Ugandan Scientist Who Chaired President Museveni’s Anti-Homosexuality Committee Runs HIV Project Funded by CDC

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UPDATE: I have updated the title of this post to reflect new information from the National Institutes of Health. According to NIH spokesperson, Renate Myles, the CDC funds the grant led by Jane Aceng, not the NIH. Myles wrote:NIH does not fund this grant.  The grant referenced in your blog was awarded by the CDC.  Please correct your post since it is causing quite a bit of confusion.  NIH Reporter includes data files on research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ce … [Read more...]

David Barton: AIDS is a Consequence of Homosexuality

History is not the only disciplined tortured by David Barton.Either unaware or uncaring that AIDS is transmitted primarily among straights in Africa, Barton today said AIDS won't be cured because it is God's judgment on gays. Then he added, even if the disease is cured, some other disease will come along as punishment.Religious leaders can be a force for good in stopping the spread of AIDS in Africa but not with messages like Barton's.  … [Read more...]

What Uganda Should Be Worrying About

At the same time Uganda is threatening to make consensual same-sex relations punishable by death or life in prison, the nation is facing a jump in the rate of HIV infections. The Ugandan Parliament website reported today on a Ministry of Health briefing which disclosed that the HIV rate has increased to 7.3% in 2011 from 6.4% in 2004.Given the rush to enact a law depriving gays of life and liberty, one might think that the driver of this increase is homosexuality. However, that is not the … [Read more...]

Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Wants Anti-Homosexuality Bill Debated Next Week

So says the Monitor.The Speaker of Parliament has directed the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to present the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2011 on the floor of Parliament.The committee chairperson, Mr Stephen Tashobya, passed on Ms Rebecca Kadaga’s directive to committee members yesterday as he summoned them to attend next week’s session in person “to have the Bill concluded”.In her November 13 letter, the Speaker advised Mr Tashobya to be mindful of what she said was the high de … [Read more...]

Latitude News covers the relationship between Scott Lively and Uganda’s anti-gay bill

I provided comment for this series of Latitude News reports. They are worth looking at for those who are interested in the relationship of Americans (notably Scott Lively) and the Uganda bill.Click these links for the reports:Uganda, U.S. export anti-gay pressure (podcast)U.S. exporting homophobia to Uganda – Part I (print story)U.S. exporting homophobia to Uganda – Part II (print story)The facts and players will be familiar to anyone who has followed this blog for the past th … [Read more...]

Ghana's Western Region Minister orders arrest of all gays

Yesterday, I reported on the worsening situation in Ghana for human rights for GLB people. Today, a government minister ordered the arrest of all gay people in his region.The Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the region.He has tasked the Bureau of National Investigations and all security agencies to smoke out persons suspected to be engaging in same sex.He also enlisted the services of landlords and tenants to provide … [Read more...]

UN restores reference to sexual orientation in violence policy – UPDATED

UPDATE: Paul Canning has this story from all angles. He has the vote changes listed and notes that 47 countries switched votes from the last time this issue came up.His summary demonstrates the striking changes in votes from the first time around when sexual orientation was removed as a basis for condemning executions.This means that 23 nations changed their vote to yes, 15 didn't vote no and nine more abstained - 47 in total went in a positive direction. This is a quarter of the UN … [Read more...]

Zambia moves against criminalization of homosexuality

An interesting report out of Zambia...FORMER president of Botswana Festus Mogae has urged President Rupiah Banda’s government not to criminalise homosexuality and sex work because that would make the fight against HIV/AIDS difficult.And President Rupiah Banda said he understood the need not to criminalise homosexuals.Speaking when he led a group of prominent Africans that include Dr Kenneth Kaunda, former Vice-President of Uganda Dr Speciosa Wandira and former chairperson of Kenya’s Nat … [Read more...]


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