Ethiopia: Anti-gay forces seek action against anti-HIV agency

Published: August 14, 2013

Ethiopia’s one gay-friendly anti-AIDS agency,  Rainbow-Ethiopia HIV and Social Support Services, promotes public health, social justice and human rights in the country.

 
In particular, it serves LGBT people as its clients, seeking health, social justice and human rights for them. That has angered powerful anti-gay forces in Ethiopia, as the affiliated Rainbow-Ethiopia HIV and Media Initiative (REHMI) reports:
 
Anti-gay civil societies, religious groups and local government officials accused Rainbow-Ethiopia [of spreading homosexuality] and urged the government to take strong and restrictive legal measures against foreign agents like Rainbow-Ethiopia.
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