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Information on HIV HIV Basics http://www.catie.ca/en/basics/hiv-and-aids HIV Prevention http://www.catie.ca/en/prevention Protecting Yourself and Others Safer sex and safer drug use Sexual Health and Safer Sex Positive Prevention Safer Drug Use and Harm Reduction Testing to find out if you have HIV HIV Testing and Diagnosis Information primarily for people living with HIV Living with HIV – … Continue reading

Nations with anti-LGBT laws: 49% Christian, 45% Muslim
Faith and religion

Nations with anti-LGBT laws: 49% Christian, 45% Muslim

Many of the world’s 76 countries with anti-homosexuality laws have Muslim majorities, but most are majority-Christian. Of the total, 45 percent (34 countries, in this blog’s tally) have a Muslim majority. Majority-Christian countries account for 49 percent of the total (37 countries). Muslim majority 1 Algeria 2 Egypt 3 Eritrea 4 Ethiopia 5 Gambia 6 … Continue reading

Africa

Court to rule on limiting East Africa’s anti-gay laws

Lawyers seeking recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people are scheduled to learn on Sept. 27 whether the Tanzania-based East African Court will take a stand for LGBTI rights by ruling that anti-gay laws such as the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act are unacceptable throughout East Africa. In its East African legal challenge to the Anti-Homosexuality … Continue reading

Anglicans must fight anti-LGBT abuses they once promoted
Faith and religion

Anglicans must fight anti-LGBT abuses they once promoted

As a lawyer working for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT) people in my homeland of Jamaica, I am sadly accustomed to receiving death threats.   However, when a particularly vulgar and graphic email promised to immediately end my life if I didn’t cease speaking out against homophobic abuse, I was … Continue reading

Faith and religion

New W. African interfaith group fights anti-LGBTI bias

Progressive faith leaders and activists from West Africa have joined forces to work to end anti-LGBTI bias in the region and seek “a world governed by respect and dignity.” The new Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa (IDNoWA) includes members from Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Liberia. The network’s founder and co-chair is Anglo-Nigerian … Continue reading

Petition seeks to bar anti-LGBT pastor from Botswana too
Africa

Petition seeks to bar anti-LGBT pastor from Botswana too

Anglo-Nigerian pastor Jide Macauley is urging people to sign a petition by the Botswanan activist group Legabibo that urges the Botswanan government to prevent anti-LGBT preacher Steven Anderson from traveling there. His planned visit to South Africa has already been blocked because of his hate-filled sermons. Macauley wrote: I signed this petition to prevent any … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Europe

Intersex rights (often violated) are human rights

The “I” in LGBTI activism is the focus of a new report that spells out what’s at stake in the growing field of intersex advocacy. The freely downloadable document We Are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Human Rights of Intersex People from the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice seeks to “share and promote relevant … Continue reading

Europe

Russia: QueerFest 2016 aims to be more inclusive

QueerFest announced: ANNUAL RUSSIAN PRIDE FESTIVAL “QUEERFEST”: SEEING THE INVISIBLE The time has come for the 8th annual pride festival “QueerFest”, which will take place September 15-25 in the streets and venues of St. Petersburg, Russia. The topic of this year’s festival is “Seeing the Invisible”. QueerFest wants to give voice to the groups within … Continue reading