22nd September 2014
US: Overlooked research could lead to possible HIV vaccine for infants
7:10 PM — After examining decades-old data from clinical trials, researchers at Duke University announced last week that they may have a breakthrough on an HIV vaccine for infants.
Health charity: HPV vaccine should be offered to gay men in gyms 6
4:07 PM — The Royal Society for Public Health has called for the HPV vaccine to be made available to men who have sex with men in gyms - in exchange for free gym membership.
21st September 2014
Study: Ending the gay blood ban could help save a million lives 3
11:47 AM — A report has claimed that ending the blanket ban on gay men donating blood in the US could potentially save over a million lives.
20th September 2014
US: San Francisco could become first city to offer free PrEP to prevent HIV 8
4:20 PM — San Francisco could become the first city in the US to provide HIV-preventative drug Truvada for free.
19th September 2014
Out former soldier James Wharton to apologise for ‘shut down gay saunas’ comments 51
5:27 PM — Out former soldier James Wharton will apologise for controversial comments he made earlier this year, when he called for gay saunas to be shut down.
18th September 2014
US politician: I’m on PrEP – I think other gay men should consider it too 59
12:22 PM — Scott Wiener has become one of the first politicians in the US to announce publicly that he’s taking PrEP in order to reduce the risk of HIV infection.
PinkNews joins campaign urging for compulsory, inclusive sex education 4
12:18 PM — PinkNews has joined with a coalition of LGBT organisations and campaigners writing to political leaders in the UK to highlight a need for compulsory LGBT-inclusive Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in all schools.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Make gay sex education mandatory in all schools’ 28
10:32 AM — Peter Tatchell is supporting calls for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, which is LGBT inclusive.
16th September 2014
WHO: Russia’s anti-gay laws hamper fight against HIV 4
1:12 PM — Russia’s “repressive drug and homosexuality laws” hamper its fight against HIV, the World Health Organisation has warned.
12th September 2014
US: New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy to be appealed to Supreme Court 8
10:53 PM — Two therapeutic groups will petition the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal that argues New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy should be struck down.
Man who was electrocuted to ‘cure’ him of being gay to meet World Health Organisation 1
4:06 PM — A man may have taken a step closer to having the practice of gay “cure” therapy banned in China, as he has secured a meeting with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
11th September 2014
Caroline Lucas tables motion for ‘urgent review’ of blood donor rules 11
2:36 PM — Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has tabled an Early Day Motion which calls for an "urgent review" of the rules for selecting blood donors.
Northern Ireland: Top judge blasts ministers over lifetime gay blood ban row 5
10:49 AM — Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers have clashed in a row over a court judgement about the province's lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
10th September 2014
Duck Dynasty star: STIs are God’s punishment for homosexuals 36
4:16 PM — Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has claimed that sexually transmitted infections are God's punishment for gays.
9th September 2014
Tory MP’s motion to end gay blood ban finds maximum co-sponsors 7
4:02 PM — A Private Member's Bill by Tory MP Michael Fabricant calling for an end to discrimination against men who have sex with men giving blood, has filled its list of co-sponsors.
US: Democrats call for end of gay blood ban 7
10:59 AM — Democrats in the US have called for the Obama administration to end a ban on gay men donating blood, tissue and organs.
MPs and peers urge for HPV vaccine to be extended to boys 11
10:59 AM — MPs and peers have released a joint statement calling for the HPV vaccine to be extended to boys.
4th September 2014
Study: Gay people twice as likely to experience mental health issues 38
2:11 PM — A study has found that gay and bisexual people are disproportionately affected by mental health issues compared to their straight counterparts.
Justice Minister calls on Lib Dem MPs to vote for sex education bill 6
12:00 PM — Justice Minister Simon Hughes says a bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education statutory will receive the support of Liberal Democrat MPs.
2nd September 2014
Lib Dem peer urges all MPs to be given free vote on sex education bill 5
3:16 PM — A bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a statutory requirement should be a free vote for all MPs, says Baroness Barker.