HIV, Housing, and Health News – June 7 2019

Flower Power Meets Homophobia
Paul Harfleet reminds us of the reality of homophobia, one pansy at a time. (CBC)

U=U – A Personal Story From Uganda
William Matovu, an activist from Uganda, describes the impact of learning U=U and his advocacy as a part of the Love to Love Organisation (POZ)

Remembering Stonewall – 50 years later
Fifty years ago, in the early hours of June 28, 1969, the patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn fought back against a police crackdown at one of the few places where they could truly be themselves, at a time when homosexuality was illegal in every state except Illinois. (Global)

Being Transgender No Longer a “Mental Health” Problem – WHO
The World Health Organization took what many doctors and advocates believe is a big step this week towards removing the stigma around transgender people. Their health issues will no longer be classified as mental and behavioural disorders in the WHO global manual of diagnoses. Instead, transgender will soon be under a chapter on sexual health. (CBC)

More Than 1million People Per Day Acquire an STI
“Sexually transmitted infections are everywhere. They are far more common than we think,” said Teodora Wi, a medical officer in the WHO’s department for reproductive health and research. (CBC)