On Monday, Uganda President Yoweri Musevini signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which includes life imprisonment for repeat offenders and jail time for people who fail to report homosexuals to police. This the latest on the repercussions of the world’s most homophobic legislation.
The 2009 Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been now passed by Uganda's parliament. The President could sign it into law as early as tomorrow as LGBT people fear further persecution in the conservative country.
On Thursday Australia’s High Court overturned state legislation in the Australian Capital Territory that had legalized gay marriage. This meant that LGBT couples could legally marry for just 5 days. The move has sparked debate about legislation at a constitutional level.
LGBT groups both in and outside India, Indian politicians, worldwide influencers, and even the have been forming battle lines against India’s shock Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday which upheld a colonial era rule making gay sex illegal.
Thailand's Bangkok Post last week highlighted that while the country's tourism authorities are trying to market Thailand as a gay-friendly destination urging gay visitors to "Go Thai. Be free", local LGBT activists say the campaign disguises a darker reality that beneath the veneer of public tolerance, conservatism and discrimination remain rife.
Syphilis cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) have more than doubled from 5% in 2005 to 12.5% in 2011 while the annual prevalence of HIV also rose "significantly" from 24.5% in 2005 to 29.4% in 2011 among MSM.
The New South Wales Court of Appeal last Friday overturned a previous ruling that only legally recognised male and female as a valid gender status; now a third option — "non-specific" — can now be listed.