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Monthly Archives: May 2014

UN Human Rights Office marks #IDAHOT 2014 with Powerful New Video!

The United Nations Free & Equal campaign presents a message on this International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Share your story and change hearts and minds -- we are all the foundation for this movement for equality. You can watch this video with Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish (as well as Persian) captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.

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After Uganda, Kenya Gears Up for Gay Rights Debate

NAIROBI — Kenya could become the next battleground for gay rights as lawmakers plan to introduce a motion in parliament to compel authorities to more strongly enforce the country's anti-homosexual laws.  Gay rights activists say the pressure has already increased since neighboring Uganda passed a strict anti-gay law last month.First-term member of parliament Irungu Kang'ata is leading a newly-formed caucus set to combat homosexuality in Kenya.In

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SA’s blood service lifts ban on gay men

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) will no longer discriminate against sexually active gay men who would like to donate blood. Previous policies in 2006 allowed gay men who had been celibate for six months or longer to donate, but would turn away those who had been sexually active, regardless of whether or not they practised safe sex. In the past, homosexual men were seen as having the highest infection rate of HIV, however, this is

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