Feb 082013
El Salvador - La Asamblea Legislativa prohibió realizar la prueba del VIH a las personas que busquen trabajar en el Estado

La Asamblea Legislativa de El Salvador prohibió realizar la prueba del Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH) y del Síndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida (Sida), a las personas que busquen trabajar en el Estado.

Feb 082013
USA - Racism, homophobia, depression, PTSD contribute to HIV epidemic among young black and Latino men, NYU

Racism, discrimination, homophobia, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fuel the HIV epidemic among many young black and Latino men, according to a study by Perry Halkitis, director of the Center of Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) at NYU Steinhardt. Halkitis’ study, “Measurement Model Exploring a Syndemic in Emerging Adult Gay and Bisexual Men,” was published in the [...]

Feb 082013
Denmark - Ugandan Nakiganda Hasifah: 'I have to speak even though I am a lesbian'

In a bed of Red Cross school for adult refugees are Nakiganda Hasifah. She is Ugandan and lesbian. Two properties, each of which is not spectacular, but in Uganda is the combination dangerous. She is only 23 years old but has already been in jail twice because of his activities as a human rights defender. During the first imprisonment [...]

Feb 082013
Kenya - "Lesbianism has been slowly taking root among young women in Kenya’s urban centres"

Jane, a fourth year student at a local university, prefers sex with other girls than with men because, according to her, “Girls pay more attention because they know and understand what another girl needs. Men don’t.” Lesbianism has been slowly taking root among young women in Kenya’s urban centres. Fuelled by television, worldliness, and sheer [...]

Feb 082013
USA - How white LGBTQ people can be more Inclusive of people of color (Jarune Uwujaren)

As a minority group that regularly battles prejudice, violence, and ignorance from governments, hate groups, and the like, LGBTQ people know what it’s like to be discriminated against. That’s why the gay community tends to pride itself on being anti-discriminatory and accepting of people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, the gay community is not [...]

Feb 052013
Ireland - Court told life ban on homosexual men giving blood is unjustifiable

A lifetime ban on homosexual men giving blood in Northern Ireland is unjustifiable, the High Court heard yesterday. A judge was told Minister for Health Edwin Poots’s (pictured) stance was irrational and discriminatory. Lawyers for an unidentified gay man are seeking a ruling that would bring Northern Ireland’s policy into line with the rest of [...]

Feb 052013
Chile - More than a third of Chilean youths feel discrimination

One third of young Chileans feel they are discriminated against, according to a recent study by the Chilean government youth outreach branch, or Injuv. The survey found that gypsies, gays, lesbians and people with mental health problems face the most discrimination by young people. Social Development Minister Joaquín Lavín presented the findings on Sunday, addressing perceptions of [...]

Feb 052013
Thailand - Tomboy students demand the same right to wear pants as trans students allowed to wear skirts

Tomboy students at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU) are demanding equality after their professors banned them from wearing pants to class but allowed male gay students to attend class wearing skirts, an SSRU report said on Tuesday. The women complained that being forced by teachers to wear female attire to classrooms, instead of male clothing, [...]

Feb 042013
Россия - Павел Астахов исключил возможность усыновления детей однополыми парами

Уполномоченный по правам ребенка при президенте РФ Павел Астахов заявил в интервью «Российской газете» 4 февраля, что Россия не допустит усыновления российских детей гомосексуальными парами.

Feb 012013
Mongolia - UNAIDS applauds the removal of HIV-related travel extensions

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the recent law reforms in Mongolia that have removed all travel restrictions and other discriminatory provisions for people living with HIV. The reforms, which were passed in December and came into effect on 15 January, removes all HIV-related restrictions on entry, stay and residence, according [...]

Feb 012013
Österreich - Schwule Blutspender: Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz bleibt bei striktem Nein

Schwulen Männern bleibt in Österreich auch weiterhin pauschal das Blutspenden untersagt. Das berichtet die Tageszeitung „Der Standard“. Damit werden in Österreich Schätzungen zufolge 420.000 Männer von der Blutspende ausgeschlossen, weil sie zumindest einmal in ihrem Leben mit einem Mann sexuellen Kontakt hatten. Das Österreichische Rote Kreuz als größte Blutspende-Organisation begründet die Maßnahme mit Sicherheitsbedenken.