HEALTH & WELLNESS

PrEP information session

PrEP information session

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.

COVID-19 and LGBT people: Impact on livelihood and safety

COVID-19 and LGBT people: Impact on livelihood and safety

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 (yqa.mauritius@gmail.com) or through WatsApp 58028357 and be supported during the lock-down.

HIV: Index Testing is of concern to advocates

HIV: Index Testing is of concern to advocates

Index testing and assisted partner notification services are neither effective nor appropriate to use with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and boys, particularly in contexts where this community is criminalised or at risk for high levels of violence, stigma and discrimination.

8th ACSHR conference: My reflection

8th ACSHR conference: My reflection

“Nothing about us without us” means that as young people of this generation, as activists, as people living with disabilities, as LGBTIQ+ people, as sex workers, as drug users, as members of any ethnic group/ social class/ religious affiliation (and I could go on like this), we have the duty to speak for ourselves, to get involved in our own development and to commit to our responsibilities fully when working towards common goals. And this happens now. We are not the youth of tomorrow. We are the youth of now.

Red Flag Alert: Stay Safe

Red Flag Alert: Stay Safe

The Young Queer Alliance is raising the red flag alert to ask LGBTQ members to allow things to settle in the coming 1-2 weeks and not to engage in online discussions that will endanger your security and that of your dear friends.

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