HIV, Desks, Memories of a Drapers shop and Maiko

A momentous week.

  1. After three and a half years of faithful attendance at Good Hope every day, Maiko finally achieved his dream. Monday morning saw him attend his first day at secondary school as a privately sponsored day student.
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Getting to know our PULSE volunteers: Meet Christine!

Here at the BLC, we are extremely lucky to be one of the sites for Boston College’s PULSE program for service learning. We have had the great opportunity of having 5 amazing undergrad students volunteering with us since September 2014, and as their time with us is soon coming to an end, we wanted to hear a little bit about what their BLC experiences have been like. 484 more words


At Least 120 Now Infected In Indiana HIV Outbreak

The number of people infected in southeastern Indiana’s HIV outbreak has grown to at least 120, up by more than 20 in the last week alone, the state health department said Friday. 170 more words

Babies not for Sale. Or are they?

This post is another sobering look at the adoption situation in South Africa and how frustrating it is to deal with the bureaucracy  and also the perceptions associated with adoption in this country. 1,276 more words



This post is part of Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives the following definitions for NONCONFORMITY:

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Cuba's emerging LGBT nightlife comes into focus

Johnny Simon and Rebecca Sanchez study Cuba’s emerging LGBT groups, their history and trajectory:

Proving true to the complexities of Cuba’s social and political climates, LGBT nightlife on the island is no less multifaceted. 478 more words