Show your true colours!

April 23th, 2014

couleursEven today, the discrimination and stigmatization faced by many players in the fight against HIV/AIDS as a result of their sexual orientation or identity are some of the biggest challenges to combatting the epidemic. Every year on May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia serves as a reminder of this.

This important day is also an opportunity for Fqsida to highlight the impressive involvement of the gay community in the fight against HIV, as well as the considerable advancements that have been made over the past twenty years in terms of recognizing and respecting the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. However, anti-gay violence continues to exist all around us. Homosexuality is penalized in more than seventy countries around the world. In these countries, social acceptance is still a long way off, and rejection and fear of rejection persist, feeding the epidemic.

It’s time. Show your true colours to fight homophobia – and HIV! 

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