Category Archives: homophobia

  1. Just Call Me Dylan

    by Mike PetersIRMA Intern  Recently on the highly-active IRMA listserv we discussed the issue of “gay shame” and the increased depression, substance abuse, and suicidal tendencies that go along with that notion.  The original posting had to do with a sense of internalized homophobia within the gay community.  While members of our listserv debated the accuracy of Read More >>

    gay men, heterosexuality, homophobia, sexual identity
  2. Legal barriers and stereotypes block care services for same sex couples

    [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012, and after.] via Citizen News Service, by Jittima Jantanamalaka Despite alarming HIV rates amongst the men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, many countries, community leaders, media and society at large continue Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, CDC, Citizen News Service, discrimination, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, IRMA, MSM, rectal microbicide, risk, STI, stigma, transgendered
  3. Battling on Behalf of Gay, Lesbians and Other Sexual Minorities: A Frontline Experience from Uganda

    by Anonymous (an IRMA member from Uganda) Are you aware you are abetting “homosexuality” in Uganda? Our grass-root takes us among “most at risk populations”-MARPs. The day dawned normally as a carry-over from the previous weekend spent visiting 7 scheduled gay men living with HIV. Come 8th March 2012 and another anonymous phone call. This time a Read More >>

    Africa, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, IRMA, LGBT rights, MARPs, MSM, Uganda
  4. Series of Policy Briefs Summarize the Impact Legal Environments Have on Equality

    via Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health On this day, to commemorate the International Day Against Homo and Trans phobia (IDAHO), the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Asia-Pacific Regional Centre launch a series of policy briefs to provide a summary of how legal environments can actually Read More >>

    Asia, Asia Pacific, homophobia, homosexuality, law, MSM, South Asia, transgendered
  5. Ugandan Gay Rights Activists Take Action

    via New York Times, by Laurie Goodstein A Ugandan gay rights group filed suit against an American evangelist, Scott Lively, in federal court in Massachusetts on Wednesday, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of gay men and lesbians in Uganda. The lawsuit maintains that beginning in 2002, Mr. Lively conspired with religious and Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Gay, homophobia, homosexuality, LGBT rights, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda, USA
  6. Activists Hopeful on Repealing Anti-Homosexuality Law in Jamaica

    viaThe Guardian by Sarah Boseley They are one of the world’s most beleaguered gay communities, brutalised by violence, hounded by a law that makes homosexual acts a crime and driven into the shadows in a country where four in five people admit they are homophobic. But now gay people in Jamaica are cautiously optimistic that change may Read More >>

    activists, homophobia, human rights, Jamaica, LGBT rights
  7. An interview with South African Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron discussing homophobia in Africa

    via BBC HARDtalk, Interview with Edwin Cameron Living as an openly gay man in socially conservative Africa is hard enough, but Edwin Cameron went even further. He was the first public official in South Africa to reveal his HIV positive status. Nelson Mandela appointed him a judge and he now serves on South Africa’s Constitutional Court. There Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, homophobia, homosexuality, South Africa, sub-saharan Africa
  8. Critical to fight stigma and discrimination faced by MSM

    via Inside Story, by Gregory Trotter The dream of the AIDS-free generation will never be realized as long as there remain countries in the world that kill and imprison people for being gay. Same goes for countries that won’t even acknowledge homosexuality exists within their national boundaries and therefore fail to provide targeted HIV prevention and treatment Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, gay men, homophobia, ICASA, IRMA, Jim Pickett, MSM, Project ARM, stigma
  9. LGBTQ Discrimination Undermining HIV Prevention in Guatemala

    via IPS News, by Danilo Valladares Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people “face discrimination in health centres due to homophobia and transphobia, and do not receive treatment tailored to our needs. That’s why we still represent the largest number of cases of HIV,” Valdez told IPS. Among men who have sex with men in the country, 7.6 Read More >>

    discrimination, homophobia, IRMA, IRMA ALC, LGBT rights, South America
  10. MSM living in hostile social environments more likely to have negative feelings about sexuality, less likely to test for HIV

    via aidsmap, by Roger Pebody The largest ever international study of the sexual health of men who have sex with men (MSM), which recruited men from across the European continent, has found clear links between the social environment men live in and their own internal acceptance of their sexuality. Furthermore, men with ‘internalised homonegativity’ were much less Read More >>

    Europe, gay men, homophobia, homosexuality, MSM, risk, sexual behavior, United States