6th November 2014
Tory and Labour frontbench call for new review of ‘discriminatory’ gay blood ban 4
2:29 PM — Tory Energy Minister Amber Rudd and Shadow Scotland Secretary Margaret Curran have called for a fresh review on the restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood.
UK: Study launched to improve LGBT end of life care 2
12:56 PM — A new study is being launched to examine the experiences of LGBT people as they approach the end of their lives.
South Africa: Pretoria introduces healthcare centre for gay and bisexual men
11:37 AM — The city of Pretoria in South Africa has introduced a healthcare practice for gay and bisexual men as an alternative to "abusive" general facilities.
5th November 2014
Charity tells MPs: 44% of LGBT youngsters have considered suicide 6
6:32 PM — Nearly half of young LGBT people have considered taking their own lives, campaigners have told MPs.
WATCH: Tory MP Michael Fabricant: ‘Gay men have to lie in order to give blood’ 2
5:55 PM — In a video aired on the BBC today, Tory MP Michael Fabricant calls for the equalisation of blood donation rules for men who have sex with men.
Report: Gay Iranians pressured into gender reassignment by doctors 12
5:28 PM — Gay Iranians are being pressured into gender reassignment treatments due to the country’s draconian ban on same-sex relationships, doctors in the country say.
4th November 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant to push for end to ‘illogical’ gay blood donation rules in BBC interview 19
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant’s campaign to allow gay men to donate blood moves forward tomorrow when a short film and an interview will take place on the BBC.
Iceland: Lawsuit challenges ban on gay men donating blood 4
1:13 PM — Describing the current policy as "a clear example of discrimination", a man in Iceland is set to sue in order to lift the ban on gay men donating blood.
29th October 2014
Study finds PrEP successful at protecting against HIV when taken just before sex 27
1:02 PM — A French study suggesting PrEP could be just as effective in reducing the risk of HIV transmission if taken before sexual intercourse rather than every day has been welcomed by the National AIDS Trust.
28th October 2014
Public Health Wales: Chemsex linked to rising levels of HIV among gay men 32
6:15 PM — “There is clear evidence” of an increase in HIV among gay and bisexual in Wales due to legal highs, officials warns.
NHS Scotland: Accidental leak of transgender patient data down to ‘human error’ 3
2:17 PM — NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has blamed "human error" for the leaking of data pertaining to 86 transgender patients
NHS Scotland accidentally leaks list of transgender patients 11
10:58 AM — NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has reportedly leaked data pertaining to 86 transgender patients.
27th October 2014
English Democrats chair tells PinkNews ‘Diane Abbott looks unwell’ after Ebola jibe 9
7:43 PM — English Democrats regional chairman Steve Uncles has said that Diane Abbott "does not look well" - after claiming that the Labour politician had Ebola.
25th October 2014
Sir Elton John: Too many gays don’t seem to care about HIV 16
1:34 PM — Sir Elton John has criticised parts of the gay community for failing to join the fight against HIV.
24th October 2014
Liberian gay groups ‘under attack’ over Ebola outbreak 16
7:42 PM — Anti-gay rhetoric in Liberia has reportedly been stepped up since the outbreak of Ebola in the country.
Lisa Kudrow: Gay men are biologically superior 34
11:30 AM — Former Friends star Lisa Kudrow has claimed that gay men are biologically superior, because they have better brains.
22nd October 2014
Peter Tatchell: The gay blood ban is medically unjustified discrimination 7
4:21 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell writes on why the UK’s blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men need reforming.
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Gay blood ban is unfair and illogical 5
1:18 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant has called for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood, in a Parliamentary motion today.
21st October 2014
Tory MP ‘offended’ by the idea of sex education being taught in schools 25
3:20 PM — A Tory MP has argued that the idea of sex education in school "offended" him, and that it should not be taught in schools.
20th October 2014
Nancy Pelosi: Trans people shouldn’t be banned from serving in military 1
6:02 PM — Democrat Nancy Pelosi has called for the US military to reform regulations which ban transgender people from serving openly.