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Genetics, harassment and walking gay

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Lesbian NYU professor sexually harassed gay grad student

An investigation by New York University has found that renowned lesbian professor Avital Ronell sexually harassed one of her grad students, a gay man. [The Advocate]

Is genetic surveillance of HIV too invasive?

Scientists around the world are analyzing the genetics of HIV strains to track its progress through populations; but could the information they gather violate patients’ right to privacy? [Poz]

Afghan refugee rejected from Austria for not ‘acting’ gay

An 18-year-old Afghan boy says his refugee application to Austria was rejected after an official told him he did not “walk, act or dress” like a gay man. [The Guardian]

Small gains in Haiti on LGBT rights

Despite continuing religious persecution, LGBT communities in the Caribbean country of Haiti are making progress, thanks to work by activists and a changing legal climate. [Associated Press]

Robert Campbell comes out in response to Japanese anti-gay politicians

A notable TV personality and scholar of Japanese literature has come out as gay, decrying recent attacks on LGBT people by conservative Japanese politicians. [Japan Times]