Mar 122013
Österreich - Neue Kondomkampagne soll Jugendliche aufklären

Im März und April 2013 setzen die wienXtra-jugendinfo und die Präventionsabteilung der Aids Hilfe Wien mit der gemeinsamen Kampagne “Cool drauf” ein starkes Zeichen für geschützten Sex.

Mar 122013
USA - How much money has your doctor been paid by pharmaceutical companies?

Dr. Jon W. Draud, the medical director of psychiatric and addiction medicine at two Tennessee hospitals, pursues some eclectic passions. He’s bred sleek Basenji hunting dogs for show. And last summer, the Tennessee State Museum featured “African Art: The Collection of Jon Draud.”

But the Nashville psychiatrist is also notable for a professional pursuit: During the last four years, the 47-year-old Draud has earnedmore than $1 millionfor delivering promotional talks and consulting for seven drug companies.

Mar 112013
France - Les affiches de la manifestation contre le mariage pour tous font polémique

Deux affiches ont particulièrement attiré l’attention des internautes. L’une a été supprimée, l’autre est toujours en ligne.

En prévision de la marche du 24 mars prochain, le collectif La Manif pour tous propose aux anti-mariage gay un “kit du manifestant”. Enjoignant d’abord les visiteurs de se rendre sur la boutique du site internet, le collectif propose une petite trentaine d’affiches à imprimer pour le jour J.

Mar 112013
Polen - Provokante plakatwerbung und schwulenfeindliche Äußerungen von ex-präsident Walesa lassen die wogen hochkochen

Polen gilt als Gesellschaft im Umbruch, doch Lech Walesa bleibt Lech Walesa. Der berühmte Schnauzer ist noch da und die unbekümmerten Sprüche ebenfalls. „Ich entschuldige mich nicht!“ meint die Solidarnosc-Legende kämpferisch zu ihren Äußerungen der Vorwoche. Da hatte der ehemalige Präsident empfohlen, homosexuelle Parlamentarier hinter eine Wand zu sperren.Vertretern der gleichgeschlechtlichen Liebe vorgeworfen, sie würden ihre Belange der Mehrheit aufdrängen und Kinder verwirren.

Mar 112013
UK - HIV policy has collapsed and gay men will not escape the legacy (Stuart Home)

In the past few weeks several pieces of research have been published that illustrate the current nature of the HIV epidemic in the UK. As a brief overview, the data from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) unfortunately reinforced what anyone following this issue for several years already knows. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to [...]

Feb 222013
Vatican - Pope's Twitter account, @pontifex, to shut down when Benedict XVI leaves office

The papal Twitter account, @pontifex, will be shut down when Pope Benedict XVI leaves office, the CNN reports citing Vatican radio. “It seems unimaginable that one could continue to use a communication tool so popular and powerful during the ‘sede vacante’ period,” said Vatican Radio, without giving info on whether Benedict XVI’s successor will use Twitter. Pope Benedict has [...]

Feb 202013
USA - US Institute of Medicine report recommends devolution for US global AIDS relief programme

The huge, ten-year-old US programme that provides HIV treatment and prevention in dozens of developing countries needs to begin shifting to host-country ownership of the programme, according to an advisory report released today. The 700-page report, from the US Institute of Medicine, also says that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which spent [...]

Feb 182013
Africa - 37 ways to say homosexual

Trouble viewing translation? Select your default language using Google Translate near top of page. Please be patient with machine translation as it is an evolving technology. Gender, in particular, is problematic in machine translations. Ngirosi, sis, closet, kuchu, bhutu, matrix, gogo, ana, butch, busti, bottom, muscle, down-lo… son solo algunos de los 37 nombres con [...]

Feb 062013
Thailand - World's first campaign ad courting the transgender vote?

Is there a hidden, transgender voting bloc ripe for a political awakening? At least one Thai politician seems to think so. “Our modern world increasingly accepts varied genders… Bangkok must be a city that understands sexual differences, not just accepting different lifestyles … it must be a friend to every difference.” So goes the latest [...]