Uganda: Homosexuals, Lesbians Erode National Decency- allafrica.com- By J.s. Mayanja-Nkangi 12/16/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
UGANDA is experiencing an internationally orchestrated crescendo of demands for "rights" by the homosexual fraternity: male, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transvestite. Essentially, these "rights" reduce to only one; the absolute, non-negotiable, "right" to enjoy sexual pleasure man with man, woman with woman; with the bisexual exploiting the pleasures of both worlds and the trans gender coveting and securing the sexual pleasures which both God and his or her heterosexual parents did not give him or her.
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Carta a los Diputaos de la Asamblea Nacional de la Republica de Nicaragua re; Aprobacion de Nuevo Codogo Penal- -Letter to the National Assambley of Nicaragua , re: New Penal Code -from Mons. Juan Abelandia and Dr Rafael Cabrera presidente de la Asociacion Nicaraguense por la Vida (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Cuba: Abogada Mariela Castro campañas a favor de homosexuales-La Cronica 1/16/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Lawyer Mariela Castro campaigns in favor of homosexuals<br><br>
LA HABANA, Cuba(EFE)<br><br>
Mariela Castro, hija del presidente provisional de Cuba, Raúl Castro, y quien lidera una lucha por el reconocimiento de los derechos de homosexuales en la isla, afirmó hoy que la comprensión de esos derechos requiere de campañas educativas en los medios de comunicació
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Morocco court upholds jail for 6 for homosexual acts- Reuters 1/15/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
RABAT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A Moroccan appeal court on Tuesday upheld the convictions of six men jailed for homosexual acts after video images of a man dressed as a woman dancing at a party sparked street protests and a police investigation, lawyers said.<br><br>
The six were arrested in late November after rumours spread that a party they had held in the northern town of Ksar el Kebir was really an illegal gay wedding.
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Nicaragua: Primera marcha gay sera en Masaya - First gay march will be in Masaya - El Nuevo Diario - 06/18/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Masaya, como cualquiera de las grandes ciudades de Estados Unidos o de Europa, tendra el proximo 24 de junio su primera marcha gay de la historia de Nicaragua.
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Salvadorean gay man's case at the BIA- granted Deferral of Removal with Dissenting Opinion 08/09/00 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
US Justice Department<br>
On Behalf of Respondent: Lynn Marcus, Esq.<br>
On Behalf of Service:" Jaime Barnargas, Assistant District Counsel<br><br>
In a decision dated July 29, 1999, an Immigration Judge found the respondent subject to removal under several sections of the Immigraton and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. The respondent applied for relief based on his stated fear of mistreatment and persecution in El Salvador on account of his homosexuality.
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Women's bisexuality an 'identity,' not phase- By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY 1/16/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Bisexuality among women isn't just a phase, according to new research that followed 79 non-heterosexual women for a decade and found that bisexual women continue to be attracted to both sexes over time.<br><br>
Being bisexual is a distinct orientation, not a temporary stage, says the study by Lisa Diamond, an associate professor of psychology and gender studies at the University of Utah. It is being published next week in the January issue of Developmental Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association
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Conditions and Status of Hijras (Transgender, Transvestites etc.) in Pakistan (Country Report) by H (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This is not an official report. But was prepared in the light of available information as per the requirement of conference panel discussion agenda. <br><br>
National Institute of Psychology<br>
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Pakistan: ILGA World Legal Survey- 2/6/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Pakistan: Penal Code- Statute: Section 377 SodomyLaws.com (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
From International Lesbian and Gay Association<br><br>
Section 377 Penal Code criminalizes "carnal knowledge of any man against the order of nature", with a penalty of 2 years up to life imprisonment and a possible corporal punishment of a 100 lashes. (PB)<br><br>
Islamic law was re-introduced in 1990. "Pakistani civil law punishes those who have gay sex with two years to life in prison, while Islamic law, which also can be enforced legally, calls for up to 100 lashes or death by stoning." (RW/886)
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Pakistani Gays Land Themselves in to Trouble- www.mediindia.net 1/25/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Gay community in Pakistan appears to be in serious trouble with regard to a trip made to nepal by three transgenders from the country, bringing to a halt, an eight-year-old health program for meant for the country?s homosexuals. The three gays belonged to the Lahore-based // NGO Vision that operates the Nayab Health Services project for masseurs who have sex with male clients and transgenders.
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Sex-change couple jailed for three years in Pakistan- IndoAsian News Service 5/28/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
SLAMABAD/KARACHI: A Pakistani court Monday handed down a three-year jail sentence for deception to a wife and her husband who was born a female and underwent a sex change 16 years ago.
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Baby taken away from Brazilian gay couple- PinkNews.co.uk staff writer 01/11/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A government official who successfully fought to take an adopted baby away from a gay couple in Brazil has said that "gay couples are abnormal."
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China: Pride and prejudice-By Xie Fang (China Daily) 1/14/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Three homosexual Chinese tell the challenge they face, and their hopes for a day when they will no longer be judged.
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China: The Love That Dares to Speak Its Name - Discreetly-1/13/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
By Simon Elegant/Beijing www.time.com <br><br> There's never been a better time to be gay in China, but as Destination's somewhat schizophrenic combination of outer reserve and inner exuberance demonstrates, it still pays to be careful. Beijing's attitude has been described as a Triple No policy: no approval, no disapproval, no promotion. That hands off approach ? a sort of commercial don't ask, don't tell policy ? is emblematic of the delicacy with which the Communist regime is learning to deal with many of the issues concerning personal liberties that are increasingly being raised by its burgeoning middle class. For their part, homosexuals in China seem perfectly happy to pursue their lives within the broad boundaries allowed by the government, albeit not without the occasional snipe at the authorities. It's no coincidence, for example, that the once ubiquitous term tongzhi ? comrade ? is now only heard as a slang term among young Chinese for gay men.
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Honduras: Identificación de Fuentes Para La Discriminación y Exlcusión Laboral Por VIH- Identifying sources of discrimination and labor exclusions due to HIV-4/15/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Current Fundamental Rights in the Work Place"<br><br>
Los derechos humanos se dedinen como condiciones mínimas o básicas indispensables, reconocidas universalmente, que permiten a las personas y a los pueblos desarrollarse plenamente.<br><br>
Human rights are definted as minimal or basic indispensable conditions, universally recognized, qhich permit individuals and peoples to develop fully.
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Pakistan Jails Couple in Sex Change Case - 5/28/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A couple who sought legal protection from harassment were separated and sentenced to three years in prison Monday for lying to a Pakistani judge that surgery had turned one partner into a man.
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Pakistan/India: Gay Men and Mischievous Boys-CHOWK , Amita Rahjan 5/2/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Masti" denotes the homoerotic behavior of men who do not describe themselves as homosexuals. It is not necessarily penetrative and neither does it fall within the Western definition of homosexuality wherein two males are ultimately seeking a committed partner much like heterosexual couples. Masti, a word that literally means mischief, is a relationship that in most cases does not imply permanence or emotional attachment. It is not seen as a substitute for a conventional heterosexual relationship leading to marriage and children. Neither is it limited to a particular geographic location as studies in India and Pakistan have proved.
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Russia: Moscow polling-place protesters acquitted- Rex Wockner International #716 1/14/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Thirteen gay activists detained Dec. 2 at a Moscow polling place have
been acquitted by a local magistrate's court.<br><br>
Some of the activists had "voted" by writing "No to homophobes -- No to
Luzhkov" on their ballots.
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Chile: Carabineros detuvo y torturó a estilista por su orientacion sexual- (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Carbineros detained and tortured a hairdresser because of his sexual orientation<br><br> El Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh) denunció que el estilista Marcelo David Lazo Vargas (33) fue detenido arbitrariamente por funcionarios de la comisaría de Machalí, que lo golpearon y humillaron en razón de su orientación sexual, dejándolo con múltiples hematomas que fueron constatados en la Clínica Alemana.
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