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Picking Up the Pieces in Malawi - Human rights activists plot the path forward in the wake of the recent same-sex court case.- by Mark Canaverahumanitarian aid worker, activist, writer, Posted: June 3, 2010: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-canavera/picking-up-the-pieces-in_b_596371.html?view=print (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Internal to the organization, challenges face CEDEP as well. One of these is the inclusion of women who have same-sex relationships in its activities, a group that it has not currently reached. Monica Mbaru, the Africa regional coordinator for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, one of CEDEP's key partners, indicates that lesbian women in Malawi may face issues specific to women - like so-called "corrective rape" - that are not yet being addressed. "Although we cannot yet ascertain the scale of the problem," says Mbaru, "we know from some lesbian women in Malawi that they are subjected to corrective rape or other violence within their families. Their families believe that they have simply not found a proper man to induct them into having sex, so they start making advances, and these women close up and end up dying in their own spaces.""
(PDF - 67 Kb) Document Date: 4 Jun 2010 (Downloads: 165)
Uganda: Museveni warns on dangers of sodomy - By Francis Kagolo, www.newvision.co.ug, on 06/03/10: http://www.newvision.co.ug/PA/8/12/721699 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has commended the Church for its strong stand against homosexuality.<br><br>
He asked the clergy and African leaders to guard against Western culture, warning that the continent will end up eaten by homosexuality if they relax.<br><br>
?The African Church is the only one that is still standing against homosexuality. The Europeans are finished. If we follow them, we shall end up in Sodom and Gomorrah,? Museveni warned.
(PDF - 227 Kb) Document Date: 3 Jun 2010 (Downloads: 161)
Transgender People's Access to Sexual Health and Rights A Study of Law and Policy in 12 Asian Countries - Sood , N. (2009). Transgender People?s Access to Sexual Health and Rights: A Study of Law and Policy in 12 Asian Countries. Asian- Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW). 04/30/10 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"ARROW (Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for
Women), a women's organisation working on women's health and rights, has undertaken
a project every five years to monitor progress in these areas. This study is part of
ARROW's ICPD@15 years monitoring project which includes 12 Asian countries"
Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam,
Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. " <br><br> "However, what we find prevailing is a continued regulation of sexuality and all
related matters, by societies and governments using instruments such as education,
religion, law and policy, seeking to enforce a sexual discipline that emerges from a
hetero-normativei framework that favours the heterosexual male. Such regulation of
sexuality, more often than not, impacts sexual and reproductive rights of people, some
groups of people more so than others. For example, adolescents and young people, the
elderly, women " especially single women, sex workers, and people marginalised on the
basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and intersex people) " are disproportionately affected."
(PDF - 375 Kb) Document Date: 30 Apr 2010 (Downloads: 82)
Nepal Army continues discrimination against lesbians within the system- By Sunil B Pant Member of Constituent Assembly and Parliament on 05/31/120 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Because of having passion to serve the country and because of masculine nature of job many lesbians and (female to male) third genders get attracted to the job as soldier. But soon they realize the rampant discrimination against women and other minorities within Nepal army makes harder for them to survive as soldier. Through our informal network we know that there are many lesbians and female to male third gender in Nepal army than one would expect, but have been living in fear and closet because of such discrimination and degrading treatment against women and other minority within the Nepal Army."
(PDF - 41 Kb) Document Date: 31 May 2010 (Downloads: 162)
Pride events are still hindered - this violates freedom of assembly- by commissioner.cws.coe.int on 06/02/10: http://commissioner.cws.coe.int/tiki-view_blog_post.php?postId=42 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Gay pride events planned this spring have met with obstacles yet again. Meetings and marches to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons have been banned or subject to threats and violence in Moscow, Bratislava, Vilnius and Chisinau. <br><br>
In Moscow gay pride events scheduled for 29 May were banned as the authorities claimed they were unable to guarantee the security of the participants, and they wanted to avoid traffic jams. The organisers appealed against the decision, but the court upheld the ban. However, some gay rights activists managed to hold a brief protest in central Moscow."
(PDF - 104 Kb) Document Date: 2 Jun 2010 (Downloads: 153)
ILGA: 76 countries ban gay sex, 7 have death penalty- by Rex Wockner, Rex Wockner International News # 840 05/31/10 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
ILGA said the 76 nations criminalize "consensual sexual acts between
persons of the same sex in private over the age of consent." <br><br>
They are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh,
Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros,
Dominica, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea,
Guyana, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia,
Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco,
Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua
New Guinea, Qatar, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the
Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka,
Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago,
Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan,
Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In addition, gay sex is illegal in the Cook
Islands (a self-governing democracy in free association with New Zealand),
the Gaza Strip in Palestine, and Northern Cyprus, which is recognized only
(PDF - 28 Kb) Document Date: 31 May 2010 (Downloads: 159)
Malawi presidential pardon is wise and humane, but means little if laws don?t change- by www.lgbt-ep.eu on 05/31/10: http://www.lgbt-ep.eu/press-releases/malawi-presidential-pardon-wise-and-humane-but-laws-need-to-change/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Ulrike Lunacek MEP, Co-president of the Intergroup on LGBT Rights, further commented: ?A presidential pardon is one thing, which I warmly welcome in this case, but Malawi must now consider what its legal system stands for: upholding equality as enshrined in the Malawian Constitution, or unfairly jailing innocent citizens for crimes that harmed no-one? Homosexuality and transgenderism have never been ?un?African?, and African and Christian values are based on love and tolerance. Malawi should now honour its national and international obligations by decriminalising homosexuality.?
(PDF - 159 Kb) Document Date: 31 May 2010 (Downloads: 86)
Skinheads attack Slovak pride- by Rex Wockner, Rex Wockner International News # 840 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Pride organizers and some media faulted the police for failure to secure the parade events and route." <br><br> "Radicals take up public space only when allowed," Lunacek said. "The government's duty is to work against nationalistic, racist and homophobic hate speech and violence."
(PDF - 24 Kb) Document Date: 31 May 2010 (Downloads: 91)
"La homosexualidad es una enfermedad"/"Homosexuality is a disease" by www.diaadia.com.ar., on 5/20/10:http://www.diaddia.com.ar/?q=content/la-homosexualidad-es-una-enfermedad-)&conumidad=3654# (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Lo dijo el arzobispo de Dean Funes, José Aurelio Kühn, quien se mostró en contra de la unión matrimonial de personas del mismo sexo." <br><br>"La homosexualidad es una enfermedad y cuánto más se habla, más se promueve esta tendencia, es un problema educativo", dijo el prelado. <br><br>
"La familia es la célula de la sociedad, la cual se encuentra constituida por el padre y la madre y los hijos. Queremos salvar nuestra sociedad y es través de la familia", dijo el sacerdote sumando una nueva polémica a toda esta cuestión.<br><br>
"So said the Archbishop of Dean Funes, José Aurelio Kuhn, who revealed that he is against matrimonial union of same sex people."<br><br>
"Homosexuality is a disease and the more that there is, the more this tendency is promoted, it becomes an educational problem."<br><br>
"The family is the nucleus of society, being constituted of a father, mother and children. We want to save our society and it is through the family", the priest said summing up a new controversy regarding this question."
(PDF - 185 Kb) Document Date: 20 May 2010 (Downloads: 158)
Civil Rights Groups Urge Ninth Circuit to Reconsider Denial of Asylum to Gay Man from Guatemala- by LGBT Asylum News, on 04/24/09: http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2009/04/civil-rights-groups-urge-ninth-circuit.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Today, Immigration Equality and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) filed a friend of the court brief urging the Ninth Circuit to rehear its decision in Martinez v. Holder, 557 F.3d 1059 (9th Cir. 2009). Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied asylum to Saul Martinez, a gay man from Guatemala. Martinez fled Guatemala after he was beaten, sexually assaulted, and threatened by a Guatemalan Congressman and repeatedly harassed by the Guatemalan police?all because he was gay."
(PDF - 357 Kb) Document Date: 25 Apr 2009 (Downloads: 113)
Cuba: Policías reciben curso para respetar a gays, pero la ley sigue igual/ Police receive training to respect gays but law continues the same- by www.diariodecuba.net on 05/17/10: http://www.diariodecuba.net/cuba/81-cuba/1641-policias-reciben-curso-para-respetar-a-gays-pero-la-ley-sigue-igual.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Unos 40 policías recibieron formación para evitar tratos discriminatorios contra los homosexuales, impartida por expertos del centro de sexualidad que dirige la hija del general Raúl Castro, Mariela Castro, informó este lunes la institución, según AFP." <br><br> "No se informó si cambiará la legislación, sobre todo la denominada "peligrosidad social predelictiva", que permite detener y encarcelar a homosexuales por ejercer el derecho de reunión en la vía pública." <br><br> "La sexóloga Mariela Castro calificó el sábado como "difícil" la lucha por los derechos de los homosexuales, en una sociedad que arrastra una época de marginación a esas minorías en los años 60 y 70."<br><br>
"About 40 police received training on how to avoid discriminatory treatment against homosexuals, given by experts of the sexuality center which is directed by the daughter of General Raúl Castro, Mariela Castro, the institution informed this Monday, according to AFP."<br><br>
"We didn't find out if the legislation will change, above all the so-called "social predisposition to danger", which permits the detention and jailing of homosexuals for practicing the right of meeting public places."<br><br>
"The sexologist Mariela Castro described on Saturday as "difficult" the fight for homosexual rights, in a society which carries a period of marginalization for these minorities in the 60's and 70's."
(PDF - 242 Kb) Document Date: 17 May 2010 (Downloads: 148)
Denuncian homofobia y crecimiento de la violencia contra la comunidad gay Ricardo Beteta, presidente del gremio, dijo que la comunidad gay se siente discriminada en lo laboral, por ello presentarán un anteproyecto de ley en el mes de mayo, que prohíba la segregación por razones de sexo./ Homophobia is denounced as well as violence increases against the gay community.- Ricardo Beteta, president of the group said that the gay community feels discrimination in the labor segment, and that is why they presented a law-proposal in the month of May, that would prohibit segregation due to sex reasons.- by Julio A. Carles, Agencia Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Comunicacion, on 04/16/10: http://www.alcnoticias.org/interior.php?lang=687&codigo=16622 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"En una entrevista con La Estrella Online, Beteta declaró que según estudios que se han hecho desde el año pasado, se revela que la homofobia se ha incrementado en el país. "No sé exactamente a qué se debe, pero dicen que una encuesta de Cid Gallup que la homofobia en Panamá sí se ha incrementado. Yo particularmente puedo decir que el 2009 fue un año violento para nuestros compañeros", afirmó."<br><br>
"In an interview with La Estrella Online, Beleta declared that according to studies which have been done since last year, it is revealed that homophobia has increased in the country. "I don't know exactly what the cause of this is, but they say that an investigation by the Gallup Poll shows that indeed homophobia has increased in Panama. I for sure can say that 2009 was a violent year for our friends," he affirmed.
(PDF - 94 Kb) Document Date: 16 Apr 2010 (Downloads: 147)
Discrimination Fuels Surge in HIV Cases- by www.thejakartaglobe.com on 05/18/10: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/discrimination-fuels-surge-in-hiv-cases/375731 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Ingrained social discrimination against gays and transsexuals, at times by the very health care workers charged with helping them, is a major contributor to the spread of HIV/AIDS among these groups in Indonesia, activists said on Tuesday. " <br><br>
?The discrimination they experience, including from health officials, makes them reluctant to seek treatment to curb the spread of the virus,? said Nafsiah Mboi, secretary general of the National AIDS Prevention Commission. "
(PDF - 122 Kb) Document Date: 18 May 2010 (Downloads: 168)
Diversity and cross-cultural issues in Guatemala- by Peace Corps Wiki on 03/13/09: http://www.peacecorpswiki.org (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"In Guatemala, the common conception of homosexuality is different than that in the United States. Homosexuals are commonly thought to be gay men (not women) who dress in women?s clothes and are often prostitutes. If one doesn?t fit into this category, they are generally assumed to be heterosexual. However, homosexual relationships are considered by many to be taboo and could provoke serious reactions in rural communities. For Volunteers, there may be pressure to live more ?in? than ?out,? especially in rural communities, despite having been ?out? in the United States."
(PDF - 42 Kb) Document Date: 13 Mar 2009 (Downloads: 159)
El Salvador: Situation of homosexuals, including societal attitudes and availability of state protection and support services Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa, 11 July 2008 SLV102872.E : http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca:8080/RIR_RDI/RIR_RDI.aspx?id=451996&l=e (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"According to Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation contravenes Salvadorian law, but is "widespread" in practice (US 11 Mar. 2008, Sec. 5). In 2003, a report published by the World Policy Institute, an independent New York-based think tank (World Policy Institute n.d.), indicated that "societal prejudice against sexual minorities runs very strong, endangering the safety of anyone known to be homosexual" (Reding 2003, 46). Country Reports 2007 also notes that "[t]here were reports of violence and discrimination by public and private actors ... against homosexual, lesbian, and transgender persons, including denial of legal registration for homosexual rights advocacy groups" (US 11 Mar. 2008, Sec. 5)."
(PDF - 79 Kb) Document Date: 11 Jul 2008 (Downloads: 83)
Gay Life in Modern Guatemala 2010 - By Richard Ammon, Globalgayz.com, on 04/30/10: http://www.globalgayz.com/country/Guatemala/view/GTM/gay-life-in-modern-guatemala-2010 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Intro: This small ambitious country is one of Central America?s more prosperous nations but it doesn?t appear that way even to a casual visitor. Under the glaze of business and industry are serious human rights abuses, especially against LGBT people. Here is a small portrait of life when one is gay, poor, and disenfranchised. However, there is a bright spot in the form of the LGBT organization, OASIS.
(PDF - 2,674 Kb) Document Date: 30 Apr 2010 (Downloads: 177)
Gays ganan derechos, pero la homofobia aumenta, dice investigador - En una conferencia en la UAM, el estadounidense David William Foster señaló que ésta es una de las grandes ironías de la sociedad actual, ya que, aunque hay mayor visibilidad de esta comunidad ha ascendido también el rechazo./ Gays win rights, but homophobia increases, says researcher- In a conference at UAM the American David William Foster points out that this is one of the great ironies of the current society, since even though there is more visibility of this community, rejection has also increased.- by Anodis on 05/27/10; http (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Sin embargo, aclaró que la homofobia no ha desaparecido, sino que asume distintas formas, como el sexismo y el racismo, es decir "la mona se viste de otras telas."<br><br>
"Nevertheless, he clarified that homophobia has not disappeared, but it assumes different forms, like sexism and racism, that is to say,"Even though the monkey dresses up in silk, it's still a monkey."
(PDF - 86 Kb) Document Date: 27 May 2010 (Downloads: 425)
GUATEMALA THE SITUATION OF LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER WOMEN WITH RESPECT TO DISCRIMINATIO- Organization of Bisexual and Lesbian Women ?Desde Nosotras? -43rd Session, January 19 - February 6, 2009- Author: Zuly Polanco on 01/30/08: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/.../DesdeNosotras_Guatemala43.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This report seeks to offer a view of the situation that Lesbians, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Transsexual women face, living in the City of Guatemala,
particularly as regards discrimination based on sexual orientation1 and gender
(PDF - 155 Kb) Document Date: 30 Jan 2008 (Downloads: 104)
Guatemala: Amicus Curiae Brief in support of Petioner's request for panel rehearing en back- Guatemala gay man by Immigration Equality and National Cener for Lesbian Rights on 04/25/09: http://www.nclrights.org (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
I.AT THE TIME PETITIONER INITIALLY FILED FOR ASYLUM IN
1992, THERE WAS NO PRECEDENT ESTABLISHING SEXUAL
ORIENTATION AS A BASIS FOR ASYLUM <br><br>
II. ?COMING OUT? AS GAY IS A LIFE-LONG PROCESS AND IT IS
REASONABLE THAT PETITIONER WAS NOT ABLE TO DISCLOSE
HIS SEXUAL ORIENTATION TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT UNTIL
HE HAD BEEN LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES FOR SEVERAL
(PDF - 89 Kb) Document Date: 25 Apr 2009 (Downloads: 98)
Guatemalan trans rights advocate faces arrest warrant By Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk - January 21, 2009 : http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-10769.html/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"He later submitted complaints about police misconduct against sex workers, shortly before the arrest warrant against him was issued. <br.<br>
"On Friday January 23, 2009, López faces a court hearing and may be sent to prison.
"Given the nature of his work, he would face considerable risks in prison.
(PDF - 84 Kb) Document Date: 21 Jan 2009 (Downloads: 163)