Dec 132011
 
USA - An HIV epidemic waiting to happen in Tennessee according to Duke University and Southern HIV-AIDS Strategy Initiative

Tennessee is facing a possible HIV epidemic, according to new research from Duke University and the Southern HIV-AIDS Strategy Initiative. The report finds that 35 percent of newly-reported HIV infections came from eight southern states in 2009, the most recent year for which figures are available. Proposed budget cuts already threaten HIV prevention and treatment [...]

Dec 132011
 
Indonesia - Poor in Jakarta left out in HIV-AIDS prevention program

In spite of the continuous government program against HIV/AIDS, for many of Jakarta’s poor the program remains elusive, with many impoverished residents still not receiving counseling. Mujahidin, an itinerant street vendor who frequented areas near the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, said he knew a beggar with HIV who struggled until the end with little or [...]

Dec 132011
 
Philippines - Malacañang hosts historic LGBT rights confab

The Office of the President waded into one of the remaining last frontiers in the country’s human rights struggles when it hosted probably the first open discussion on human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). On the eve of the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Presidential Commission [...]

Dec 132011
 
Honduras - Grupos lésbicos y gay realizan foro de diversidad sexual y derechos humanos

Los grupos organizados lésbico-gay comenzaron este lunes un foro de diversidad sexual y derechos humanos a nivel centroamericano en el cual pretenden exigir mayor seguridad a los diferentes géneros, así como mayor participación y respeto en el acontecer nacional. Al foro asistieron miembros de diferentes asociaciones que pidieron más respeto y mayor seguridad, así como [...]

Dec 132011
 
Philippines - 'Come out of your extravagant churches to see the reality' say Filipino gay group to Catholic priests

The Philippine’s only political organisation for LGBTs has urged Catholic priests, who oppose the anti-discrimination bill, to “come out of their extravagant churches to see the reality – that some LGBTs are not hired to work, some are being harassed and violated and some 144 killed because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.” Ladlad [...]

Dec 132011
 
Brasil - Beijo gay causa pancadaria em baile funk

Part of a House concerts destroyed, show canceled, folks wound, dancers under Security in the dressing room, a lot of confusion. All this for what? A gay Kiss! The case occurred on Saturday 11 during show in Vila Velha (ES), funk group Popozudas cage, whose lead singer (!) is Valesca Popozuda. After 40 minutes of [...]