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HIV-infected people may face obligatory fingerprinting in Russia

A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.

Published
17 April 2014
From
Russia Today
South Africa: Gauteng pays after forced sterilisation for HIV-positive woman

The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Mail & Guardian
Uganda police raid U.S. military AIDS clinic, order it shut

Activists in Uganda report that plain-clothes police raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala today, accused it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close. The clinic has been one of relatively few health-care facilities in the city that willingly treat LGBT people.

Published
03 April 2014
From
76crimes.com
The economic costs and development impact of exclusion of LGBT people

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.

Published
20 March 2014
From
UNAIDS
Global Fund expresses “deep concern” about new anti-gay law in Uganda

The Global Fund has expressed “deep concern” about a law signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that imposes jail terms of up to seven years for those who ‘aid or abet’ homosexual relations, which could implicate health workers providing services and counseling to people living with HIV.

Published
28 February 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
Don’t cut ties with Uganda; that’s an anti-gay trap

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest from Zambia and a project director at Political Research Associates, predicted last month that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni would sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Now that Museveni has done so, Kaoma discusses what’s to be done now. He warns that some LGBT advocates’ calls for countries to cut diplomatic ties to Uganda is exactly what Museveni hopes will happen.

Published
28 February 2014
From
76 Crimes
Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 full text

The full text of the draconian legislation to prohibit homosexuality signed into law by Uganda's President Museveni today.

Published
24 February 2014
From
Scribd
Uganda president signs anti-gay laws

Yoweri Museveni defies US warning and signs law toughening already strict legislation against homosexuals.

Published
24 February 2014
From
The Guardian
Why Africa is the most homophobic continent

As Uganda's president remains on the brink of ratifying savage new anti-gay laws, our Africa Correspondent reports on a continent at war with itself

Published
23 February 2014
From
The Observer
Uganda's Yoweri Museveni puts anti-gay legislation on hold

Yoweri Museveni challenges US scientists to advise on whether homosexuality is caused by nature or nurture

Published
23 February 2014
From
The Observer
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