Category Archives: HIV / AIDS

Zambian opponent of anti-gay laws wins at High Court

AIDS fighter Paul Kasonkomona can finally rest easy, more than two years after the government of Zambia arrested him for publicly suggesting repeal of the nation’s anti-gay law. He was acquitted last year of the charge that his televised comment … Continue reading

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New hope in AIDS fight: Gay, MSM Africans find their voices

Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have gained a potentially influential voice in decisions about how funding for HIV treatment and prevention is targeted in their local LGBTI communities. … Continue reading

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Will tourist-dependent Barbados risk staying anti-gay?

Tourist nightmare: A Barbados bus driver and fellow passengers verbally abused a female passenger last week because she was a lesbian. The bus conductor proposed that her throat should be cut, and none of the passengers objected. By Maurice Tomlinson … Continue reading

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After gay marriage, what?

As the push for same-sex marriage heads toward a national resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court, the blog Troublesome Remedies examines the question of where the LGBT rights movement should turn next: Fight discrimination within the LGBTQ community, especially against … Continue reading

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Praise for Malawi’s new focus on HIV among LGBTI people

Malawi plans to intensify its fight against AIDS in the country’s LGBTI community, winning praise from LGBTI activists for its efforts. The southeast African country  is seeking more than US $388,000 from the Global Fund for Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV … Continue reading

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Finally, an LGBT voice on Uganda’s anti-HIV panel

People most at risk for HIV infection finally have a voice on the Ugandan  health policy panel that makes crucial decisions about anti-AIDS projects. Following an election process that ran from Dec. 10 to Feb. 18, Kikonyogo Kivumbi today took a … Continue reading

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Rural Uganda: 9 gay youth still on the run; anyone care?

“They put their lives in jeopardy by being responsible young men attending an HIV / STI screening clinic.” Nine young gay men remain homeless and at risk of violence in the countryside of western  Uganda, afraid to return home after … Continue reading

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