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Speaking Out - LGBTI rights in the Commonwealth

Published in advance of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka this month, Speaking Out demands that Commonwealth leaders take action to stop the widespread human rights abuses against LGBTI people documented in the report.

Published
11 November 2013
From
Kaleidoscope Trust
Nearly 80% of Commonwealth countries enforcing anti-gay laws

Nearly 80 per cent of Commonwealth countries are enforcing anti-gay laws perpetuated by leaders who are “wilfully turning a blind eye to homophobia on a massive scale”, a report warns today.

Published
11 November 2013
From
The Independent
Did the press comply with an HIV witch-hunt in Greece?

State and private television networks went ahead and published women’s mugshots and personal details, labelling them “HIV-infected prostitutes”.

Published
08 November 2013
From
New Statesman
The HIV rebound nobody is discussing

Is an AIDS-free generation on the horizon? Not without the help of sex workers and other marginalized "key populations," public health officials say.

Published
06 November 2013
From
PBS NewsHour
South Africa: HIV/Aids holy water cure put to the test

The Treatment Action Campaign wants the so-called 'holy water' to go under the microscope. Rebirth Family Church's Bishop Hamilton Nala claims he can cure HIV with water that he sells for at least R10. Five of his followers have come forward claiming the remedy works, but activists are now calling for clinical tests.

Published
06 November 2013
From
eNCA
Botswana denies anti-gay plan

The Botswana government has denied reports that it is planning to arrest gays and lesbians as part of its new HIV plan for vulnerable groups. Last week, the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) accused the government of including a plan to arrest local men who have sex with men (MSM) and sex workers and deport foreign MSM and sex workers in its “Draft Strategies to Address Key Populations”.

Published
06 November 2013
From
Mamba
Botswana starts purge against sex workers

Botswana’s blitz on sex workers took off over the weekend with at least 30 women arrested as part of a campaign to curb the influx of sex workers and gays in the southern African country.

Published
06 November 2013
From
Daily Nation
Members of Russian HIV/AIDS group attacked

A Russian LGBT rights advocate on Sunday said two men attacked members of an HIV/AIDS service organization in St. Petersburg. Two masked men with air guns and baseball bats attacked those who were attending a social gathering at the St. Petersburg office of LaSky, a Russian HIV/AIDS group that serves men who have sex with men.

Published
05 November 2013
From
Washington Blade
My Diagnosis

What's it like to be newly diagnosed today? Guest writer Scotspozlad found out he was HIV-positive in October 2013. Here he tells what happened and how he felt about it.

Published
04 November 2013
From
Positive Lite
UNITED STATES: Navy Opens More Assignments to HIV-Positive Sailors, Marines

The Navy is opening sea and short-duty assignments outside of the continental U.S. to sailors with HIV or other blood-borne illnesses, according to a spokesman.

Published
04 November 2013
From
Stars & Stripes

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