Category Archives: United Nations

  1. UN pushes for de-criminalization of sexual orientations

    via UN News Centre “No one, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. No one should be prosecuted for their ideas or beliefs. No one should be punished for exercising their right to freedom of expression.” Top United Nations officials today appealed to all Read More >>

    criminalization, culture, human rights, United Nations
  2. Activists Lobby for “Robin Hood” Levy

    Via The Body Now is the time to push for a micro-tax on all financial transactions to fund HIV prevention and care throughout the world, activists said this week at the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. The so-called “Robin Hood” tax of 0.005 percent would generate $33 billion annually worldwide, said Khalil Elouardighi of Coalition PLUS, Read More >>

    AIDS 2010, funding, Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, United Nations, Vienna
  3. Discrimination hurts fight against HIV in homosexual men in Asia-Pacific – UN

    Original posted by UN News May 18 More than 90 per cent of men having sex with men in the Asia-Pacific region, a group in which HIV prevalence has reached alarming levels, do not have access to prevention and care services due to an adverse legal and social environment, a United Nations-backed forum was told today. Read Read More >>

    Asia Pacific, HIV strain, HIV transmission, MSM, United Nations
  4. Theory Explains Why Some With HIV Survive Longer

    via by, Jason Socrates Bardi A group of researchers in Boston announced a new theory this week that may help to explain a longstanding mystery in AIDS research: why some people with HIV survive for decades without ever developing AIDS. About one out of every 200 people who catch HIV are considered “long-term non-progressors” or “elite Read More >>

    HIV strain, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, immune response, United Nations, viral load
  5. US endorses UN gay rights text

    By MATTHEW LEE – via AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday formally endorsed a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure that former President George W. Bush had refused to sign. The move was the administration’s latest in reversing Bush-era decisions that have been heavily criticized by human rights and Read More >>

    homosexuality, human rights, LGBT rights, President Barack Obama, United Nations, United States
  6. missing pieces

    HIV Related Needs of Sexual Minorities in India A National Consultation on the HIV related needs and concerns of Sexual Minorities in India was held on October 24 and 25, 2008 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The participants at the consultation discussed issues related to Men having Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender (TG), as Read More >>

    HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, India, lubricant, MSM, sexual health, stigma, transgendered, United Nations
  7. Uganda’s New Vision: Homos, Porn and Witches and the Advocates of Immorality

    Via Uganda’s New Vision Online The move to universalise immorality in the name of human rights or freedom will not convince Ugandans to abandon what is right in preference of what is wrong. Uganda will neither legalise nor recognise homosexuality as a human rights issue. UGANDA deserves a social audit for the year 2008. For the first Read More >>

    Africa, homophobia, homosexuality, LGBT rights, stigma, Uganda, United Nations
  8. UNAIDS: Decriminalisation is key to universal access to HIV treatment

    via The United Nations agency responsible for coordinating global efforts to combat HIV and AIDS has called for “enhanced action to promote and protect the human rights of men who have sex with men, transgender people, lesbians, gays and bisexuals.” Last Thursday the UN General Assembly heard a statement on the universal human rights of LGBT Read More >>

    criminalization, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, LGBT rights, MSM, UNAIDS, United Nations
  9. Public Statement on the United States’ Failure to Endorse UN Statement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    via APLA 66 Nations Sign on to Historic Document The United States was alone among major Western nations Thursday (December 18, 2008) in refusing to sign onto a United Nations declaration affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people worldwide. In total, 66 of the 192 member countries of the UN stood up for Read More >>

    criminalization, gay men, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, LGBT rights, United Nations
  10. This Weds – UN General Assembly to Consider LGBT Human Rights for the First Time

    A watershed for gay rights The UN must pass this week’s historic declaration calling for the decriminalisation of homosexuality worldwide. by Peter Tatchell A declaration calling for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality will be put before the United Nations General Assembly this Wednesday, which is Human Rights Day and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Read More >>

    advocacy, criminalization, gay men, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, LGBT rights, United Nations