The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) has launched a new webpage for the Speaking Out Initiative, an international collaborative program to fight HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people by supporting grassroots activists to reduce stigma, discrimination, and violence faced by these groups in their respective countries. >>>
The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is pleased to announce the second Request for Proposals (RFP) for global and regional civil society networks addressing HIV related issues. Global and regional networks and consortia of networks that meet the definitions and criteria set by this RFP, are invited to apply for a grant to support core-funding and/or programmatic needs of the network for up to two years (2014/2015). >>>
Geneva, 15 May 2013 – The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has launched its 2013 issue of the state-sponsored homophobia report, a world survey of laws on criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love, from its newly opened office in Geneva.
This latest issue of FMR (published by the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University) includes 26 articles on the abuse of rights of forced migrants around the world who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. Authors from around the world discuss both the challenges faced and examples of good practice in securing protection for LGBTI forced migrants. >>>
Taking place June 25—27, 2014 in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada, The WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014 is an exciting gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTTIQQ2SA* human rights around the world. >>>
Many people who claim asylum have never admitted their sexual orientation for fear of abuse, attacks or arrest. To survive, they learn to deny their sexuality – many are married. But after years of secrecy they are suddenly forced to “out” themselves very publicly. >>>
In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, Boris Dittrich, advocacy director of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender program at Human Rights Watch, discusses the current debates on same-sex marriage in Europe and the United States and virulent homophobia in Russia and Uganda. >>>
Another veteran Vatican figure has signaled openness to civil recognition of same-sex unions in the wake of similar comments in early February from the Vatican's top official on the family. It's a position also once reportedly seen with favor by the future pope while he was still Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. >>>
Swedes are shaking up their language with a new gender-neutral pronoun. The pronoun, “hen,” allows speakers and writers to refer to a person without including reference to a person’s gender. This month, the pronoun made a big leap toward mainstream usage when it was added to the country’s National Encyclopedia.
Paediatric Surgeon, Mika Venhola, MD, PhD, Assistant Chief, Dept of Pediatric Surgery - Oulu University Hospital, Finland discusses his experiences and thoughts about intersex and related human conditions. >>>
Norway, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 16 April 2013 - We are very pleased that such a broad range of participants have been able to join us in Oslo for this historic event, said the Conference Co-chairs, Mr. Jerry Matjila of South Africa and Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen of Norway after the conference. >>>