2nd December 2011
Russian deputy Prime Minister: A national “gay propaganda” law should be considered 30
1:04 PM — The Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has said he is in favour of St Petersburg's pending "gay propaganda" law, and wants it considered at a national level. Kozak said the bill would punish "disgusting activity".
Video: US student, 16, confronts Bachmann on marriage rights 69
12:27 PM — Michele Bachmann tells the 16-year-old student gays have the same rights to marry as straight people: "They can get married: they can marry a man if they're a woman."
Hugh Jackman’s wife dismisses “tragic” gay rumours 61
11:12 AM — Hugh Jackman's wife of 15 years has denied the latest rumour her husband is gay. Furness, who is 13 years her husband's senior also said she thought he was "the sexiest man alive".
MPs move to strike down religious civil partnership rules 100
10:37 AM — A small group of MPs is echoing calls made in the House of Lords that new regulations for civil partnerships may force places of worship to marry gay couples alongside straight ones. Edward Leigh, a Catholic Conservative backbencher said the House of Commons was not able to debate the regulations properly.
Church of Scotland will follow “will of God” to oppose gay marriage 137
9:53 AM — The Church of Scotland has made its official response to the Scottish government's consultation, standing in opposition to equal marriage rights for gay couples, saying it has "a responsibility to shape public opinion in accordance with what it understands to be the will of God."
1st December 2011
Comment: Maintaining ignorance will not maintain innocence 25
3:26 PM — Writing on World AIDS Day, Janine Clements, Director of Jewish Action Trust says the belief that everyone is safe if they lead a religiously observant life is "at the least, naive, and at worst dangerous and irresponsible".
Study finds 30% of UK adults “need more information about HIV” 19
2:25 PM — Almost a third of UK adults have said they need more information about HIV, according to a new survey. 34% of men and 26% of women believe they do not know enough about the virus in answers to questions posed online by Durex.
Comment: The government is failing on HIV 48
2:16 PM — On World AIDS Day, Peter Tatchell says clinics are under continuing pressure to provide cheaper HIV medication, education on prevention is inadequate, and public funding cuts could undermine services.
Video: One in three young people “would fear telling parents about HIV” 43
2:10 PM — A survey by the British Red Cross has found one in three young people in Britain would be scared to tell their parents if they were HIV positive. While 20% of respondents also said their parents would not want them to tell anyone else if they were living with HIV, 69% said they believed their parents would love them either way.
Comment: The challenge for black and minority ethnic communities on World AIDS Day 3
1:11 PM — Bryan Teixeira, Chief Executive of Naz Project London talks about the challenges facing minority ethnic communities in the capital, the need for infrastructure funding and community-based campaigns.
Comment: The inequality we aren’t so keen to talk about 123
12:49 PM — On World AIDS Day, Will Harris of the Terrence Higgins Trust writes that the HIV epidemic has been set against a moral backdrop like no other medical condition, "a victim of its own capitals".
Daniel Radcliffe set to portray gay poet Allen Ginsberg in new film 16
12:17 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has reportedly been cast to portray Allen Ginsberg in a new play about the poet's life. Kill Your Darlings will chart the gay poet's relationships with Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr, who was imprisoned for two years for murdering his stalker.
Rugby stars don red boxers in order to ‘Stand Up, Stand Out’ 33
11:48 AM — Rugby stars and celebrities have lent their support to a campaign which urges the public to help support people living with HIV by wearing red this December. Harlequins rugby players slipped on the red boxers for World AIDS Day.
Comment: HIV awareness should be as real as it was in 1980s, Ed Miliband says 8
10:34 AM — Labour Party leader Ed Miliband promises to continue promoting support in Parliament for people living with HIV and for the right policies to tackle rising infection rates.
Comment: David Cameron urges reflection, action and hope on World AIDS Day 24
10:10 AM — This World AIDS Day, the Prime Minister has spoken of the government's commitment to the "urgent task" of tackling HIV abroad, through international organisations, and in the UK, through the NHS and partnerships with specialist charities.
Comment: Information and early diagnosis will be key to tackling HIV 4
9:41 AM — Deborah Jack from the National AIDS Trust highlights the need to improve HIV education and resources, especially for people living outside the capital, this World AIDS Day.