21st June 2013
Former Exodus International leader to ‘start a conversation’ with gays hurt by ‘ex-gay’ movement 23
9:56 PM — The leader of the world's largest 'ex-gay' ministry has said he wishes to "start a conversation" with the gay people who have been hurt over the years, after admitting he has same-sex attractions, and announcing that he is closing down the organisation, earlier this week.
American Medical Association opposes lifetime ban on gay men donating blood 10
1:52 PM — The ban preventing gay men from donating blood in the US should be lifted – according to the American Medical Association.
20th June 2013
US: HIV and AIDS awareness campaign billboard accused of ‘promoting’ homosexuality 16
4:45 PM — A billboard as part of an HIV and AIDS awareness campaign in the US county of Dallas has been accused by some local residents of "promoting" homosexuality.
US: Head of gay ‘cure’ ministry says sorry for causing ‘pain and hurt’ 45
1:44 PM — A US organisation notorious for its gay conversion therapy crusade has apologised to the LGBT community for the "pain and hurt” it has caused.
Medical study: Trans hormone treatment is safe and effective 6
12:20 PM — A recent study has shown that hormone treatment for transgender patients is both safe and effective.
Tanzania: Police accused by Human Rights Watch of sexually assaulting LGBT citizens 4
11:33 AM — Human Rights Watch say efforts to reduce HIV infection rates in Tanzania are being undermined by widespread state abuse of sexual minorities.
19th June 2013
Gay ‘cure’ therapy NHS ban motion gains cross-party support 5
2:13 PM — Several MPs are supporting an Early Day Motion against gay conversion therapy.
13th June 2013
US: Psychotherapists slam ‘gay cure’ app still available from Google app store 5
5:56 PM — An app still available in the Google Play app store, despite an international outcry, which prompted Apple to remove it from its app store in under 24 hours, has been condemned by LGBT psychotherapists as dangerous.
12th June 2013
MPs who voted against the Clause 20 sex education amendment 11
1:10 PM — Tuesday’s vote on amending the Children and Families Bill to include statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, making it mandatory for teachers to inform students about same-sex relationships, was voted down on party lines.
Labour’s Clause 20 sex education amendment fails in the Commons 51
12:14 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools failed to get the support of enough MPs last night and Children’s Minister Edward Timpson confirmed PSHE would remain a non-statutory subject.
11th June 2013
MPs await Commons debate on sex education amendment 6
3:33 PM — MPs in support of a Labour amendment for more comprehensive sex and relationship education in schools hope they’ll be enough parliamentary time to allow for a debate and vote.
10th June 2013
National AIDS Trust welcomes Labour’s call for LGBT inclusive sex education 5
6:14 PM — The chief executive of the National AIDS Trust has welcomed calls by the Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education in schools and says it could help in the fight against ever rising HIV infections.
Yvette Cooper: Young gay men face ‘huge mental health problems’ and we need stronger LGBT inclusive sex education 22
2:08 PM — Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has told PinkNews.co.uk that the government needs to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a statutory requirement in order to address the health challenges faced by LGBT students.
Ireland: Record levels of new HIV cases for gay and bisexual men 4
12:55 PM — Figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show there were 166 newly diagnosed cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men last year in Ireland – the highest diagnosis rate recorded to date.
9th June 2013
Petition nears 150,000 target urging Google Play store to remove ‘gay cure’ app 10
10:57 AM — A petition started two weeks ago to urge the Google Play app store to ban a Christian app claiming to be able to "cure" homosexuality, has almost reached its 150,000 signatures target.
6th June 2013
Stephen Fry tells Twitter followers ‘I’m now fine’ following suicide revelation 9
10:49 AM — Stephen Fry has thanked people for their support, following his revelation that he had attempted suicide last year.
US: Arizona bill targeting transgender people temporarily shelved 7
12:56 AM — A bill introduced earlier this year in the US state of Arizona to allow businesses to refuse transgender people the right to use facilities appropriate to their gender identity, has been temporarily shelved by its sponsor, and will not go to vote in the House until next year.
5th June 2013
Stephen Fry reveals he attempted suicide in 2012 31
6:06 PM — Stephen Fry has revealed that he attempted to commit suicide last year by overdosing on pills and vodka, but that he was saved by chance, by his producer.
Tory Lord Fowler: We face an ‘historical battle’ when it comes to HIV global funding 3
3:34 PM — Lord Fowler says the UK faces an “historic battle” when it comes to dealing with the HIV epidemic at an international level.
Terrence Higgins Trust says high gonorrhoea rates among gay men are a ‘wakeup call’ 20
11:18 AM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has described latest figures showing rates of gonorrhoea among gay men up by a third as a “wakeup call”.