14th November 2005
STD rates rise sharply in amongst American gay men 1
12:00 AM — Gay men practicing risky sexual activity are fueling a sharp increase in the incidence of syphilis and a smaller, albeit concerning rise in gonorrhea resistant to commonly used antibiotics, federal researchers said this week.The latest report of increases comes at a time when STD rates among historically important risk groups (including women and minorities) have been declining, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Northern Ireland murder may have been homophobic 57
12:00 AM — Police say that the motive for the murder of a man in Armagh last week may be his sexuality.Martin Conlon, 35, has returned to Northern Ireland from a prison in Ireland where he had served four years for being a member of the Real IRA.Detective Superintendent Derek Williamson said he is "following a number of key lines of enquiry in this murder which will incorporate Mr Conlon's possible connections with paramilitary organisations and also allegations of involvement in criminal activity."