Monday , 10 December 2018

Tag Archives: Dan Littauer

Holyrood’s intervention regarding LGBTI rights backfires in Ghana

Ghana

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon raised on Friday LGBTI rights with the President of Ghana during his visit to Holyrood. The intervention, uncalled for by LGBTI Ghanaians, has caused a backlash against the LGBTI community and a media moral panic against a “homosexual lobby” trying to allegedly tarnish Ghana’s image and force “unAfrican” habits unto the nation. The Ghanaian leader, John ...

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Gay men are not getting enough regular testing for HIV

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New research carried out by Glasgow University shows that gay men, including those thought to be at a “high risk” of contracting HIV, are not getting tested often enough. Researchers from the University’s Social and Public Health Sciences Unit found that “fewer than one in five men reported having four or more tests in the last two years.” The authors ...

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EU demands inclusion of LGBTI rights in gender mainstreaming

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The European Parliament made a strong call to include the well being and rights of LGBTI people in all gender mainstreaming activities. Gender mainstreaming refers to the integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and spending programmes, with a view to promoting gender equality and combating discrimination. A key report ...

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PrEP fails gay man who contracts drug resistant HIV

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A gay man who apparently adhered to the daily regimen of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has contracted a multi-drug resistant HIV virus strain. Researches says that this case is rare and inconclusive but it might be possible for individuals who are adhere to PrEP to contract HIV when they are exposed to a virus that is resistant to ...

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We find out why Scotland’s club DILF is a hit

DILF

KaleidoScot catches up with James Hurrel, who started one of Scotland’s most popular gay men’s nightclub, DILF, and find out what’s it all about. KaleidoScot: DILF: What’s it all about? James: DILF is a sweaty dance party aimed at gay men, currently hosting monthly club nights in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We recently held our Glasgow Festive Bash Party at The ...

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British press spin islamophobia after attack on trans women in Germany

Elisa and Jasmin image from N24

On the 18th of January, LGB, and transgender social media in particular, ignited with outrage as an assault on two transwomen in Dortmund, Germany, was reported by some online gay news websites and tabloid papers in a manner that assumed and highlighted that the perpetrators were Arab/Muslim refugees. The result of such reporting has been outrage and uproar on social ...

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Botswana’s former president calls for LGBT rights in Africa

Festus Mogle by Greenweek

Festus Mogae, Botswana’s former president, called for more openness regarding LGBT rights in Africa and said those who oppose are “selfish” and have the “wrong mentality.” In an unprecedented move from an African leader, Mogae, made these statements in a interview with Africa Renewal, reported MAMBA online. He said that Africans must move with the times and be open to ...

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SNP politicians: Malawi, drop charges against men arrested tortured for gay sex

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SNP MPs and MSPs called for the UK to do all it can to have Malawi drop charges against two men who were arrested and assaulted for allegedly having gay sex. Cuthbert Kulemela, 19, and Kelvin Gonani, 39, were arrested on 7 of December for allegedly having sex at Gonani’s home. They were charged and detained, despite a 2012 decision by Malawi officials ...

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New report says LGBTI people still face discrimination in EU

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The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency released a report highlighting that LGBTI people in the EU still face fundamental discrimination and lack of protection. The report that was released on Monday, entitled “Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis” presents legal evolutions in fields affecting LGBTI people ...

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Congratulations Scotland: One year to Equal Marriage and counting

Equal marriage came into effect in Scotland a year ago today. Around 2000 same-sex couples have married during the year. Paul Coleshill and Tony Ozell, as well as Scott and David Barclay were one of the first couples in Scotland to convert their civil partnership to marriage at the Glasgow City Council Registration Office as soon as it opened a ...

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