Nicaragua Current Update HIV (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Nicaragua: 45 Anos Amnestia Internacional 5/24/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Presidente de Nicaragua en contra de uniones de homosexuales- Allberto Najera ? (Anodis) (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
NIcaraguan president against homosexual unions <br> <br>
La homosexualidad siempre ha sido calificada con términos peyorativos tanto por lideres religiosos, políticos y la sociedad. No es de sorprenderse que muchos de ellos cometan graves errores al estar en contra de la sexualidad y la homofobia.<br>
Es por ello que hago referencia a la aberrante palabra sin fundamento inteligente, lógico y sano del Presidente de Nicaragua Ing. Enrique Bolaños Geyer, me refiero a unas declaraciones que dio precisamente en un Encuentro Centroamericano de Catecúmenos celebrado en este país.
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Cardenal dominicano arremete contra gays- Dominican Cardinal fights gays- 03/20/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Un cardenal dominicano pidiá a las autoridades sacar a los gays de la zona colonial de la capital dominicana "porque no se necesitan esas lacras sociales en esta ciudad histórica". <br>
(Associated Press, Apr. 07, 2006) SANTO DOMINGO - El cardenal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez afirmó que el tipo de comportamiento de estas personas no se puede permitir en la zona, la más visitada de los sectores capitalinos por turistas extranjeros.<br>
"Que se queden en Europa o en Estados Unidos, no necesitamos esas lacras sociales, no las necesitamos", manifestó López Rodríguez el jueves en la noche, durante una misa en la Catedral Primada de América.
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Dominican Repubic: Cierran bar por prácticas inmorales-Bars closed for immoral behaviors-11/19/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
La Fiscalía del Distrito Nacional anunció hoy el apresamiento de un grupo de homosexuales y el cierre de un negocio en el Bulevar de la avenida 27 de Febrero, donde se dedicaban a la práctica de actos inmorales.<br>
Se trata del Café Bar "Frito Verde", cerrado durante un operativo realizado por el licenciado Adolfo Féliz, fiscal adjunto del Distrito Nacional.<br>
Féliz dijo que aunque no se detectó drogas, encontró una cantidad considerable de homosexuales que se dedicaban a la práctica de actos inmorales, como besarse y acarisiarse entre ellos.
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Dominican Republic 05 US State Department Country Report 3/8/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Dominican Republic LGBT Movement- A Sociopolitical and Cultural Approach- Globalgayz.com (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) Movement
in the Dominican Republic:
A Sociopolitical and Cultural Approach<br>
Dr. Jacqueline JimÃ©nez Polanco
(FLACSO, Santo Domingo)
The Program in American Culture, the Latino/Latina Studies Program,
and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
University of Michigan at Ann Arbo
(PDF - 554 Kb) Document Date: 11 Oct 2004 (Downloads: 578)
Dominican Republic: Foro gay denuncia discrimen RD - Jose Rafel Sosa- Nacional 6/24/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Dominican Republic: HIV Affidavit -06/24/96 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Ellen Koening, MD- Director of the HIV/AIDS Department of hte National Laboratories [the Department], the Dominican Republi's principal HIV testing facility and an AIDS clinician practicing in the city of Santo Domingo
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Gay Dominican Republic:New Surprises and Old Fears (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Intro: Only a couple of days in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and the oldest city in the Americas, are needed to see the lively gay venues and the lesbigay spirit that is here. The trendy music places that beat late innto the night are, however, only the louder tip of a more subdued community of health educators, closeted intellectuals and quiet gay businessmen who all live in a conservative political milieu that inhibits most LGBT people from being more active as advocates. And it doesn't help that the local Catholic Cardinal has some oppressively medieval ideas about gays. But there is vital gay energy here despite the opposition and LGBT organizations continue to form.
An in-depth analysis of the LGBT cultural, social and political scene in Domincan Republic can be read at Dominican Republic Report by Professor/Activist Jacqueline Polanco
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Lesbian and Gay Dominican Republic (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
There is a decent gay scene in Santo Domingo with quite a few bars, cafes, clubs and gay accomodation. Some of the clubs have strippers and drag shows. Reports from Santo Domingo suggest the scene is warm and friendly. Certainly one of the better destinations in the Carribean. There are no reports of harrassment towards gays and with favourable laws on homosexuality gay and lesbian visitors will feel very comfortable here
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Rights for Everyone: Media, Religion, and Sexual Orientation in the Dominican Republic - 11/01/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
María Filomena González, FLACSO- Dominican Republic <br>
Note: This is text from a panel presentation at the CIEE Conference on "Underrepresented Faces and Non-Traditional Places," Atlanta, GA, November 2002.
As in many countries that make up Latin America, the Catholic Church in the Dominican Republic has an overwhelming influence on society. Catholic concepts, ideas and dogmas produce a fundamental core of social beliefs professed by the Dominican people. The Catholic Church and the Dominican State have utilized each other to reinforce their positions of power in society. Because of this relationship, the conservative mentality of the traditional Catholic Church marks aspects of social life in a more evident way than in many other countries. The conservative position of certain sectors inside the Dominican government, due to an authoritarian past, has purported to deny basic rights to persons that belong to the GLBT community, rights that are recognized without any discussion when referring to persons who are considere
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Are gays in Syria that correspond with GayMiddleEast.com being threatened ? Gaymiddleeast.com (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Is it possible that the Syrian authorities have threatened gays in Syria that have corresponded with GayMiddleEast.com?Â As we cannot ask the gays in Syria if indeed they really have been threatened, we cannot present you with a concrete answer. However, we will present to you the developing situation.
Lately, following a real "wake up" of the gay community in Syria, GayMiddleEast.com has received many e mails from readers in Syria wanting toÂ put up personal adsÂ on the site. Â However, few were willing to write a few lines about gay life and conditionsÂ in Syria.Â The letter we received from one Syria man on July 8, 2003 invoked many reactions.Â We also read with interest the articleÂ that appeared on August 7, 2003 on the internet site of Al Bawada.Â In this article, the writer speaks of suppression by the police, arrests of gays in Syria that were simply to "keep the gays in their place."Â As he wrote, "Sometimes the police come and if the guys are doing anything "out of the ordinary" like dancing to music, kissing or looking "too gay" - the police take them for a while."Â Accordingly, this courageous gay person in Syria ended his letter to GayMiddleEast.com stating:Â "I think the gays in the middle east sure need protection."
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Gay Indonesia News & Reports 2003-05- Globalgayz.com (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
1 Indonesian movie breaks sexual taboos 1/04<br>
2 Gay Screen Kiss Makes History in Indonesia 1/04<br>
3 Indonesia "must accept gays" to halt HIV spread 8/04<br>
4 Jakarta gay film festival stuns and evokes threats 12/04<br>
5 Bali--The Morning of the World (gay travel story) 1/05<br>
6 Homosexual rights book earns national prize 5/05<br>
7 Militants create row over Indonesia transvestite show 6/05<br>
8 Bali Bombings Kill at Least 25 in Tourist Spots (popular with gays) 10/05
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Indonesia 2 HIV [93-99] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Indonesia 2 SO [93-99] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Indonesia Current Update HIV (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Indonesia Current Update SO (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Indonesia urged to change attitudes towards gays in anti-AIDS drive -Agence France-Presse - August 2 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
JAKARTA, Aug 26 04 (AFP) - <br>
Clerics and officials in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-populated country, must change their attitudes towards homosexuals if it is to be successful in tackling HIV/AIDS, campaigners said Thursday.
The call came from the National Committee on AIDS Control and private pressure groups. Health groups will meet next month to discuss strategies to halt the spread of the disease, particularly between males.
Same-sex relationships remain a largely taboo subject in Indonesia, where conservative attitudes prevail despite the country's generally tolerant brand of Islam.
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Indonesia- USA State Department Country Report 05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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