Canada has a crucial role to play in the effort to assure full recognition of the human rights of LGBTQI people, in particular for LGBTQI refugees, Jamaican-Canadian activist attorney Maurice Tomlinson told Canadian legislators this week.
“Something bigger, something scarier, was happening” — an inside look at Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown.
Tanzania is intensifying its anti-gay crackdown, declaring an end to HIV/AIDS services at 40 health drop-in centers that serve the LGBT community, accusing them of promoting homosexuality. The health ministry on Saturday announced plans to publish a list of Tanzanian homosexual sex workers whom it finds online.
As Uganda seeks to reverse rising HIV infection rates, Ugandan LGBTI activists are seeking improved contacts with leaders of anti-AIDS programs and an end to stigma that excludes LGBTI people from HIV services.
A Tanzanian official has ordered the arrest of three men accused of promoting homosexuality, according to the Associated Press.
By Kikonyogo Kivumbi and Colin Stewart Human rights defenders in Uganda have reacted with dismay to statistics in a new government report indicating that HIV/AIDS infections in Uganda are rising.
Anti-AIDS programs are newly at risk in many countries, including Russia, Tanzania and the United States.
UPDATE: The coalition of anti-AIDS organizations that is offering $2 million to combat HIV in the LGBT communities of Mozambique is planning a conference call on Monday, Jan. 23, during which people can learn the details of the application process.
A coalition of anti-AIDS organizations is offering $2 million to combat HIV in the LGBT communities of Mozambique, where stigma against sexual minorities often excludes them from health care. Mozambique repealed its anti-LGBT law last year, but still suffers from intense homophobia. Stigma complicates efforts to combat AIDS. The country’s HIV rate of 11.5 …
By Erin Royal Brokovitch Police in Cameroon arrested 12 people on homosexuality charges on the night of Nov. 29 in Yaoundé for having condoms and lubricating gel in their possession at a video club. The arrests complicate Cameroon’s fight against AIDS among MSM (men who have sex with men) because, although use of materials such …