Category Archives: HIV / AIDS

Egypt: A call to protest anti-gay reporting, homophobia

An online protest will start tomorrow against unjust treatment of LGBTI people in Egypt and anti-gay journalists’ role in fostering government repression there. The protest is timed to coincide with the start of Egyptian legal proceedings against men arrested in … Continue reading

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Gay in Ghana – A video

This hard hitting eight-minute video documentary is well worth watching.  It is the story of a young​ HIV positive​ gay man in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.  Released by AIDSPAN,  its first-ever documentary is titled: “I didn’t want to bring shame … Continue reading

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Seeking African dialogue on behalf of LGBT Zambians

Chalwe Charles Mwansa, a human rights defender and LGBT activist from Zambia, says that his country, and other African countries, need “an African-centered dialogue that tackles the social and political issues that currently drive homophobia across the continent.” “These discussions … Continue reading

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Museveni: Put padlocks on your private parts

Museveni attended an event to mark World Aids Day at the Boma Grounds in Fort Portal, Kabarole, Uganda. From the Uganda Monitor, this is what he reportedly said, on HIV prevention: “Those NGOs and whites come deceiving you that circumcision and … Continue reading

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Ghana seeks update on high HIV rate for gays, other MSM

The Ghana AIDS Commission is awaiting results from an updated survey of HIV infection rates among local men who have sex with men (MSM). The previous survey, launched in 2011, found that 17.5 percent of MSM in Ghana were HIV-positive. … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day, December 1st 2014

Leave no one behind. The fight against HIV/AIDS cannot be won until gays and other MSM are decriminalized by all nations. MSM in Sub-Saharan Africa… 30 out of 48 countries in the sub-Saharan region criminalize same sex sexual acts – … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific: Inadequate funds for HIV help for gays

The Jakarta Post in Indonesia, reported yesterday on the recent report by the World Health Organisation that urges nations to put key populations at the heart of their HIV/AIDS response.  In the article, an activist comments there is inadequate financial … Continue reading

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