Health & Fitness

US: Rights groups seek LGBT+ protection in coronavirus response

US: Rights groups seek LGBT+ protection in coronavirus response

More than 180 rights groups on Monday asked the US Congress to take steps to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination in the coronavirus pandemic, saying the community faces long-standing bias in health care that has left them wary of seeking help. In a letter, the coalition called upon Democratic and Republican party leaders in the […]

Russia: Black market for HIV drug to try on coronavirus

Russia: Black market for HIV drug to try on coronavirus

(Reuters) – A black market has developed in Russia for an antiviral HIV drug explored as a possible treatment for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to sellers, HIV activists, and the head of the drug’s main Russian producer. More than 20 trials around the world are testing Kaletra as a […]

IKEA and Microsoft urge Germany to relax gay blood ban

IKEA and Microsoft urge Germany to relax gay blood ban

A group of 13 companies, including IKEA and Microsoft, have called on the German government to relax a ban requiring gay and bisexual men to abstain from sex for a year before donating blood, as the coronavirus crisis puts pressure on supplies. The companies, which also included software group, SAP, and train operator, Deutsche Bahn, […]

Tonight: ‘LGBTI Challenges During COVID 19’ on Insta Live – ILGA Europe

Tonight: ‘LGBTI Challenges During COVID 19’ on Insta Live – ILGA Europe

ILGA-Europe will host a discussion on Insta Live tonight, about the difficulties facing LGBTI people during the Coronavirus pandemic, and ask that you join the discussion: “#LGBTI communities have been affected by the #COVID19 pandemic in particularly harsh ways, while the way forward looks unclear”. On Monday, 20th April, at 8pm CET, join ILGA Europe’s […]

Australia moves to ease rules on gay blood donors

Australia moves to ease rules on gay blood donors

Australia is set to ease rules on gay and bisexual men donating blood, health officials said on Friday, a move decried as “window dressing” by LGBT+ groups, who criticised restrictions that would remain in place. The proposed change – which needs to be approved by federal and state governments – would cut a 12-month waiting […]

Africa: Coronavirus takes toll on LGBT+ with evictions and arrests

Africa: Coronavirus takes toll on LGBT+ with evictions and arrests

Just before breakfast on a Sunday morning, Ugandan security forces stormed an LGBT+ shelter outside the capital Kampala, accusing more than 20 gay, bisexual, and transgender people of spreading the new coronavirus. Eye-witnesses said the police took everyone’s phones and shoes, and soldiers bound their hands with rope and marched them barefoot to a nearby […]

Idaho sued over trans birth certs and sport laws

Idaho sued over trans birth certs and sport laws

LGBT+ advocates sued Idaho over a ban on transgender people changing their birth certificates on Thursday, one day after another lawsuit challenged the US state’s ban – the first in the country – on trans women competing in female sports leagues. Both laws were passed last month, as trans rights have become the latest flashpoint […]