25th September 2013
MSP denies joking about HIV in ‘Scottish Virus’ tweet 31
11:09 AM — SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has denied making light of HIV after tweeting “I'm YES Positive! And I've got the Scottish Virus” in relation to a row about nationalism with Scottish Labour.
24th September 2013
Video: Italian politicians stage kiss-in protest during debate over LGBT discrimination protection bill 7
6:10 PM — A political party in Italy interrupted a debate over an LGBT discrimination protection bill, to stage a kiss-in protest in solidarity with the LGBT community.
23rd September 2013
Charities: Gay men can benefit from PrEP but it shouldn’t replace condom use 14
5:48 PM — A group of the UK’s leading HIV charities have released a joint statement outlining their position on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
UNAIDS Official: HIV epidemic could be over by 2030 4
4:58 PM — The Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS agency, says the epidemic could potentially be over by 2030.
22nd September 2013
US: San Francisco to launch its first ever support event for homeless LGBT people 3
1:24 PM — San Francisco is set to launch its first ever support event for homeless LGBT people, enabling them to access medical, dental, employment, and housing services in a one-day walk-in convention.
Canada: HIV-AIDS workers warn that rates of unprotected sex are rising among gay men 40
12:59 PM — HIV-AIDS workers in Winnipeg, Canada have warned that infection rates are on the rise because young gay men are having more unprotected sex, believing they are "invincible" against the deadly virus.
19th September 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: Hopefully the JCVI will recommend extending the HPV vaccine to gay men 6
7:32 PM — The decision of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to collate evidence on the merits of extending the HPV vaccine to young gay men has been welcomed by Conservative MP Mike Freer.
Scotland rejects calls for HPV vaccination to be given to boys 12
6:41 PM — Calls for a vaccination programme against the cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to be extended to include teenage boys have been rejected by the Scottish Government.
Terrence Higgins Trust ‘extremely disappointed’ at refusal to extend HPV vaccine to gay men 7
4:06 PM — The Department of Health's decision not to support extending the HPV vaccine to young gay men has been criticised by the Terrence Higgins Trust.
17th September 2013
Northern Ireland: Petition calls on Health Minister to be sacked over anti-gay views 32
1:26 PM — Nearly 3,000 people have signed an online petition urging Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots to be sacked for “squandering public money in the pursuit of a personal agenda against unmarried and same-sex couples.”
16th September 2013
Trade Union Congress launches new guide for combating homophobia in the workplace 3
1:04 PM — The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has launched its new guide for union reps on how to combat homophobia in the workplace after it was found earlier this month that one in four Britons still described same-sex relationships as "always wrong."
‘The Man Who Couldn’t Catch HIV’ dies of suicide at 66 20
12:57 PM — Stephen Crohn, previously dubbed “The Man Who Can't Catch AIDS” because of his resistance to HIV, has committed suicide.
13th September 2013
Ireland: Education Minister launches new policy to combat anti-gay and anti-trans bullying in schools 11
2:33 PM — The Irish Minister for Education and Skills has launched new procedures to target anti-gay and anti-trans bullying in all Irish primary and post-primary schools.
12th September 2013
Strain of HIV virus found in monkeys is cleared by vaccine 6
1:50 PM — A vaccine designed to tackle SIV, the monkey equivalent of HIV, may have successfully cleared the virus from infected animals, paving the way for research into a HIV vaccine for humans.
11th September 2013
US: Three same-sex couples in Minnesota sex offender facility seek to marry 1
3:11 PM — Three same-sex couples currently confined to a high security Minnesota facility for sexual offenders are seeking to get married, following the introduction of equal marriage in the state last month.
10th September 2013
US: Study reveals transgender workers are at greater risk for unemployment and poverty 11
11:08 AM — A new report has revealed that transgender workers in the US experience unemployment at twice the rate of the population as a whole, and are four times more likely to have a household income under $10,000 (£6,400).
9th September 2013
New trans support service launched in liverpool 2
5:56 PM — Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has launched a new Trans Support Service for Merseyside.
London HIV charity marks 25 years of nutrition services for people living with HIV 2
1:23 PM — London HIV charity The Food Chain is marking 25 years of nutrition services for people living with HIV with a 25km walk.
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller: ‘I tried to kill myself at 15 because I was gay’ 7
12:16 PM — British-born American actor Wentworth Miller, who came out as gay in a letter sent to the St Petersburg International Film Festival last month, has revealed that he attempted suicide at 15 by swallowing a "bottle of pills" because he was gay.
4th September 2013
Comedian Rob Brydon criticised for making joke about Stephen Fry’s suicide attempt at awards 31
4:46 PM — Rob Brydon has come under criticism for a joke he made at the GQ Men of the Year awards about a suicide attempt by Stephen Fry earlier this year.