7515 documents found
Mexico: En internet alertan de homofóbicos - Warnings about homophobes on the internet- by Alberto Cuenca, El Universal, on 03/24/10; http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/ciudad/100921.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"María Letizia Merida y Andrea Cherami, integrantes de la asociación civil Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos (Asilegal), informan que la comunidad lésbico-gay ve a autoridades policiacas y judiciales como las más ineficaces y las de mayor homofobia." <br><br>
La institución más homofóbica es la Procuraduría del DF, porque es una autoridad formada y manejada por hombres de pensamiento machista. Además, en el sistema penal no se reconoce el delito de la homofobia, pues se le trata como un crimen pasional?, explican integrantes de Asilegal, organización que en 2009 envió un informe a la ONU sobre el alto grado de homofobia en México."<br><br>
"Maria Letizia Merida and Andrea Cherami, members of the civic association "Legal Aid for Human Rights (Asilegal), informed that the lesbian-gay community look upon the police and judicial authorities as the most inefficient and the most homophobic."<br><br>
The most homophobic institution is the District Attorney of the DF, because is it an authority formed and run by men who are of the "machista" mind-set. Furthermore, in the prison system, the crime of homophobia is not recognized, since it is treated as a crime of passion. explained a member of ASilegal, an organization which in 2009 sent a report to the UN about the high degree of homophobia in Mexico."
(PDF - 53 Kb) Document Date: 24 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 176)
Mexico: Asesinan a joven gay en su casa, presenta 12 puñaladas de arma blanca - A young gay man is murdered in his home, 12 stab wounds- by Francisco Iglesias / Milenio on www.eradio.com.mx on 09/20/09:http://www.eradio.com.mx/enews/?noticia=4769 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Con este crimen se suman ya seis asesinatos a gays en la ciudad de México desde noviembre pasado, en los que se presume hay odio y en los que los agresores actuaron bajo la misma dinámica: entraron a su hogar bajo consentimiento de la víctima."<br><br>
"With this murder there have now been six murders of gays in Mexico City since last November, among which it is presumed there is hate and in those the aggressors acted under the same dynamic: they entered the home with consent of the victim."
(PDF - 46 Kb) Document Date: 20 Sep 2009 (Downloads: 101)
Mexico: Pareja gay denuncia agresión homofóbica- Gay couple denounces homophobic attack - by Fernando Martínez y Alberto Cuenca, www.eluniversal.com.mx, on 03/23/10: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/ciudad/100894.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Tenemos confirmados tres casos y estamos investigando uno más que, según refiere una de las víctimas, le pasó a uno de sus amigos. Ese grupo denominado Justicia Ciudadana busca a las parejas aisladas de los puntos de encuentro de la comunidad gay para evitar una posible defensa?, comenta Fernando Ruiz, presidente del Consejo para la Ley y los Derechos Humanos, A.C." <br><br>
"Para este defensor de los derechos humanos, esa campaña de homofobia se acentuó a raíz de la legalización del matrimonio entre parejas del mismo sexo en la capital, así como de la posibilidad de que puedan adoptar niños."<br><br>
"We have three confirmed cases and we are investigating one more which, according to one of the victims, happened to one of his friends. That group which is named Citizen Justice looks for couples that are isolated from meeting points of the gay community to avoid a possible defense," comments Fernando Ruiz, president of the Council for Law and Human Rights, A.C."<br><br>
"For this defender of human rights, that campaign of homophobia increased as a result of the same sex marriage legislation in the capital, and also because of the possibility that they can adopt children."
(PDF - 89 Kb) Document Date: 23 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 181)
It's OK to be gay in Malaysian movies - as long as you go straight - GAY men can at last be depicted in Malaysian films - so long as they repent or even go straight in the end.- by ADP on www.heraldsun.com.au on 03/22/10: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/its-ok-to-be-gay-in-malaysian-movies-as-long-as-you-go-straight/story-e6frf7jx-1225844027693 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Strict censorship rules in the mostly Muslim country mean books and films are routinely banned or scenes deleted that are deemed detrimental to moral values or religious sensitivities. <br><br>
The new censorship guidelines reverse a ban on scenes featuring homosexuality, Malaysian Film Producers' Association president Ahmad Puad Onah said. But there's a catch.<br><br>
"We are now allowed to show these scenes," he told AFP. "As long as we portray good triumphing over evil and there is a lesson learnt in the film, such as from a gay (character) who turns into a (straight) man.
(PDF - 80 Kb) Document Date: 22 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 162)
Lithuanian MPs try to stop pride parade - Rex Wockner International News # 830- by Rex Wockner International News 03/22/10 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Fifty members of Lithuania's Parliament have petitioned the Prosecution
Office to stop the Vilnius city government from permitting a gay pride
parade in May. <br><br>
The MPs say the parade would violate the new "Law on the Protection of
Minors Against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information."<br><br>
The law, which took effect March 1, bans information that promotes sexual
relationships, "denigrates family values" or encourages a nonheterosexual
concept of marriage and family. Such information is prohibited wherever it
could be accessed by a minor.
(PDF - 22 Kb) Document Date: 22 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 135)
Saudi man to be Flogged for gay video- Rex Wockner International News # 830 - By Rex Wockner on 02/22/10 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A 27-year-old man in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was sent to jail for a year,
?ned $1,330, and will be lashed 1,000 times for appearing in a gay-themed
Ahmad al-Faqih was charged with impersonating a police of?cer, being a
homosexual and committing a general-security offense.
(PDF - 22 Kb) Document Date: 22 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 108)
UPR Statement on LGBTI health in Eritrea - by ilga.org on 03/18/10: http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/ml4kTEg1JU (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
UPR Statement on criminalization of same-sex relationships in Eritrea and urgent required measures to recognize and protect the rights of sexual and gender minorities, and extend HIV intervention programs to include same-sex practicing people.
(PDF - 254 Kb) Document Date: 18 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 103)
Algerian trans asylum seeker needs help- Source: GAAI on 12/23/09: http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2009/12/algerian-trans-asylum-seeker-needs-help.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"In April 2009, we have helped an Algerian transsexual woman who has survived many death threats get a visa to come to Beirut. It had become dangerous for her to live in Algeria, and she landed in Beirut hoping to apply for Asylum to another country from here so she can continue her trans operations and live her life without fear."
(PDF - 338 Kb) Document Date: 23 Dec 2009 (Downloads: 174)
Lithuania: Amnesty International condemns MPs - call to use recently adopted homophobic legislation to ban the Baltic Pride- by AI on 03/18/10: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/EUR53/002/2010/en (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The parliamentarians who have signed this petition have clearly exposed the homophobic motivation behind the adoption of the recent law and their intention that it should be used to stifle any public discussion of homosexuality or public expression of the identity of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. "
(PDF - 34 Kb) Document Date: 18 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 182)
3 recent Iranian grants- by IRQR on 10/18/10: http://www.irqr.net/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Mohammad, An Iranian Gay, Recognized. (March 18, 10)<br>
Mohammad is 30 year-old Iranian gay who left Iran to the UK on base of his sexual orientation and he is one of IRQR refugee cases. He has been accepted as a refugee today.<br><br>
Mohammad, An Iranian Gay. (March 12, 10)<br>
Mohammad is an Iranian gay who left Iran to Turkey on base of his sexual orientation and IRQR is working on his case. Finally UNHCR referred him to Canadian embassy and he will start his resettlement process soon.<br><br> Deeba, An Iranian MtoF Transgender, Recognized. (March 9, 10)<br>
Deeba is 46 year-old Iranian MtoF who left Iran to England on base of her sexual orientation and she is one of IRQR refugee cases. She has been accepted as a refugee today.
(PDF - 608 Kb) Document Date: 18 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 197)
Algerian trans asylum seeker needs help- Source: GAAI on 12/23/09: http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2009/12/algerian-trans-asylum-seeker-needs-help.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
In April 2009, we have helped an Algerian transsexual woman who has survived many death threats get a visa to come to Beirut. It had become dangerous for her to live in Algeria, and she landed in Beirut hoping to apply for Asylum to another country from here so she can continue her trans operations and live her life without fear.
(PDF - 733 Kb) Document Date: 23 Dec 2009 (Downloads: 178)
Operationszwang für Transsexuelle Blitzentscheidung: Höchstgericht maßregelt Innenministerium im Eilverfahren Rechtskomitee LAMBDA: "Amtsmissbrauch muss Konsequenzen haben" - Mandatory Surgery for Transsexuals Austrian High Court Reprimands Ministry of Interior Rechtskomitee LAMBDA: "Misuse of power must lead to consequences" - by Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL) on 03/17/10 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"In a sensationally speedy decision the Austrian Administrative High Court quashed as unlawful a decision by the Ministry of Interior, which ? despite constant case-law to the contrary ? required a transsexual woman to remove her genitals. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria?s civil rights organisation for homo- and bisexual as well as transgender women and men, calls for the misuse of power committed in the Ministry of Interior to lead to consequences."
(PDF - 152 Kb) Document Date: 17 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 178)
Kazakhsta - SUMMARY PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 15 (C) OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 5/1 - A/HRC/WG.6/7/KAZ/3- HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Seventh session Geneva, 8-19 February 2010 : (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"31. JS4 noted that homosexuality was decriminalized in Kazakhstan. However, the stigma associated
with criminalization and medicalization of same sex relationships remained.82 JS4 also noted that
Kazakhstan also had legislation on the rights of transgender people to change gender and name in
official documents. However this legislation was not publicized.83 According to JS4, Kazakhstan
continues to associate homosexuality with criminal behavior in its criminal code, as separate
categories for forced sexual contacts.84 JS4 also noted that LGBT organizations in Kazakhstan had
been constantly under threat due to high visibility and had to cease their public activities until tensions
" <br><br> "20. JS4 expressed concern about police detaining people based on their sexual orientation or gender
identity and expression along with medical specialists refusing to provide services to LGBT people.52
JS4 recommended that Kazakhstan, inter alia, take all necessary policing and other measures to
prevent and provide protection; and undertake campaigns of awareness-raising, directed to the general
public as well as to actual and potential perpetrators of violence to combat the prejudices that underlie
violence related to sexual orientation and gender identity.53"
(PDF - 324 Kb) Document Date: 19 Feb 2010 (Downloads: 112)
Kazakhstan LGBT assessment Transgender Law December 2006 Verbatim translation by Anna Kirey - (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Order of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan 3 June 2003.
No. 435 ?On the guidelines of medical investigation of people with gender
(PDF - 88 Kb) Document Date: 30 Dec 2006 (Downloads: 107)
The long arms of the law of the land - By Tripti Nath , 22 Jan 2010 on: http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/print.aspx?artid=el2s1/bc7kc= (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Aditya Bondopadhyay, director of programmes, National MSM-Task Force, India, which provides legal aid to community-based organisations to prevent harassment of MSMs considers the question. ?Barring India and Nepal, we find active criminalisation in South Asia. For instance, Sri Lankan society poses another challenge for activists who are trying to defend the rights of LGBT individuals. It is a pity that Sri Lanka has taken a regressive step and criminalised lesbian sexuality along with homosexual behaviour among men.?
Joining the debate, Shivananda Khan, Chief Executive and founder of Naz Foundation International that works to promote the sexual health of MSMs in South Asia, says decriminalising homosexual behaviour among consenting adults makes MSMs more socially acceptable.
Khan says, ?The impact is visible. Some members of the government, civil society and human rights organisations are beginning to initiate a dialogue on how to replicate the Indian breakthrough. If you look at Pakistan and Bangladesh, there are too many religious sanctions for civil society interventions. It?s too risky to talk about the issue of MSMs in either Pakistan or Afghanistan. It?s changing in Bangladesh now. There have been small closed meetings in Pakistan but never a formal conference. I plan to hold a conference in Pakistan this year.?? Will more MSMs stand up now to assert their rights?
(PDF - 71 Kb) Document Date: 22 Jan 2010 (Downloads: 107)
The Violations of the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons in CROATIA A Shadow Report - Submitted to the Human Rights Committee by: Global Rights International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School, LORI, Zagreb Pride, ?enska soba - Women?s Room ? Center for Sexual Rights, October 2009: (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This shadow report is a collaborative effort created and submitted by Global
Rights, and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.1 This report offers an
evaluation of Croatia?s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political
Rights (ICCPR), particularly in regard to the protection of LGBT persons in Croatia.
Croatia ratified the ICCPR on October 12,19922. However, the government has
failed to completely enforce protection for the rights of individuals in Croatia based on
their sexual orientation or gender identity. Continuing violence and discrimination
against LGBT persons is of the utmost concern.
From October 12-30, 2009, Croatia will stand before the Human Rights
Committee for consideration of its compliance with the Covenant. Non-governmental
organizations may submit shadow reports to serve as an additional source of information
for United Nations committee members.
(PDF - 351 Kb) Document Date: 30 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 87)
UPR Submission on Kazakhstan - This report is submitted by: LGBT Organization Labrys (Kyrgyzstan) and Sexual Rights Initiative (a coalition including Action Canada for Population and Development; Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action ? CREA- India; Mulabi, Latin American Space for Sexualities and Rights; and others).8-19 Februay 2010: (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
2. This report describes gender perspective on relations between men and women in Kazakhstan
and government response to the gender realities. The largest part of the report covers the
situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Kazakhstan. While having
decriminalized homosexuality in 1998 and passed favorable legislation in relation to gender
marker change, Kazakhstan continues to associate homosexuality with criminal behavior in its
criminal code and does not include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
in its anti-discrimination legislation. Issues of sexual orientation and gender identity are often
discussed in the public realm but in a stereotypical way which creates a hostile atmosphere for
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and provides obstacles for the work of
organizations that promote their rights. Due to discriminatory attitudes of media, religious
institutions and state officials, organizations working on sexual orientation and gender identity
matters are unable to fully address the issues publicly. The report covers violence based on
sexual orientation and gender identity, identifying lack of state response to the violent incidents.
Finally, ethnic and gender differences in access to sexuality information are discussed.
(PDF - 124 Kb) Document Date: 10 Feb 2010 (Downloads: 102)
Homosexuality in China - In China, where tradition reigns, homosexuality is no longer taboo. What is the view from those living in the country? - by by Steffi Lau , www.uschina.usc.edu, 03/10/10: http://www.uschina.usc.edu/w_usct/showarticle.aspx?articleID=14740&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"While police did monitor the events and plans for a parade were called off, the fact they were able to hold the event is a testament to the progress China has made. In 2004, a different group tried to hold a similar event in Beijing, but was shut down. Tan thinks the fact that Shanghai is away from the political center of Beijing enabled them to hold the event."
(PDF - 2,341 Kb) Document Date: 10 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 492)
Largest crackdown on gays in China ahead of Olympics - by Venkatesan Vembu, www.dnaindia.com, 04/14/08: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_largest-crackdown-on-gays-in-china-ahead-of-olympics_1159657 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"HONG KONG: AIDS activists and gay rights supporters in China have sounded an alarm following one of the largest crackdowns on gays and lesbians in Beijing, evidently as part of a "clean-up" ahead of the Olympics.<br><br>
Wan Yanhai, China's best known and most outspoken AIDS activist, has detailed several instances of police raids targeted at LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-sexual communities) in Beijing during March. Several gays and lesbians have been detained or interrogated, and establishments frequented by them have been raided and, in some cases, even shut down."
(PDF - 53 Kb) Document Date: 14 Apr 2008 (Downloads: 166)
Lebanese gays come out of closet, but quietly - by Ines Bel Aiba, Agence France-Presse - November 6, 2007 : http://www.aegis.com/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Seen from the outside, Lebanon is a liberal country which respects personal freedoms," Linda Shartouni Zahm, a researcher in social psychology at the Lebanese University, said." <br><br>
"But we are the prisoners of others' views -- of the family, religion and an authoritarian patriarchal system," she said. <br><br>
"There are homosexuals who receive death threats from members of their own families, others who are expelled from school or some who have to leave Lebanon," she said.
(PDF - 75 Kb) Document Date: 6 Nov 2007 (Downloads: 105)