16th February 2014
US Report: LGBT people die 12 years earlier in anti-gay areas 4
1:51 PM — According to a new report from Columbia University, LGBT people living in anti-gay parts of the US die on average 12 years earlier than those who live in more accepting areas.
14th February 2014
Sexual health experts back #TakeTheTest campaign against STIs this Valentine’s Day
3:52 PM — Confidante is the only home STI kit to detect 10 of the most common STIs including syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamidia.
Sex survey finds 1 in 10 gay men doesn’t know his HIV status 1
12:40 PM — A survey of a thousand men on their sex lives run by Gay Times Magazine has found that ten percent of respondents did not know their HIV status.
Scientific research into gay brothers confirms strong genetic link to being a gay man 26
9:57 AM — Scientists have found the strongest evidence for what many people take as granted, that being gay is caused by your genes.
12th February 2014
US: Idaho politician suggests protections for religious doctors who refuse to help gays 21
7:54 PM — A Republican in the US state of Idaho has proposed a bill which would protect professionals from being forced to render aid to a gay or lesbian person.
11th February 2014
Anti-bullying group gets funds from My Little Pony tattoos following 11-year-old’s attempted suicide 4
6:07 PM — A Texas tattoo parlour is offering to give My Little Pony tattoos in aid of an anti-bullying charity, after an 11-year old fan of the show attempted suicide.
Gay dating app users warned to ensure sexual partners are above the age of consent 26
5:14 PM — Users of geosocial dating apps such as Grindr have been warned by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to ensure that sexual partners are above the age of consent.
10th February 2014
Has this gay porn studio found a way to end the bareback debate? 27
7:27 PM — A gay porn producer is taking long steps to tap into the bareback market without actually asking its actors to have bareback sex.
6th February 2014
Maine: Court rules school was wrong to ban trans girl from using female toilets 1
4:01 PM — A Maine court has ruled that it is a violation of a trans girl's human rights for her school to prevent her from using the female bathroom.
Health charity: Extending HPV vaccine for boys and gay men can prevent cancer 4
1:34 PM — Campaigners say offering HPV vaccinations to adolescent boys and gay and bisexual men could help stop cancer.
3rd February 2014
Tory MP defends screening migrants for HIV before they enter Britain 26
6:44 PM — Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has defended his failed amendment to the Immigration Bill that would have allowed Home Secretary Theresa May to test migrants for HIV and Hepatitis B.
Study: Gay teens six times more likely to use steroids 7
12:35 PM — A study in the US shows gay and bisexual teenagers are six times more likely to use steroids compared to their heterosexual peers.
1st February 2014
NHS trust confirms plan to replace surgeon responsible for majority of UK gender reassignment work 12
9:31 AM — The NHS Trust at which the surgeon responsible for the bulk of male-female gender reassignment surgeries in the UK is based, has confirmed that he will be replaced after resigning.
31st January 2014
How a gay guy was reunited with the man who saved him from suicide 21
5:19 PM — In a heart warming end to a harrowing, but uplifting tale, a gay, Jewish man has been reunited with a man who saved his life after he attempted to commit suicide in part to do with his struggle to accept his sexuality.
UK health alert issued for gay men over rising cases of Shigella dysentery 15
12:51 PM — Health experts are concerned by a rise in cases of Shigella dysentery among gay and bisexual men.
30th January 2014
Amendment to ban HIV positive people entering UK not considered for immigration bill 5
5:35 PM — An amendment to a UK immigration bill which would have banned those living with HIV or hepatitis B from immigrating to the UK, was not considered by MPs before the bill was voted on at Third Reading.
MP Margot James slams fellow Tory MP for supporting HIV migrant ban 1
4:50 PM — Margot James has criticised fellow Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston for supporting an amendment that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from entering the UK.
Tory MPs branded ‘shameful’ by HIV charity for supporting migrant ban on people with HIV 4
2:43 PM — The National AIDS Trust says it’s appalled by a Tory amendment to the Immigration Bill that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from coming to the UK.
Study: 60% of trans people refused medical care attempt suicide 5
1:47 PM — A study by the Williams Institute found that 60% of trans people who have been refused medical care have attempted suicide.
29th January 2014
Amnesty: Ivory Coast authorities must investigate violent attacks against HIV workers
7:29 PM — Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Ivory Coast to investigate what it calls an "unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks", which have forced HIV workers into hiding.