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  • 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
  • U.S. looking to make LGBT rights a foreign policy priority

    New legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make the rights of sexual minorities a foreign policy priority for the United States.

    23 June 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • Uganda’s LGBTI Activist and Doctor, Paul Semugoma Awarded 2014 Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award

    The Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award recognizes the efforts of individuals who have achieved major breakthroughs or shown exceptional courage and leadership in their efforts to advocate for human rights in the field of HIV.

    13 June 2014 | Denis Nzioka (blog)
  • Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn

    LGBT organizations declared foreign agents in one fell swoop, gays being blacklisted by banks, employers, and landlords—welcome to the new reality of being LGBT under Putin.

    10 June 2014 | Daily Beast
  • Museveni’s hotel besieged by Ugandan LGBT activists

    The London hotel where President Yoweri Museveni was speaking last night (7 May) was besieged by Ugandan LGBTs and their supporters in a noisy protest with drums, vuvuzelas and chants. They caused a constant background disruption to the president’s speech to Ugandan community and business leaders based in the UK.

    05 June 2014 | Peter Tatchell Foundation
  • Uganda: Raided clinic reopens with scaled-back services

    The AIDS clinic that closed last month in Uganda after a police raid has reopened, but now offers fewer services to men who have sex with men (MSM) - they must pose as heterosexuals in order to receive their anti-retroviral medication at the new location.

    22 May 2014 | 76 Crimes (blog)
  • Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act’s Heavy Toll

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda have reported a surge in human rights violations since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on December 20, 2013, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Human Rights Watch issue a detailed account of the rise in evictions, expulsions, treatment refusal, blackmail and violence that have followed the bill's ratification.

    15 May 2014 | Human Rights Watch
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