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Declaración de San Pedro Sula, de la Coalición de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Travestis, Transexuales, Transgénero e Intersex de Las Américas - San Pedro Sula Declaration from the Coalition of Lesbians Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites, Transexuals, Transgenders and Itersex of the Americas - By PROMSEX: Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos on 06/09/09: http://www.promsex.org/contents.php?id=509 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"En la Región de las Américas las atrocidades cometidas han sido documentadas desde hace más de una década. Diversos informes producidos en su gran mayoría por organizaciones no
gubernamentales, permiten constatar la existencia de innumerables ejecuciones extrajudiciales,
detenciones arbitrarias, torturas y asesinatos producto de las llamadas campañas de "limpieza social" o de las producidas por grupos de exterminio como sucede en México, Brasil, Colombia y
el Salvador. <br><br>
Sin embargo, es importante recalcar que este tipo de actos discriminatorios y de violencia que se registran son las formas más flagrantes y extremas de violación de derechos, aquellas que afectan esencialmente el derecho a la vida y a la integridad personal."<br><br>
"In the region of the Americas, the atrocities committed have been documented for more than a decade. Diverse reports produced, for the most part by NGO's, allow us to confirm the existence of countless extra-judicial executions, arbitrary detentions, torture and murders all a product of the so-called campaigns of "social cleansing" or carried out by extermination groups, as happens in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador."<br><br>
"Nevertheless, it is important to stress that these kinds of discriminatory and violent acts which occur are the most flagrant and extreme forms of the violation of rights, in particular those of the right to life and personal integrity."
(PDF - 281 Kb) Document Date: 9 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 191)
Gambia: ANOTHER BLOW FOR GAMBIAN HOMOSEXUALS - By Mongezi Mhlongo (BTM Reporter) on www.mask.org.za on 06/04/09 : http://www.mask.org.za/article.php?cat=gambia&id=2154 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"GAMBIA - 04 June 2009: President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has once again denounced homosexuality at a recent tour in Banjul, suggesting that the practice will not be tolerated in that country. <br><br>
The Gambian President made these remarks at the end of his People?s Tour held in Banjul at the Arch 22nd, an arch built to mark the rise of President Jammeh and his victory which put an end to the democratically elected government in Gambia in 1996. <br><br>
This statement comes after the Jammeh declared war against homosexuals in May last year, threatening to behead all homosexuals in that country."
(PDF - 130 Kb) Document Date: 4 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 294)
Outrage! Petitions for Algerian Asylum Refugee - By Sodomy Lawson 11/26/04 :http://www.glapn.org/sodomylaws/world/algeria/alnews002.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was provided by Immigration Equality, NY <br><br> "Brett Lock from Outrage! said: ?Algeria is a very repressive homophobic
Islamic state. The armed insurrection and terrorist campaign by Islamic
fundamentalists poses an extreme danger to every lesbian and gay Alegerian.
Gay people are targeted for assasination and extra-judicial killing. The Algerian
state offers no protection and, in fact, criminalises homosexuality with
(PDF - 70 Kb) Document Date: 26 Nov 2004 (Downloads: 283)
South Africa: RAPE OF GAY MAN SPARKS PROTEST - By Lesego Tlhwale (BTM Intern), www.mask.org.za/ on 06/03/09 : http://www.mask.org.za/article.php?cat=southafrica&id=2153 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"According to Triangle Project (TRP) this is the first case of rape of a black gay man from the township that has reached trial in the province and it is expected to ensure justice for Luanda and all the other gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people whose cases never reached a court room. <br><br> ?The latest hearing is part of a broader campaign to pressure the South African criminal justice system to strengthen its human rights protections of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals?, TRP said in a statement.<br><br>
Musa Ngubane of Triangle Project revealed that a warrant of arrest was issued for the two accused that did not show up.<br><br> The alliance also demands that the court commits to ensuring that victims are not subjected to further discrimination on accounts of their sexual orientation or gender presentation during the trial."
(PDF - 128 Kb) Document Date: 3 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 195)
Turkey: "We Need a Law for Liberation" Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in a Changing Turkey - By Human Rights Watch on 05/30/08 on:http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2008/05/21/we-need-law-liberation-0 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Conditions in Turkey are still in flux today, with greater freedom and invidious
attitudes coexisting. On the positive side, civil society in Turkey is notably freer than
it was a decade ago, and gays and lesbians feel it; so too do some in Turkey?s large
communities of transgender people. Lambda Istanbul, KAOS-GL, and the Ankara-
based transgender support group Pink Life (Pembe Hayat)?though small, hampered
by legal difficulties and harassment?benefit from an environment in which
censorship is relaxing, and civil society enjoying greater if still restricted space. In
February 2005, a member of parliament from the ruling party and a representative of
the Ministry of Health attended a conference in Ankara on the human rights of LGBT
people?a significant symbolic step. <br><br>
Yet violence has followed visibility. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people?s
greater exposure has led to greater danger for many ordinary people."
(PDF - 707 Kb) Document Date: 30 May 2008 (Downloads: 262)
Uganda: ANTI-GAY TRIO DECLARES WAR ON HOMOSEXUALS - by www.mask.org.za , By Mask Admin - on 06/05/09: http://www.mask.org.za/article.php?cat=uganda&id=2155 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"UGANDA ? 05 June 2009: The fight against gay church leaders is on in Uganda, led by top anti-gay Pastors Martin Sempa, Solomon Male and Michael Kyazze." <br><br> They are also planning to organize an anti-homo crusade at Lugogo that will take 40 days of fasting and prayer.<br><br>
?We are going to wear black clothes to show our grief for the nation. We will pray to God to heal the nation of child sacrifice and homosexuality", Sempa said."
(PDF - 126 Kb) Document Date: 5 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 272)
UN: Countries Must Eliminate Homophobia to Curb the HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean - by Pan American Health Organization on 5/15/09 on: http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1368&Itemid=1 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Panama City, May 15, 2009 - Stigma, discrimination and violence against homosexuals and other people who have same-sex relations, also known as homophobia, and against transgender, transvestite or transexual people, also known as transphobia, are hindering the efforts to curb the HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, a group of United Nations (UN) agencies said today, in anticipation of the observation of the World Day against Homophobia (May 17).<br><br>
Evidence indicates that these populations are disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic. But fear of discrimination tends to dissuade people from seeking HIV testing, counseling, care and, when applicable, treatment."
(PDF - 333 Kb) Document Date: 15 May 2009 (Downloads: 297)
AIDS experts urge Latin America to act now, avoid becoming next Africa- By Tim Rogers Nica Times Staff | email@example.com on 08/05/08 : http://www.ticotimes.net/dailyarchive/2008_08/0805082.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was provided by Immigration Equality, NY <br><br>"Nicaragua and Central America are vulnerable because of migration patters, inequality in access to health services and machismo and homophobia, which push (gay men) underground,? UNAIDS Piot told The Nica Times. ?Just because HIV is not a problem today doesn't mean it won't be a problem tomorrow. Southern African countries are paying the price now for a lack of action in the past."
(PDF - 281 Kb) Document Date: 5 Aug 2008 (Downloads: 321)
Brazil: Pride day bomb injures 21 in São Paulo - By Rex Wockner International News # 791 on 06/22/09 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Twenty-one people were injured after São Paulo's 13th gay-pride parade
June 13 when a bomb was detonated in a downtown square that is home to
nightclubs frequented by gays and lesbians.<br><br>
Five of the injured were taken to hospitals. It appeared the bomb, which
scattered shrapnel, was tossed from a building."
(PDF - 21 Kb) Document Date: 22 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 291)
Colombia: ¿Mejor narco que gay? - Better a drug trafficker than gay? - by Nelson Camilo Sánchez published on 04/27/09 on www.semana.com: http://www.semana.com/noticias-opinion-on-line/mejor-narco-gay/123321.aspx (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The State, can hardly build it's reputation as democratic and pluralist when it's public authorities defend a generalized attitude of prejudice, discrimination and stigmatization. Sadly these seems to be the panorama of our country, at least as far as sexual freedom is concerned. <br><br>
"Un Estado difícilmente puede reputarse como democrático y pluralista cuando sus autoridades públicas defienden una actitud generalizada de prejuicio, discriminación y estigmatización. Tristemente ese pareciera ser el panorama de nuestro país, al menos, en lo que a libertad sexual se refiere."
(PDF - 317 Kb) Document Date: 27 Apr 2009 (Downloads: 275)
Croatia: Zagreb Pride says police misbehaved at parade - By Rex Rockner International News #791 on 06/22/09 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The police violated human and civil rights on multiple occasions,
permitted an unconstitutional fascist gathering, permitted hate speech
and, therefore, drastically decreased democratic standards of public
assembly that have been established in the past years through work and
cooperation with the police," the group said in a statement."
(PDF - 23 Kb) Document Date: 22 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 317)
Lithuanian Parliament passes 'no promo homo' law by Rex Wockner International News # 791 on 06/22/09 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Lithuania's parliament, the Seimas, passed a bill June 16 that bans public
dissemination of information that "agitates" for homosexuality,
bisexuality or polygamy. <br><br>
The measure applies to schools and to any information that can be viewed
by a minor -- seemingly threatening Lithuanian gay Web sites and access to
foreign gay Web sites, among other information."
(PDF - 25 Kb) Document Date: 22 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 310)
Colombia: RESPONSES TO INFORMATION REQUESTS (RIRs) - COL43449.E - Treatment of homosexuals and lesbians and available state protection (2002-2005) - by Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa on 04/04/05 : http://www2.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/research/rir/?action=record.viewrec&gotorec=417897 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"In some areas, "parts of the resources of the Plan Colombia fell into the hands" of
paramilitary organizations (International Relations Center 3 Feb. 2005). In
Barrancaberneja, paramilitaries closed gay bars, and beauty parlors belonging to gay
men were "transferred to women"; the paramilitaries also reportedly killed and mutilated
one homosexual man (ibid.).
(PDF - 128 Kb) Document Date: 4 Apr 2005 (Downloads: 191)
India: Gays to go on a rally on June 28 - By Ranjitha Gunasekaran on 06/19/08 on www.expressbuzz.com: http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/print.aspx?artid=bXexxpPysyg= (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"First, we would put on record our appreciation of the TN government for its efforts with the transgender community. Then we would like to raise the national issue of Section 377 and the related problems of law and enforcement. We would also like to look at discrimination of homosexuals by families and society. But most importantly, we would try to bring the role of medical practitioners " primarily mental health professionals who try to "cure" patients of their sexual orientation," said Dr L Ramakrishnan, country director, SAATHII, an NGO. Psychiatrists have been known to prescribe anything from electro-shock therapy to anti-depressants to "cure" the "patient", he explained.
Aniruddhan Vasudevan, of The Shakti Center concurred. "The practice of reversal therapy must stop. It is an outmoded practice and some action on that would be appreciated," he said. Further, the discrimination the community faces from the medical profession is of concern. "There is forced testing of gay people for HIV,? he pointed out."
(PDF - 63 Kb) Document Date: 19 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 241)
Lithuania: Action Alert - Possible adoption of homophobic legislation -AI Index: EUR 53/002/2009 - By Amnesty International , posted on 06/19/09 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"On 16 June, the Lithuanian parliament (The Seimas) passed a law which includes an amendment which institutionalizes homophobia, violates the right to freedom of expression and the right to be free from discrimination. The President has ten days to decide whether or not to veto the law. Should he decide to sign the ?Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public information?, an alarming national legal precedent will be set.<br><br>
This law prohibits material ?that agitate (sic) for homosexual, bisexual and polygamous relations? on the basis that it causes "detrimental effect to the development of minors". It classes homosexuality alongside issues such as the portrayal of physical or psychological violence, the display of a dead or cruelly mutilated body of a person, and information that arouses fear or horror, or encourages self-mutilation or suicide. This effectively institutionalizes homophobia and violates the right to freedom of expression and the right to be free from discrimination. Amnesty International is also concerned that this amendment could be used to restrict the work of human rights defenders working on issues of human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity."
(PDF - 40 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 2009 (Downloads: 289)
Mexico: Reporte Anual de crímenes de odio por homofobia [95-06]- Annual report on homophobic crimes [95-06]- Letra S- www.letraese.org.mx 05/17/07: http://www.letraese.org.mx/contracrimenes.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The full English translation for this document was provided by Aubra Fletcher Esq. Office of the Special Master, Farrell v. Cate in San Francisco, CA<br><br>
420 demonstrated homophobic executions<br>
1001 estimated homophobic executions <br><br>
Documentation of criminal homophobia in this report, carried out through diverse media, in the search to amplify the pattern of published resources which reproduce the essential information for this work. The amplification of the consulted resources is the result of the work and coordination with other civil associations, in different parts of the country, as well as the print run of the same newspapers.<br><br>
420 ejecudiones homofobicas demostradas<br>
1001 ejecuciones homofobicas estimadas <br><br>
La documentación de la homofobia criminal en el presente reporte, se realizó a través de diversos medios, en la búsqueda de ampliar la muestra de recursos hemerográficos que reproduzcan la información esencial para este trabajo. La ampliación de medios consultados es el resultado del trabajo en coordinación con otras asociaciones civiles, de diversas localidades del país, así como el tiraje de los mismos diarios.
(PDF - 1,049 Kb) Document Date: 17 May 2008 (Downloads: 293)
Mexico: RESPONSES TO INFORMATION REQUESTS (RIRs) MEX102682.E - Reports of sexual abuse commited by police officers against homosexuals, and against other vulnerable individuals (2006 - November 2007)-by Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa on 01/09/08 : http://www2.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/research/rir/?action=record.viewrec&gotorec=451639 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Mexican news agency Notimex also reported in June 2007 on the results of a study that examined the impact of violence and discrimination on the mental health of homosexual men, bisexuals and lesbians in Mexico City (13 June 2007). In particular, researchers from the Metropolitan Autonomous University (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, UAM) surveyed 506 homosexual men, bisexuals and lesbians in Mexico City and discovered, among other things, that 11 percent of respondents mentioned they had been threatened with extortion and detention by police officers (Notimex 13 June 2007)."
(PDF - 115 Kb) Document Date: 9 Jan 2008 (Downloads: 243)
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72 Filipino men detained in KSA for gay behavior - by www.gmanews.tv on 06/16/09 on: http://www.gmanews.tv/print/165048 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"MANILA, Philippines- Wearing drag at a private event may be harmless fun in many societies, but 72 Filipino men found out they could suffer imprisonment and lashing in Saudi Arabia for such activities after they were arrested for immorality recently."
(PDF - 67 Kb) Document Date: 16 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 294)
Asesinan a transgénero en Puebla - Transgender murdered in Puebla - by Leonardo Bastida Aguilar- Notiese on 06/18/09 : http://www.notiese.org/imprimir_popup.php?ctn_id=2957 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"México DF, junio 18 de 2009.
Con múltiples heridas causadas por un arma punzocortante fue hallado la mañana del 16 de junio el cadáver de Fernando Javier Hernández Fajardo "Ana María Z. Jones" de 39 años de edad en su departamento de la unidad habitacional El Carmen Gastronómico, al sur de la ciudad de Puebla."<br><br>
The body of Fernando Javier Hernández Fajardo, "Ana Maria Z. Jones," 39 years old, was found on the morning of June 16th in his apartment in the community of El Carmen Gastronómico in the southern part of Puebla, with multiple wounds caused by a sharp weapon.
(PDF - 110 Kb) Document Date: 18 Jun 2009 (Downloads: 283)