HEALTH & WELLNESS
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA World), with the support of a number of organisations including the Young Queer Alliance, submitted on 07 February 2022 to the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, its report “LGBTI and Gender Non-Conforming people’s right to health and the realisation of SDG 3: global needs, gaps and trends.”
The Young Queer Alliance (YQA) has organised a two-days training with health personnel, representatives of Human Rights Institutions, Internal Organisations and Ministries on the Right to Health for LGBTQIA+ people.
The Young Queer Alliance organised a training on “Sexual and Physical Health Rights of LGBTQIA+ people” on 03 August 2021 to raise awareness on the importance of sexual and physical health rights of LGBTQIA+ people as well as to share prevention and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections to which LGBTQIA+ people may be exposed.
The Young Queer Alliance organised a training on “Mental Health as Human Right” at its YQA Center on Saturday 24 July 2021. The training was hosted by Mrs Mariette, psychologist, through the zoom platform.
The past week, our little paradise has been shaken by the vehement dismay for people living with disabilities. The plights of people with disabilities are not different from LGBTQIA+ people. As Queer people, we need to stand in solidarity with disabled people, and fully aim at integrating society to them. Inclusion and enablers should be the philosophy driving a society towards a truly rainbow nation.
In the context of Pride Month 2021, a “Groupe De Parole” was organised by the Young Queer Alliance on Saturday, 26 June 2021 which enabled young LGBT people to share their life experiences in a post-lockdown situation.
On 19 June 2021, the Young Queer Alliance (YQA) organized its second Mental Health Focus Group facilitated by Mrs. Elodie Mariette, a health psychologist from Canada via the Zoom platform, on the theme: “Stress and burnout among LGBTQ people.”
On 24 October 2020, the Young Queer Alliance (YQA) in collaboration with the National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) organised a training session on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a pill which, when taken as per the right prescription, prevents HIV infection.
LGBT people as a community have shown resilience for decades, and our response to the COVID-19 health sanitary emergency should not be an exception. While adapting to physical distancing, self-isolation and quarantine; LGBT people can connect to the Young Queer Alliance through Facebook and other social media, our website, by email (email@example.com) or through WatsApp 58028357 and be supported during the lock-down.
A new study in the United States published in 2019 suggests that cisgender men who have sex with men (MSM) have similar rates of four high-risk types of HPV as cisgender women. Overall, the analysis found that HPV seroprevalence was similar in MSM (42.6%) and women (37.1%).