ADDED ON: 07/24/2018

Global Human Rights Advocates Say No 2020 AIDS Conference in Trump’s USA

07/23/2018 | Windy City Times

Terrorizing immigrants. Family separations. Detentions. Targeting sex workers and LGBTQ communities. Global Gag Rule. War on people who use drugs. Closed borders. The wall. Police brutality. Racist violence grounded in white supremacy. This is Trump’s U.S.A. Despite this hostile environment, this March, the International AIDS Society ( IAS ) announced San Francisco as the host city for the next International AIDS Conference, which will take place in 2020. Overnight, 11 global key population networks and over 60 U.S.-based human rights organizations, including all the U.S. based national networks of people living with HIV, heavily criticized and opposed the decision, calling for IAS to immediately announce their decision to relocate the conference. “The decision to bring the International AIDS Conference to the U.S.A in 2020 reflects a gross disregard to the expressed requests of gay men, people who use drugs, and sex workers that the conference be hosted in a country where our participation is possible.”

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