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Tanzania Working To Address HIV Among Gay Men, Reduce Stigma

Al Jazeera: Tanzania: Fighting social stigma to prevent HIV spread “…Tanzania has the fourth-highest number of deaths from AIDS in the world, and the HIV infection rate among gay men is more than four times the national average – numbers even the most homophobic of governments have been hard-pressed to…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Global Health-Related Pieces

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Inclusion of civil society in PEPFAR planning lags, sex workers call for engagement in global treatment access, WHO’s Ebola Emergency Committee issues update, and more . . . we’re reading about delayed works in progress Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science…

12 U.N. Agencies Agree To Steps To End Violence, Discrimination Against LGBTI Individuals

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies call for end to violence and discrimination against LGBTI community “Twelve U.N. agencies today called for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) adults, adolescents, and children, and set out specific steps to protect these individuals. ‘This is…

‘Shocking’ HIV Rates Among Transgender Women Worldwide, WHO Report Co-Author Says

NPR: Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, ‘Shocking’ HIV Rates “Transgender people are not getting adequate health care, and widespread discrimination is largely to blame, according to a recent World Health Organization report. And the story is told most starkly in the high rates of HIV among transgender women worldwide.…

President Obama Discusses Human Rights Concerns During Visits To Kenya, Ethiopia

Humanosphere: Obama presses Ethiopia and Kenya on human rights during visits Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses U.S. President Obama’s visits to Ethiopia and Kenya, where he publicly discussed the East African nations’ human rights concerns, including women’s rights, corruption, and gay rights (7/27).

U.S. President Obama Expresses Support For LGBT Rights While In Kenya

Agence France-Presse: No problem with gays, but keep it to yourself, say Kenyans “People in Nairobi on Sunday gave a muted and measured response to U.S. President Barack Obama’s firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya…” (McConnell, 7/26). The Atlantic: Why Obama Pushed for Gay Rights in…

Obama Voices Support For Gay Rights In Africa Before Arriving In Kenya, Ethiopia

Agence France-Presse: Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade “U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya late Friday, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants…” (McConnell/Smith, 7/24). Associated Press: On eve of visit, Obama voices support for Africa…

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