Category Archives: human rights

  1. Building the momentum to prevent HIV in MSM

    Via The Lancet, by Thomas J Coates. Larry Kramer, on accepting the Tony Award last month from the Theatre Guild-American Theatrical Society for The Normal Heart as Best Revival of a Play said: “To gay people everywhere, whom I love so dearly…we are a very special people, an exceptional people, and…our day will come.” My day came Read More >>

    anal sex, CAPRISA, circumcision, gay men, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HPTN052, human rights, iPrEx, LGBT rights, MSM, PrEP, prevention

    Via Mamba Online. A member of parliament in Uganda says that the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill is likely to be made law within two months. MP Otto Odonga, a member of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee in the country’s new parliament, told US professor and blogger Warren Throckmorton via Skype that the bill’s author, David Bahati, will Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Gay, human rights, LGBT rights, Uganda
  3. Gay Pride Rally in St. Petersburg Banned, Participants Arrested: Blog Updates

    Via UK Gay News. Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:35: Nice weather over St. Petersburg today. The city is enjoying what is called white nights. During this time of the year, there is light until very late at night. 12:45: A witness reports a lot of police near the monument to Peter the Great in central St. Petersburg. Read More >>

    Gay, human rights, LGBT rights, March, MSM, Russia, Slavic Pride, St. Petersburg, transgendered
  4. David Kato: Lawyer Demands Speedy Trial in Letter to High Court Registrar

    Via Behind the Mask. Six months after the murder of gay rights activist, David Kato, a Ugandan lawyer has written to the Registrar of the High Court demanding a speedy trial. Mr Francis Onyango, Kato’s lawyer, told Behind the Mask on Thursday June 23, that [if the case took any longer] prosecution witnesses to the case were Read More >>

    Africa, criminal trial, David Kato, human rights, LGBT rights, MSM, Uganda
  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. Namibia: HIV Keeps Locals Out of Foreign Universities

    Via, 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
  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. New recommendations to reach 2015 goals for AIDS response

    Via Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, investments in the AIDS response are yielding results, according to a new report released today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Titled Uniting for universal access: towards zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths, the report highlights that the global rate of new HIV infections is Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ARVs, Fenway community healthhiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, human rights, Infections
  9. Kenya: How discrimination is a barrier to good health

    via Complex issues, such as health and poverty, are often best illustrated by following individuals and showing how the issues affect their lives. That is why the Guardian is producing a series of films about some of the global issues that feature in Christian Aid’s manifesto for change, Poverty Over. The first film – on sexuality-based discrimination, human rights and Read More >>

    Africa, gay men, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, human rights, Kenya, MSM, sex work, stigma
  10. 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