News from the Global South
Gay Sex Work On The Rise In The City Of Joy
Daily News and Analysis - India, January 13, 2006 Kolkata - As homosexuals and bisexuals in India slowly come out of the closet, there seems to be a rise in gay sex work in Kolkata. The joints are same as those used for the flesh trade three to four years back.
Nepal Accused Of 'Sexual Cleansing'
365Gay.com - USA, January 13, 2006 (New York City) An international human rights organization has joined local LGBT activists in accusing the government of Nepal of trying to wipe out gays and transsexuals.
Letter to Nepal's Minister of Justice and Minister of Home Affairs
ReliefWeb - Geneva, Switzerland, January 12, 2006 Human Rights Watch is gravely concerned by a continuing pattern of arbitrary arrest and police violence against metis (men by birth who identify as women, and might in different cultural circumstances be called transgender people), men who have sex with men, and activists for sexual rights in Kathmandu.
India Feels Heat Over Gay Rights
PlanetOut - San Francisco, USA, January 12, 2006 Human rights groups and the United Nations are warning India that its recent treatment of lesbians and gay men could obstruct its fight against HIV/AIDS, and urge the country to lift its ban on homosexuality.
Act Against Clients To End Sexual Exploitation: Study
Webindia123 - India, January 12, 2006 Authorities should crack down hard on clients patronizing prostitutes if the commercial sexual exploitation at brothels in India has to end, says a path-breaking study.