7515 documents found
South Africa remains lesbian-bashing society- By afrol News staff and Lindiwe Radebe, www.afrol.com 12/12/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
afrol News / Gender Links, 12 December - "Growing up as a lesbian woman in South Africa is not easy," Lindiwe Radebe says. "It is a country that is ruled by homophobia and where we are not protected. I know this because I have been assaulted because of my sexual orientation." Her story reads like a crime novel.
(PDF - 533 Kb) Document Date: 12 Dec 2006 (Downloads: 291)
Trauma for young lesbians in Mauritius: in Mauritius, parents send their daughter to a mental hospital for loving another woman. Human-rights organizations demand better treatment for lesbians and gay men-by Loga Virahsawmy -indarticles.com/ 09/24/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
MAURITIUS -- With the exception of South Africa, homosexuality is banned in all African countries. Even in South Africa where sexual orientation is explicitly protected by the constitution, lesbians and gay men are frequently subjected to violence and taunting.<br><br>
The story of two young women takes place in Mauritius, the island that prides itself on having one of the most mature democracies in the region and advertises itself as the island of "sun, sea and sand." That freedom turned to trauma for two young women whose only crime is their passionate love affair.
(PDF - 57 Kb) Document Date: 24 Sep 2006 (Downloads: 359)
Tunisian Weekly Réalités Dedicates Series of Articles to Homosexuality in Tunisia-Special Dispatch Series - No. 1170, www.memri.org 05/24/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Legal Status of Homosexuals in Tunisia
Lawyer Bochra Bel Haj Hmida argues that the legal status of male homosexuals and lesbians is very clear in Tunisia: "Article 230 of the penal code makes it clear that homosexuals and lesbians are sentenced to three years' imprisonment... Even if the law is not automatically implemented, it remains a threat and should be abrogated... We must stop confusing homosexuality - the free choice of two adults - with sexual assault or pedophilia." 
(PDF - 186 Kb) Document Date: 24 May 2006 (Downloads: 460)
Violations of the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons in TUNISIA - Shadow Report-Global Righs 03/30/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Pennsylvania State University?s Dickinson School of Law Advanced Applied
Human Research class is honored to have the opportunity to participate in the writing of
this shadow report on the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)
persons in Tunisia. Working in cooperation with Global Rights and their contacts in
Morocco and Tunisia, we gathered the information in this report with the hope that it
would contribute to increased advocacy for the greater protection and promotion of rights
of LGBT persons in Tunisia. <br><br>
The Human Rights Committee regularly reviews submissions from every state party to
the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Tunisia ratified the
ICCPR on March 18, 19691 and will present their regular report to the 92nd session of the
Human Rights Committee on March 17, 2008. Non-governmental organizations may
submit ?shadow reports.?
(PDF - 147 Kb) Document Date: 30 Mar 2008 (Downloads: 323)
New Ukraine, Old Homophobia -Will anything change now? -By Tomek Kitlinski, www.thegully.com/ 01/28/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Gay activist Vladislav Topchek told me that he hears about physical attacks on queers everywhere in the country. "There is no difference in the level of homophobia" between the industrial, largely Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine, and the pro-European Community, Catholic western part of the country, which supported Yushchenko, he said.
(PDF - 325 Kb) Document Date: 28 Jan 2005 (Downloads: 342)
U.S. grants asylum in Indonesian transgender case- by Prodita Sabarini, ww.thejakartapost.com 08/27/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The United States granted,for the first time, an asylum claim to an Indonesian transsexual last month, an activist said.<br><br>
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization Arus Pelangi founder King Oey, said that Michelle Saraswati, 42, formerly known as Michael Setiabudi, won her case at the San Fransisco Immigration Court in July.
(PDF - 76 Kb) Document Date: 27 Aug 2008 (Downloads: 294)
Ukraine : Opus Dei Against Homosexuality- gayswithoutborders.wordpress.com/ 09/10/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Christians Organize March Against Homosexuality<br><br>
As RISU was informed by the UIC Coordinator, Bishop Volodymyr Harbar, ?the goal of the march is to call attention to the Biblical view on the problem of homosexuality and lesbianism, to uphold government authorities in defense of traditional family values, and to support criminal penalties for homosexual propaganda and popularization.?
(PDF - 209 Kb) Document Date: 10 Sep 2007 (Downloads: 482)
Ukraine: 'Homosexualism does not Correspond to Moral Principles of Society'- By Hilary White, www.catholic.org/- 08/03/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Propaganda and expansion of homosexuality in the country form a threat to national security, contradict national interests and undermine the authority of rights and freedoms of human beings and family".<br><br>KIEV, Ukraine (LifeSiteNews) - A committee of the Ukrainian Parliament is calling for a halt to the popularization of homosexuality that has become such a prominent feature of life in western European and North American societies.
(PDF - 54 Kb) Document Date: 3 Aug 2008 (Downloads: 326)
Ukraine: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN INFORMATION REPORT- produced by Research Development and Statistics (RDS), Home Office- UK- (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This Country of Origin Information Report (COI Report) has been produced by Research Development and Statistics (RDS), Home Office, for use by officials involved in the asylum/human rights determination process. The Report provides general background information about the issues most commonly raised in asylum/human rights claims made in the United Kingdom. It includes information available up to 23 June 2006.<br><br>
search of "homosexual" yielded:<br><br>
Findings under Ethnic Groups and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons
(PDF - 579 Kb) Document Date: 23 Jun 2006 (Downloads: 487)
Ukraine: RESPONSES TO INFORMATION REQUESTS (RIRs)- UKR100719.E -Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa- 11/23/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A number of sources consulted mentioned that Ukraine's homosexual community was not highly visible (Gay.ru n.d.; Gay Times 7 Sept. 2005; Gay Guide Ukraine n.d.). According to Gay Times, there were five gay and/or lesbian bars and clubs in Kiev (see also Gay.sk n.d.), as well as small "gay scenes" in Simeiz and Kharkov (7 Sept. 2005). The Website Gay.sk lists three clubs and a sauna in each of Kharkov and Lviv, as well as two clubs in Odessa (n.d.).
(PDF - 173 Kb) Document Date: 23 Nov 2005 (Downloads: 404)
Ukraine: RESPONSES TO INFORMATION REQUESTS (RIRs)- UKR100976.E-Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa- 02/26/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Societal Treatment of Homosexuals in Kiev<br><br>
According to the executive director of the Kiev-based Ukrainian Helsinki Group for Human Rights (UHGHR), in Kiev, the population is generally divided into those people (usually older people) who reject homosexuality and discriminate against gays and lesbians, and those (most often younger people) who accept homosexuality and are tolerant of gays and lesbians (UHGHR 31 Jan. 2006). In the opinion of the programs director for Eastern Europe at the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), Ukrainian society is generally "homophobic," but attitudes towards homosexuals are improving (ILGA 2 Feb. 2006). Despite acknowledging that "aggressive homophobia has been gradually dwindling," Andrey Kravchuk, a member of Nash Mir (Our World) Gay and Lesbian Center, a Ukraine-based non-governmental organization, which is "working toward achieving comprehensive equality and social comfort for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people" in Ukraine (GlobalGayz.com n.d.) countered the idea of an improvement in society's attitudes towards homosexuals, and wrote about "the existence of militant homophobia and its inseparable connection with other forms of xenophobia" (Nash Mir 6 Oct. 2005).
(PDF - 199 Kb) Document Date: 26 Feb 2006 (Downloads: 328)
Ukraine: RESPONSES TO INFORMATION REQUESTS (RIRs)- UKR100978.E -Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa- 02/23/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The non-governmental organization (NGO) Nash Mir (Our World), which is "working toward achieving comprehensive equality and social comfort for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people" in Ukraine, has been active since 1997 (Nash Mir 11 July 2005). Nash Mir has offices in Kiev, Lugansk (ibid. 26 Jan. 2006; ibid. n.d.a), Dnepropetrovsk and Donetsk (ibid. n.d.a). This organization offers counselling services on sexual orientation and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) issues, as well as psychological support and information on the lesbian community (ibid n.d.c).
(PDF - 178 Kb) Document Date: 23 Feb 2006 (Downloads: 385)
Ukrainian gay groups form union- By Tony Grew, ww.pinknews.co.uk/ 06/20/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Three leading gay and lesbian organisations in the Ukraine have formed the Union of Gay Organisations of Ukraine (UGOU).<br><br>
The groups hope to unite activists in three main areas: advocating rights and freedoms of gay people, mobilising the gay community and improving the effectiveness of HIV-infection prevention among homosexuals.
(PDF - 192 Kb) Document Date: 20 Jun 2008 (Downloads: 316)
Ukrainian gay paper faces criminal charges- By Staff Writer, www.pinknews.co.uk/ 03/31/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Kiev's public prosecutor is targeting a well-regarded gay newspaper under laws banning the distribution of pornography, while newspaper kiosks across the city openly sell explicit erotic heterosexual magazines.
(PDF - 131 Kb) Document Date: 31 Mar 2008 (Downloads: 433)
Argentina extends pensions to gay couples- Rex Wockner International News #478- 08/25/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Argentina extended its pension system to cover same-sex couples Aug. 18.<br><br>
When a couple has lived together for five years prior to one of the
individuals' deaths, the surviving partner will qualify.
(PDF - 18 Kb) Document Date: 25 Aug 2008 (Downloads: 330)
Colombia: Aumentan agresiones a la comunidad homsexual- Aggression against the homosexual community increases- www.vanguardia.com/ 08/24/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Full translation of article by Adrian Correa, San Francisco, CA<br><br>
Preocupante es la realidad que vive en Colombia cerca del 10% de la población, que por su opción sexual es víctima de toda clase de agresiones, que en ocasiones termina en la muerte.<br><br>
Según el informe de Colombia Diversa realizado entre el año 2006 y 2007, 67 personas de la comunidad LGBT (Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transgeneristas) fueron asesinadas en evidentes casos de intolerancia.<br><br>=========================================<br>
The reality that in Colombia about 10% of the population, due to their sexual orientation, is victim to all kinds of aggression which sometimes ends up in death, is worrisome. <br><br>
According to the report of Diverse Colombia carried out between 2006 and 2007, 67 people of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, (LGBT),
were assassinated in evident cases of intolerance.
(PDF - 217 Kb) Document Date: 24 Aug 2008 (Downloads: 457)
India: 600 march in Mumba- Rex Wockner International News # 478- 08/25/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Some 600 people took part in the Queer Freedom March Aug. 16 in Mumbai
The date, one day after Indian Independence Day, was chosen "to say that
it's time for us to get our freedom from being treated as criminals
under Indian law," said Vikram Doctor, one of the organizers.
(PDF - 20 Kb) Document Date: 25 Aug 2008 (Downloads: 382)
Lithuania blocks EU antidiscrimination truck from public property- Rex Wockner Internaitonal News #478- 08/25/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The mayors of Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania blocked the European
Union's antidiscrimination truck from parking on public property in
their cities Aug. 20-22.<br><br>
The European Commission, which sponsors the touring truck, responded by
arranging for it to visit supermarket parking lots instead.
(PDF - 18 Kb) Document Date: 25 Aug 2008 (Downloads: 383)
Chile: Amnestía reacciona ante ley que criminaliza a homosexuales- Amnesty Intermational reacts to law that criminalizes homosexuals- Amnesty International -www.adital.com.br 08/14/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
En comunicado, la Amnistía Internacional mostró preocupación por la aplicación de los artículos 365 y 373 del Código Penal de la República de Chile, que, al criminalizar las conductas homosexuales, refuerzan la exclusión y las desventajas sistémicas de las que son objeto las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transexuales y transgéneras.
(PDF - 79 Kb) Document Date: 14 Aug 2008 (Downloads: 357)
Colombia: Derechos Humanos de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trangeneristas en Colombia 2006-2007-Human Rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders in Colombia 2006-2007/ Colombia Diversa-12/31/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
www.colombiadiversa.org <br><br>Coordinación general <br>
MARCELA SÁNCHEZ BUITRAGO <br>
Directora ejecutiva Colombia Diversa<br><br>
I. Violencia por prejuicio................................................ 12<br>
II. Abuso policial.............................................................. 59<br>
III. Situación carcelaria................................................... 113<br>
IV. Derechos económicos, sociales y culturales (DESC)... 155<br>
V. Políticas públicas para la garantía de los derechos....... 204<br>
VI. Medios de comunicación: cómo nos tratan................. 275<br>
VII. Recomendaciones.................................................... 338<br>
General Coordination <br><br>MARCELA SANCHEZ BUITRAGO<BR><BR>Executive Director of Diverse Colombia <br><br>
Introduction.........5<br><br>I. Violence due to prejudice.....12 <br><br>II. Police Abuse....59<br><br>III.Prison Situation....113IV. Economic, social and cultural rights (DESC)...155<br><br>
V. Public policies for the guarantee of rights....204<br><br>
VI. Means of communication: how they treat us.....275<br><br>
(PDF - 5,422 Kb) Document Date: 31 Dec 2007 (Downloads: 362)