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Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals and Intersex (LGBTI)

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Position Paper: A Regional Leadership Advocacy Movement for LGBTI Champions in Africa

Considering the roles that leaders play in society and their responsibility to represent all their constituents, it is critical that leaders advocate on behalf of the LGBTI members of society. Southern African countries have numerous organisations that represent the needs of LGBTI individuals, often under very challenging conditions. These organisations can be more effective if they have the support of political, traditional and religious leaders.

Putting LGBTI on the Agenda of HIV and AIDS Programming in Africa: Policy Brief, SAfAIDS

Although the impact of HIV and AIDS on the general population in Africa is well-documented, little research has been conducted to establish the role of same-sex HIV transmission in Africa. Studies conducted in Senegal, Ghana and Kenya indicate significantly higher HIV seroprevalence rates amongst men who have sex with men than in the general population (Cary Johnson, 2007). Far less research has been done to establish the impact of HIV and AIDS on lesbians. Recent studies are indicating that the majority of African men who have sex with men also have sex with women - two thirds or higher, according to some studies (Onyango-Ouma, Biringi & Geibel, 2005; Wade et al., 2005; Angala et al.,

Gays hesitate at the closet door

NIGERIA, Abuja, 14 August 2008 (PLUSNEWS) - There is no explicit gay scene in Nigeria, but in the Ibiza bar in the capital, Abuja, the action on the packed dance floor seems a little more exclusively guy-on-guy, a little bit raunchier than may be considered "normal".

Invisible men: action urged for gay men in the global South

‘This epidemic never ceases to surprise us. In every major city in Asia we have looked at, there are now epidemics of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) - epidemics that remind me of what we saw in the USA and Europe in the 1980s. HIV is now rising as fast in those men as it was then'.

Uganda: Previously-Harassed HIV/AIDS Activist Abducted, Tortured By Police

WASHINGTON DC, 30 July 2008 (allAfrica) - The abduction and torture of a Ugandan HIV/AIDS activist who faces trial for holding a peaceful protest reveals the danger to those who challenge the government's policies, Human Rights Watch and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders said today.
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