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.
30th April 2014
UK Government confirms it is ‘strongly against’ the practice of gay ‘conversion’ therapy 16
5:25 PM — The Government has responded to a question of what extent gay "conversion" therapy is used, to say it does not know, but that it is "strongly opposed" to the practice.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
25th April 2014
Elton John creates new HIV fund in memory of dance legend Frankie Knuckles 3
1:58 PM — Sir Elton John has launched a new HIV fund for the black community in memory of Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles who died last month.
24th April 2014
Canada: Quebec pays for gay couple’s surrogacy costs for first time
7:17 PM — The government in Quebec has for the first time allowed a gay male couple to claim expenses towards having a child through surrogacy.