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Do UN Sustainable Development Goals protect LGBTI?

At first glance my title proposes a brainstorming on how we can include LGBTI issues in SDGs. Firstly because these minorities suffer. Secondly, because it is a way to have financial help from international and governmental organizations. If I am not mistaken, in 2011, the UN was preparing its new Millennium Development Goals under the directive « Addressing inequalities ». This would have been a great opportunity for sexual minorities and transgender people. The UN nonetheless during multilateral negotiations changed it to the 17 SDGs. I am not quite at ease with the word « sustainable », because in a common sense it is […]

Putin and gay pride
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Transnational Mobilization of Political Weakness

Repression of sexual minorities by Russian authorities Published on Chaos International Translation: Lawrence Myers On June 30, 2013, Vladimir Putin announced a law against “propaganda encouraging minors to accept non traditional sexual relationships”. This law aims to prevent LGBTI activists (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender and Intersex) from using public space for promoting their rights, and also forbids, “the diffusion of all information likely to arouse this type of interest in minors”.However, the effect of this new legislation is the endangering of liberty of expression and, de facto, liberty of the press. It otherwise not only sanctions Russian citizens, but also extends to foreigners present on Russian soil.

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Orientation sexuelle & coopération internationale

« l’idéal devrait être de pouvoir aussi bien aimer une femme qu’un homme, n’importe quel être humain, sans éprouver ni peur, ni contrainte, ni obligation. » Simone de Beauvoir Comment deux personnes qui s’aiment, qui prennent du plaisir et qui sont par ailleurs consentantes ont pu déclencher autant de haine allant même jusqu’à leur extermination ? Et comment, après ce paroxysme de l’homophobie pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, sa permanence n’a t’elle pas suscité l’intérêt de la communauté internationale avant ces quelques dernières années ? Ces deux questions méritent à elles seules la lecture de toute une littérature et l’étude de tout […]

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30th anniversary of the discovery of AIDS

The world on June the 5th Yesterday, the world celebrated the 30th anniversary of the discovery of AIDS. In thirty years what has happened in the world? Is the “gay cancer” still affecting gays  more than straights? What about Africa and the price of drugs? And one of the biggest hopes of this century : a HIV vaccine? After reading several articles, I select an audio interview from The Economistwhich sums up the history of AIDS through these past years and what may happen in the future.