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UHC Targets Must Address Challenges Of Reaching LGBTI People, Other Key Populations

Huffington Post U.K.: Leave No-one Behind in the Post-2015 Health Agenda Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…We need to acknowledge that the current UHC target and indicators under the post-2015 goals are falling short of truly addressing the specific challenges and rights of LGBTI people and…

Kenya’s HIV Efforts Hindered By Discrimination; Country Must Protect LGBTI Rights

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Homophobic violence hinders HIV response in Kenya Patrick Mutisya, member of the Key Correspondents network supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…In Kenya, as in many countries, men who have sex with men are cursed, rejected, and even criminalized. Living in such a society prevents many from…

U.S. Government Commemorates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, And Biphobia

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia Randy Berry, special envoy for the human rights of LGBTI persons at the State Department, recognizes the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia and discusses U.S. policies to advance human rights (5/17). White House: FACT SHEET:…

SDGs Must Prioritize Key Populations In Universal Health Care Targets

Huffington Post: New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk David J. Olson, global health communications expert “…[T]he language currently proposed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) falls short of prioritizing the most marginalized and vulnerable groups … Unfortunately, the UHC target and indicators do not meet…

Lesbian, Bisexual Women In Cuba Receive Unequal Health Services, Activists, Health Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Lesbians Receiving Unequal Treatment from Cuban Health Services “In addition to other forms of discrimination, lesbian and bisexual women in Cuba face unequal treatment from public health services. Their specific sexual and reproductive health needs are ignored, and they are invisible in prevention and treatment campaigns for…

USAID Toolkit Aims To Help Integrate LGBT Rights Into Development Programming

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: New Tools for LGBT-Inclusive Development Laura Adams, an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at USAID, writes about the launch of a USAID “publication to help development professionals implement LGBT-inclusive programs in the countries of Europe and Eurasia: the Toolkit for Integrating LGBT Rights Activities…

U.S. Appoints First LGBT Rights Global Envoy

Associated Press: U.S. names first global envoy for LGBT rights “The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas…” (Lederman, 2/23). Washington Post: Kerry names special envoy for LGBT rights…