Tag Archives: Paul Semugoma

AIDS 2014: Men who have sex with men and transgender women have risks and resilience

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  During the opening plenary today, Beatriz Grinszteijn offered insights about men with have sex with men and transgender women echoing many of the themes raised in […]

Making AIDS history, amfAR counts down to a cure at Capitol Hill briefing

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Ambassador Deborah Birx,  Anthony Fauci, Michel Sidibe, Kenneth Cole, Miss Universe, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Tom Harkin, and World Bank President Jim Kim among participants in event to “Make AIDS History.” It already sounds like history now, before testing, before treatment, before activism, science, money and policy introduced hope into the time when an AIDS […]

Anti-gay laws, rhetoric, impact, response: Good news, bad news and no news

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Physician activist released, Ugandan, Nigerian groups call  for action, Uganda government responds, and homophobic rhetoric escalates First the good news: after urging by civil society leaders in South Africa and around the world, Ugandan-born physician and gay rights advocate Paul Semugoma has been ordered released from immigration officials’ custody, and will receive the work permit […]

Fears for gay rights advocate, physician facing deportation to Uganda heighten concerns over that nation’s human rights environment

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“Yes, there are many times I’ve been afraid. There are times when we are told that we are going to be arrested. Those are times you can really be afraid. You cannot be out and open as a gay Ugandan.” Physician, gay rights advocate Paul Semugoma, 2012, International AIDS Conference, interview On the eve of […]