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A Recap of the 2017 Edition of “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law”

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) held the 2017 edition of their annual symposium titled “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law” and The Rustin Times was a media partner for the event. The symposium is aimed at creating a platform for public discussion and engagement around sexuality and rights. This edition hosted by Arit Okpo brought… Read More A Recap of the 2017 Edition of “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law”

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Four in Tanzania arraigned following viral lesbian proposal video

Four persons in Tanzania have been arraigned in court following a video of a lesbian proposal went viral. Africanews is reporting that Milembe Selemani, 35, and Janeth Shonza, a 25-year-old university student were brought before the Mwanza Resident Magistrate Court alongside Richard Fabian, 28 and Annet Mkuki, 24. Emmanuel Luvinga, the state attorney told the presiding… Read More Four in Tanzania arraigned following viral lesbian proposal video

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Obama encourages Indian Transgender activist

Former US President, Barack Obama shared a message of hope with Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist. Padmashali attended a town hall meeting held by the Obama Foundation in New Delhi, India. She used the opportunity to ask him about how to find acceptance following years of discrimination. Watch below  

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Fabrice Houdart Announced as a Keynote Speaker for the IGLTA’s 2018 Annual Global Convention in Toronto

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today that Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York, will be among the keynote speakers at the association’s 35th anniversary convention at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto (9-12 May 2018). Houdart works on… Read More Fabrice Houdart Announced as a Keynote Speaker for the IGLTA’s 2018 Annual Global Convention in Toronto

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World AIDS Day: UNAIDS warns that men are less likely to access HIV treatment and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses

On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report showing that men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women. The Blind spot shows that globally less than half of men living with HIV are on treatment, compared to 60% of… Read More World AIDS Day: UNAIDS warns that men are less likely to access HIV treatment and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Launches Fundraising and Awareness Campaign for World AIDS Day With New Mobile Messaging App Kwippit

This year for World AIDS Day, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has partnered with Kwippit, the new mobile messaging app, to raise awareness about the global AIDS epidemic and dollars for the Foundation’s lifesaving work. Elton John and many EJAF celebrity friends who have long supported the Foundation’s work have created unique heart designs for a… Read More Elton John AIDS Foundation Launches Fundraising and Awareness Campaign for World AIDS Day With New Mobile Messaging App Kwippit

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Retired NBA Player Jason Collins Recounts “Coming Out” Experience

Coming out and its impact on the sports industry was a career-defining moment, said Jason Collins, retired NBA Player and the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, at an event on Tuesday. The AARP event, hosted in collaboration with SAGE and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, brought together members of the LGBT… Read More Retired NBA Player Jason Collins Recounts “Coming Out” Experience