FAMILY ATTITUDES TOWARD TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE IN TURKEY 2005 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Objective: In Turkey, an individual with gender identity disorder is stigmatized and isolated from society. The family largely reflects and reinforces these negative views because gender crossing poses a threat to the normatively sanctioned gender classification.
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Indonesia: For These Transvestites, Still More Role Changes 7/18/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Under the autocratic rule of Sukarno's successor, Gen. Suharto, and even more so now, transvestites have won some rights. While they are still sometimes rounded up and held in detention if working as prostitutes, in some cities they court business openly in what amounts to a late-night transvestite parade down the main thoroughfares.
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Iran Transexual 7/28/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
One woman's courage in appealing to the late Ayatollah Khomeini has made Tehran the unlikely sex change capital of the world.
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Iran's transsexuals get Islamic approval, but face tough times at home 10/1/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Transsexuals face rejection and mockery in whatever state of gender they are in, and more often than not are simply branded homosexual - a criminal offence in Iran where the law allows for persistent offenders to be punished with death.
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Iran- Possible prisoners of conscience/Fear of torture or ill-treatment - 5/18/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Up to 17 men remain in detention after being arrested at a private party in Esfahan province, central Iran on 10 May. They may have been tortured or ill-treated and remain at risk of such abuse. <br>
The men were among 87 people reportedly arrested at the party; the others have been released, apparently on bail, and are likely to face prosecution in the future. Those still detained are believed to have been wearing clothes generally associated with women at the time of their arrest. They are not believed to have had access to lawyers or family members, and a judge has reportedly said that those still detained will be charged with consumption of alcohol, and "homosexual conduct" (hamjensgarai). Amnesty International is not aware of any evidence that the men attending the party identify themselves as gay or were engaging in same-sex sexual relations. Their arrests were made at a time when the Iranian authorities have been mounting a security operation to enforce dress codes in Iran.
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Iran: Islamic Fatwa Condones Changing Sex 11/13/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Iran is a harsh place for homosexual men and women. The strict enforcement of Islamic law from the time of Khomeini has seen an estimated 4,000 homosexual men executed for expressing their feelings, according to the Iranian rights group Homan.
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Mak Nyahs (Male Transsexuals) in Malaysia:The Influence of Culture and Religion on their Identity7/1 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
the identity of the mak nyahs in Malaysia is influenced by cultural and religious factors. The definition and identity of male transsexuals in Malaysia may differ in some ways from those in other parts of the world.
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Sexuality, gender & Islam (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
It is widely believed in Muslim societies that homosexuality is forbidden in Islam. This perception is also embodied in Muslim laws to the extent that in some countries homosexuality is a crime punishable by death (by stoning).
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Transsexual Debate in Malaysia; Transsexuals Call for New Laws 11/5/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Transsexuals in Malaysia have called for new laws on gender identity after a judge ruled that those who have undergone sex change operations were in a legal limbo.
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Honduras HIV: Group denounces discrimination-9/6/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Defenders of pople with AIDS denounce descrimination in a Hotel and Hotel acuses them of indecent acts.
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Honduras VIH: Con protesta frente a Casa Presidencial-HIV in Honduras: Protests in front of the Presidential Palace - 5/28/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Enfermos del sida exigen al gobierno agilizar la compra de retrovirales. Los protestantes pidieron al gobierno indemnizar a María Versey Juárez que fue infectada con sida en el Materno Infantil.<br><br>
People sick with AIDS beg the government to speed up the purchase of retrovirals. The protesters ask the government to compensate María Versye Juárez who was infected with AIDS in the Maternity Ward.
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Honduras VIH: Grupo denuncia discriminación-Honduras HIV: Group denounces discrimination-9/6/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Defensores de personas con sida denuncian discriminación en un Hotel y éste los acusa de actos indecorosos.<br><br>
Defenders of people with AIDS denounce discrimination in a hotel and they accuse them of unseemly acts.
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Honduras: 60 mil personas con sida en el país-60,000 people with AIDS in the country.-11/4/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
<br><br> Iglesias se unen para implementar estrategias de lucha contra la enfermedad.<br><br>
Churches unite to implement strategies to fight against the disease.
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Honduras: Afectados con el VIH-sida deciden salir del closet y luchar por sus derechos y deberes-Those affected with HIV and AIDS decide to come out of the closet and fight for their rights and what is owed them-04/25/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Un pequeño peluche con un eslogan que dice: "No estás solo" encontraron ayer en sus asientos más de cien asistentes al primer encuentro de personas que viven con el VIH-sida...<br><br>
More than 100 people in attendance at the first meeting of people living with HIV/AIDS found a small stuffed animal on their seats with a slogan which says: "You are not alone"
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Honduras: AIDS Victims Denounce Discrimination 7/11/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Three individuals with the HIV/AIDS virus objected to the descrimination they are subjected to by society on the part of the GOVERNMENT...
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Honduras: Día mundial de la lucha contra el Sida-World AIDS Day-12/1/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
We are not asking for a favor...we demand our right to life because we are the solution not the problem.<br><br> ASONAPVSIDAH no pedimos un favor... exigimos nuestro derecho por la vida, porque somos solución no problema.
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Honduras: El Congreso aprobará L. 3 millones para combatir el Sida-Congress will approve 3,000,000 Lempiras to combat AIDS-9/14/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Dramático testimonio de una enferma sensibiliza a diputados.<br><br>
Dramatic testimony from a nurse sensitizes deputies.
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Honduras: Enfermos de sida denuncian discriminacíon-People sick with AIDS denounce discrimination- 7/11/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
La discriminacíon de que son objeto por la sociedad y por parte del gobierno, denuciaron tres enfermos con el virus del sida...<br><br>
Three people who are sick with the AIDS virus denounced the discrimination which they suffer on the part of society and the government.
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Honduras: Entre cuatro y Lps. once mil necesitan enfermos del SIDA para su tratamiento-Between 4,000 and 11,000 Lempiras are needed by those sick with AIDS for their treatment-10/07/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Las personas quine viven con VIH solicitan al Congreso Nacional que les apruebe un presupuesto para financiar el tratamiento de antirretrovirales.<br><br>
People who live with AIDS request that the National Congress approve a budget to finance the treatment of anti-retrovirals.
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Honduras: Entre protestas de enfermos por SIDA abren congreso sobre la enfermedad-Among protests by those sick with AIDS a conference begins about the illness- 10/11/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Personas relacionadas con el VIH/Sida analizan la situcaión real de la enfermedad.<br><br>
People connected with HIV/AIDS analyze the real situation of the illness.
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