What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues and melts journalists’ minds in articulating stories on these neglected communities? An obvious answer to this is the four-letter word: fear. Fears grip many journalists in Africa when it comes to the issue of covering these communities.
14 October 2014 | Key Correspondents
Where available – and information is scare even from resource-rich countries – data increasingly report very high rates of HIV in transgender people, especially those who have sex with men. The lack of data is itself a key priority for trans activists, as “without data we remain invisible to services and providers”.
02 September 2014 | HIV i-Base
“Maximizing the benefits of ART for key populations” grew out of discussions between the Key Affected Populations and Treatment as Prevention Working Groups of the International AIDS Society. The two groups agreed that given the rapidly changing treatment and prevention landscape in HIV, there was a need to consider a range of issues affecting treatment access, prevention choices, and the implications of new guidelines for key populations.
24 July 2014 | International AIDS Society
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
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
Barely three months after Uganda’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act was signed into law it has started to bite, with civil society organisations under investigation for “promoting homosexuality”. Those under investigation are mainly organisations involved in research, advocacy and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI), including those that provide testing, counseling and treatment for HIV.
14 May 2014 | Key Correspondents
In much of the world, giving out condoms and guidance to gay, bisexual and transgender sex workers is routine. But reaching out to men who have sex with men is practically revolutionary in parts of the English-speaking Caribbean, where homophobia and laws criminalizing gay sex have long driven people underground — turning them into the toughest group to reach with HIV prevention programs and fueling a regional epidemic.
08 May 2014 | ABC News
Evidence suggests that trans populations may be the most heavily burdened by HIV worldwide. Failure of the global HIV response to meet the needs of this at-risk group is largely the result of wide-scale stigma, neglect, and institutionalized discrimination.
15 April 2014 | amFAR
The loss of labour productivity and output because of employment discrimination and the loss of life years due to early death or disability could generate costs of up to US$ 31 billion in India alone. These preliminary estimates were presented by Dr Lee Badgett from UMass Amherst, one of the major public research universities in America.
20 March 2014 | UNAIDS
The David Kato Vision & Voice Award is proud to announce that the 2014 award will go to Cambodian transgender activist Sou Sotheavy. Now 75 years old, she has spent the last two decades working to establish a national network of organizations to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people across the country.
12 February 2014 | PR Newswire (press release)