Red Ribbon Travelers

Our initiative aims to reduce the inconvenience and stigma all those affected by HIV / AIDS have while traveling for holidays or for work.

Our initiative aims to reduce the inconvenience and stigma all those affected by HIV / AIDS have while traveling for holidays or for work.

It is well known that HIV patients, albeit under viral anti-retro therapy and therefore in a regime of non-transmissibility of the virus, have problems entering important countries such as the Russian Republic or the Emirate of Dubai, our mission is to fight this discrimination, but also to create the cultural conditions for a normal social life even in the normal world.

Another project that we plan to carry out through the support of the network is the creation of reception centers to give support to children with HIV / AIDS in South East Asia, the Kingdom of Thailand and neighboring countries. The Unites States of America removed its entry restrictions for people living with HIV in January 2010.

The legislative change in the USA and the similar changes announced recently in China received broad media coverage.

We very much hope that these examples will have a domino effect, resulting in the revision of legislation in other countries which currently impose entry or living restrictions on people living with HIV (PLHIV).

We must also keep in mind that there are still countries in Europe maintaining restrictions which discriminate against people living with HIV. For many people, travel is an important aspect of life.

Some choose to benefit from the positive quality-of-life effects which come from participating in leisure travel. Others have to stay in foreign countries for long periods due to personal or professional reasons.

Our data collection has become a reliable point of reference for PLHIV, providing them with up-to-date information which allows them to decide on the most appropriate behaviour before travel, as well as acting as an indicator of the extent of discrimination against people with HIV face in different parts of the world.

This World Cup season, let’s fill a virtual stadium with pride for LGBTQ+ people in Qatar. 

The 2022 Men’s Football World Cup is being held in Qatar – a country where it’s not legal or safe to be a lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer (LGBTQ+) person, whether you are from Qatar or visiting to cheer on your national team. 

Under Qatari laws, same-sex relationships are criminalised, and trans people are forced to undergo conversion therapy clinics sponsored by the government. Many LGBTQ+ people suffer imprisonment and violence simply for being themselves, and in some cases, could even face the death penalty. 

For LGBTQ+ people and our allies across the world, many of us feel powerless to challenge the injustices we see. 

But we are not powerless.

Wherever you are, you can show your support for the LGBTQ+ community in Qatar, raise awareness of the injustices LGBTQ+ Qataris face, and call for change together. 

Let’s take a stand against hate. Join our #ProudStadium.

What is the Proud Stadium?

As football fans fill stadiums in Qatar to watch their teams play, we’re filling a virtual Proud Stadium with supporters of LGBTQ+ rights, coming together to shine a light on the injustices that our communities face in Qatar, and in many more countries around the world. 

Join our virtual Proud Stadium and you will receive information about LGBTQ+ rights in Qatar and other countries taking part in the tournament. We’ll share further opportunities for you, your friends and colleagues to show your support to LGBTQ+ people in Qatar and across the world. 

Together, we can send a powerful message to global leaders, whether sponsors, broadcasters or politicians: LGBTQ+ rights are human rights, and we won’t stand for the persecution of LGBTQ+ people in Qatar, or anywhere else.