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U.N. to launch legal challenge against Malawi anti-gay laws

The United Nations' AIDS taskforce and human rights groups will launch a court battle against Malawi's laws criminalizing homosexuality, in a rare challenge to rising anti-gay legislation in Africa.

Published
22 January 2014
From
Reuters
Emmerdale boss on Val's HIV story: 'I want to challenge stigmas'

Emmerdale's series producer Kate Oates has discussed the future of Val Pollard's HIV storyline, explaining that she wants the plot to challenge preconceptions surrounding the condition.

Published
22 January 2014
From
Digital Spy UK
Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill, Unsigned but Still Effective

Last week, Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, refused to sign a controversial anti-gay bill that would mean life in prison for people convicted of homosexual acts. But many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex (LGBTI) people in the East African country, and NGOs trying to help them, say many have been suffering discrimination for years and it is getting worse.

Published
21 January 2014
From
Inter Press Service
John Grant: HIV 'Doesn't Make Me Less of a Human'

After publicly disclosing his HIV status while guesting at a Hercules & Love Affair gig in London last year, musician John Grant got sober and self-analysed. “Sex and, more particularly, unsafe sex was just another way of escape and forgetting,” he says.

Published
20 January 2014
From
The Music
NHS patient data to be made available for sale to drug and insurance firms

Drug and insurance companies will from later this year be able to buy information on patients – including mental health conditions and diseases such as cancer, as well as smoking and drinking habits – once a single English database of medical data has been created.

Published
20 January 2014
From
The Guardian
Uganda: Museveni blocks Anti-Homosexuality Bill

President accuses Parliament of breaking the law by passing the Bill without quorum.

Published
17 January 2014
From
Daily Monitor
The straight Nigerian's guide to the new anti-gay law

Congratulations, straight Nigerian, this article is for your benefit. Now that the Same-Sex Marriage Act has been signed, you can breathe easy—or so you think. Well, not so fast—and the following paragraphs will explain why.

Published
17 January 2014
From
Ayo Sogunro (blog)
Dallas Buyers Club Gets 6 Oscar Nominations

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto received acting nominations.

Published
16 January 2014
From
Poz magazine news
Laurindo Garcia: Shining a Light on Stigma in a Web 2.0 World

I gulped down some courage, reminded myself of the original intent of the photograph and then passed the phone back to my new friend with my "no shame in being HIV+" pic in full view.

Published
16 January 2014
From
Huffington Post
Nigeria gay arrests: Dozens arrested, and 'we are on the hunt for others'

First the police targeted the gay men, then they tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

Published
15 January 2014
From
Christian Science Monitor

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