life daily to provide safe sanctuary and advocacy for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Africa and around the world. Now, he is running for Kenya’s Senate. A Read More >>

    activists, Africa, criminalization, Gay, gay black men, HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, human rights, Kenya, LGBT rights, MSM, Uganda
  8. Uganda: Closet homosexuals sink further under the radar after Kato’s death

    via Daily Monitor, by John K. Abimanyi He sits at a table with his fingers encircled around the tail of a glass filled with Smirnoff. He is at a Kampala nightspot and has dissolved into the crowd, looking just like any other reveller. What most people at the bar would not know however, is that he, plus Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, homophobia, homosexuality, LGBT rights, Uganda
  9. Malawi refuses ‘homosexuality’ aid condition

    via NY ASA Times Malawi government on Wednesday took a strong stand against bilateral donors saying it cannot compromise its sovereignty to legalise homosexuality in order to get aid. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Dr George Chaponda led a team of Presidential spokesperson Hetherwick Ntaba, Information and Civic Education Minister Symon Vuwa Kaunda and Gender, Women Read More >>

    criminalization, funding, homophobia, human rights, LGBT rights, Malawi
  10. Uganda LGBT Activist David Kato Murdered; Human Rights Watch Calls for Investigation

     via Human Rights Watch Excerpt: “David Kato’s death is a tragic loss to the human rights community,” said Maria Burnett, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. “David had faced the increased threats to Ugandan LGBT people bravely and will be sorely missed.” Witnesses told police that a man entered Kato’s home in Mukono at around 1 Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, gay men, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, LGBT rights, Uganda