An international outcry has greeted the July 30 arrest of 42 men on homosexuality charges as they partied at an anti-AIDS meeting near Lagos, Nigeria, that offered HIV counseling and testing.
An international conference planned for Oct. 12-13 in Jamaica will focus on how churches have helped to impose anti-LGBT laws in the past and how they can help to eliminate them in the future.
Tanzania has expanded its anti-gay crackdown to include anyone working for gay rights or protecting “homosexual interests.” Government officials seem unaware or unconcerned that such repression, which includes denial of health services to LGBTI people, is likely to lead to a rebound of HIV/AIDS, as has occurred in Uganda.
Threats, forced evictions, anti-LGBTI protests. The security situation of LGBTI people in the City of Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo leaves much to be desired, according to the advocacy group Action for the Fight Against Social Injustice in Bukavu (ALCIS).
“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.