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Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Ugandan Gays Hold Pride Parade

By Rodney Muhumuza | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Scores of Ugandan homosexuals and their supporters are holding a gay pride parade on a beach in the lakeside town of Entebbe.

Days After Repeal of Anti-Gay Law, Uganda's President Meets Obamas

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
President Barack Obama and his first Lady Michelle Obama have set LGBT activists in an uproar after meeting with Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni just days after the repeal of the draconian anti-gay law.

To Pitch it or Not To Pitch: 4 Can't-Miss Glamping Experiences

By Daniel Scheffler | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Looking for an extreme vacation? We've picked four "glamping" getaways that can take you as far away as India or Africa while still traveling in style.

Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Anti-Gay Law

Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A Ugandan lawmaker says he has started a campaign to reintroduce a recently invalided anti-gay measure and have it passed within weeks.

Uganda Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law

By Rodney Muhumuza | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.

Uganda Court to Rule on Legality of Anti-Gay Law

By Rodney Muhumuza | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum.

Activists Want Gay Rights on Africa Summit Agenda

By David Crary | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

South Africa Ends Gay Blood Donation Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
South Africa has now changed their policy on blood donations, to allow all people, gay or straight, to donate blood if they have been monogamous.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Speak Out About HIV’s 30/30 Project

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Singers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are putting their fame to good use, speaking out about the 30/30 Project, which aims to create worldwide healthcare facilities in communities impacted by HIV/AIDS.