1st November 2013
Germany: First European state to introduce a third option for gender 3
1:58 PM — From today, Germany becomes the first country in Europe to give parents the choice to leave the child’s gender indeterminate on their birth certificate.
Petition puts pressure on Marriott to stop hosting ‘ex-gay therapy’ conference 6
1:56 PM — Despite historically supporting gay rights, Marriott has come under fire for hosting an ex-gay therapy conference.
31st October 2013
Manchester: Community health centre receives LGBT award
3:14 PM — A medical centre in Manchester has received a bronze award for its efforts to be fully LGBT inclusive.
30th October 2013
Study: Gonorrhoea cases among HIV positive gay men continue to rise 3
1:14 PM — Research from Public Health England (PHE) has found over a quarter of people with gonorrhoea also had HIV reaching 40% amongst men who have sex with men (MSM).
THT boss: Gay community’s response to AIDS epidemic helped advance gay rights 9
12:21 PM — THT's outgoing head has paid tribute to the “compassionate” nature of Britain’s gay community, saying the horrors of the AIDS epidemic actually helped establish today’s progress in gay rights.
29th October 2013
Manchester: Gay community asked to take part in drug and alcohol focus group
7:01 PM — Members of the gay community in Greater Manchester who use drugs and/or alcohol are being urged to join a focus group by the Lesbian & Gay Foundation.
Rabbi bans students from eating soya in case it leads to increase in gay sex 43
6:14 PM — Students at the Hasidic yeshiva of Gur have been banned from eating any food products based on soya out of a fear that it may lead to an increase in gay sex.
25th October 2013
Study shows HIV ‘much harder’ to cure than previously thought 23
1:44 PM — Scientists have become aware of new genetic obstacles in the fight for a potential cure of HIV.
23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
Scotland: Police orders condoms to be banned in Edinburgh saunas 29
11:04 AM — Scotland’s national police force has been condemned for requesting condoms to be banned in Edinburgh's saunas.
22nd October 2013
Ireland: Gay senator cuts off 40-year-old beard for charity 4
3:26 PM — Irish Senator David Norris shaved his beard - and his head - for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
21st October 2013
Ultimate Fighting Championship teams up with HIV awareness charity
7:59 PM — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Souther Nevada (The Center), have teamed up to raise awareness of HIV for people under 30.
Doctor says NI Health Minister listening to the ‘wrong people’ on blood policy 12
5:59 PM — A top doctor believes Edwin Poots has been listening to the "wrong people" over his support of a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
Australia: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 9
10:56 AM — New figures show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year in Australia.
17th October 2013
US: New IVF procedure helps lesbian couples become parents 1
2:48 PM — An increasing amount of female same-sex couples are undergoing a new IVF procedure which allows both women to share the biological role when having a child.
Chinese paper criticises proposed ban on HIV positive people using saunas
2:42 PM — China’s Global Times has urged officials in the country to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
16th October 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust launches first ever Supper Club at Home sponsored by PinkNews
4:34 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust has launched its first ever Supper Club At Home fundraising campaign sponsored by PinkNews.
Lesbian and Gay Foundation receives award for gonorrhoea poster
3:44 PM — Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) has been honoured for its sexual health advocacy work.
London HIV charity runs fundraising Christmas cookery classes
2:30 PM — London HIV charity The Food Chain is running corporate Christmas cookery classes to raise money for people living with HIV in the capital.
Hillary Clinton: ‘We still have so far to go when it comes to helping those affected by HIV’
11:50 AM — Collecting an award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation Hillary Clinton says "we still have so far to go" when it comes to helping those affected by HIV.