At a "breakthrough meeting," the Holy See condemned “unjust discrimination against homosexual persons,” and advocates detailed the spread throughout Africa of violence and hatred against gay, lesbian and transgender persons.
In Uganda, though homosexual acts are already illegal, a new bill would penalize homosexuality with tougher penalties – along the lines of life imprisonment and the death penalty.
Malawi has some of the harshest laws in all of Africa criminalizing homosexuality. Many religious groups actively support discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender persons and in turn are fanning the spread of HIV.
Lt. Dan Choi at the National Equality March: “The era and the time for asking is over. I am not asking anymore I am telling… will you tell with me? In the face of injustice and in the face of the discrimination, patience is not a plan.”
I don’t really care much about gay marriage. The issue that makes my heart race, is gay men’s health–LGBTI health–and I am frustrated so little attention is paid to health advocacy.
Bisexual, heterosexual and homosexual are terms meant to describe personal identity. Identity is how we conceptualize ourselves, and we may choose one of those terms to describe one part of who we are, not what we do or have done.
Recent data indicate that HIV and AIDS affect gay and bisexual men at rates grossly disproportional to other groups. Why did it take CDC so long to ask these questions and what will we do to answer them?
Decriminalization of homosexuality by the Delhi High Court gives hope to advocates for equality throughout the globe. Still, much work needs to be done to eradicate discrimination in daily life.
The High Court of Delhi found that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized consensual sexual acts of adults in private, violated the Indian Constitution. This ruling decriminalizes homosexuality in India and is being hailed by advocates in India and worldwide as the first step toward equality for gay, lesbian, and transgender persons in that country.
Despite the annual show of presence in different parts of India during gay pride parades, lesbians continue to remain one of the more closeted groups amongst the LGBT community.