Category Archives: HIV / AIDS

OK to block TV tolerance ad? Jamaican court will decide

The Jamaican Court of Appeal is in the midst of hearings on whether TV stations that serve the public have the right to refuse a public-service advertisement promoting tolerance of LGBTI people. The hearings, scheduled for Feb. 1 to Feb. … Continue reading

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Resignation adds uncertainty to Aids battle in Uganda

Prof. Vinand M. Nantulya has resigned as chairman of a Ugandan health policy panel that makes crucial decisions about the country’s anti-Aids projects, including those that often have excluded LGBTI Ugandans from receiving HIV services in the past. During Nantulya’s … Continue reading

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LGBTI news from Middle East, Africa, Singapore

LGBTI news in brief from  Iran, Iraq,  Kenya, Nigeria, Singapore and Uganda — all of them countries that have anti-LGBTI policies or have considered adopting them. These items are excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the … Continue reading

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Will anti-gay Ugandan derail Global Fund efforts?

An anti-gay Ugandan is about to join the board overseeing the work of the Global Fund, according to an informed source in Uganda. The Global Fund, one of the primary supporters of the fight against HIV/Aids worldwide, has been working … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s top daily endorses suit against ‘buggery law’

Jamaica’s premier newspaper supports my challenge to the anti-sodomy law!   Editorial: Good luck to Maurice Tomlinson Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM | Jamaica Gleaner Hopefully, Maurice Tomlinson has greater insulation than was available to Javed Jaghai, … Continue reading

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Homophobic Zimbabwe obstructs anti-Aids workshop

Zimbabwe officials disrupted a workshop for people most at risk of HIV infections over the weekend, seizing documents at the Harare airport and tearing down an exhibition stand displaying materials they found offensive. The seizure is just the latest example … Continue reading

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In rural Uganda, 5 years of successes and challenges

Rainbow Health Foundation is celebrating its fifth anniversary as a champion for LGBTI people in western Uganda, advocating in particular for access to health services. Its history is “a story of humble beginnings, a slow steady start, which soon kicked … Continue reading

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