Novel findings unveiled at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo show that gender-affirming hormone therapy markedly impacts the results of common laboratory tests for transgender patients. This study underscores the need for transgender-specific reference intervals to ensure this underserved population receives accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. The fact that many medical protocols… Read More New Study That Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment for Transgender Patients Presented at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting
There is so much talk about homosexuality in Africa, must of which is negative. But, the fact still remains that not enough Africans can boast of semi-understanding sexuality and most of the common knowledge in the communities and leaderships are governed by myth. So in a bid to set the record straight we are fighting… Read More 5 current and proven facts about Africa’s shifting gay dynamic.
In May, The Rustin Times published a story on how Denrele Edun was assaulted at a bar in Lagos because he was perceived to be gay. After reading the article, I checked out his Instagram page to follow up and see how others would react in the comment section. A train of thought I came… Read More Anthony Jones: No! Homophobes are not Homosexuals stuck in the closet
White House official; Mick Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker who is Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Trump administration, talked about Africa’s anti-gay laws and how the administration has no interest in the matter at the State Department’s ‘Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Conference‘ in Washington, DC. In his speech, Mick Mulvaney lashed… Read More Trump administration says it won’t press African countries over their anti-gay laws.
Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission. The “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law” and an accompanying editorial were published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) today. Concerned that HIV criminalization laws are… Read More HIV Researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalisation laws
For a lot of people, it’s almost a prerequisite to write a Hollywood film or television series with an LGBTQ character in it. That is their own definition of diversity and giving the ‘outliers’ a seat at the table. There have been various think pieces about the representation of the community in film and television… Read More Pose Is The New TV Show Doing Everything Right And Telling The Stories Of The LGTBQ Community
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association has teamed up with the Paris-based startup company Hopstay to develop an LGBTQ travel chatbot to assist travelers in planning their trips. The chatbot, which resides within Facebook Messenger, is available on desktop, tablet andmobile and shares LGBTQ-welcoming travel opportunities, including recommendations for destinations, travel agents, hotels, transport, tours, events and… Read More International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Launches Facebook-powered Chatbot to Assist LGBTQ Community in Planning Travel
It looks like India’s notorious homosexuality ban might soon be a thing of the past, as the country’s Supreme Court prepares to make a groundbreaking ruling that activists hope will be a major victory for LGBT rights in the country with a population of 1.3 billion. India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday started hearing a challenge… Read More India’s Supreme Court is on the verge of decriminalizing homosexuality.
Britain’s Prince and Duke of Sussex; Prince Harry and music legend Sir Elton John are both joining forces to launch a “global coalition” focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer’s AIDS charity revealed this information on Thursday. In a report by Reuters, it was reported that the Elton John AIDS Foundation did not… Read More Prince Harry and Sir Elton John join forces to launch a “global coalition” focused on treating HIV infections in men.
My heart is full. I remember the day vividly. I was on my way to Kenya for an important training for LGBTIQ activists from Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria. It had been a few months since my Media Justice Fellowship by the Bisi Alimi Foundation and it felt like I wasn’t doing enough. I had been… Read More The Rustin Times Celebrates One Year of Telling LGBTIQ Stories