3rd January 2014
UK Government refuses to repeal Northern Ireland gay blood ban 14
8:19 PM — The UK Government has lodged an appeal against a ruling requiring Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to decide if Northern Ireland should continue with its lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
Ireland: HIV infections among gay men at record high 9
4:25 PM — The number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV has reached the highest level ever recorded in Ireland, new figures show.
Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed chief executive of Terrence Higgins Trust 4
1:08 PM — Dr Rosemary Gillespie has been announced as the new CEO of Terrence Higgins Trust, Britain's largest sexual health and HIV charity.
2nd January 2014
Man with two penises causes internet hysteria 11
3:41 PM — A man with two penises who posted a Q&A session on Reddit has become an internet sensation.
30th December 2013
US: Connecticut health insurers ordered to provide gender reassignment cover
6:28 PM — All providers of health insurance in the US state of Connecticut will now be required to cover gender reassignment and hormone therapy for those with gender dysphoria, the state insurance department has ordered.
25th December 2013
India: ‘Gay sex ban will harm fights against AIDS’ say activists
12:49 PM — Gay rights activists and health workers in India have warned that the Supreme Court's ruling earlier this month criminalising gay sex will undo the recent progress made towards fighting AIDS in the country.
20th December 2013
More than 2,700 write to Director General over BBC ban on World AIDS Day ribbons 9
5:18 PM — More than 2,700 people have written to BBC Director General Lord Hall, calling on presenters to be able to wear red ribbons on-screen for World AIDS Day.
BT gives parents tool to block kids from learning about sexual health and gay rights 34
3:36 PM — Parental controls for users of BT broadband includes an option to block "gay and lesbian lifestyle" sites, as well as sexual health information.
Netherlands bans forced sterilisation to change gender identity on official documents 1
1:22 PM — The Dutch Parliament this week passed a law meaning that trans people who wish to change their gender identity on official documents will not be forced to be sterilised or undergo gender reassignment surgery.
18th December 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust: The BBC has lost the argument in banning World AIDS Day ribbons 9
5:53 PM — Lisa Power, the policy director of Terrence Higgins Trust, has criticised the BBC’s decision to incorrectly label the red ribbon as a “charitable symbol”, in its defence against Graham Norton for wearing the ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
Thatcher cabinet minister: BBC should apologise for World AIDS Day red ribbon debacle 10
2:14 PM — Lord Deben, who served as Conservative Party Chairman and Agriculture minister under Margaret Thatcher, says the BBC should apologise for annoying “the very people who are its staunchest supporters” over its decision to defend reprimanding Graham Norton for wearing a ribbon for World AIDS Day.
Union criticise ‘heavy-handed’ BBC decision to ban Graham Norton from wearing AIDS ribbon 3
12:37 PM — The National Union of Journalists says the decision of the BBC to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show was "heavy-handed".
Teen health charity calls on BBC to review guidelines following Graham Norton AIDS ribbon row 5
11:38 AM — The CEO of young people's sexual health charity Brook has criticised the BBC’s decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
16th December 2013
University of Auckland creates first gay men’s sexual health group 3
7:32 PM — The University of Auckland's social and community health department has established a Gay Men's Sexual Health Research Group (GMSH) to focus on STI prevention among gay man.
13th December 2013
Christian Concern: Don’t ban gay ‘cure’ therapy as it helps vulnerable people 79
3:28 PM — The founder of Christian Concern has criticised a Labour MP for publishing a Private Members’ Bill aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
12th December 2013
Labour MP Geraint Davies publishes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 8
1:37 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has published a Private Members' Bill in Parliament aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy by regulating the psychotherapy sector.
6th December 2013
Will Young becomes patron of LGBT mental health charity PACE 3
7:34 PM — Singer Will Young has been announced as a patron for an LGBT mental health charity.
Bill Gates: I admire Nelson Mandela for speaking out against the stigma of HIV 2
7:05 PM — The philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela and says he will remember the former South African president most for raising awareness of HIV.
3rd December 2013
Tory MP slams Tom Daley Twitter abuse, noting it as an example of how bad cyber bullying can be 12
6:00 PM — Twitter abuse received by Tom Daley after he revealed yesterday that he is in a relationship with a man, is proof of how bad cyber bullying can be, an MP has said.
Obama announces $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV 5
12:12 PM — President Barack Obama has announced a $100 million funding initiative by the US National Institutes of Health to find a cure for HIV.