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Lithuania Adopts Homophobic Law

A Lithuanian law potentially criminalizes almost any public expression of or information about homosexuality, effectively preventing LGBT people from accessing information, support and protection needed to be free of discrimination and stigma.

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Is Racism Behind High Infant Mortality Rates Among African-Americans?

What role does racism play in the disgracefully high rates of low birth-weight, prematurity, and infant deaths among African-American infants and the high rate of maternal death among African-American women?

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VA. Attorney General Tells State Colleges They Can’t Ban Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli sent a letter to state college presidents and other officials last Thursday telling them that the state’s public colleges don’t have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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HIV-infected Children in Africa Face Stigma, Discrimination

Little attention is paid to the stigma, discrimination and heightened risks faced by children orphaned by AIDS.

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NYT Calls For Withdrawal of Funding from Uganda if “Gay Hate Bill” Moves Forward

A NYT Editorial calls on the US to withdraw international development funds from the government of Uganda if it passes legislation that would, among other things, impose the death sentence for homosexual behavior. I agree.

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Fear and Loathing in Uganda: Proposed Law Abrogates Basic Human Rights

A proposed “anti-homosexuality” law blatantly disregards both international law and Uganda’s Constitution, threatening freedom of speech and freedom from violence and discrimination.

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Michigan State Lawmakers Question Terrorism Charges for HIV-positive Man

An HIV-positive Macomb County man is facing charges created under Michigan’s 2004 terrorism laws for biting another man in a neighborhood scuffle. That, HIV advocates, state lawmakers and legal experts say is “cowardly” and “nonsense” and increases ignorance and stigma surrounding the virus.

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(Video) “I Object!” Republicans Seek to Prevent Women Congressional Leaders from Speaking About Health Care

In a childish effort to obstruct Congresswoman Lois Capps from speaking on the House floor on health reform, Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) repeatedly intoned "I object."

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Michigan Corrections Officials Push Change to Policies on HIV-Positive Prisoners

A Michigan Department of Corrections official confirms that the department is seeking changes to a controversial policy barring HIV-positive prisoners from working in food service jobs.

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International AIDS Society Urges Strong/Swift Opposition to Proposed Anti-Homosexuality Legilsation In Uganda

In a press release today, the International AIDS Society (IAS) urged Uganda’s political and public health leaders to oppose and reject the Anti-Homosexuality Bill presented last week in Uganda’s parliament.

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