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HOMOPHOBIC STIGMA AND VIOLENCE BLOCK ACCESS TO HIV SERVICES FOR AFRICAN MEN
By July 18, 2014 Read More →

HOMOPHOBIC STIGMA AND VIOLENCE BLOCK ACCESS TO HIV SERVICES FOR AFRICAN MEN

HOMOPHOBIC STIGMA AND VIOLENCE BLOCK ACCESS TO HIV SERVICES FOR AFRICAN MEN Results of a study released July 16, 2014 by Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in partnership with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), http://www.msmgf.org/files/msmgf/documents/MSMinSSA_PolicyBrief.pdf show that homophobia, violence, and stigma among healthcare providers are linked with reduced access to […]

Red Card for Exploitation of Children at Brazil’s World Cup
By June 29, 2014 Read More →

Red Card for Exploitation of Children at Brazil’s World Cup

Julio T is a 15-year-old vendor of handcrafted costume jewellery in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, near the FIFA Fan Fest. He says sales are good during the World Cup because there are a lot of tourists. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPS RIO DE JANEIRO – The FIFA World Cup being played in Brazil has sounded a […]

Posted in: Society
New Boxed Trilogy Examines the Many Colors of Today’s LGBT Families
By June 15, 2014 Read More →

New Boxed Trilogy Examines the Many Colors of Today’s LGBT Families

“Living The Rainbow: A Gay Family Triptych”, a trilogy of three novels by Hans M. Hirschi, are a mirror on today’s LGBT community – the first generation able to legally marry and have children. Each tale offers a glimpse at how modern gay families live their lives, the unique worries they have, and how they […]

Posted in: Featured, Society, Women
Dignitaries Honor Maya Angelou at Memorial
By June 9, 2014 Read More →

Dignitaries Honor Maya Angelou at Memorial

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — First lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton were among speakers honoring poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou at a private memorial service in North Carolina on Saturday. Media magnate Oprah Winfrey and actress Cicely Tyson also paid tribute to their friend at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, […]

Posted in: Memorials
Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Renounce Christianity
By May 16, 2014 Read More →

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Renounce Christianity

A court in Sudan has sentenced a pregnant woman to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, who is already the mother to a 20-month-old son, was convicted of apostasy on Monday and given three days to abandon her faith. By May Abdelnasir Her lawyer, Mohamed Abdel Nabi, said the judge […]

Posted in: Religion
Worldwide Scientists Convene in Marseille This Month to Tackle Deadly Viruses‏
By May 15, 2014 Read More →

Worldwide Scientists Convene in Marseille This Month to Tackle Deadly Viruses‏

Marseille, France – An upcoming conference will focus on the subjects of HIV, Hepatitis C, and newer disease that are going viral. It’ll be held at by the International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID) anticipates more than 900 top experts to attend on 21-23 May.

Posted in: HIV, LGBT
Church unites for those living with AIDS
By May 4, 2014 Read More →

Church unites for those living with AIDS

Church unites for those living with AIDS Message: AIDS is a civil rights issue By D. Kevin McNeir New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL gained a reputation decades ago for being on the forefront of providing ministry to those living with HIV/AIDS. Even in the earlier years of the virus, when very […]

In U.S., Black Preschool Students “Punished More Severely”
By April 27, 2014 Read More →

In U.S., Black Preschool Students “Punished More Severely”

WASHINGTON – In the United States, African American children continue to face more barriers to success than any other race, new research suggests. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation lists 12 categories that can contribute to a child’s success, including enrollment in preschool, living with two parents and distance from the poverty line. […]

Posted in: Education
Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history
By April 18, 2014 Read More →

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to expansive spaces where history is retold in plush theaters, through widescreen televised reports, […]

Obama’s New ONAP Chief Is Gay, Black, HIV+
By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Obama’s New ONAP Chief Is Gay, Black, HIV+

President Obama on Tuesday announced his selection of Douglas Brooks as the head of his Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the White House agency that coordinates, monitors, and facilitates HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and education programs in the United States.

Posted in: Featured, HIV, LGBT