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Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...Muslim, as he is, and religious opprobrium against homosexuality is strong. Raul Calderon, 40, the ex-soldier from Colombia, said he was raped as a recruit of 15 but commanded by officers who constantly exhorted the troops "not to act like women." In an atmosphere of civil war militarism, he said, he felt equall...

Australian PM Says No to Same-sex Marriage

...," Senator Bob Brown told reporters. Attitudes to homosexuality had changed dramatically over the past 50 years, Brown said, but there was still a long way to go. "We're talking about the 21st century here, not last century: same sex couples should have the same rights as other couples and the Australian public w...

Same Sex Pair Get Relief in Pakistan

...is thought the first of its kind in Pakistan where homosexuality and trans-sexuality are largely taboo. <brIt could not be more bizarre than this. Shamile Raj,, 31, had sex-change surgery to become a man and then married Shahzina Tariq, 24, a cousin. That was in September last year. The couple said that i...

Film Festival on Gender Sexuality Draws Crowds

... that are not often discussed like cross-dressing, homosexuality and the human body were the mainstay of the international film festival on gender and sexuality, which attracted quite a crowd on its first day Saturday. Brought together by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT), Prasar Bharati Corporation...

Sex Advice to Teens by Parents Focuses More on the Negative Aspects

...on on AIDS, STDs, and condoms. Issues of love and homosexuality did not appear to be addressed by any of the sources. The authors conclude that this study brings out quite a lot of important questions, namely: How do young men discuss these contradictory opinions? What messages win? What might make men listen...

Extremist Christian Preacher Dies of Heart Problems

...vatism or right wing perceptions. I believe that homosexuality is moral perversion. I think it is a violation of the laws of nature, as well as the laws of God, he once said. Even President George Bush was embarrassed when Falwell famously said in the wake of September 11, the pagans, and the abortionists, and...

Gay Film Festival Begins in Delhi

...e Nigah Queer Fest will showcase over 20 films on homosexuality directed by many international directors. The films will be followed by panel discussions and a photographic presentation. The aim of the programme is to give voice to the issue in a country where Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is still...

Religiosity May Be Instrumental In Preventing The Spread Of HIV-AIDS

...ts is the fact that many religious groups consider homosexuality to be a morally unacceptable lifestyle. Gay and bisexual men made up more than half of the study population. The researchers said they don't understand why there were differences between the different denominations, including why Catholics were mor...

India's Law on Homosexuality Needs Recourse - Hampers HIV Prevention

...coordinator, explained how India’s legal stance on homosexuality is actually causing a setback to the fight against HIV/AIDS and is an// infringement of the human rights of homosexual men. The law is enforced mainly to bring offenders to book, in cases dealing with sexual abuse of children. There is also fear t...

Risk of Silent AIDS epidemic in Middle East and North Africa

...leeing war and strife, and entrenched taboos about homosexuality have been identified as factors that could lead to a AIDS epidemic in this region. Samir, a Jordanian man affected with HIV who attended the conference said the real problem is not a medical one. "We are not [deemed] normal, HIV is considered a pun...

HIV Prevention through Abstinence-only Programs

...ed and inaccurate information about sexual health, homosexuality and abortion. However Mr. Jemmott asserted that not all abstinence interventions should be lumped together "and thrown away," and there is no logical reason that an abstinence intervention cannot be effective. His study promoted abstinence from v...

Global AIDS Conference Calls for Long-term Strategies

...s spread - namely poverty, discrimination, fear of homosexuality and the repression of women. AIDS sufferers and carers gathered for a protest march in Toronto ahead of the conference, aiming to highlight calls for more assistance for the 40 million people infected with the virus worldwide. "Universal access t...

Biological Basis for Homosexuality

...as looked at in the context of the overall rate of homosexuality in men, which is about 3 per cent, with several older brothers the rate may increase from 3 per cent to 5 per cent....

India On Par with South Africa in AIDS Count

...ic governmental campaigns generally do not mention homosexuality as it is still considered to be a criminal offence in India. The risks of HIV are still relegated to predetermined ‘high-risk groups’ such as sex-workers ,truck-drivers and migrant laborers rather than a problem that is relevant to everybody, irresp...

Sex a commonplace in Chinese life

...marry if they do not wish to, 60 % are tolerant of homosexuality and 62% believe that the importance on virginity is a restriction on human nature. Experts believe that this change is brought about by the economic development in the country....

Teens need to Exercise Caution While Using Online Blogs

... love affairs, infatuations, sexuality debates and homosexuality opinions. 71% also discussed school topics, homework, grades and stuff along with music preferences. The negative effects of such blogging patterns cannot be dismissed, exposing teen to bullying and adult teasing. Huffaker gives an example of a stud...

Gay men cannot donate sperm

... policy makers feel that Gay man are most prone to homosexuality and they are prone to HIV, which could lead to transmission of the virus.// The Gay man is not happy with the decision and does not accept the discrimination against him and does not accept the fact that Gay man indulge in unsafe sex and are more p...

Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains

...ctors say this may also help explain the origin of homosexuality in the future....

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