Journal Rage is an online news magazine platform dedicated to giving Liberia’s key population a voice.
“They called my father but when he heard what happened, he fainted. I kept shaking and nodding my head – the only thing I wanted to do was to kill myself.”
During its fifth day of sitting during its extraordinary session, the House of Representatives unanimously accepted a communication resubmitted by Rep. Clarence Massaquoi of Lofa’s third district, calling for same-sex practices in Liberia to be made a criminal offense.
The Committee on Judiciary and Gender, headed by Reps. J. Fonati Koffa and Julia F. Wiah, are reviewing a law to make same-sex marriage a criminal offense in Liberia.
“One of the things I have come to realize is that when people hear about LGBT, or transgender or [men who have sex with men], the first thing that comes to mind is the act and not the person. They don’t see the person, so, they stigmatize and discriminate”
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.
May 17 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Liberia are using the opportunity to draw attention to how discrimination impedes their access to healthcare.
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.
Young Africans who are passionate about the sexual health, rights and well-being of LGBTQI youth have banded together to work for change through an organization called the African Queer Youth Initiative.
On 27 January, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission) launched a groundbreaking report, HIV, the law and human rights in the African human rights system: key challenges and opportunities for rights-based responses.
The standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings has clarified that he is not in support of gay rights in Liberia and has no intention of legalizing same sex marriage if he is elected President.
Dr. Miriam Chipimo, in a meeting with journalists from Anti-AIDS Media Network Tuesday at her office in Monrovia, outlined impediments to the country's HIV catchup plan as scanty tests, low treatment opportunities for people living with HIV and AIDS, including other key populations, health facilities not user friendly, and failure of state actors to properly use donor funds in priority areas as some of the challenges in meeting the catchup plan envisaged in the global target of 90, 90, 90.