LGBTI news from Middle East, Africa, Singapore

A roundup of world LGBTQIA news…


LGBTI news in brief from  Iran, Iraq,  Kenya, Nigeria, Singapore and Uganda — all of them countries that have anti-LGBTI policies or have considered adopting them. These items are excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news:

The UK’s Human Dignity Trust and the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association warned that the criminalization of same-sex relationships worsens the HIV epidemic in Commonwealth countries, noting that the Commonwealth “accounts for over 60% of HIV cases worldwide even though it only covers 30% of the world’s population.”

HIV advocate Sarah Nakimbowa explored how Uganda‘s anti-gay bill has contributed to HIV prevalence in the region, speaking to local doctors, peer educators, and gay and transgender people.

As LGBTI people continue to seek refuge from oppressive governments, reporter Lester Feder profiled one man who sold his kidney to escape Iran, only to enter an overburdened refugee system in Turkey:

Danial and his boyfriend Parsa (Photo courtesy of BuzzFeed) Danial and his…

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