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  • Man sacked for being gay and HIV-positive awarded damages in landmark case

    A man has been awarded damages in Austria after being dismissed from a new job for being gay and HIV positive. The state of Tyrol was made to pay the man €35,000 in damages, after he was dismissed from the job during a trial period after revealing his HIV status and sexual orientation.

    05 February 2016 | Pink News
  • HIV-Positive Man Mistakenly Denied Tourist Visa To Australia

    A Scandinavian man who has been visiting Australia every year for 22 years was denied a tourist visa because he is living with HIV.

    03 February 2016 | Star Observer
  • Israeli army to allow HIV positive recruits

    HIV-positive Israelis will be conscripted into the military for the first time, the army said Wednesday, a move welcomed by gay rights groups as an important step against discrimination.

    03 December 2015 | Yahoo News
  • Human Dignity Trust launches Criminalisation in the Commonwealth 2015 report

    Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015 in Malta (27-29 November), the Human Dignity Trust, in association with the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, has prepared an expansive report on the extent and the pernicious consequences of the criminalisation of homosexuality within the Commonwealth.

    26 November 2015 | Human Dignity Trust
  • HIV crisis worsened by anti-gay laws in Commonwealth countries, report warns

    The persecution of millions of people in Commonwealth countries where homosexuality is a criminal offence is worsening the Aids crisis, warns a major report produced for David Cameron.

    23 November 2015 | The Independent
  • The Catch-22 of Disclosing Your HIV Status

    During his headline-grabbing TV interview yesterday, Charlie Sheen said he was blackmailed by some people after he disclosed his HIV status. In fact, many people living with HIV have experienced similar negative reactions when they disclose: blackmail, threats of criminal prosecution, unwanted disclosure of HIV status, and physical violence. Paul Kidd writes.

    19 November 2015 | Star Observer
  • Kenya: MPs throw out proposal to punish gays with death

    A Kenyan parliamentary team has thrown out a proposal to have a law prescribing death by public stoning to anybody found participating in homosexual acts. The Justic and Legal Affairs Committee argued that the Constitution not only establishes that the family is the natural and fundamental unit of society, but is forthright that Article 45 provides that every adult has the right to marry a person of the opposite sex. “These provisions adequately protect the family values that apply in our democracy,” it concluded.

    17 November 2015 | Daily Nation
  • Calling HIV 'Loathsome,' Judge Rules for Model Used in HIV Ad

    The model's face appeared in an HIV campaign without her permission.

    06 November 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Reflections on the state of LGBT activism in Africa

    Cheikh Traore writes: "Contrary to what the international media would have you believe, there have been narrow windows opening for LGBT Africans in the past decade. These changes have occurred in legislation, judiciary decisions, courts, health policies and more importantly in shifting public opinions among the youth. There are lessons to be learned and numerous Africans to be praised for championing change."

    29 September 2015 | Africasacountry
  • HIV prejudice in Cyprus still holds

    The case of a British HIV-positive tourist in Paphos, who was reportedly asked to leave the hotel he was staying and was refused treatment by private clinics, reveals the degree of ignorance in our society, the Ombudsman said Tuesday.

    24 September 2015 | In Cyprus
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