HIV disproportionately affects gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa, where many countries criminalise same-sex behaviour. We assessed changes in the engagement of African MSM with HIV testing and treatment cascade stages over time, and the effect of anti-LGBT legislation and stigma.
Reforms needed or UNAIDS targets of 90-90-90 by 2020 in order to control the HIV epidemic will not be achieved
Research on how asylum seekers benefitted from being supported by an organisation that also connected with their identity as a person of faith.
The new TransAfrican Independent Network in Cameroon is working to confront transphobia and empower transgender people.
Despite clear indications that criminalizing a person because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression violates Church teaching, responses from Catholics to anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses have been a mixed bag of both support for and opposition to punitive laws.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
2018 Annual Report on Violence and Violence against LGBTl People in Cameroonian Society
An attack by anti-gay youths shut down a gay advocacy organization and forced the cancellation of Saturday’s planned gay Pride celebration and anti-AIDS gathering in Kribi in south coastal Cameroon.
Argentina and Brazil have become increasingly popular destinations for LGBT+ people seeking asylum
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines key populations as populations who are at higher risk for HIV irrespective of the epidemic type or local context and who face social and legal challenges that increase their vulnerability.
The hell of lesbians, raped and accused of witchcraft by their families
In mid-July, a gay, HIV-positive foreigner arrived at an immigration office in Moscow seeking asylum in Russia. Unlike in his native Uzbekistan, where sex between men is punishable by up to three years in prison, Russia has not criminalized homosexual relations.