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WHO Moving Toward Delisting Transgender As Mental Disorder In Medical Codebook

New York Times: WHO Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders “The World Health Organization is moving toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, with a new study lending additional support to a proposal that would delete the decades-old designation.…

‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of AIDS 2016 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Elton John, PEPFAR announce first recipients of joint fund supporting sexual minority access to HIV services Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” reports on an announcement by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR that the International AIDS…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports From AIDS 2016 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Opening talks celebrate early pivotal action, and those who carry on Reporting from the International AIDS Conference in Durban, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses remarks made by Justice Edwin Cameron, a South African constitutional court judge,…

Humanosphere Discusses How Presumed GOP Presidential Nominee Trump’s Pick For V.P. Could Impact U.S. Contributions To AIDS Efforts

Humanosphere: Trump’s choice of VP sparks concern over AIDS funding Humanoshphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses the potential impacts of presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s pick for vice president, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, writing, “Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has spent his lengthy political career building a reputation for his conservative…

International Community Must ‘Do Better’ In Responding To HIV Among MSM

The Lancet: The global response to HIV in men who have sex with men Chris Beyrer of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and colleagues “In July, 2012, The Lancet published a series on gay, bisexual, and other men…

U.N. Human Rights Council Takes ‘Bold Step’ In Creating Monitor For LGBT Rights

New York Times: An LGBT Watchdog at the United Nations Editorial Board “The United Nations took a bold step this week toward recognizing that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people fighting for equality are pursuing fundamental human rights. Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council narrowly approved a resolution…

U.N. Human Rights Council Creates Expert Role To Monitor LGBT Rights

New York Times: U.N. Panel Moves to Curb Bias Against LGBT People “The United Nations’ main human rights body on Thursday adopted measures to strengthen protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, despite fierce resistance from Muslim and African countries…” (Cumming-Bruce, 6/30). Reuters: U.N. rights council creates role of…

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