A decade after China’s government launched the Healthy China 2020 initiative—an ambitious commitment to an affordable, efficient health system—The Lancet Public Health checks on its progress with a special issue.

While there’s general consensus among Arabic-speaking delegations to oppose discussion of gender identity or sexual orientation, a recent report reveals how some are breaking rank when savvy LGBTQ organizations approach the UN.

Thousands of Tanzanians fear arrest after an official called on the public Monday to report gay people, pledging that a special team would “get their hands on them” next week. By Tuesday, Paul Makonda, a Dar es Salaam regional commissioner, said he had already received 5,…

Persistent discrimination has hampered healing for LGBT victims targeted during Colombia’s half-century internal conflict, writes Sarah Hayley Barrett. LGBT people, who now have the right to marry and adopt in Colombia, are struggling to secure their share of reparations.

3 unsolved murders of transgender people in February have left members of El Salvador’s LGBT community fearful for their lives. In a country wracked by gang violence, LGBT people also face persecution rooted in intolerance.   “Many transgender people have been forced to…

Discrimination hinders LGBT Nigerians’ access to health care and negatively impacts their mental health, according to a new report by the Bisi Alimi Foundation.  

Access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS continues to grow, but not for some of those most at risk—including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.

India’s Supreme Court will review a colonial-era law that criminalizes homosexuality and imposes a 10-year sentence for gay sex, at a time when the nation is navigating a path between tradition and modernity.

2015 was a landmark year in the US for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights, with marriage equality, improved delivery of HIV prevention and care, and the end of conversion therapy. For 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services…

The jailing of 7 gay men in Senegal for violating the country’s laws against homosexuality is not welcome news for public health and human rights supporters.