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  • Gay clubbing and stoic activism in Russia’s homophobic heartland

    Ever since president Vladimir Putin signed a law in 2013 banning “gay propaganda” conditions have got worse for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Russia. The law may be limited in scope but the homophobic rhetoric that surrounded it has led to an increase in violence against LGBT people, according to Human Rights Watch.

    20 April 2016 | The Guardian
  • Report shows that transgender people are left behind in the fight against HIV 

    Transgender people are the most affected by HIV but remain largely excluded from policy, program, and funding decisions at national, regional, and global levels, according to a report released in February.

    03 March 2016 | Global Fund Observer
  • Russia Proposes Dedicated Health Facilities To Treat Homosexuality And Pedophilia

    The Russian Ministry of Health is proposing new regulations that would mandate the creation of dedicated exam rooms throughout the country for the treatment of what it calls “non-traditional sexual relationships,” including homosexuality and pedophilia.

    24 February 2016 | Sexuality Policy Watch
  • High Rates of HIV Found Among Trans Women as New U.S. Studies Narrow Transgender Data Gap

    HIV prevention and services for transgender women and men were the focus of several presentations at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC), which took place from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, the upcoming Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) will feature a plenary session on transgender people -- a first for this research conference focused on HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.

    18 February 2016 | The Body Pro
  • Anti-Gay Actions in Indonesia Threaten a Fragile Population

    A sudden onslaught of anti-gay speech and of recommendations aimed at chipping away at the already fragile social standing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country has caught most human rights activists here by surprise.

    17 February 2016 | New York Times
  • Here's Free Info on PrEP Specifically for Trans Women and Men

    Project Inform and Outshine NW explain why they created the free PrEP booklets, which you can download or order.

    26 January 2016 | Poz magazine news
  • 2015 Sexual Politics Round- Up

    As the year heads toward its end, SPW recollects main trends and facts in sexual politics worldwide. - See more at:

    22 December 2015 | Sexuality Policy Watch
  • Transgender Women and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: What We Know and What We Still Need to Know

    This brief includes: a discussion of the research to date on the safety of PrEP use among transgender women, guidance for clinicians on prescribing PrEP to transgender women, and recommendations for more intensive research on HIV prevention technologies for transgender women.

    08 December 2015 | Target Center
  • One Group of People Is Acquiring HIV in Record Numbers, But We Don't Talk About Them

    The transgender community's HIV problem remains an "invisible" epidemic, as trans women are too often ignored in health advocacy, stigmatized for their diagnosis or criminalized.

    02 December 2015 | Mic
  • HIV prevention: New look at PrEP study points to efficacy for transgender women

    In a new look at the groundbreaking iPrEx trial for people at high risk of HIV infection, researchers have identified strong evidence of efficacy for transgender women when PrEP, a two-drug antiretroviral used to prevent HIV, is used consistently.

    09 November 2015 | Science Daily
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