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United Nations calls for worldwide decriminalisation of homosexuality

— from Attitude A new United Nations (UN) report has called for laws criminalising consensual same-sex sexual activity to be repealed around the world. In the new report, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein has said that LGBT people are victims of “pervasive violent abuse, harassment and discrimination” in all regions of the world, citing […]

Equality for Belize

Western culture has presented the idea that things are constantly improving overall for members of the LGBT community. However, it is important to recognize that throughout the rest of the world, there are many people who continue to face the real-life horror of extreme, draconian laws and societal pressures that most Americans now consider a part of history. […]

Center for HIV Law and Policy issues statement in response to Iowa Bill SF 2297 and the criminalization of HIV, hepatitis, meningococcal disease and tuberculosis

May 1, 2014 by The Center for HIV Law and Policy Contact: Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, 212-430-6733 A bill, SF2297, relating to the transmission of HIV, hepatitis, meningococcal disease, and tuberculosis passed unanimously in the Iowa House on May 1, 2014. The bill passed the Iowa Senate in February, and will now go to Governor Terry Branstad. The […]