May 142013
USA - 'Geography of Hate' maps racist, homophobic, ableist tweets

Twitter has the capacity to ignite revolutions and enable small acts of kindness, but there’s also a darker side to the microblogging network. Floating Sheep, a group of geography academics, created the “Geography of Hate,” which maps racist, homophobic and ableist tweets in the U.S. After searching for all geotagged tweets in North America between June 2012 and April [...]

May 132013
Northern Ireland - 80% of homophobic, transphobic attacks not reported – study

Anti-gay violence in Northern Ireland is massively underplayed, with eight out of 10 attacks not reported to the police, according to research. As the lord mayor of Belfast prepared to launch Anti-Homophobia Week at the city hall on Monday, a report by the Equality Commission reveals that nearly half of the gay community in the province (44%) [...]

May 092013
Denmark - Majority of the Faroese are for civil marriages of gays

A majority of the Faroese say yes to that gay will be devoted respectably on the Faroe Islands, according to a gallup poll in the country. Gay on the Faroe Islands have traditionally had tough conditions, but now are bleeding the country's population up. A gallup poll as Danish National Association of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and Trans people (LGBT Føroyar) have made shows that 68 percent say ' yes ' to [...]

May 082013
USA - Mathematical model by University of Delaware-led team measures hidden HIV

University of Delaware-led research team reports new evidence that hidden virus replication may be occurring within the body’s tissue, despite undetectable virus levels in the blood. The findings were reported in theJournal of the Royal Society Interfaceon May 8. The discovery came after the paper’s lead author, Ryan Zurakowski (pictured, left), assistant professor of electrical and [...]

May 082013
Belgie - De Gucht wil onderzoeken of homo's stamcellen kunnen doneren

Community senator Jean-Jacques De Gucht (Open Vld) wants also male homosexuals may be eligible for stem cell donation. Through a proposal of resolution he wants the opinion of the Advisory Committee on bioethics on the scientific ability to also male homosexuals as stem cell donor. Today are the criteria that must be met for stem cell donors in parallel with [...]

May 062013
Global health report: Blackmail, violence and stigma restrict access to sexual health services for gay men

The Global Forum for MSM and HIV has released an analysis of its 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Study (GMHRS) concentrating on young men under 30 who have sex with men (MSM), complementing the full report which came out in December 2012. Taken together, both reports reveal that MSM globally are faced with high [...]

May 062013
Suomi - Seksuaali- ja sukupuolivähemmistöjen tunteita selvitetään ensimmäistä kertaa

Sexual and gender minorities, for the first time, a comprehensive study of young people's life will be made. According to the survey, the Secretary General of the Seta and Aija Salon can participate other than young people. In Finland, a comprehensive query is needed in any case. – International trials has come to light that, for example, transgender people are experiencing in school bullying and depression more than others, which can affect their future prospects. Seta youth research society in the process of the poll [...]

May 062013
India - "Gender needs to be consensual" says report on Queer Person Assigned Gender Female at Birth (PAGFB)

Gender needs to be consensual, argued the recently released study report on Queer Person Assigned Gender Female at Birth (PAGFB) by LABIA – A Queer Feminist Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) collective. LABIA, a Mumbai-based autonomous, voluntary collective, with a focus on queer and feminist activism, released the report last week in Mumbai. “However, my [...]

Apr 262013
USA - Survey reveals gay hotel guests spend an average of 57% more on their travels versus heterosexuals

According to a survey by Community Marketing Inc., a partner of ITB Berlin, US Gay and lesbian hotel guests spend an average 57% more on their travels than their heterosexual counterparts. Rika Jean-Francois, ITB Berlin’s CSR officer and member of the board of the International Gay & Travel Association (IGLTA) presented the findings at the [...]

Apr 222013
España - La mitad de los 33.000 infectados por VIH en Catalunña mantiene una carga viral elevada

Alrededor del 52% de los 33.000 catalanes infectados por el VIH mantienen una elevada carga viral porque están desconocen que contagiados, porque no han acudido al sistema sanitario o porque no siguen el tratamiento antirretroviral indicado, lo que rappresent que pueden seguir más de propagando 16,000 personas el virus con facilidad, según datos del Informe [...]