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Indonesia: 51 Gay Men Detained By Police In Jakarta

Indonesia: 51 Gay Men Detained By Police In Jakarta

Indonesian police detained 51 men including several foreigners in a raid on what authorities described as a “gay spa” in Jakarta late on Friday, and some could face up to six years in prison under pornography and prostitution laws. The arrests are the latest in a spate of high-profile police actions, against gay clubs and […]

Indonesia: Police Raids Foster Anti-Gay Hysteria

Indonesia: Police Raids Foster Anti-Gay Hysteria

Indonesia’s national police force should immediately investigate recent raids by local police on gatherings of gay men, Human Rights Watch said yesterday, in a letter to national police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian. Indonesia’s police leadership should commit to ending the targeting of sexual minorities, and uphold their obligation to protect everyone’s basic rights without discrimination.

Tanzania Suspends Some HIV Programmes For Gay Men

Tanzania Suspends Some HIV Programmes For Gay Men

Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for gay men, the health minister said on Monday (31st Oct) in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s Minister for Health, said the government had received reports that some local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were promoting and normalizing same-sex relationships, as part of their HIV […]

UK: Posthumous Pardons for Gay Men Under Turing Law

UK: Posthumous Pardons for Gay Men Under Turing Law

Thousands of gay men, who had been charged under now defunct British laws which deemed homosexuality an offence, are to be pardoned posthumously, with those still living having to apply to the Home Office for same. The amendment (Turing Law) only applies to England and Wales, and not devolved governments like Northern Ireland and Scotland. […]

UK: Judge Praises Gay Men In Luton Blackmail Case

UK: Judge Praises Gay Men In Luton Blackmail Case

A UK judge at Luton Crown Court has praised the bravery of 3 gay men (only referred to in court as A,B and C) who came forward to expose a 22 year-old blackmailer, who used Grindr to extort money from his victims. Liam Hull, unemployed, from Luton, who pleaded guilty to three counts of blackmail, […]

Pilot Scheme To Offer Gay Men Anti-Cancer Vaccine, As Championed By UK MP Mike Freer

Pilot Scheme To Offer Gay Men Anti-Cancer Vaccine, As Championed By UK MP Mike Freer

In the UK, a scheme that was recommended by the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) last November is to be implemented this June. English MP Mike Freer, Chair of APPG on HIV and AIDS, who had been campaigning for the scheme for the last two years, is delighted with the news. He praised […]

Australia: Queensland About To Overturn Gay Convictions

Australia: Queensland About To Overturn Gay Convictions

In Australia, the Queensland government has begun arrangements to overturn convictions which related to those charged with homosexual acts over the years. Homosexual acts were decriminalised in 1991 in Queensland. However, convictions up to that point were still on the record, which meant that those convicted were still regarded as having a criminal record. “This […]