Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2020-09-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

UN blocks orgs that rep trans people from AIDS meeting
From a press release
2016-05-22

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


New York, New York - GMHC released the following statement after a shocking story in The New York Times this week that details the exclusion of 22 nongovernmental organizations from a United Nations global meeting to stop the AIDS epidemic.

The New York Times reported that "Russia, Cameroon, Tanzania, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a 57-nation bloc, objected to the participation of 22 nongovernmental organizations, or N.G.O.s. Their initial list included 39 groups. Lobbying by the president of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, a Danish diplomat, trimmed it to 22."

STATEMENT BY GMHC CEO KELSEY LOUIE:

By preventing nearly two dozen organizations from participating in the United Nations global meeting to stop the AIDS epidemic, the General Assembly is stifling essential voices from a critical conversation.Blocking groups that work with the lesbian, gay and transgender communities, as well as groups representing drug users, works against the goal of getting to zero new AIDS cases. If we have learned one thing in the past 35 years, it is that we must act together to defeat this epidemic. Gay Men's Health Crisis does not support the discrimination and prejudice behind this decision, and urges the General Assembly to allow all voices into the meeting.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Chicago House moves central hub 2020-09-03 - Chicago House—founded in September 1985 as an organization committed to providing a home to individuals dying of HIV—has relocated its central hub to ...


Gay News

WORLD Tom of Finland, India items, Denmark legislation, PrEP study 2020-09-02 - The works of the iconic Finnish artist Tom of Finland will be exhibited in Japan for the first time ever, a press release ...


Gay News

Open House Chicago taking place Oct. 16-25 2020-08-18 - The Chicago Architecture Center ( CAC ) announced the return of Open House Chicago ( OHC ) for a 10th consecutive year. It ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Streisand/Summer, HIV treatment, Alex Morse, Barney Frank 2020-08-18 - MeidasTouch, a progressive Democratic political action group, teamed with the LGBTQ voting initiative Vote Proud for their latest video, titled "Enough Is Enough," ...


Gay News

World Rugby's proposed ban on transgender women sparks outcry 2020-08-15 - Citing recent research, a 38-page World Rugby transgender working group draft document is proposing a ban on transgender women from playing women's rugby. ...


Gay News

U.S. House of Representatives votes to end Trump-Pence transgender military ban 2020-07-30 - WASHINGTON — Today, the Modern Military Association of America ( MMAA ), the nation's largest LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization, released the ...


Gay News

HUD may reverse protections for homeless transgender people accessing shelters 2020-07-23 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today released a proposed rule that aims to revise the Equal Access rule, which requires ...


Gay News

INT'L AIDS CONFERENCE: HIV research informing COVID-19 vaccine development 2020-07-13 - Journalist Lisa Ling hosted the second season premiere of "The Road to a Vaccine," which was a part of AIDS 2020: The 23rd ...


Gay News

Local transgender man on being affected by healthcare rollback 2020-06-24 - Oli Rodriguez is a transgender man who hopes to carry a child and become a father in the near future. Following news ...


Gay News

Comprehensive legal resource for transgender youth launched by Harvard, NCLR 2020-06-17 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic ( HLAC ) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights published ...


 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.