6th December 2011
Londoners set record for most HIV tests on World AIDS Day 9
12:43 PM — Londoners set a new world record on World AIDS Day 2011 for the most HIV tests administered in 8 hours. 467 tests were taken in the joint record attempt by 56 Dean Street clinic and G-A-Y, at the G-A-Y Bar on Old Compton Street.
5th December 2011
Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris apologises for “tranny” comment 134
2:23 PM — Neil Patrick Harris has apologised publicly for using the term "tranny" on television. The gay actor, 38, who currently appears on the popular US sitcom How I Met Your Mother, had been inhaling a gas which lowers voices.
1st December 2011
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: 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.
30th November 2011
Londoners invited to ‘Swish’ on World AIDS Day parade 14
12:21 PM — London AIDS Memorial Campaign is inviting people to take part in its annual AIDS Swish down London's Old Compton Street tomorrow as a mark of remembrance, pride and community. The event aims to promote awareness of the fact that London currently has no permanent AIDS Memorial.
29th November 2011
Anti-bullying campaigner Roger Crouch dies 28
12:54 PM — Roger Crouch, the father of a boy who committed suicide after being bullied at school, who went on to become a voice for greater awareness of bullying and 2011's Stonewall Hero of the Year, has died.
Men urged to opt in for nationwide sexual health messaging service 7
10:50 AM — Ahead of World AIDS Day, the Sexual Health Messaging Service, which allows men to alert previous partners when they are diagnosed with an infection, is being rolled out to more clinics and websites and is asking users to opt in to receive messages.
28th November 2011
Video: Australian marriage equality short becomes overnight hit 43
12:07 PM — A pro-marriage equality video by Australian action group GetUp has become a Youtube sensation since its release before the weekend, racking up 1.6 million views over four days.
Rapper T.I. defends Tracy Morgan routine, says those who complain are “not American” 64
11:29 AM — In an interview with the American Vibe magazine after being released from prison, T.I. says gays had over-reacted to Morgan's joke about killing his son if he came out. He also claims organisations and individuals who want to silence opinions like Morgan's oppose constitutional rights to free speech.
Video: Lady Gaga’s surprise message to Canadian school tackling bullying 13
10:27 AM — The students at a Canadian school received a surprise message of congratulation from Lady Gaga last week after writing to her about a pledge they had drawn up to stop bullying. Jacques St Pierre, 17, send Lady Gaga a letter outlining what was being done at Etobicoke School of the Arts to ensure a safer environment.
India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation 3
9:39 AM — Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".
25th November 2011
Eastenders actress to perform with Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chorus
4:40 PM — June Brown is “looking forward” to raising money for the chorus and the Sussex Beacon charity. Comedian and Brighton resident Zoe Lyons has also been announced as the show’s compere.
New Delhi prepares for fourth annual Pride event 15
2:22 PM — Indian capital city prepares for the third parade since homosexuality was decriminalised in 2009.
Liverpool Pride begins fundraising earlier to keep 2012 event free 2
12:45 PM — Pride organisers say potential funding cuts mean community fundraising efforts are beginning in December of this year, for the first time. Last year, event numbers doubled despite a 60% funding cut.
Google seeks to improve benefits for trans employees 46
12:02 PM — US staff of the internet giant will now be able to cover the cost of gender transitioning procedures and treatments in accordance with the WPATH.
24th November 2011
Right-wing Polish group registers logo depicting “no” symbol over gay sex graphic 17
4:54 PM — The decision by a court to allow registration of the logo is being opposed by Robert Biedron, the first openly gay MP in Poland's history, who took office this month.
Minister calls for Tesco boycott over support for Pride London 102
1:50 PM — Rev Andrew Allan was commenting on incorrect claims that Tesco’s involvement with the gay pride festival came at the expense of its support for Cancer Research’s annual Race for Life competition.