uganda: more gay people suffer in silence as they are not able to communicate their suffering-www.mask.org.za/SECTIONS/AfricaPerCountry/ABC/uganda/uganda_111.htm-08/01/205 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
I am a female Uganda, 25 years of age and am writing this with clear conscience despite that most people in Uganda regard homosexuality as insanity.<br><br>
On a sad note, I would like to say something on the terrible incident that happened on the 20-july-205 to Uganda's prominent gay activist. Ms. Juliet Victor Mukasa and the Kenyan activist. This kind of ordeal has been on-going for years in Uganda as most of us have no way of informing you about our suffering , you are not able to report about it.
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Uganda: Reason and Supersition in Uganda-Council for Secular Humanism by Bill Cooke, from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 24, Number 6-12/12/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
It has become problematic throughout the Western world to speak of reason or superstition without resorting to scare quotes. To talk of reason or superstition is naive, logocentric, culturally imperialist, or some other fashionable perjorative. But wrap these sorts of words in scare quotes, and we can affect a pleasing irony.
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uganda:gay activist vows to sue Ics for raiding her home By Moses Mulondo & Wendy Glauser-www.mask.org.za/SECTIONS/AfricaPerCountry/ABC/uganda/uganda_111.htm-07/28/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Ms. Juliet Victor Mukasa, the chairperson of the Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), says she is pressing charges against her LC1 chairman, Mr. John Lubega, for abusing her friend and violating her right to privacy by illegally searching her house on July 20. Mukasa, who admits she is a lesbian, was away when Lubega entered her house in Kamuli C Zone. He confiscated a CD and documents, most of which were SMUG-related.
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El Salvador Trans Attacks-By: DOUG IRELAN, gaycitynews.com- 07/12/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A vicious and violent police attack on Monday, four transgendered youth in El Salvador, which hospitalized one of them with serious injuries, is only the latest in an unending wave of violent attacks that continues to inundate the Central American nation's LGBT community.
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HIV/AIDS discrimination widespread in China--U.N.-Reuters, www.alertnet.org11/28/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) - China's efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS-related discrimination have failed to stamp out "widespread" stigmatisation of sufferers, United Nations. officials said on Wednesday.<br>,br>
Subinay Nandy, China country director for the U.N. Development Programme, said China had done a "tremendous job" implementing anti-HIV/AIDS discrimination policies and legislation but enduring misconceptions were stopping sufferers from seeking treatment.
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Mexico: Militares seropositivos al VIH aún sin derechos- HIV positive members of the military still without rights- by Antonio Medina, www.jornada.unam.mx- 09/04/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This article deals with how HIV infected members of the Mexican Armed Forces are treated and how the military institutions kept their policies and procedures secret when said members showed signs of AIDS or were discovered to be HIV+.It also provides some data on those who were discharged during certain years. <br><br> En marzo de 2003,en el aniversario 20 del primer caso registrado de sida en México, se supo públicamente la situación que vivían los soldados que resultaban seropositivos en las Fuerzas Armadas Mexicanas y cómo las instituciones marciales mantuvieron en secreto sus políticas y procedimientos cuando uno de sus integrantes manifestaba síntomas de sida o se comprobaba que era portador del VIH.<br><br> Por su parte, la Sedena ha informado que se ha dado de baja por "inutilidad" a tres militares en el 2000, 44 en el 2001, 62 en el 2002, 30 en el 2003, 22 en el 2004, 46 en el 2005, 36 en el 2006.<br><br>
Aún falta saber qué ha sucedido con todos los militares que fueron dados de baja antes del año 2000, cuántos han muerto y qué tipo de compensación otorgaron las instituciones militares a los deudos.
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Cuba's Gay Politics Mired In Past- www.queerty.com- 09/09/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Cuba's been going through a bit of a political puberty as of late. Last February, after 49-years in power, long-time leader Fidel Castro stepped aside and handed the presidency to his brother, Raul. Though still all in the family, many see Raul's ascension as a positive move for the island, a sign that the communist government could evolve.<br><br>
A little over a month later, Mariela Castro, the president's daughter and leader of the government-backed Center for Sexual Diversity (CENESEX), took a progressive step when she called on the government to rewrite the 70s-era Family Code and pave the way for civil unions.
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In Government's Shadow, Gay Cubans Test Communism, Gay Cubans Test Communism- www.qeerty.com- 09/10/08: http://www.queerty.com/in-governments-shadow-gay-cubans-test-communism-20080910/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Editor's Note: This piece picks up where yesterday's "Cuba's Gay Politics Mired In Past" left off. The uninitiated may want to catch-up.<br><br>Now because the government has not so many followers, they have to get people from other areas of society, like gay, like Catholic, people from other religions. Because in the past, if you belong to the Communist Party, you cannot be a gay? Now it's different. They want to bring a better image to the other people, to the international community.
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Alarm over South African gay ruling- Rex Wockner International News # 750- 09/08/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
South Africa's Christian Democratic Party and the Apostolic Faith
Mission Church have expressed alarm over a recent Pretoria High Court
decision that fined a church for firing a music teacher because he was
in a gay relationship, the South African Press Association reported.<br><br>Apostolic Faith President Dr. Isak Burger said Christian values should
not be subject to "an extremely secular and liberal constitution"
because the constitution should not be "above the Bible and ... God."
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Bosnian pride festival provokes opposition- Rex Wockner International News #750- 09/08/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Posters advocating "Death to Gays" appeared around Sarajevo,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, in early September, in advance of the nation's
planned first gay pride activities scheduled to begin Sept. 24.
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Human Rights Watch Letter to Iran's Head of Judiciary-hrw.org-07/27/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
We write to express our grave concern over the July 19 public hanging in Mashhad of two people for crimes they were found to have committed while at least one of them was under the age of eighteen. The continued practice of executing juvenile offenders?as well as the imposition of sentences of flogging, which constitutes torture?places Iran in violation of its international legal obligations. We urge you to bring an end to these practices and to support legislation barring the execution of sentences of death on people for crimes committed before age eighteen.
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Human Rights Watch: End Juvenile Executions in Iran-7/27/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Iran's execution of a juvenile offender last week violated international law, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to the president and head of the judiciary.
Two youths, aged 18 and 19, were put to death on July 19 after they were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy some fourteen months earlier. One of the youths was 17 at the time of the offense.
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Lesbians jailed in Dubai- Rex Wockner International News #750- 09/08/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A Lebanese woman and a Bulgarian woman caught making out on a beach in
Dubai were jailed for a month Aug. 31 after the Dubai Court of Appeal
upheld a lower-court ruling.
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British man in prison for gay sex in Ghana- By Tony Grew- www.pinknews.co.uk 11/07/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Foreign Office has confirmed that a 63-year-old British national has been remanded in custody in the African country of Ghana charged with having sex with another man.
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Gay in Ghana -From gay-bashings to AIDS. - By Prince- www.thegully.com- 06/24/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
I was evicted from the first room that I rented because my landlord said no woman visited me and that meant I was gay. On the street once, when I defended myself to a woman who insulted me, I was beaten up by her husband. He wanted to know how I dared answer back, "Who are you, a homosexual, to talk to my wife like that?"
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Ghana turns down homosexuals' bid for recognition- www.afrol.com- 09/05/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A request formulated by a homosexual rights association in Ghana to recognise their existence to guarantee a better access to HIV/AIDS services has started an avalanche of hostile reactions in the country. But the Ghanaian press has also discovered that "homosexuality is real in Ghana," not just a Western phenomenon.<br><br>The strong reactions followed a statement made in August by Prince MacDonald, presented as "the president of Gay and Lesbian Association of Ghana", during a broadcast by 'Joy FM', a private radio station based in the capital, Accra, during which Mr MacDonald pled for a public recognition of the existence of homosexuality. The gay leader further announced that Ghana would soon host an international conference organised by his group on this topic.
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Ghana's gays in human rights plea- By Ian Dunt-www.pinknews.co.uk 03/14/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Gay pressure group OutRage! has sent a letter to Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor demanding he repeal laws criminalising homosexuality in his home country.<br><br>
The President is visiting London this week to mark 50 years of Ghana's independence from Britain.<br><br>
Prince MacDonald, President of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Ghana, called for protests during the official visit to highlight the plight of LGBT people in Ghana.
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Ghana's Got No Love For The Gays, Prefer Colonial Law To Progress- www.queerty.com- 05/22/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
African leaders have gathered this week to discuss the continent's human rights situation, but Ghanaian deputy attorney general, Kwame Osei-Prempeh made sure his people know that gays don't count as human.
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Ghana's secret gay community- By Orla Ryan - BBC News Accra- 03/14/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
In deeply religious Ghana, homosexuality is seen as an imported foreign lifestyle choice and a moral aberration.<br><br>
Last year, a proposed gay and lesbian conference was banned.<br><br>
"Ghanaians are unique people whose culture, morality and heritage totally abhor homosexual and lesbian practices and indeed any other form of unnatural sexual acts," Information Minister Kwamena Bartels said in a statement banning the conference.
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Ghanaian Muslims back anti-gay government- By Dave McElhill, www.pinknews.co.uk- 09/05/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Ghana Office of the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society is supporting the Ghanaian governments decision to stop an international conference for gays and lesbians.<br>,br>
In an open letter to Ghana's President John Agyekum Kufuor the society praised the governments stance saying "we do not have to re-enact the iniquities that led to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah."
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