What we’ve been checking out elsewhere online:
Last week, sexual minorities, sex workers, and people with AIDS in Montego Bay, Jamaica marched to demand the repeal of the country’s oppressive sodomy laws.
Our partner CREA is accepting applications for their annual Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute, which takes place in Istanbul, Turkey from June 12-19. Applications are due by April 18th.
The International Congress on on Gender Identity and Human Rights will be held June 4-6, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting will be the first major conference on the human rights of trans people, and the assembled working groups plan to produce a final document as a strategy roadmap. Applications for scholarships to travel to the conference close on April 23rd.
GenderIT has published a batch of articles by research partners for the “EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet” project, a two-and-a-half year research project that aims to answer some questions about sexuality and the internet. This edition of GenderIT.org presents some of the initial findings of the project, including pieces on internet regulation in Brazil, online sexual rights activism in Lebanon, transgender identities in South Africa, young women online in India, and online sexuality information in libraries in the United States.
President Obama has signed a memorandum requiring that all hospitals that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding give same-sex couples the right to visit a partner who is sick or dying.
And here on Akimbo:
Melanie Abrahams looked at some of the recent news about Hope Amidst the Heartbreak of Child Marriage.
Jennifer Redner reported that U.S. Senate Takes a Stand Against Uganda’s Homophobia.
Lori Adelman blogged about her experience at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) 2010 Reproductive Justice Conference in her post Abortion Speak Out at Reproductive Justice Conference Reinforces the Value of Storytelling for Social Change.