Each year on May 17 people across the globe join together to commemorate International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). The Day draws attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, the public and the media to the stigma and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people around the world. This year’s IDAHOT theme emphasise on young LGBT people.
Today’s generation of young people in the region still lack the information, services and supportive environment to prevent HIV transmission. According to UNAIDS 2012 estimates, approximately 58,000 new HIV infections occurred in young people aged 10-19 in Asia-Pacific region. Devastatingly, many of these were among gay and transgender young people. READ FULL