January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held … [Read more...]

HIV: A Mad Mutation or the Wrath of God?

'Human immunodeficiency virus' (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes 'acquired immunodeficiency syndrome' (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. HIV infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T cells (specifically CD4+ T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells. HIV infection leads to low levels of CD4+ T cells through three main … [Read more...]

UN agency revising policies to protect people fleeing persecution due to Sexuality

    Refugees marked out by their sexual orientation or gender identity face danger, difficulty and discrimination.....      October 2010 – The United Nations refugee agency said today it is revising its policies to protect people fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, after a survey highlighted the dangers and prejudice faced by lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals and intersex asylum-seekers and refugees. “These risks are significant and should … [Read more...]

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