29th October 2013
Manchester: Gay community asked to take part in drug and alcohol focus group
7:01 PM — Members of the gay community in Greater Manchester who use drugs and/or alcohol are being urged to join a focus group by the Lesbian & Gay Foundation.
Rabbi bans students from eating soya in case it leads to increase in gay sex 44
6:14 PM — Students at the Hasidic yeshiva of Gur have been banned from eating any food products based on soya out of a fear that it may lead to an increase in gay sex.
25th October 2013
Study shows HIV ‘much harder’ to cure than previously thought 23
1:44 PM — Scientists have become aware of new genetic obstacles in the fight for a potential cure of HIV.
23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
Scotland: Police orders condoms to be banned in Edinburgh saunas 30
11:04 AM — Scotland’s national police force has been condemned for requesting condoms to be banned in Edinburgh's saunas.
22nd October 2013
Ireland: Gay senator cuts off 40-year-old beard for charity 4
3:26 PM — Irish Senator David Norris shaved his beard - and his head - for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
21st October 2013
Ultimate Fighting Championship teams up with HIV awareness charity
7:59 PM — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Souther Nevada (The Center), have teamed up to raise awareness of HIV for people under 30.
Doctor says NI Health Minister listening to the ‘wrong people’ on blood policy 12
5:59 PM — A top doctor believes Edwin Poots has been listening to the "wrong people" over his support of a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
Australia: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 9
10:56 AM — New figures show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year in Australia.
17th October 2013
US: New IVF procedure helps lesbian couples become parents 1
2:48 PM — An increasing amount of female same-sex couples are undergoing a new IVF procedure which allows both women to share the biological role when having a child.
Chinese paper criticises proposed ban on HIV positive people using saunas
2:42 PM — China’s Global Times has urged officials in the country to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
16th October 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust launches first ever Supper Club at Home sponsored by PinkNews
4:34 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust has launched its first ever Supper Club At Home fundraising campaign sponsored by PinkNews.
Lesbian and Gay Foundation receives award for gonorrhoea poster
3:44 PM — Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) has been honoured for its sexual health advocacy work.
London HIV charity runs fundraising Christmas cookery classes
2:30 PM — London HIV charity The Food Chain is running corporate Christmas cookery classes to raise money for people living with HIV in the capital.
Hillary Clinton: ‘We still have so far to go when it comes to helping those affected by HIV’
11:50 AM — Collecting an award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation Hillary Clinton says "we still have so far to go" when it comes to helping those affected by HIV.
15th October 2013
National AIDS Trust says Northern Ireland should match rest of UK on blood donation rules 2
4:39 PM — The National AIDS Trust has urged Northern Ireland’s government to accept Belfast High Court’s ruling against maintaining a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
Northern Ireland First Minister suggests fight to keep gay blood ban not over 3
4:09 PM — Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said last week’s decision to rule against the province’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men could be appealed.
Calls to drop Scotland’s gay blood donation ban gather political momentum 3
1:27 PM — Calls by a Scottish National Party MSP to ease restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men donating blood in Scotland have gained cross-party support.
14th October 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister concedes gay blood ban ‘matter for Jeremy Hunt’ 4
4:55 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has signalled that his crusade to maintain the province’s lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is at an end.
UN tells China: Don’t ban HIV positive people from accessing saunas and bathhouses 2
12:42 PM — The United Nations’ HIV agency has urged China to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.