Tag Archives: Men who have sex with men

Jamaican-style ‘Les Mis’: Help for LGBTs forced into the sewers?

Homeless LGBT men whom Jamaican police burned out of their shelter in a drainage ditch have relocated to the sewers, according to an informed activist. The men’s plight — evicted from their homes by family, chased out of abandoned houses … Continue reading

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Jamaica police join attacks on homeless LGBT men

On Tuesday night, Oct. 15, police raided the gully in New Kingston where some homeless MSM (men who have sex with men) were living. The officers piled up the youngsters’ clothes and burned them before warning that they should not … Continue reading

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Fighting HIV among male/trans sex workers in Cameroon

Male and transgender sex workers: a seldom-recognized reality in Cameroon’s fight against HIV By Steave Nemande, M.D. Sex work is considered illegal in Cameroon. Prostitution and solicitation are penalized by Article 343 of the Penal Code, providing prison sentences of … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Malawi law is pro-AIDS

Malawi has made progress in the fight against AIDS, but still has laws in place that allow the disease to flourish. That’s the finding of research by the Journalists Association Against AIDS (JournAIDS) in Malawi with support from the Southern … Continue reading

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Jamaica as a model for anti-AIDS, anti-homophobia action

One of several quick recaps of news related to this week’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.: Lessons from “the most homophobic place on earth” Jamaican gay activist Maurice Tomlinson says his country is making progress in the fight against … Continue reading

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Doctors, Tutu, Clinton appeal for LGBT rights in AIDS fight

Calls for an end to anti-homosexuality laws are growing more common, based on the growing understanding that such laws encourage the spread AIDS by denying health services to men who have sex with men (MSM). New drugs such as Truvada … Continue reading

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AIDS in Africa: many straight women, but higher rate for gays

Isn’t AIDS in Africa more a problem for heterosexuals than for homosexuals? AIDS and HIV are severe problems for both groups in Africa. The largest number of HIV-infected people in Africa are heterosexual, especially heterosexual women. But in many African … Continue reading

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Glimmer of LGBT hope in Kenya’s anti-AIDS fight

“LGBT people find it hard, almost impossible to access medical services,” says one activist serving Kenya’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. “The situation is very grave. No one seems to care about preserving the lives of LGBT people in … Continue reading

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How not to fight AIDS — beat up gays

COMMENTARY Government harassment and anti-gay mobs in several African countries are hampering efforts of gay rights groups to combat the spread of AIDS. The most recent incident came on March 28, when police in Cameroon broke up  a planned three-day … Continue reading

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