Category Archives: homosexuality

  1. ‘Confront legal and policy barriers to HIV’: Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law

    Via UNAIDS. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the region most heavily affected by HIV, legal, policy and social barriers, including stigma, discrimination, gender inequality and the criminalization of key populations at higher risk of HIV infection, continue to make people vulnerable to HIV and hamper the ability of individuals, communities and states to respond to the epidemic. This was Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, discrimination, HIV/AIDS policy, homosexuality, MSM, sex work, stigma, sub-saharan Africa, taboo

    Via Behind the Mask. In an incredible change of heart, the Uganda government has listed homosexuals as a target for HIV/Aids programming in a new five year National HIV Prevention Strategy for Uganda 2011-2015. The policy document which Behind the Mask has seen will run under the theme: “Expanding and Doing HIV Prevention better.” The policy development Read More >>

    Anti-Homosexuality Bill, HIV, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, homosexuality, prevention, Uganda
  3. New Guidelines on HIV Programming for MSM

    Via IRIN. HIV and gay rights activists say new guidelines released by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on HIV programming for men who have sex with men (MSM) will not only improve health service provision for MSM, but will also act as an advocacy tool in the fight for the rights of this marginalized population. “The Read More >>

    Africa, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, Kenya, LGBT rights, lubricant, MSM, South Africa, Uganda, WHO
  4. Gay sex became legal in India two years ago, but attitudes change slowly

    via The day the high court in Delhi ruled that being gay was no longer a crime was the day that Krishna Gurram Kouda finally came out to his family. Despite having set up a state-wide network for gay men in Andhra Pradesh, the 39-year-old had never told his relatives about his sexuality. “I live with Read More >>

    gay men, HIV, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, India, MSM
  5. Ghana – Investigating “Growing Rate of Homosexuality”

    via Ghana News The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has begun investigations into the growing rate of homosexuality in the Western and Central regions, Western Regional Minister, Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo has revealed. According to the minister, there is the need for a thorough investigation into what he terms a “social canker” which has contributed to the Read More >>

    Africa, gay men, Ghana, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, MSM
  6. LGBT activist talks challenges in Kenya

    via Yale Daily News, by Mohammad Salhut In Kenya, even some health workers who provide services to men who have sex with men are homophobic, LGBT activist Rachel Mandel said. Mandel, a former employee for the International Center for Reproductive Health, spoke to 12 professors and graduate students in Luce Hall Wednesday about the difficulties of advocating for Read More >>

    Africa, homophobia, homosexuality, Kenya, lgbt community, MSM
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Is being an HIV Gay a punishment from God?

    Via, by Yngve Sjolund In 2000, an ex-partner accused Adam of infecting him with HIV. He went to Adam’s employers and told them that he had infected him with HIV. Adam was forced to go for an HIV test by his employers which came back showing that he was HIV positive. Adam remembers: “I felt kind Read More >>

    God, HIV, HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, MSM, sexual behavior, stigma
  10. High HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men in Kigali, Rwanda: making the case for supportive prevention policy

    AIDS Care. 2011 Apr;23(4):449-55. Chapman J, Koleros A, Delmont Y, Pegurri E, Gahire R, Binagwaho A. Futures Group International, Washington, DC, USA. Abstract Rwanda has responded strongly to HIV/AIDS, but prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) has not yet been addressed due to a strong cultural resistance to homosexuality, and a lack of data Read More >>

    Africa, behavioral research, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, homosexuality, MSM, Rwanda, stigma