Category Archives: South Asia

  1. 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
  2. Hostility, not homosexuality, flies in the face of true Koranic teachings

    via Fridae, by Bramantyo Prijosusilo The recent cancellation of a planned Asian-wide conference of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in Surabaya reveals how far our society is from respecting human rights — and how close it is to slipping into religious fascism, writes Bramantyo Prijosusilo. The police, who had earlier issued a permit — which is Read More >>

    culture, Gay, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, Islam, lesbians, LGBT rights, South Asia
  3. MSM at ICAAP 2009 – special report and content review

    Click here for A Special Report on MSM at ICAAP 9 from AIDS Projects Management Group. This content review provides detailed transcripts of speeches at main symposiums and oral presentations a well as reports on posters presented . The 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), was held in Bali, Indonesia from 9-13 Read More >>

    Asia, Asia Pacific, criminalization, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, ICAAP, MSM, South Asia
  4. Most gay men in Asia have no access to HIV prevention, care

    More than 90 per cent of men having sex with men (MSM) in Asia and the Pacific do not have access to HIV prevention and care services. And if the situation is not urgently. Laws across the region need a dramatic and urgent overhaul to allow public health workers to reach out to gay men, or the Read More >>

    Asia, Asia Pacific, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, South Asia, transgendered
  5. Rao – “main challenge is overcoming the whole issue of stigma and discrimination”

    via AlertNet, by Tan Ee Lyn Leading health experts on Monday called for repeal of outdated laws criminalising prostitution and homosexuality so that people suffering from HIV/AIDS or at risk from the disease could get medical treatment. “The main challenge is overcoming the whole issue of stigma and discrimination, repealing of outdated laws and legislation that countries Read More >>

    Asia Pacific, Bali, criminalization, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, South Asia
  6. “What’s in a name? Working with male-male sexualities, masculinities”

    Save the date: IRMA’s Next Global Teleconference You are invited to join IRMA for: What’s in a name? Working with male-male sexualities, masculinities and genders in South Asia Wednesday, October 29, 2008 with Shivananda Khan Chief Executive, Naz Foundation International Location/Time: Kuala Lumpur – 10:00 PM New Delhi, Lucknow – 7:30 PM Kampala – 4:00 PM Brussels Read More >>

    culture, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, India, MSM, Shivananda Khan, South Asia