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Outbreaks and Epidemics

Jamaica's Soldier Girls

After being shot by anti-gay gunmen, a young lesbian from Jamaica was granted asylum in the Netherlands.

A Safe Haven in Holland

A former military base in the Netherlands is now home to refugees from all over the world, including Simone, who is fleeing homophobic oppression in Jamaica.

Jamaica: Baby Steps Towards Tolerance

Jamaican LGBT rights groups strive for acceptance and equality in the face of societal oppression and increasing hostility. More than 60 cases of anti-gay violence were reported in 2011.

Winstone Zulu Is Dead

Winstone Zulu, the Zambian activist who first attacked the stigma surrounding HIV 19 years ago when he publicly declared that he was living with the virus, “did not think he had finished his race.”

Haiti: Prostitution and Rape Increase after Quake

It is not as if teenage prostitution didn’t exist in Haiti before the January 2010 earthquake that left 1.5 million displaced, tens of thousands of them living in haphazardly-placed tents in scattered through the capital, Port-au-Prince. But in the months since, the number of girls, some as young as 8, who have been forced to have sex in order to survive has drastically increased. Not surprisingly, the number of rapes has also gone up.