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ADDED ON: 04/11/2020

Could Lessons From The Early Fight Against AIDS Inform The Coronavirus Response?

AIDS began as a frightening medical mystery, with clustered outbreaks in California and New York City. Dr. Paul Volberding, who later helped San Francisco General Hospital open a dedicated AIDS ward, remembers…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2020

UNAIDS condemns misuse and abuse of emergency powers to target marginalized and vulnerable populations

UNAIDS is deeply concerned by reports that the COVID-19 epidemic is being used as an excuse to target marginalized and vulnerable populations, restrict civil society space and increase police powers. In particular,…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2020

Asians mobilize in face of coronavirus-related racism

LGBT Asians around the world are fighting back in the face of coronavirus-inspired racist attacks against Asians. "Obviously, there has always been racism toward the Asian community, but we've never seen anything…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2020

‘Social distancing’ is how LGBT people have always had to live

As news reports with dire predictions about Covid-19 began to multiply exponentially, I quickly realized that the inevitable physical distancing required and resulting social isolation was not as big a deal for…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2020

Top Americas court finds Peru responsible for torture of trans woman

The top human rights court in the Americas has found Peru responsible for the arbitrary detention and rape of a transgender woman in a landmark case marking the first time it has…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2020

Queer artists will help us survive COVID-19

Recently, I’ve been transfixed by Larry Kramer’s gut-wrenching play “The Normal Heart.” Why am I so obsessed with Kramer’s work now? Because art is as vital as air in this time of…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2020

Asylum seeker beaten, doused in petrol and threatened with beheading by his own dad finally told he deserves refuge

A gay asylum seeker from Ghana who was beaten, doused in petrol and threatened with beheading by a homophobic mob led by his own dad has been given a reprieve after the…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2020

Are people living with HIV more at risk from coronavirus?

As coronavirus sweeps the world, many people living with HIV are asking whether their status counts as an underlying condition and makes them more at risk. Many HIV-positive people in countries such…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

ANNOUNCING AIDS 2020: VIRTUAL

The health and safeguarding of our community is our highest priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020), to be held on 6-10 July 2020, will…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

LGBT+ marches unite in first online Global Pride due to coronavirus

Organisations running LGBT+ Pride marches around the world have joined forces to hold the first online Global Pride event in June after hundreds of real-life gatherings were shelved due to the coronavirus…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

Global LGBT organizations mobilize in face of pandemic

Global LGBT organizations are responding to the impact of the coronavirus as they work to protect some of the most vulnerable queer people. There have been 19,753 deaths around the world reported…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2020

Five Ways COVID-19 Impacts Global LGBTQ Advocacy

COVID-19 continues to disrupt everyday work life for a growing majority of Americans. As an advocate for global LGBTQ equality, that disruption feels even more acute, with the rapid spread of the…

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