31st July 2014
US: Nine former leaders of ‘ex-gay’ movement back NCLR campaign to ban ‘conversion therapy’ 2
6:36 PM — Nine former leaders of the 'ex-gay' movement have published an open letter in support of the #BornPerfect campaign of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), which aims to ban 'conversation therapy' across the US within five years.
Study: Gay youth four times more likely to attempt suicide 5
5:39 PM — A new study has shown that homosexual and bisexual young people are four times more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide.
Labour MP Geraint Davies: I’m glad court backed gay ‘cure’ ad bans 4
5:33 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour MP Geraint Davies welcomes this week's High Court ruling against anti-gay Christian charity Core Issues Trust.
30th July 2014
Academic: Extend HPV vaccine to boys and gay men to help reduce cancer risk 18
4:51 PM — Boys should be vaccinated against the HPV virus as well as girls to protect them against several types of cancer, several leading clinicians say.
29th July 2014
US: Illinois Department of Insurance addresses transgender discrimination in coverage
5:47 PM — The Illinois Department of Insurance released a bulletin to insurance providers on Monday addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.
US: Michigan Democrat introduces law that will ban gay conversion therapy 2
2:58 PM — Democratic State Representative Adam Zemke of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has sponsored legislation outlawing conversion therapies in the state of Michigan.
Comment: Why is drug use higher in the gay community? 72
1:13 PM — London Friend CEO Monty Moncrieff shares his thoughts on the recent annual Crime Survey showing a third of gay and bisexual men have taken illegal drugs.
China: Gay ‘cure’ clinic sued by activists in landmark move 5
11:58 AM — Campaigners in China have taken a clinic to court over its backing of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
28th July 2014
Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda 8
2:56 PM — Sweden has resumed financial aid provisions to Uganda after six-month suspension in response to anti-gay law passed in February.
26th July 2014
Sir Bob Geldof: China ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about fighting HIV 16
6:29 PM — Sir Bob Geldof has attacked China and Russia for their lack of funding for HIV/AIDS research.
25th July 2014
Artist makes dresses out of condoms to raise awareness of HIV
6:00 PM — Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘the sheath dress’, a Brazilian artist has created a collection of clothes made completely from expired or damaged condoms.
Bakery that refused lesbian wedding cake bakes cakes for ‘gay cure’ group 13
5:20 PM — An Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple recently accepted an order from a 'gay cure' group.
Australia: Research discovers cancer-fighting drug ‘kicks out’ hidden HIV 2
1:09 PM — A new development in HIV treatment was presented earlier this week at the AIDS 2014 conference in Australia.
24th July 2014
US: Washington state program gives at-risk groups access to PrEP for no cost
10:11 PM — The Washington State Department of Health has started a drug assistance program that helps state residents at risk of HIV infections pay for expensive daily pill that could reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
US: Researchers successfully destroy HIV in human cells 2
6:44 PM — Temple University researchers in Philadelphia have destroyed HIV in human cells during laboratory tests.
Crime survey: Third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs last year 39
5:49 PM — A third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs over the last year, the Crime Survey of England and Wales has found.
Governor of New York launches LGBT task force 4
4:46 PM — The Governor of New York has launched a statewide task force to collect sexual orientation data on residents as part of efforts to improve LGBT services.
I was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970s to ‘cure’ my sexual orientation 17
2:56 PM — A Birmingham man has spoken of his deep regret at undergoing gay ‘cure’ therapy on the NHS in the 1970s.
International AIDS Conference criticized for lack of trans speakers
2:40 PM — The International AIDS Conference has been criticized for its lack of transgender speakers, despite trans people being 49 times more likely to have HIV.
23rd July 2014
Australia: HIV groups have mixed reaction to HIV transmission law amendment
5:41 PM — Some of Australia's leading HIV and AIDS bodies have displayed a mixed reaction to a plan to amend a Victoria law which criminalises the intentional transmission of HIV.