29th August 2013
US: Appeals court upholds California ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy 7
7:12 PM — A federal appeals court in the US on Thursday upheld a ban in the US state of California on the extremely controversial practice of gay '"conversion" therapy for minors.
Study: Young gay people in England twice as likely to smoke 13
5:33 PM — Young gay people are twice as likely to have smoked than their heterosexual peers, according to new research published by the BMJ.
26th August 2013
Ireland: Non-sexually active gay man told he cannot donate blood 13
6:04 PM — A young gay man in Ireland claims he has been discriminated against from giving blood, despite never being sexually active.
Russia may reintroduce gay blood ban and provide voluntary gay conversion therapy 30
1:42 PM — Russia may resurrect its ban preventing gay men from donating blood and also introduce measures for voluntary gay-to-straight conversion therapy, a senior Russian MP has said.
21st August 2013
Comment: Porn or better sex education? 35
5:48 PM — The chief executive of Brook writes for PinkNews on why ministers should be focussing more time on providing LGBT inclusive sex education rather than just filtering access to online pornography.
20th August 2013
US: Conservative groups defend ‘gay conversion’ therapy after New Jersey ban 4
3:34 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has received criticism from conservative groups after he signed into law a ban on providing gay "cure" therapy to those under 18 years of age.
US: New Jersey ‘gay to straight’ therapy leader condemns ban on treating minors 20
10:02 AM — The leader of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), Arthur Goldberg has condemned the state ban on therapist providing gay conversion therapy to those under 18 years of age.
19th August 2013
US: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs into law a ban on ‘gay conversion’ therapy for minors 6
5:44 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has signed into law a ban on gay conversion therapy for those under 18 years of age.
Mirror columnist Carole Malone criticised for her ‘ignorant’ views on HIV positive NHS staff 16
2:09 PM — Medical experts including Doctor Christian Jessen have criticised journalist and broadcaster Carole Malone for suggesting the public have a right to know the HIV status of a doctor.
Mirror columnist Carole Malone: ‘Patients should know if their doctor is HIV positive’ 88
10:44 AM — Sunday Mirror columnist Carole Malone has criticised a decision to lift the ban preventing HIV health care staff from performing certain medical procedures.
15th August 2013
Ban on HIV positive health care staff to be lifted 9
10:47 AM — The ban preventing HIV positive surgeons, dentists and other health care staff from performing certain medical procedures is to be scrapped.
14th August 2013
South London: Gay men to be offered free HIV home sampling kits when returning home from clubs 41
11:39 AM — Gay and bisexual men heading home from a night out in south London are for the first time to be offered free home sampling kits to find out their HIV status.
12th August 2013
UK: Sexual health charities welcome legalisation of HIV self-testing kits 9
3:24 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust and the National AIDS Trust have both welcomed the Department of Health’s announcement that the sale of HIV self-testing kits is to be made legal.
9th August 2013
US: Californian doctor diagnoses gay patient with ‘chronic homosexual disease’ 47
12:10 PM — A doctor in California has diagnosed a gay man with chronic "homosexual behaviour" after a routine medical examination, which she later defended was still medically classified as a "disease".
8th August 2013
Marguerite McLaughlin steps down as Metro charity chief executive 5
5:40 PM — The chief executive of the Metro Centre, the south-east London-based HIV prevention and sexual health charity Marguerite McLaughlin BEM, has stepped down.
7th August 2013
Gay celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi announces birth of his first son 21
1:31 AM — Openly gay celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi has announced the birth of his first son using a Californian surrogacy service.
6th August 2013
Australian activists criticise draft sex education curriculum for failing to mention anti-gay bullying and HIV 5
4:01 PM — A draft national curriculum which fails to include information on challenging homophobic bullying and sexually transmitted infections has been criticised by campaigners in Australia.
France: Woman posts ad offering breastfeeding service to babies of gay couples 5
3:05 PM — A woman has posted a classifieds ad on a French website offering to breastfeed babies of gay couples for 100 euros (£86) a day.
US: Over 80 lawmakers call on Obama administration to end gay blood donation ban 8
1:07 AM — More than 80 US congressional members on Monday called on the Obama administration to end the ban on gay men being allowed to give blood, calling it outdated.
5th August 2013
US Senator Elizabeth Warren: I learnt about the gay blood ban through the Boston bombing 4
3:03 PM — US Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has urged for America to allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood and says she only learnt of the ban in the aftermath of this year's Boston bombing.