Stereotypes and misconceptions linked to sexual orientation and gender can have adverse consequences on the health of lesbians. The aim of this project is to demystify "myths and realities" on three aspects of lesbians’ health; Breast and Cervical cancers, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Well-being. >>>
Oral declaration by Norway, signed by 33 States.
The Norwegian government stated that there is a need to integrate the issues of violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the work of the United Nations, through the establishment of a relevant mechanism, at the appropriate time. >>>
NGOs are concerned on the attack from some States on the format of the Working Group report of the Universal Periodic Review and their decision to consider some recommendations as "non relevant".
Statement read by Roland Chauville >>>
A new report released today by a coalition of global advocacy organizations shows that the International AIDS Conference (IAC) program continues to lack meaningful coverage of HIV-related issues concerning men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, people who inject drugs (PWID), and sex workers. >>>
The Pew Research Center, as part of a fascinating new report on global attitudes toward homosexuality, asked people in 39 different countries a deceptively straightforward question: “Should society accept homosexuality?” People could answer yes, no or decline the question.
The “yes” answers are mapped out above. In red countries, less than 45 percent of respondents said homosexuality should be accepted by society. In blue countries, more than 55 percent said it should be accepted. Purple countries fall in that middle range of about half.
The fight for marriage equality continues to dominate global headlines, but a new survey reveals a surprising divide on the acceptance of homosexuality around the world. Part of the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, the "Global Divide on Homosexuality" poll found generally broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, Europe and much of Latin America, while Russia, much of Asia and predominately Muslim nations were more inclined to reject it. >>>
On the ocassion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILGA expresses both its satisfaction for the progress made in GLBT rights in the last years and also its concern for discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation which still exist in many countries throughout the world. >>>
The foundation "Rainbow Solidarité", under the patronage of the Fondation de France, is making an appeal for project aimed to gay and lesbian people. Any charity or non profit organisation can apply. >>>
The Palme d'Or winner is based on "Le Bleu Est une Couleur Chaude" ("Blue is a Hot Color"), a graphic novel by Julie Maroh that was published in 2010 in France. The book is scheduled to be released in English this fall by Arsenal Pulp Press under the title "Blue Angel."
In a historic vote today, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended special consultative status to a Lesbian medical organization, as it continued to put under scrutiny the dozens of applications before it — approving special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council for 16 organizations and deferring action on 38 applications. >>>
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. >>>