Dec 142011
 
Korea - Urgent petition to keep LGBT clause in Seoul’s Student Rights Ordinance Bill

The LGBT Coalition for Seoul Student Rights Ordinance is petitioning the Education Committee of Seoul Metropolitan Council to keep the clauses which will prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in response to opposition from fundamental Christian groups who want the SOGI references deleted. The following is an appeal from the LGBT Coalition for [...]

Dec 142011
 
USA - Gay rights group says men unfairly targeted and entrapped in Michigan parks

Gay men in Kent County are being targeted and entrapped by Kent County Sheriff’s deputies for behaviors that would be deemed acceptable for straight couples, a group of gay rights activist told the Kent County Commission on Tuesday. A group including a Holland minister and a board member of Equality Michigan say sheriff’s deputies arrested [...]

Dec 142011
 
Cuba - Cine contra la homofobia

"It is not a festive film, is made with love, true love and rejection of hate (...), it is an attack against homophobia, which is an attack on the love," said Pineda, of 78 years, introducing his new film, which will be exhibited to the public from February 14, the day of the [...]

Dec 142011
 
Australia - Same-sex HIV prevention ads attract most complaints in 2011 from public, report

Same-sex relationships, religion and race are the hottest-button issues for Australians, if our complaints about advertising are anything to go by. In 2011, complaints were made against billboards promoting safe sex for gay couples, Jesus touting the Koran and a TV commercial about hair removal from women’s privates. Of the five most complained about ads, [...]

Dec 142011
 
Belize - Prime Minster Barrow to Obama, 'We don't care' about memorandum of LGBT rights

In an interview with Amandala today, Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow frowned upon a recent indication from United States (US) President Barack Obama last Tuesday, via a presidential memorandum, that the US has declared “combat” against countries that it may deem guilty of violence or discrimination against “lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender” persons, dubbed LGBT [...]

Dec 142011
 
Australia - Researchers investigating mechanisms of HIV treatment that may lead to premature aging

Clinical Immunologist and UWA Winthrop Professor Martyn French along with his research team at Royal Perth Hospital are currently investigating the role of IFN-α—a crucial molecule in the normal immune response against viruses. With the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment allowing HIV patients to equal the life expectancy of their HIV-negative counterparts, a growing body of [...]

Dec 132011
 
Trinidad and Tobago - Petition launched demanding apology from The Express Newspaper

An online petition has been launched demanding the apology from The Express Newspaper in Trinidad and Tobago for their recent publication on Sunday December 11, 2011 titled “What you should know about HOMOSEXUALITY.”     This petition seeks to demand an apology from The Express Newspaper (Trinidad and Tobago) for their recent publication on Sunday [...]

Dec 132011
 
Indonesia - School apologizes, pleads ignorance, in refusing 6-year old student whose father lives with HIV

A school that earned the ire of the nation for rejecting, on World AIDS Day last week, a 6-year-old student because her father was HIV positive apologized on Monday but claimed its actions were due to “ignorance.” “The foundation admits that it happened because of ignorance and probably because the message was not conveyed properly,” [...]

Dec 132011
 
Guatemala - La discriminación, un santuario para el sida

"In the clinic we attended a woman who criticized us and dedicated himself to talk about religious issues," said Carlos Valdez, the United project, a non-governmental initiative that promotes access to HIV/AIDS prevention services to homosexuals and sex workers in Guatemala. Activists stress that in Guatemala, as in many other [...]

Dec 132011
 
South Africa - LGBT organizations stage march to support Bill of Rights and receive justice for murdered activist

More than 500 activists from various lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisations staged a march on Saturday in Kwa-Thema in Ekurhuleni to hear the outcome of the memorandum that was handed to the police station by Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane on August19. The event was organised by the Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee (Epoc), which suffered [...]