Category Archives: homosexuality

  1. The Bronze Eye Is Open: A Philosophy of Anal Sex

    via Huffington Post, by Marten Weber As anyone who has ever been skillfully buggered knows, anal sex — at least for the prostate-endowed — is the best invention since sliced bread. Straight men have recently discovered “prostate massage” and “prostate stimulation.” According to a manufacturer of sex toys I interviewed for this piece, strap-ons have been their Read More >>

    anal sex, heterosexuality, homosexuality, IRMA, religion, sodomy
  2. Joyce Banda Intends to Decriminalize Homosexuality in Malawi

    via, by Monica Tabengwa Jun 14 2012 (IPS) – At a news conference shortly after she was sworn in as Malawi’s president, Joyce Banda announced her government’s intention to decriminalise homosexuality. It is unclear how she will achieve this, but the move is in stark contrast to the approach of her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, who Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, discrimination, homosexuality, LGBT rights, Malawi
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. In Africa, Anal Sex Goes Hetero

    by IRMA advocate Bisi Alimi (pictured in purple, with IRMA advocate Kadiri Audu at the recent Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.) While I was in secondary school, I was always told that anal sex is something between two men. Many anti-gay activists have used this sexual practice as a Read More >>

    Africa, anal health, anal intercourse, anal sex, heterosexuality, homosexuality, IRMA, IRMA Nigeria, lubricant, MSM
  7. 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
  8. Nigeria Stifling Gay Rights

    via IRIN Africa Rights groups in Nigeria fear a same-sex marriage bill being discussed in parliament could boost already prevalent discrimination against homosexuals. The bill goes much further than banning same-sex marriage; it threatens to ban the formation of groups supporting homosexuality, with imprisonment for anyone who “witnesses, abet[s] or aids” same-gender relationships, and could lead to Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, gay men, homosexuality, IRMA Nigeria, MSM, Nigeria
  9. Why Uganda’s Anti-Gay Legislation Is the World’s Business

    via Bloomberg News, by the editors Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill just won’t go away. Last spring, an egregious proposal by a member of the ruling party to impose harsh penalties, including death, for homosexual acts was shelved for a second time when Uganda’s parliament recessed without debating it. This week, parliament moved to revive the measure. Homosexuality is Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, gay men, homosexuality, MSF, Uganda
  10. Persecuted for Being Gay

    via The Guardian, stories compiled by Gay Middle East Bisi Alimi, from Nigeria (an IRMA member!) In 2002, I was at university in Nigeria and standing for election. A magazine wrote about me and exposed me as being gay. This led the university to set up a disciplinary committee. I was very nearly dismissed. When I did Read More >>

    Africa, Gay, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, homosexuality, IRMA, Middle East, Nigeria