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  • 25th March 2011

    Gay Scottish MP David Cairns admitted to intensive care 2

    David Cairns was admitted due to acute pancreatitis

    11:34 PM — David Cairns, the openly gay Labour MP for Inverclyde, has been taken into intensive care after falling ill with acute pancreatitis.

  • Feature: Is Botox poison or pleasure? 15

    Botox is popular with gay men (Photo: Flickr user Sarah G)

    6:21 PM — Botox, once the preserve of middle-aged ladies with just a little too much cash, has become increasingly popular among men, particularly gay men. But what’s it like? Does it work? And what does the growth of the practice tell us about the gay community? Tim Davies went to the Private Clinic in Harley Street to try it out.

  • Man takes ‘gay sex addict’ drug case to court 37

    Didier Jambart says medication turned him gay (Photo: E-Magine Art)

    10:55 AM — A French man who claims a faulty Parkinson's Disease drug turned him into a gay sex addict is demanding £390,000 in compensation. Didier Jambart, 52, from Nantes, is suing ReQuip manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline for his psychological trauma.

  • 23rd March 2011

    Transgender people sue New York City over surgery requirement 17

    The plaintiffs are suing New York City

    2:48 PM — Three transgender people are suing the city of New York over a requirement that they must have gender reassignment surgery in order to have their birth certificates changed.

  • London HIV groups say funding cuts will lead to more infections 72

    1:16 PM — HIV prevention groups in London say they are "disappointed" and "concerned" at 43 per cent cuts to their NHS PCT funding. The news coincides with figures released today which show UK HIV diagnoses have almost doubled in the last decade, with a 70 per cent rise in gay and bisexual diagnoses.

  • Gay and bisexual HIV infections rise 70% in ten years 105

    Tests will be offered to all men in high-prevalence areas

    11:00 AM — New figures show that HIV infections in gay and bisexual men have risen by 70 per cent in the last decade. Health experts are to tell the government that all adult men in high-prevalence areas should be offered and recommended HIV testing to increase early diagnoses and remove the stigma around HIV.

  • 22nd March 2011

    California to create new rules for condoms in adult films 1

    New rules are being drafted for condoms in porn films

    4:17 PM — Health and safety officials in California are drafting new rules on the use of condoms in adult films. The move follows a 24-year-old porn actor contracting HIV last year after working on gay and straight films.

  • 17th March 2011

    Stonewall to launch ‘biggest ever gay men’s health survey’ 4

    The survey will ask about healthcare experiences

    3:56 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a survey into gay and bisexual men's health. The organisation says the study will be the largest of its kind in Britain and will cover mental health, diet, fitness, long-term health conditions and illnesses like heart disease and cancer.

  • Gay men arrested for sex in London gym 240

    The gym is popular with gay men (File photo)

    11:52 AM — Exclusive:Two men were arrested earlier this month for having sex in a London gym, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal. The pair, who were understood to have been in the sauna at the Virgin Active gym in Barbican, were arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency after staff called police.

  • 16th March 2011

    Government to make announcement on gay blood donation 104

    An announcement is expected in the "near future"

    4:10 PM — The government is to make an announcement on gay men donating blood "in the near future", a health minister said today. Anne Milton, responding to a Commons question, said the issue was currently under consideration.

  • 11th March 2011

    Trans woman loses legal battle for breast implants 34

    The PCT refused to fund C's surgery

    11:54 AM — A trans woman has lost her legal battle to have breast implants funded by the NHS. The 59-year-old patient, known as C, challenged a decision by West Berkshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) not to provide the money but the Court of Appeal ruled today that the PCT was entitled to make the refusal.

  • 7th March 2011

    New Zealand sees high number of gay/bisexual HIV diagnoses 12

    There were 90 gay/bisexual HIV diagnoses in New Zealand last year

    3:16 PM — New Zealand has seen an alarming number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV last year. According to the AIDS Epidemiology Group at the University of Otago, 90 of the 149 new infections diagnosed last year were found in men who have sex with men.

  • 18th February 2011

    One in five unaware that HIV can be passed though unprotected gay sex 20

    The study found some ignorance about HIV transmission

    10:46 AM — A survey suggests that one in five people do not know that HIV can be passed on through unprotected gay sex. The poll of 1,944 people, by the National AIDS Trust, also found that the same number did not realise that unsafe heterosexual sex could lead to transmission of the virus.

  • 9th February 2011

    Terrence Higgins Trust’s Lisa Power awarded MBE 1

    Lisa Power received her MBE yesterday (Photo: Annabel Vere)

    3:53 PM — Lisa Power, the policy director of Terrence Higgins Trust, has collected her MBE from Buckingham Palace.

  • 8th February 2011

    Podiatrist found guilty of misconduct over ‘gay’ patients 27

    The podiatrist was found guilty of misconduct

    5:38 PM — A Christian podiatrist has been found guilty of misconduct towards patients he thought were gay. Steve Hardie, of Peterborough, was found to have treated those he thought were gay less favourably.

  • Disabled man banned from having sex with male partner 102

    A judge ordered that 'Alan' should not have sexual relationships

    3:25 PM — In a ruling described as “homophobic” and “a denial of the rights of disabled people”, a 41-year-old man has been barred from having sex with another man until he has a better grasp of the health implications of his act.

  • 7th February 2011

    Christian GP sacked from drugs panel over views on homosexuality 259

    Dr Raabe was sacked from the advisory panel

    11:15 AM — A Christian doctor who co-wrote a paper linking gays to paedophilia has been sacked as a government drug advisor. Dr Hans-Christian Raabe claimed he had been "sacrificed on the altar of political correctness" but the Home Office said he had been fired because he failed to mention the controversial work in interviews.

  • 4th February 2011

    Study suggests immune system treatment for HIV 3

    The mice were cured of an HIV-like illness

    3:58 PM — A study on mice with an HIV-like infection found that boosting their immune systems cured them of the disease. Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Australia said their findings could help develop drugs to help people rid their bodies of infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis.

  • 3rd February 2011

    Homophobia ‘can make you ill’, study says 17

    The study looked at cortisol levels in the brain

    4:48 PM — A study has found a link between homophobia and hormonal changes that can lead to illness. According to research from Montreal's Concordia University, people who had suffered homophobia had higher levels of stress hormone cortisol in their brains.

  • 1st February 2011

    Man says Parkinson’s drug turned him into gay sex addict 24

    Didier Jambart says the drug turned him gay

    2:35 PM — A French man is suing pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo because he claims that a drug used to treat his Parkinson's disease turned him into a gay sex addict.

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