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  • Transgender people and HIV: Policy brief

    This technical brief summarizes essential information and existing WHO recommendations for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care among transgender populations.

    22 July 2015 | WHO
  • Transgender Malaysians targeted as religious authorities' influence grows, LGBTI community says

    Members of Malaysia's LGBTI community are speaking out about being violently attacked in the moderate Muslim nation, saying the abuse has become common as religious authorities push for more power.

    06 July 2015 | ABC
  • African scientists on anti-homosexuality laws: Criminalization harms public health

    Report details how criminalization and discrimination against sexual minorities fuels spread of infectious diseases among general populations as well as among men who have sex with men.

    12 June 2015 | Science Speaks
  • UN says gays are victims of violent abuse all over the world

    The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of "pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination" in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said actions by some countries to reduce violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity since the last report in 2011 have been overshadowed by continuing human rights violations against these groups, too often perpetrated with impunity. See http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Discrimination/A.HRC.19.41_English.pdf for report.

    02 June 2015 | Associated Press
  • 3 things to keep in mind about trans (men’s) inclusion in HIV prevention research

    Prevention research and interventions (e.g., PrEP demonstration projects) that focus on trans women are needed, rather than problematically lumping them in with men who have sex with men.

    01 June 2015 | CATIE
  • The Quest for Transgender Equality

    Being transgender today is still unreasonably hard, but it is far from hopeless.

    05 May 2015 | New York Times (editorial)
  • Gay and Bi Men Eager to Enter PrEP Demonstration Project

    Transgender women and men who have sex with men have been eager to participate in the U.S. PrEP Demonstration Project, a real-world study of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis.

    05 May 2015 | AIDSMeds
  • MSM and transgender people are absent from the Global Fund country dialogue in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) are not involved in strategic discussions around HIV in most nations of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Lack of reliable epidemiological data, high stigma, and policies that restrict the access of MSM and TG to information on HIV preclude the two key populations from meaningfully participating in the country dialogue processes.

    01 April 2015 | EATG
  • ViiV Healthcare Launches New Global Positive Action Programme Focused on MSM and Transgender Populations

    Through Positive Action, ViiV Healthcare has committed to invest £2 million per year to encourage MSM and transgender community-led interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and/or HIV status. The first phase of the new programme will cover a period of two years.

    31 March 2015 | Viiv Healthcare press release
  • Misogyny in Fag Space: How to Have a Dick Without Being a Dick

    Not all gay men have penises, trans man Brandyn Gallagher warns, and it's about time other gay men started dealing with it. "Once upon a time, I was a young fag disguised as a girl. Throughout junior high and high school, I consistently dated boys who eventually figured out they were gay and dumped me so they could instead date men. Rejection, being told my body isn’t desirable or legitimate enough for the men toward whom I’m attracted, has been part of my internal narrative for as long as I can remember. It’s gotten better for me over time, but dating in the world of gay men is far from struggle-free—for anyone, but especially a trans man."

    18 March 2015 | Beta Blog
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