Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, wrote to General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft and said the groups appeared to have been blocked for involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy. “Given that transgender people are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population, their exclusion from the high-level meeting will only impede global progress in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic,” Power wrote.
the "correct" story is these people are bigoted and that homophobia only increases HIV spread.
but the real story is that these groups aim at the entire gay agenda (gay marriage, making gay activity legal so gay tourism, including that by pedophiles, is welcome in a country, opposing the relgions that say promiscuity and gay sex are wrong by pressuring these religions as is being done in the USA).
In other words, instead of trying to stop HIV, they will hijack the conference to promote the gay agenda.
And a lot of countries, as in Africa, where heterosexual transmission is common, or in Asia, where IV drug use and blood transfusion HIV is common, it means you are changing the subject to promote your agenda, an agenda that goes against local culture and religion.
The dirty little secret is that the Obama administration has pushed their sexual agendas on poor countries. It is so bad the Pope has complained of it several times (but the press never quotes him when he says such things).
We see this in Manila, where the pro gay astroturfs have resulted in Makati being a center for HIV and a "very rough" gay lifestyle.
Instead of saying: We need to push the gay community into self control, to get married and then be faithful to their spouses, the opposite is pushed: who am I to judge.
It is well known that when a behavior is frowned on, it still goes on underground. But it goes on statistically less than if it were legal and socially acceptable, and this goes for prohibition of drugs too (the meme is that alcohol prohibition in the US was ignored, but public health statistics actually showed a decrease in alcohol related deaths).
In the third world, the gay rights agenda, along with the planned parenthood "sex ed" agenda which teaches teen agers sex outside of marriage is okay, has been shown to be fatal to family
a broken family in the US and Europe means going on welfare. In Africa, it means mom finds a new boyfriend and the kids end up abandoned on the streets, becoming thieves, taking drugs, and being vulnerable to sexual exploitation.
So if the gay agenda means that you get rid of laws against male homosexual activity, it is not homophobia: It protect our kids from powerful teachers/clergy/businessmen/tourists who exploit them sexually.