Criminalization of Gay Sex Linked to Staggering HIV Rates in Africa

Photo by McBarth Oveba from Pexels  Nations that don’t penalize same-sex activity have lower rates of HIV among men who have sex with men. By: Neal Broverman/ The risk of having HIV is nearly five times as high for gay or bi men in sub-Saharan nations that severely criminalize gay sex compared to those inContinue reading “Criminalization of Gay Sex Linked to Staggering HIV Rates in Africa”

US Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ Rights

Before June 15th, in 29 states you could be fired after announcing your marriage.    Last Friday, the Trump administration finalized a regulation permitting health providers to discriminate against LGBTQ patients. On Monday, The Supreme Court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as TitleContinue reading “US Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ Rights”

“School Days” Submit to your husband! No Gays! It’s 2019 right?

  The School says it will refuse admission to students who participate in or condone homosexual activity, If your looking for a job, be sure to read the fine print. You are pledging not to engage in homosexual activity or violate the “unique roles of male and female.”  and watch your Moral Conduct or misconduct.Continue reading ““School Days” Submit to your husband! No Gays! It’s 2019 right?”

Australia says YES to same-sex marriage

Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law Marriage equality advocates in Melbourne celebrate as the result of the postal survey is announced. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images By: Paul Karp/UK Guardian Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality byContinue reading “Australia says YES to same-sex marriage”

CA Attorney General unlikely to stop petition to kill gays

California’s initiative process allows citizens to amend or add to the laws of the state. do both.   After paying a two hundred dollar fee the citizen can  submit the proposed law to the states Attorney General.    With this the citizen can begin collecting signatures  If the citizen can collect enough valid signatures in 150Continue reading “CA Attorney General unlikely to stop petition to kill gays”

India: Is homosexuality a disease?

Unfortunately, in India homosexuality is considered a crime  By Altaf Patel, Mumbai Mirror | It is time for Supreme Court to reconsider their opinion reviewing epidemiology, genetics and chemical basis of homosexuality and stop considering it a disease.It seems strange to me, that all over the world people are coming out with their sexual preferences. Earlier, homosexualityContinue reading “India: Is homosexuality a disease?”

A passing ignorance

A few days ago I overheard someone say they never come to Downtown Sacramento its too dangerous.  For someone who has lived in San Francisco and New York and frequently visit other large cities this is laughable. Not that I would, but you could eat of the streets downtown Sacramento.  This isn’t true of  SanContinue reading “A passing ignorance”

2011: A good year to be gay

From marriage equality to the end of don’t ask, don’t tell, this has been an extraordinary year. Here, Aaron Hicklin, editor-in-chief of Out magazine, looks forward to the end of gay culture A funny thing happened in America in 2011. With the US political establishment in deadlock and Republicans bowing to Tea Party mandarins overContinue reading “2011: A good year to be gay”

Are American Evangelicals responsible for Ugandan Gay Activist Death?

According to the New York Times: “An outspoken Ugandan gay activist whose picture recently appeared in an anti-gay newspaper under the headline ‘Hang Them’ was beaten to death in his home, Ugandan police said on Thursday.” The Times (Jan 27, 011) noted: David Kato, the activist, was one of the most visible defenders of gay rights inContinue reading “Are American Evangelicals responsible for Ugandan Gay Activist Death?”

For gay rights, is repeal of ‘don’t ask’ military ban the end or the beginning?

For the American gay rights movement, this is the big question that follows Saturday’s landmark repeal of the military’s ” don’t ask , don’t tell policy. Is the Senate vote the successful end of one struggle or a turning point for many others? Activists are hoping that the repeal – which will allow gays toContinue reading “For gay rights, is repeal of ‘don’t ask’ military ban the end or the beginning?”