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Gay clubbing and stoic activism in Russia’s homophobic heartland

Ever since president Vladimir Putin signed a law in 2013 banning “gay propaganda” conditions have got worse for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Russia. The law may be limited in scope but the homophobic rhetoric that surrounded it has led to an increase in violence against LGBT people, according to Human Rights Watch.

Published
20 April 2016
From
The Guardian
Transgender people are at high risk for HIV, but too little is known about prevention and treatment for this population

Transgender women have among the highest rates of HIV infection but little is known about HIV prevalence among trans men, Tonia Poteat of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

Published
11 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Report shows that transgender people are left behind in the fight against HIV 

Transgender people are the most affected by HIV but remain largely excluded from policy, program, and funding decisions at national, regional, and global levels, according to a report released in February.

Published
03 March 2016
From
Global Fund Observer
‘On-demand’ rectal microbicide gel has reasonable tolerability and acceptability – daily less so

Results from the MTN-017 study of 1% tenofovir gel as a rectal microbicide were presented to the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) on

Published
28 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Russia Proposes Dedicated Health Facilities To Treat Homosexuality And Pedophilia

The Russian Ministry of Health is proposing new regulations that would mandate the creation of dedicated exam rooms throughout the country for the treatment of what it calls “non-traditional sexual relationships,” including homosexuality and pedophilia.

Published
24 February 2016
From
Sexuality Policy Watch
High Rates of HIV Found Among Trans Women as New U.S. Studies Narrow Transgender Data Gap

HIV prevention and services for transgender women and men were the focus of several presentations at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC), which took place from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, the upcoming Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) will feature a plenary session on transgender people -- a first for this research conference focused on HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.

Published
18 February 2016
From
The Body Pro
Anti-Gay Actions in Indonesia Threaten a Fragile Population

A sudden onslaught of anti-gay speech and of recommendations aimed at chipping away at the already fragile social standing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country has caught most human rights activists here by surprise.

Published
17 February 2016
From
New York Times
Here's Free Info on PrEP Specifically for Trans Women and Men

Project Inform and Outshine NW explain why they created the free PrEP booklets, which you can download or order.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Poz magazine news
2015 Sexual Politics Round- Up

As the year heads toward its end, SPW recollects main trends and facts in sexual politics worldwide. - See more at: http://sxpolitics.org/sexual-politics-roundup-in-2015/13916#sthash.s6Bqy383.dpuf

Published
22 December 2015
From
Sexuality Policy Watch
Transgender Women and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: What We Know and What We Still Need to Know

This brief includes: a discussion of the research to date on the safety of PrEP use among transgender women, guidance for clinicians on prescribing PrEP to transgender women, and recommendations for more intensive research on HIV prevention technologies for transgender women.

Published
08 December 2015
From
Target Center
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