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.
Ugandan Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are ‘promoting homosexuality’ and I will close them down 24
3:55 PM — Uganda's Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has accused the country’s HIV support groups of “promoting homosexuality” and warns that he will take action against them.
13th May 2014
New Zealand: Gay blood ban to be lowered from 5 years to 12 months
10:53 PM — New Zealand's Blood Service has announced it is partially relaxing its ban on gay men giving blood.
Brighton: Gay men urged to get tested for syphilis as rates soar
2:45 PM — Gay and bisexual men in Brighton and Hove are being advised to get tested for syphilis as rates of the sexually transmitted infection soar.
9th May 2014
Study: Sexual orientation determines reactions to pheromones 5
5:58 PM — A new study has found a link between a person's sexual orientation and their ability to react to different pheromones.
Jamaica: LGBT rights groups partner with government to tackle HIV rates
4:02 PM — Jamaica has seen an increase in campaign efforts to reduce the growing spread of HIV within the gay community
US: Indiana to appeal against ruling to recognise terminally ill woman’s marriage 8
3:41 PM — The US state of Indiana has surprised same-sex marriage advocates by announcing it will appeal against a ruling which means it must recognise the marriage of one gay couple.
US: Syphilis cases surge among gay and bisexual men
12:52 PM — The number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with syphilis in the US has soared, according to new federal data.
NHS warns Scottish Govt against allowing teachers to opt out of equal marriage lessons 25
12:05 PM — Scotland’s largest health board has warned the Scottish Government against allowing teachers and students to opt out of lessons on equal marriage and same-sex relationships.
8th May 2014
US: California Assembly votes to revamp birth certificates for same-sex parents 3
9:14 PM — California's State Assembly has passed a bill which will revamp birth certificates, allowing them to reflect same-sex parents as well as straight ones.
6th May 2014
Denmark: Health Minister urged to lift gay blood ban 4
5:02 PM — Denmark's ban prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood is being criticised for lacking scientific evidence.
Petition calls for Michael Gove to add HIV to compulsory sex education topics 7
1:40 PM — A petition has been started calling on the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove to ensure that young people are educated on HIV.
5th May 2014
Study: Straight women judge emotions and thoughts better than lesbian women 12
4:04 PM — The study found that heterosexual women were more accurate at judging the emotions and thoughts of someone.
US: Appeals court to hear appeal against gender reassignment for trans inmate 3
1:19 PM — A federal appeals court is set on Thursday to hear arguments from prison officials in an appeal against a ruling that an inmate must be given gender reassignment surgery.
2nd May 2014
Study: Two thirds of gay teens have considered suicide, while 80% are bullied 7
2:49 PM — A new study has revealed two thirds of gay teens say they have contemplated suicide, with 80% bullied because of their sexuality.
US: Anti-gay Pasadena official ‘placed on leave’ after Dustin Lance Black controversy 1
1:59 PM — Pasadena's public health director - who was invited to speak at a college after Dustin Lance Black was uninvited over a sex photo leak - has now been placed on leave over anti-gay remarks.
1st May 2014
US: Republican lawmaker warns of the dangers of gay anal sex in surreal ‘garbage truck’ letter 98
10:42 PM — A Republican state representative from South Dakota has written a letter warning of the dangers of gay sex, titled 'A One Way Alley for the Garbage Truck'.
US: Idaho man donates cemetary plot, so lesbian veteran can be buried next to her wife 9
8:53 PM — An Idaho man has offered to give up his plot in a military cemetery, so that two lesbians barred from being interred together can still be buried side-by-side.