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  • Kenya: New Bill Wants Gays Stoned in Public

    A bill seeking to have foreign gay people stoned to death in public in Kenya is now before the National Assembly through a petition by a political party. The draft bill has proposed that a foreigner who commits a homosexual act be stoned in public, while Kenyan nationals found guilty will be jailed for life.

    14 August 2014 | AllAfrica
  • Uganda's Museveni wants to water down anti-gay law : lawmaker

    Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants to re-issue a divisive anti-gay law that was rejected by a court, but without tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker said on Tuesday.

    14 August 2014 | Reuters
  • Corporate leaders must stand up for LGBT rights in Africa

    AVAC and partners are putting public pressure on US corporations who will be meeting with African leaders during the week of August 4th in Washington DC. We are working in coalition to develop a sign-on statement that will be published in media outlets and complemented by country-based advocacy in Africa, asking US corporations that have made public commitments to human rights, including rights for LGBT individuals, ask African governments to provide the same protections for their citizens

    07 August 2014 | AVAC
  • Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Gay Law

    Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay measure and hope to have it passed within weeks, a lawmaker said Wednesday.

    07 August 2014 | New York Times
  • Challenges to the rights of sexual minorities in Africa

    Pro-gay Ugandan Catholic priest analyses the rise of homophobia.

    05 August 2014 | Peter Tatchell Foundation
  • Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court

    A Ugandan court struck down a punitive anti-gay law on Friday that has strained Uganda’s relations with the West, but the court ruled on narrow technical grounds, preserving the possibility that the measure could be revived.

    04 August 2014 | New York Times
  • Gay Men, MSM and Transgender Pre-Conference Kicks Off in Melbourne

    The opening session of the two-day pre-conference on Gay Men, MSM and Transgender People in the Global AIDS Response sponsored by The Global Forum on MSM & HIV at Melbourne Town Hall began with solemn words and a moment of silence for the tragic deaths of the almost 300 people killed in on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, with special acknowledgement of Martine de Schutter and Pim de Kuijer, both with close ties to this community.

    19 July 2014 | Science Speaks
  • WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

    Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

    11 July 2014 | WHO press release
  • Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

    In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

    11 July 2014 | World Health Organization
  • Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Law prompts new U.S. responses, including entry restrictions and police program aid suspension

    A White House blog post and National Security Council statement today announced additional responses from the White House to Uganda’s enactment of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, legislation that led to police action and suspension of work at a U.S.-funded HIV program there.

    23 June 2014 | Science Speaks
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