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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012


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Widespread discrimination, stigma and violence against transgender people and men who have sex with men are holding back the HIV response.

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, we present a selection of articles and case studies which reflect the wide range of work we do to tackle transphobia and homophobia around the world.

Fighting transphobia: a year in transgender activism – Anamaria Bejar, the Alliance’s head of team for Latin America and the Caribbean, looks back at the past 12 months of transgender activism in the region. She examines the progress that has been made and pays tribute to transgender women who are fighting for their rights.

Address homophobia and transphobia to tackle HIV -  We look at how Alliance programmes working in challenging environments are increasing access to services for the most vulnerable, and the progress that is being made through effective advocacy.

Read a statement from the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance in which they call for an end to marginalisation and discrimination.

Case studies

Making transgender rights a reality in Latin America – Read a collection of case studies on the experiences of transgender people.

Innovation and achievement: working with MSM in Senegal - In Senegal, same-sex relationships are criminalised and subject to sentences of up to 5 years in prison. Here we take a look at some of the challenges of the Alliance’s work with men who have sex with men (MSM) in the country.

My voice: empowering the transgender community in Malaysia - Read how a capacity building workshop facilitated by our South East Asia Technical Support Hub has helped to support transgender people.

“I am no longer alone” - support for MSM in China - Read how Colorful Sky, an outreach group for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Yunnan, China, is helping people like Yang Chen.