Forgive my Gay Politics for a Moment; Good news
Three pieces of potentially good news on the National Front for Gay Rights and AIDS
1. The US is poised to lift its travel and immigration ban on people with HIV. This means that people applying to live in the US or visit it will no longer be discriminated against solely because they have AIDS. Obviously, this is positive for more than just gay men, and will be a good thing for Africans and anyone else with HIV.
2. A vaccine in Thailand reduced HIV transmission by 31%. While this isn’t enough to market it as a vaccine yet, it is the first indication that an HIV vaccine is even possible.
3. Since 1994, Congress has been trying to pass ENDA, the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, which would prevent employers from discriminating based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity has the best chance yet of getting passed. In 29 states, it’s legal to fire someone because they’re gay and in 38 states, it’s legal to fire someone for being transgender.