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CONDENAN ASESINATO DE ACTIVISTA LGBT EN HONDURAS- Murder of LGBT activist is condemned in Honduras- by journalmex.wordpress.com on 10/22/09 : http://journalmex.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/condenan-asesinato-de-activista-lgbt-en-honduras/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Los actos de violencia contra la población LGBT en Honduras no son aislados, pero después del Golpe de Estado, ocurrido el pasado 28 de junio, se han incrementado. La asociación hondureña LGTB Arcoiris denunció que desde esa fecha se reportan 8 muertes violentas de personas transexuales, incluyendo a Maradiaga. Es evidente que la crisis política agravó la discriminación que sufre la población LGBT y la impunidad de los crímenes contra ella, ya que ninguna de las 8 muertes ocurridas ha sido investigada hasta el momento."<br><br>
"Acts of violence against the LGBT population in Honduras are not isolated, but after the Coup, which occurred last June 28, they have increased. The Honduran LGBT association Arcoiris declared that since that date, 8 deaths of transsexual individuals have been reported. including that of Maradiaga. It is evident that the political crisis increased the discrimination which the LGBT population suffers and the impunity of the crimes against it, since none of the eight murders which already occurred has been investigated up until now."
(PDF - 511 Kb) Document Date: 22 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 158)
Cuba: Arrestan a homosexuales por asistir a representación teatral gay - by www.cubanet.org on 10/23/09: http://www.cubanet.org/print/octubre09/23_oct_n5.html- (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"LA HABANA, 23 de octubre, Aliomar Janjaque, Fundación Cubana LGTB, www.cubanet.org) -Nueves jóvenes homosexuales fueron detenidos en la noche del pasado martes 20, cuando se dirigían a la puesta en escena de Teorema de la Apología, una obra teatral de tema gay presentada para conmemorar el Día Mundial de la Prueba del VIH. El evento se realizó en la residencia de Henry Solís Estévez, profesor de actuación y promotor de las fiestas para la comunidad LGTB, Party Gay Libertad, según informo Jaime Duran, gay de 34 años, asistente a la actividad.
Los agentes de la Seguridad del Estado permitieron el acceso a la casa a los primeros asistentes, pero más tarde comenzaron a virar a los que se acercaban al lugar, principalmente jóvenes LGBT, pidiéndoles identificación. Los agentes no explicaron los motivos por los cuales arrestaban a los homosexuales. El oficial que arrestó a "La Cambel", un travesti de 19 años, del municipio Boyeros, gritó que se lo llevaba preso por ser "una pájara."<br><br>
"Havana. October 23. Aliomar Janjaque, (Cuban LGTB Foundation, www.cubanet.org). Nine young homosexuals were detained on Tuesday night last October 20, when they were going towards the theatrical production of "Theorem of the Moral Fable," a theater work with a gay theme presented for the commemoration of the Worldwide AIDS Day. The event took place in the residence of Henry Solis Estévez, drama professor and promoter of the parties for the LGTB community, Gay Liberty Party, accoring to Jaime Duran, a 34 year old gay man who attended the activity. <br><br>
Agents from the State Security permitted access to the house to the first attendants, but later they began to turn back those who approached the place, mainly LGBT youth, asking them for identificaitn. The agents didn't explain their motives for arresting the homosexuals. The official who arrested "La Cambel," a 19 year old transvestite from Boyeros, shouted that he was being arrested for being "a prostitute."
(PDF - 50 Kb) Document Date: 23 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 141)
Correlates of Forced Sex Among Populations of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Thailand - by Thomas E. Guadamuz, Wipas Wimonsate, Anchalee Varangrat, Praphan Phanuphak, Rapeepun Jommaroeng, Philip A. Mock, Jordan W. Tappero, Frits van Griensven - Received: 17 March 2009 / Revised: 19 August 2009 / Accepted: 4 September 2009 * Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009- Arch Sex Behav DOI 10.1007/s10508-009-9557-8 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Abstract: <br><br>Although forced sex is a correlate of HIV infec-
tion, its prevalence and associated risks are not well described
among men who have sex with men (MSM) in developing-
country settings. Between March and October 2005, we as-
sessed the prevalence of forced sex and correlates among
populations of MSM (this includes general MSM, male sex
workers, and male-to-female transgender persons) in Thai-
land using a community-based sample. Participants were en-
rolled from venues around Bangkok, Chiangmai, and Phuket
using venue day-time sampling. Handheld computer-assisted
self-interviewing was used to collect demographic and
behavioral data and logistic regression evaluated factors
associated with forced sex, de?ned as ever being forced to
have sexual intercourse against one?s will. Of the 2,049 par-
ticipants (M age, 24.8 years), a history of forced sex was re-
ported by 376 (18.4%) men and, of these, most were forced by
someone they knew (83.8%), forced more than once (67.3%),
and had ?rst occurrence during adolescence (55.1%). In multi-
variate analysis, having a history of forced sex was signi?-
cantly associated with being recruited in Phuket, classi?ca-
tion as general MSM or transgender (versus classi?cation as
male sex worker), drug use, increased number of male sexual
partners, and buying sex. The ?ndings in our assessment were
consistent with assessments from Western countries. Longi-
tudinal studies are needed to understand the mechanisms of
the relationships between forced sex correlates found in our
assessment and HIV acquisition and transmission risks.
(PDF - 104 Kb) Document Date: 4 Sep 2009 (Downloads: 130)
Gay, straight or MSM? - Pukaar October 2009 Issue 67 - 08/06/09: http://nfi.net/Oct09Pukaar.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
" Although Bangladesh?s anti-sodomy law (section 377 of criminal
code) seems to have fallen into disuse, the police regularly stop, harass
and even arrest working-class MSM under other laws, according
to Ahmed ? so repealing Section 377 will not prevent any of this.
For Ahmed, it is more important to focus on ? ghting for access to
healthcare and educational services. Education at the grassroots levels
is the key to this. Bandhu holds ?sensitisation workshops? where
the police, local elected bodies, journalists, doctors and lawyers are
educated on the problems MSM face. It also provides training on
HIV/AIDS, and international and human rights laws."
(PDF - 130 Kb) Document Date: 6 Sep 2009 (Downloads: 207)
La población LGBT de la costa es víctima de la fuerte presión moral, señalan estudios Si hay una región del país donde lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgeneristas (LGBT) no han logrado el reconocimiento de sus derechos y siguen siendo discriminados, es en la Costa Caribe. / The LGBT population on the coast is victim of strong moral pressure as indicated by studies. - If there is a region in the country where lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders [LGBT] have not gained recognition of their rights and continue to be discriminated against, it is on the Caribbean coast. By El Tiempo on 10/21/09:http://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/caribe/ARTICULO-PRINTER_FRIENDLY-PLANTILLA_PRINTER_FRIENDL-6406987.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Así lo advierten los datos que manejan las organizaciones que luchan por lograr respeto y reconocimiento legal a esta comunidad, a tal punto que en ciudades como Cartagena, algunos notarios han manifestado desconocer la sentencia de la Corte Constitucional que reconoce la igualdad de derecho y el trato digno e integral para Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transgeneristas. <br><br> Pero el asunto va más allá de un injustificado olvido. La gran mayoría de los asesinatos de gays o lesbianas que se han cometido en Cartagena y la Costa, aún están en la impunidad."<br><br>
"The facts that guide the organizations which fight to gain respect and legal recognition for this community indicate that in cities such as Cartagena, some notaries have expressed not knowing the decision of the Constitutional Court which recognizes the equality of right and integral dignified treatment for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders.<br><br>
But the subject goes beyond that of a forgotten injustice. The majority of the murders of gays or lesbians which have been committed in Cartagena and the Coast are still unsolved."
(PDF - 66 Kb) Document Date: 21 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 153)
Pakistan's undesirables: "Dealing with" the Hijra problem - Pukaar October 2009 Issue 67 - 07/29/09: http://nfi.net/Oct09Pukaar.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"And so, I do not ? nd this Supreme Court ruling very heartening.
There?s nothing radical about it: by proposing that ?the hijra problem?
can be solved by ?registering and surveying? them, it locates the
problem in a few particular conditions of the hijra life, and not in the
society. And of course no real change will be achieved: the program will
suffer from the usual pitfalls of an inef? cient bureaucracy. Moreover,
the cause of the hijra is in danger of getting co-opted, who do not
need to worry now that the State is doing all it can to save them.
Gender injustice is a site of revolutionary potential, and that can be
lost with the State apparatus formally committed to the ?social uplift?
of the hijra. But, like I said before, there will be no real ?social uplift?
because the focus is on saving them from this unfortunate situation,
rather than working to change the deeply embedded norms of our
(PDF - 275 Kb) Document Date: 29 Jul 2009 (Downloads: 258)
We'll have sex to prove we're gay, says Bangladesh refugees - By Holly Byrnes From: The Daily Telegraph, on 10/17/09: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/well-have-sex-to-prove-were-gay-says-bangladesh-refugees/story-e6freuy9-1225787718526 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The pair, who live in southwest Sydney, fled Bangladesh in 1999 after they say they were stoned, kicked and punched during a violent attack."
(PDF - 181 Kb) Document Date: 17 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 131)
1) 90 percent of men having sex with men in Asia Pacific have no access to HIV prevention and care <br> 2) Removal of punitive laws essential for effective AIDS responses in Asia-Pacific- Pukaar October 2009 Issue 67, 08/09/09: http://nfi.net/Oct09Pukaar.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
1) Nusa Dua, Bali, August 11: "More than 90 per cent of men having sex
with men (MSM) in Asia Pacic do not have access to HIV prevention
and care services, and if interventions are not urgently intensi? ed the
spread of HIV in this vulnerable population will escalate sharply in the
very near future. Moreover, legal frameworks across the region need
a dramatic and urgent overhaul to allow public health and community
sectors to reach out to MSM, or the consequences could be dire and
stretch well beyond MSM to affect the general population." <br><br> 2) In countries without laws to protect sex workers, drug users and men who have sex with men, only a fraction of the population has access
to prevention. Conversely, in countries with legal protection and the protection of human rights for these people, many more have access
to services. As a result, there are fewer infections, less demand for antiretroviral treatment and fewer deaths. Not only is it unethical not to
protect these groups; it makes no sense from a health perspective. It hurts all of us. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
(PDF - 259 Kb) Document Date: 9 Aug 2009 (Downloads: 250)
China: Stop Police Discrimination Against Gay Men in Guangzhou - by IGLHRC on 10/21/09: http://www.iglhrc.org/cgi-bin/iowa/print/991.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
On March 30 and April 3, 2009, in Renmin Gongyuan People's Park, police officers from the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau detained and questioned 50 and 60 men, respectively, who authorities believed to be engaging in sexual activities, as well as outreach workers from the Chi Heng Foundation who were providing safe sex education as part of an HIV prevention program. No formal charges were filed. Then, on August 25, 2009, the police attempted to forcibly eject 100 men from the park as well as outreach workers. The men protested this discriminatory treatment and ultimately convinced the police to leave the park. The police justified this most recent attempt to arrest and exclude men from the park by claiming to be responding to allegations by park visitors that some men, believed to be gay, were "harassing" people and committing minor property crimes, though the targeted men themselves were also being harassed and robbed.
(PDF - 187 Kb) Document Date: 21 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 220)
Iranian transgenders are not secure in Iran (October 20, 09) - by IRQR on 10/20/09: http://www.irqr.net/English/221.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Iranian transsexuals in fact experience humiliation, assault and abuse, if not outright death - and not just by government agents, but also by neighbours, family members, and those considered friends. <br><br>
We have received reports very recently from our contacts in Iran exemplifying the torment endured by transgendered persons. On Saturday October 10, members of Basiji forces fired a gun at Sahar, an Iranian transgender, in the Abbasabad Street of Tehran. Sahar was hit in the shoulder and was taken to hospital by her friends. Once she is out of hospital, however, her safety is not assured."
(PDF - 176 Kb) Document Date: 20 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 204)
Mexico: Cross-dresser gets second shot at refuge-Claims he'd be killed in Mexico[Canada] - by BGHater, The Toronto Sun on 01/18/08: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1956272/posts (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document provided by Immigration Equality, New York, NY <br><br> "This is the first case I know of involving a cross-dresser," she said. "Mexico is a very macho society and it is too dangerous for him." <br><br>
David Garcia, a former president of Latino Grupo Hola, a Toronto group that works with Latino lesbians and gays, said Hernandez will have a tough time if returned to Mexico. "
(PDF - 149 Kb) Document Date: 18 Jan 2008 (Downloads: 240)
Rights Groups Challenge Uganda's New Same-Sex Proposal - By Cary A. Johnson, IGLHRC on 10/17/09 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Executive director Cary Alan Johnson of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) says the law?s discriminative and harsh punitive features represent a last-ditch effort by anti-gay and evangelical groups to restrict personal freedoms in Uganda and in other African countries, and he hopes the rights groups can prevent the bill?s passage." <br><br> "Under existing laws, Uganda police may arbitrarily arrest citizens suspected of having consensual sex with partners of the same gender. But a new provision that would forbid organizers from promoting homosexuality places curbs on publishing information and providing funds and meeting facilities for activities. The draft bill also advocates imposing the death penalty in cases it considers to be ?aggravated homosexuality.? Rights commission executive director Johnson says the harsh penalties are a throwback to colonial times when controlling powers used such restrictions to stifle Africans? personal freedoms."
(PDF - 126 Kb) Document Date: 17 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 262)
Toxic masculinity - Iraqi gays hunted: A war against effeminacy, during an 'Emaculating occupation' - Pukaar October 2009 Issue 67, 08/13/09: http://nfi.net/Oct09Pukaar.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"In April, HRW researchers travelled to Iraq and interviewed some
50 gay men?either in person or over the telephone and Internet, as
well as doctors, hospital workers and of? cials, who testi? ed to the
systematic torture and murder campaign that?according to an Iraqi
NGO?has in the last few months killed hundreds of Iraqi men."
(PDF - 137 Kb) Document Date: 13 Aug 2009 (Downloads: 240)
Trinidad and Tobago: End police inmunity for unlawful killings and deaths in custody-by Amnesty.org-04/26/06-http://asiapacific.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR490012006?open&of=ENG-TTO (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was provided by Immigration Equality, New York, NY<br><br> In 2000 Amnesty International presented a summary of its concerns on human rights issues in Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations Human Rights Committee for the consideration of Trinidad and Tobago's combined third and fourth periodic reports submitted under article 40 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).(1) Among the concerns highlighted by the organization was the use of excessive force by police officers, including possible extrajudicial executions and deaths in police custody, and the failure of the authorities to fully and impartially investigate the allegations to clarify the circumstances and bring those responsible to justice.
(PDF - 1,271 Kb) Document Date: 26 Apr 2006 (Downloads: 132)
Trinidad and Tobago: Gay men think they deserve HIV-By Newsday-03/22/07-http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,54235.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was provided by Immigration Equality, New York, NY<br><br> Many gays and men who have sex with men (MSM) believe HIV is unavoidable and they ?deserve? to get the virus because of their sexual orientation.<br>?Some have stated why bother to get tested. I probably already have it. Why bother to pay attention to safe sex messages I am going to get it anyway,? said Dennis James, the project coordinator of MSM ? No Political Agenda, as he addressed the second annual research symposium hosted by the National AIDS Coordinating Committee at Crowne Plaza, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain on Tuesday.
(PDF - 47 Kb) Document Date: 22 Mar 2007 (Downloads: 198)
Trinidad and Tobago: LGBT rigths in Trinidad and Tobago-by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia-06/22/09-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Trinidad_and_Tobago (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was provided by Immigration Equality, New York, NY<br><br>Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Trinidad and Tobago may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Trinidad and Tobago. However homosexuals have not been actively targeted by the laws
(PDF - 95 Kb) Document Date: 22 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 252)
Trinidad and Tobago: Religious groups call for ban on gay pop star ignored-By Freemuse-03/28/07-http://www.freemuse.org/sw18566.asp (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was provided by Immigration Equality, New York, NY<br><br>Christian church leaders in Trinidad & Tobago demanded the British pop superstar Sir Elton John be banned from performing in their country because he is gay. Organisers of the concert ignored the religious protests.
(PDF - 71 Kb) Document Date: 28 Mar 2007 (Downloads: 180)
Trnidad and Tobago: US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2008 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 02/25/09: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2008/wha/119175.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Other Societal Abuses and Discrimination <br><br>
Although the law criminalizes consensual homosexual relations, providing penalties of up to 10
years' imprisonment, the government generally did not enforce such legislation. The Equal
Opportunities Act does not speci?cally include gays and lesbians. Gay rights groups reported that
there remained a stigma related to homosexuality in the country. <br><br>
HIV/AIDS was viewed as a signi?cant medical concern for the government and society.
Incidents of violence against this group were usually isolated events.
(PDF - 132 Kb) Document Date: 25 Feb 2009 (Downloads: 226)
Maldives: Islamic foundation condemns Minivan News for publishing letter on homosexuality - by www.miadhu.com.mv on 10/20/09: http://www.miadhu.com.mv/2009/10/local-news/islamic-foundation-condemns-minivan-news-for-publishing-letter-on-homosexuality/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Islamic Foundation of the Maldives has condemned Minivan News for publishing a letter- to ? the ? editor that supported gay rights in Maldives. The said letter was written by an anonymous person on the 26 September 2009." <br><br> "The foundation, in a press release issued yesterday, stated that homosexuality was against human nature and that it was forbidden in Islamic Shariah as well as a criminal offence under the Maldivian constitution. This foundation also called upon Maldives Police Service to investigate and find out the people involved in encouraging homosexuality."
(PDF - 141 Kb) Document Date: 20 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 195)
Sexual Rights - Adopted in Hong Kong at the 14th World Congress of Sexology, August 26, 1999 - Pukaar October 2009 Issue 67 : http://nfi.net/Oct09Pukaar.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Sexuality is an integral part of the personality of every human
being. Its full development depends upon the satisfaction of
basic human needs such as the desire for contact, intimacy,
emotional expression, pleasure, tenderness and love. Sexuality
is constructed through the interaction between the individual
and social structures. Full development of sexuality is
essential for individual, interpersonal, and societal well-
being. Sexual rights are universal human rights based on the
inherent freedom, dignity, and equality of all human beings."
(PDF - 60 Kb) Document Date: 26 Aug 1999 (Downloads: 115)