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Gay-on-Gay Shaming: The New HIV War

HIV-related stigma is worse than ever. Not the external kind, where a society is panicked about the new plague. Thankfully, the days of being shunned by hospital orderlies or funeral homes are over. But I'd prefer that kind of stigma over today's brand. At least I knew how to fight the external kind. Today's internal stigma, where a community shuns its own, is seemingly intractable and far more destructive

Published
28 February 2014
From
Huffington Post
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
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76 Crimes
UN Envoy for AIDS in Africa Must Go

In the wake of Uganda’s passage of a law criminalizing homosexuality, the reprehensible silence of Ms. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, and her ongoing position as a senior advisor to President Museveni, threaten to undermine the credibility and independence of the United Nations.

Published
28 February 2014
From
AIDS-Free World
In the Face of Discrimination, Keep Going

The law recently passed in Nigeria prohibiting gay and lesbian citizens from gathering and organizing sets us back from creating an AIDS-free future. But in the face of potentially devastating roadblocks such as these, we have an option: keep going.

Published
27 February 2014
From
Science Speaks
Dreaming A New Future: A Conversation with Long-Term Survivors

“What’s next?” That’s the question at the heart of a burgeoning movement of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors and allies. For people who lived through the devastating losses and unimaginable triumphs of the early decades of AIDS—many of whom never expected to see their 30s, let alone hit retirement age—what do the next decades hold?

Published
27 February 2014
From
BETA blog
Meet the Brighton faces of HIV, fighting to dispel its stigma

The subjects of the Stand Tall – Get Snapped exhibition range from 22 to 79 years old. They are gay, straight, old, young, black and white. But they have all suffered some kind of stigma after being diagnosed with the disease.

Published
25 February 2014
From
The Argus
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

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