Positive Allies Charter Mark to be Launched in LGBT History Month

Launch Night of Positive Allies! What is the Positive Allies Charter Mark? The Positive Allies Charter Mark is a brand new charter mark to show that your organisation is HIV friendly. It is a free, powerful, easy to follow process to help everyone in an organisation focus on the quality of staff training, recruitment and […]

LASS Remembers

‘In 1987 a virulent new disease was killing people in Leicester. A grassroots organisation was created to provide care and support for the dying, the sick and their loved ones. Now, 25 years later, the situation has in some ways changed dramatically, but Leicestershire AIDS Support Services (LASS) continues to provide essential services to all […]

Andy Bell Promotes Sex and Relationships Education

Britain should make sex education compulsory for all school children as LGBT kids are often missing crucial information at present, says singer Andy Bell. He is supporting the work of the UK’s HIV campaign organization, National AIDS Trust, for whom he will perform a charity gig in London on 30 May. Bell writes: ‘I remember […]

Furnish: An AIDS-free generation is within our grasp

From a Speech by David Furnish, co-chair of the Elton John AIDS Foundation We must fight, and end, the complacency about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in this country. And we must stop the active ignorance of the needs of the marginalized and the voiceless. An AIDS-free generation is within our grasp, but we have to stop […]

Ugandan Parliament Shuts Down 'Kill the Gays' Bill

Uganda’s parliament Friday shelved an anti-gay bill that would have brought in the death penalty for certain homosexual acts after the United States slammed the proposed law as “odious.” Lawmakers had been due to debate the legislation calling for capital punishment for anyone caught engaging in homosexual acts for the second time and for consensual […]

Jamaica Observer Publishes Perils of Prejudice

The renowned newspaper The Jamaica Observer published an article highlighting the consequences of homophobia endemic within Jamaican society after a student was beaten by his university’s security staff on suspicion of carrying out a homosexual act. The article, published on the 24th of November, Marvin Gunter wonders how a society that holds Christian values can […]

Uganda Passes Anti-Homosexual Law

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will become law by the end of 2012. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was first introduced as a private member’s bill by MP David Bahati in October 2009. Bahati is an evangelical Christian and a member of the Fellowship Foundation, also known as the Family, a US-based Christian and political organisation which arranges the annual prestigious […]

Indonesia By-passes Drug Companies for HIV Treatments

The Indonesian government has acted to tackle the nation’s HIV crisis by overriding international pharmaceutical companys’ patents on HIV drugs. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono quietly issued an order to start producing drugs patented by global pharmaceutical companies like Glaxo Smith Kline on home soil, Reuters reports. To read the full article in Gay Star News, go […]