Interfaith activists at last week’s anti-AIDS conference in Ivory Coast pushed for an expanded role for progressive faith-based groups in combating HIV and AIDS.
Anti-gay vandals at last week’s anti-AIDS conference in Ivory Coast temporarily disrupted the work of activists fighting AIDS among men who have sex with men. But “the conference was thronged with energetic African AIDS activists of all ages, and civil society participation was present in force,” scholar/activist Meg Davis reported.
The House of Rainbow, a gay-friendly church, takes the ministry of HIV prevention seriously.
Secrecy, thoughts of suicide, fears of discrimination, support from a few trusted confidantes — those have been the experiences of four gay Nigerian men who were willing to describe their lives after testing positive for HIV.
In its Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI news, UNAIDS reports: In Russia, the head of the Russian Federal AIDS Center, Vadim Pokrovskiy, is calling attention to Russia’s escalating AIDS epidemic that saw over 100,000 new infections in 2016. Pokrovsky and other experts say homophobia, a “negative view” of drug users, and a refusal by officials to …
UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBT news has highlighted ways people are using written and visual communication to advocate for recognition of human rights, especially LGBT people’s rights, in South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda:
Tanzanian yesterday deported three lawyers it accused of “promoting homosexuality,” although what they actually did was consult Tanzanian activists about a planned lawsuit to restore health services for the LGBT community there.
The fight against AIDS in Uganda and Kenya is suffering from U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Global Gag Rule,” which cuts off U.S. aid from any organization that even mentions abortions as an option for unwanted pregnancies, Human Rights Watch says. Organizations serving sex workers — an occupation that some LGBT people adopt after being excluded …
Tanzania is facing widespread protests over the arrest and ongoing detention of a dozen lawyers and activists supporting health care services for HIV-positive Tanzanians. They have been charged with no crime, but are accused of “promoting homosexuality” when they met to discuss a planned lawsuit seeking to restore anti-AIDS programs for LGBTI people.
The Tanzanian government didn’t like the fact that lawyers were meeting with clients on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Dar es Salaam to discuss a planned lawsuit seeking restoration of health-care services that have been dismantled during Tanzania’s ongoing anti-LGBT crackdown. To block that meeting, Tanzanian police moved in, arrested 13 people and accused them of …