8th June 2014
US: Judge rules against ‘gay cure’ therapy group, could force them to pay damages 3
4:57 PM — A judge in New Jersey has ruled against a group which practised 'gay cure' conversion therapy, ruling that they could be liable to pay damages to people affected.
Hawaii: Sex education lessons to require ‘opt-in’ over fears of ‘normalising’ homosexuality 9
2:35 PM — The Hawaii Department of Education has confirmed that children will only be able to receive sex education lessons if their parents specifically opt in, over fears about homosexuality.
7th June 2014
Gay Republican group ‘stop fighting’ endorsement of ‘gay cure’ therapy in Texas platform 15
4:37 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has said it will stop fighting attempts to introduce an endorsement of 'gay cure' therapy in the Texas Republican platform.
5th June 2014
US: Washington Times claims taxpayers have to pay for ‘tranny grannies’ after Medicare changes 5
10:50 PM — The Washington Times is claiming taxpayers will have to pay for "tranny grannies", after Medicare ended a ban on gender confirmation therapy.
4th June 2014
Study aims to reduce self harm and suicide among LGBT young people 4
6:23 PM — Lancaster University is leading a £300,000 study which aims to reduce the rates of suicide and self-harm in LGBT young people.
Lord Fowler: Fight against HIV going backwards because of anti-gay laws 6
2:58 PM — Former Health Secretary Lord Fowler says the fight against HIV is “going backwards” because of anti-gay laws in many parts of the world.
2nd June 2014
Charity calls on LGBT drug and alcohol treatment to be improved 5
3:37 PM — A new report calling on drug and alcohol treatment services to be improved for the LGBT community has been published by the charity London Friend.
1st June 2014
US: Illinois same-sex families can now apply for joint health insurance cover 1
8:17 PM — The Illinois health insurance marketplace has announced it can now accept applications for family cover from same-sex spouses, following the rollout of same-sex marriage across the state.
Israel: Gay surrogacy bill gains cabinet approval
5:35 PM — Israel's surrogacy bill has gained the approval of the cabinet, overcoming a hurdle and becoming one step closer to law.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: NHS should fund ‘gay cure’ therapy 251
1:28 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer - who is running for Parliament this week in the Newark by-election - has claimed the NHS should fund 'gay cure' therapy.
31st May 2014
US: Less than half of Americans think people are born gay 38
2:43 PM — Less than half of Americans believe people are born gay, while over a third now believe homosexuality is caused by upbringing and external factors.
30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
25th May 2014
US: CDC launches ad campaign recommending HIV-preventative drugs 7
3:17 PM — The US Centre for Disease Control has launched a series of new adverts, promoting the availability of controversial new HIV-preventative drugs.
22nd May 2014
Study claims that the presence of bad smells make people more opposed to gay marriage 12
7:40 PM — The results of a new study have claimed that the presence of disgusting smells cause people to hold more conservative views, including being more likely to oppose same-sex marriage.
20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
17th May 2014
UK: Campaigners call for HIV prevention drugs to be made available on NHS 2
2:54 PM — Campaigners have called for controversial HIV-preventative drugs to be made available on the NHS, after the CDC issued guidance recommending their use in the US.
16th May 2014
Tesco Extra store to offer HIV testing 9
11:49 AM — Tesco has become the first supermarket to offer free HIV testing at one of their stores.
15th May 2014
US: CDC guidelines recommend more groups use PrEP for HIV prevention 11
5:19 PM — The Centre for Disease Control has updated its guidelines for a controversial HIV-preventative drug, expanding the list of groups recommended to take it.
Israel: Minimum age for gender confirmation surgery lowered to 18 1
12:51 PM — Israel has lowered the minimum age to proceed with gender reassignment surgery from 21 to 18, officials have announced.
14th May 2014
TUC: LGBT workers face a ‘mental health crisis’ caused by austerity 21
5:11 PM — LGBT workers are facing a “mental health crisis” caused by “recession and austerity”, says TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady.