26th August 2014
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance 1
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
A growing number of Tories are calling for statutory sex education 5
7:05 PM — Former Conservative Party Vice-Chairman Michael Fabricant has become the latest Tory to back calls for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
US: Study shows health insurance disparities faced by LGBT community
6:20 PM — A newly released study shows US LGBT adults are more likely to lack health insurance coverage than their non-LGBT counterparts.
Labour welcomes Lib Dem decision to back statutory sex education 2
5:56 PM — Labour says the Liberal Democrats should have backed SRE "four years ago".
Tories should back statutory sex education, says Health Committee Chair 4
1:31 PM — Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston is calling on her party to support statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Lib Dems announce support for statutory sex education 8
12:12 PM — Liberal Democrats will make statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a manifesto pledge, David Laws announces.
25th August 2014
US: Poll finds well-being of LGBT people is lower than that of straight individuals 3
9:30 PM — A new poll has found that LGBT individuals rate lower on a well-being index than straight individuals.
US: AIDS Healthcare Foundation comes after PrEP in new ad campaign 16
8:23 PM — Last Friday, The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, one of the world’s largest HIV/AIDS healthcare organisations, announced it would be launching a full scale media campaign against the over emphasis of Truvada.
US: Study finds stressful life events are linked to cardiometabolic risk in LGB people 1
5:36 PM — A review of data from a national youth study has shown LGB youth are at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes due to stressful life events.
24th August 2014
Are hookup apps killing off gay saunas? 17
4:03 PM — Gay saunas across the US are facing an uncertain future, after an upswing in closures following the rise of hookup apps.
22nd August 2014
California: LGBT group and Assembly Member join forces to fight gay blood ban 1
7:38 PM — The largest LGBT rights group in California has partnered with a state Assembly Member to attempt to fight the ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
21st August 2014
US researcher: People are gay due to sexual abuse 57
6:32 PM — A US researcher has claimed that people become homosexual due to sexual abuse.
Tories must support statutory sex education, says Thatcher’s Health Minister 6
9:49 AM — Lord Fowler is urging the Tories to back statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, in a bid to safeguard the health and wellbeing of young people.
20th August 2014
President of Uganda signs HIV criminalisation bill into law 33
6:38 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill into law criminalising HIV transmission.
19th August 2014
Lesbians ‘more likely’ to have orgasms than straight women 16
1:50 PM — Lesbians are more likely to have orgasms than straight women, according to new research.
Thatcher told me: ‘You mustn’t become known just as the minister for AIDS’ 19
11:52 AM — Lord Fowler has revealed that Margaret Thatcher felt he was in danger of becoming known as the “minister for AIDS” due to his crusade against the epidemic in the late 1980s.
18th August 2014
Participants required for LGBT mental health survey 13
11:50 AM — Researchers at King’s College London are studying how stigma and discrimination contribute to mental health problems among LGBT people.
15th August 2014
National AIDS Trust appoints Deborah Gold new Chief Executive 1
4:54 PM — The National Aids Trust (NAT) has appointed Deborah Gold, formerly at Galop, as its new Chief Executive.
US: California shelves law to ban bareback porn 3
2:02 PM — The California Senate has shelved a law that would have banned the filming of bareback porn in the state.
14th August 2014
Tory MP: ‘Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights’ 62
2:17 PM — Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end and that it’s time for an equal policy.