Anti-LGBTI uproar against same-sex marriages is growing ahead of US President Obama’s Kenya visit on July 24th. On July 6, anti-LGBTI protesters, including religious leaders, Members of Parliament, and activists marched in Nairobi. They chanted “Obama No Gay” and waved placards as they marched on major streets.
Guyana's LGBTI rights organization SASOD says that same-sex marriage is not part of their advocacy agenda, but they are calling for an end to discriminatory laws and policies. SASOD is fully focused on what it sees as the pressing needs of LGBTI people in Guyana to access their basic rights.
A Tasmanian woman, Martine Delaney, will attempt to become the nation’s first transgender_intersex_issues federal politician after being endorsed by the Greens.
“I’m overwhelmingly disillusioned with what’s happening in this country at the moment and felt I needed to do something more than what I’ve been doing,” she told News Corp Australia. “I can’t just sit back and complain.”
Claudia is trans woman who serves as a health outreach promoter for ALFIL's HIV/AIDS prevention programming. ALFIL is an Ecuadorian non-profit organization working to improve the rights of the LGBTI community, through programs such as Integrated Health Services.
In Ecuador, LGBT people have a higher risk to get HIV and AIDS than the general population. They also run the risk of being doubly discriminated, both for their sexual orientation and for being HIV-positive.