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The persecution of homosexuals anywhere in the world must be confronted. What’s still missing in most AIDS policy discussions is the naming of names of the leaders whose behavior accelerates homophobia.

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Aidoo: Vibe Ghana. 2011. "Ghana Police Ordered To Arrest All Gays." July 19. http://vibeghana.com/2011/07/19/ghana-police-ordered-to-arrest-all-gays/ (accessed 12/28/11).
Ahmadinejad: AFP. 2007. "No Homosexuals in Iran.” September 24. http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hATGOzv6YSmgeMY1zdYbdpyrG2cw (accessed 12/26/11).
Al-Sistani: McDonough, Michael. 2006. “Gay Iraqis fear for their lives.” BBC News, April 17. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4915172.stm (accessed 12/27/11).
Azad: Bedi, Rahul. 2011 “Indian minister claims homosexuality is Western 'disease,'” The Telegraph, July 5. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/8617425/Indian-minister-claims-homosexuality-is-Western-disease.html (accessed 12/28/11).
Baba-Ahmed: The Independent (UK). 2011. “Nigeria's Senate votes to ban gay marriage.” November 30. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/nigerias-senate-votes-to-ban-gay-marriage-6269724.html (accessed 2/6/12).
Bachmann: Badash, David. 2011. "Michele Bachmann’s Top Ten Anti-Gay Quotes." The New Civil Rights Movement, June 2. http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/michele-bachmanns-top-ten-anti-gay-quotes/politics/2011/06/02/21233 (accessed 2/6/12).
Benedict: 2005 quote: Butt, Riazat. 2009. "Pope claims condoms could make African Aids crisis worse." The Guardian, March 17. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/17/pope-africa-condoms-aids (accessed 6/11/12). 2012 quote: Pullella, Philip. 2012. "Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope." Reuters, January 9. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/09/us-pope-gay-idUSTRE8081RM20120109 (accessed 6/11/12).
Golding: Jamaica Gleaner. 2008. "Golding talks about policing, gays on BBC." May 21. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20080521/lead/lead3.html (accessed 12/28/11).
Luzhkov: Marquardt, Alex. 2009. “Moscow mayor bans ‘Satanic’ gay parade.” ABC News, January 26. http://abcnews.go.com/International/moscow-mayor-bans-satanic-gay-parade/story?id=9663327#.Tvpz50ohqOY (accessed 12/28/11).
Mugabe: 1995 quote: Johnson, Cary Alan. 2007. Off the Map: How HIV/AIDS Programming is Failing Same-Sex Practicing People in Africa. International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. 2010 quote: BBC News. 2010. "Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai rejects gay rights move." March 26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8588548.stm (accessed 2/6/12).
Museveni: 2010 quote: Kagolo, Francis. 2010. "Museveni Warns On Dangers of Sodomy." New Vision June 3. http://www.newvision.co.ug/PA/8/12/721699 (accessed 2/6/12). 1999 quote: Johnson, Cary Alan. 2007. Off the Map: How HIV/AIDS Programming is Failing Same-Sex Practicing People in Africa. International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Mutharika: Bearak, Barry. 2010. ‘Malawi President Pardons Gay Couple.’ The New York Times May 29. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/world/africa/30malawi.html (accessed 2/6/12).
Mills: National Post. 2011. "I will never support legalizing homosexuality, Ghana’s President says." November 2. http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/11/02/ghanas-president-vows-to-never-support-any-attempts-to-legalize-homosexuality/ (accessed 2/6/12).
Pakistan political and religious leaders: Khan, Zarar. 2011. "Pakistani Muslims condemn US gay rights meeting." The Guardian, July 4. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9726251 (accessed 12/27/11).
Simon: Armstrong, Eff. 2011. "Antigua's Buggery Law Unlikely to Change." Caribarena Antigua, October 3. http://caribarena.com/antigua/news/latest/98529-antiguas-buggery-law-unlikely-to-change.html#ixzz1iKAcyeC1 (accessed 12/28/11).


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