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Interview: Lack Of Data On Gay Men Impedes HIV Fight In Central Asia

In recent years, the countries of Central Asia have experienced some of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. One of the key populations at risk is men who have sex with men (MSM).owever, an acute lack of data on the health of that population — due in large part to intense… Read more »

Homosexuality in Turkmenistan

Summary Officially nonexistent and a taboo topic,  Turkmenistan’s gay population is finding partners with greater frequency. Men will first meet in public places and  then clandestinely continue seeing each other, although the  shame and social stigma attached to being gay leads to frequent self denial. Some see gay sex as subversive  resistance to a strict,… Read more »

Lesbian From Turkmenistan Wins Asylum In US

New York City – A lesbian from the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan has been granted asylum in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security. The woman, whose name is being withheld because of fears of reprisal by the Turkmenistan government against family members still in the country, had entered the country on… Read more »