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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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.