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Brazil's Fight Against AIDS Loses U.S. Funding - Nation Won't Condemn Prostitution
Sfgate.com - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 31, 2005 In their baseball caps and T-shirts adorned with a rose in the shape of a heart, they are a familiar and welcome presence in the red-light district on the outskirts of downtown here. For years now, they have been distributing condoms to the prostitutes who work the streets, part of the Brazilian government's larger effort to hold AIDS in check.
New Kerala.com - Ernakulam, Kerala, India, July 27, 2005: Homosexuality, is a topic that is hardly talked about openly, in Indian society. This became evident when Deepa Mehta's film 'Fire' hit the silver screen; raising hackles of conservative Indians. Pick Me, which has a Hollywood mix is based on a true story of an Indian homosexual.
Chinese Play Explores Homosexuality, Breaks Taboos
IANS - New Delhi, India, July 26, 2005 The largely taboo subjects of sado-masochism, transvestitism and police violence all feature in China's first stage play to explore male homosexuality, which opened over the weekend in Beijing.