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Passengers with HIV sue China's Spring Airlines

Two passengers with HIV are suing a budget Chinese airline for refusing to let them board a plane. Local media reports say the two men and a friend - who does not have HIV - were prevented from boarding a Spring Airlines plane at Shenyang airport.

Published
18 August 2014
From
BBC News
Kenya: New Bill Wants Gays Stoned in Public

A bill seeking to have foreign gay people stoned to death in public in Kenya is now before the National Assembly through a petition by a political party. The draft bill has proposed that a foreigner who commits a homosexual act be stoned in public, while Kenyan nationals found guilty will be jailed for life.

Published
14 August 2014
From
AllAfrica
Uganda's Museveni wants to water down anti-gay law : lawmaker

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants to re-issue a divisive anti-gay law that was rejected by a court, but without tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Published
14 August 2014
From
Reuters
Corporate leaders must stand up for LGBT rights in Africa

AVAC and partners are putting public pressure on US corporations who will be meeting with African leaders during the week of August 4th in Washington DC. We are working in coalition to develop a sign-on statement that will be published in media outlets and complemented by country-based advocacy in Africa, asking US corporations that have made public commitments to human rights, including rights for LGBT individuals, ask African governments to provide the same protections for their citizens

Published
07 August 2014
From
AVAC
Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Gay Law

Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay measure and hope to have it passed within weeks, a lawmaker said Wednesday.

Published
07 August 2014
From
New York Times
Remarks on the lives of Jacqueline van Tongeren and Joep Lange, by Catherine Hankins

It is incomprehensible that people who worked so hard to save the lives of others should be shot down and be collateral damage in someone else’s war. Each of us needs to reflect on how to celebrate their memories by taking forward their visions. This world is a better place for them having walked among us. Let this be said of each of us too.

Published
06 August 2014
From
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development
Challenges to the rights of sexual minorities in Africa

Pro-gay Ugandan Catholic priest analyses the rise of homophobia.

Published
05 August 2014
From
Peter Tatchell Foundation
Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court

A Ugandan court struck down a punitive anti-gay law on Friday that has strained Uganda’s relations with the West, but the court ruled on narrow technical grounds, preserving the possibility that the measure could be revived.

Published
04 August 2014
From
New York Times
AIDS conference delegates seek asylum in Australia

At least 25 delegates who attended Melbourne’s high-profile AIDS conference intend to seek asylum in Australia after failing to board their flights home last week. The men and women, who are mostly from African countries including Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia, decided to stay in Melbourne after the week-long conference finished on July 25.

Published
04 August 2014
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities

Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.

Published
31 July 2014
From
IRIN Plus News

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