Tag Archives: HIV

Uganda: Setback for anti-gay group, but also for AIDS fight

Uganda remains a hot spot in the battles against AIDS and for justice for LGBTI people.  Three examples in recent days: Cut in U.S. aid hobbles anti-gay religious council The anti-gay Inter-Religious Council of Uganda has laid off all its … Continue reading

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Does the Anglo Caribbean need Bahamas Pride?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) Pride has a very political history. These events are often held to mark major milestones in the gay liberation struggle. For example, the world’s first Pride parade took place in New York on … Continue reading

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World health agency: Fight AIDS by repealing anti-gay laws

In an understated report, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared this month that nations should work to stop the spread of AIDS by removing obstacles to HIV prevention efforts that are caused by laws against homosexual activity, transgender status, sex … Continue reading

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Uganda: U.S. picks AIDS contractor, ousts anti-gay group

The United States has replaced the anti-gay Inter-Religious Council of Uganda as a contractor for HIV / AIDS services in Uganda. Effective Aug. 1, the work will be done by the international health, infrastructure and environmental services firm Cardno Emerging … Continue reading

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U.S. money keeps supporting anti-gay programs

Despite President Obama’s promise to stop funding ineffective, discredited faith-based programs claiming to reduce HIV infections and unwanted pregnancies, U.S. taxpayers’ dollars are still bankrolling them. Freelance investigative journalist Andy Kopsa has uncovered the institutional bias toward those programs, run … Continue reading

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AIDS in Togo and Cameroon: Empty promises kill

AIDS fighters have long recognized that the goal of halting the spread of HIV cannot be achieved without making extra efforts to reach high-risk groups, including gay men. But often that realization has led to nothing beyond words on paper. … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill

This blog’s reports about Uganda on June 18: Anti-gay Uganda today (1): Activist due in court Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill Anti-gay Uganda today (3): A goof that won’t go away Anti-gay Uganda today (4): Excluding gays from HIV care Uganda … Continue reading

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Shortage: Togo needs condoms for gay men and MSM

Author: Denis LeBlanc with Sylvestre Quam-Dessou Editor: Colin Stewart In the Togolese Republic in West Africa, HIV prevention is beyond the reach of thousands of gay people and MSM (men who have sex with men). The reason: a severe shortage of … Continue reading

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AIDS program ousts leader who embraces anti-gay laws

A prominent Jamaican AIDS fighter lost his job this week because he did not recognize that anti-gay laws limit the access of LGBT people to health care and increase HIV infection rates by pushing  the HIV epidemic underground. Homosexuality opponent … Continue reading

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Uganda: Raided clinic reopens with scaled-back services

The AIDS clinic that closed last month in Uganda after a police raid has reopened, but now offers fewer services to men who have sex with men (MSM). The clinic — officially an HIV research facility in Kampala run by … Continue reading

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