Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

Uganda LGBTI get 2nd chance to elect legitimate reps

Efforts to increase LGBTI people’s and sex workers’ involvement in planning Ugandan health services are not going smoothly, reports Ugandan correspondent Kikonyogo Kivumbi. An election to choose representatives of those key population groups was ruled invalid on Wednesday, Jan. 21. … Continue reading

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Anti-AIDS activists hope, but fear, Ugandan patent law

By Kikonyogo Kivumbi Human rights activists are focusing on Uganda’s Industrial Property Act of 2014 in hopes that the new law can help rather than hinder the fight against AIDS, especially in the LGBTI community. Activists say that LGBTI people … 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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Ugandan straight ally: ‘Drastic fallout’ remains from anti-gay bill

In an interview, Roman Catholic health and human rights activist Maxensia Nakibuuka of Uganda tells what life has been like in Uganda since the passage of the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill there last December.  She is interviewed here by the Rev. … Continue reading

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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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