Dec 132011
Russia - Prime Minister Putin to be quizzed by EU over anti-gay laws

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is to be quizzed directly tomorrow over anti-gay laws. The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, told activists on Tuesday that she would raise the discriminatory laws at the EU-Russia summit. GAY RUSSIA Picture of Alekseev’s one man protest in Arkhangelsk. Banner reads: “Children have [...]

Dec 122011
Philippines - Gay political party to protest exclusion from anti-discrimination bill

A political party for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights is organizing a protest rally to express indignation at the Catholic Church’s attempts to exclude them from being covered by a bill that penalizes discrimination. Adel Dexter Macaldo, media officer of Ladlad party-list, told Sun.Star the party will meet to prepare for a mass [...]

Dec 122011
Papua New Guinea - Circumcision research reveals men undergoing unsafe penile modification

Research in Papua New Guinea on circumcision as a means of prevention of HIV transmission has brought to light the number of men undergoing unsafe penile modification, often with disastrous consequences. Professor John McBride of Australia’s James Cook University was one of a number of researchers presenting their work to the PNG government and non-governmental [...]