30th November 2012
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg: ‘Lets work together to create a world free of HIV’ 3
6:15 PM — Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has joined other political leaders to deliver a message ahead of tomorrow's World AIDS day.
Comment: Let’s repeal the ban on home testing for HIV 10
5:52 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk ahead of World AIDS Day, DrThom Chief Executive Rachel Carrell, says the ban on home HIV testing kits has to be lifted.
Politicians call on EU to show ‘leadership’ ahead of World AIDS Day
3:08 PM — UK MEPs have called on the European Union to intensify efforts to curb the HIV epidemic ahead of Saturday’s World AIDS Day.
US: Rabbinical Council of America does not endorse gay “cure” conversion therapy 1
9:10 AM — The Rabbinical Council of America has taken steps to re-iterate a statement made last year, in which it said it did not support the "conversion therapy" provided by a New Jersey based group.
Interview: Jean-Luc Romero talks on the fight against AIDS, social media, and equal marriage in France 1
8:38 AM — Jean-Luc Romero, a French politician, author, and active campaigner against HIV/AIDS, after having been the first French politician to be openly HIV-positive back in 2002, he has focussed his career on "the human", and human rights. He is the President of the Elected Leadership Against AIDS, the founder of the progressive political party, Aujourd'hui Autrement.
29th November 2012
Barack Obama: ‘An AIDS free generation is within sight’ 2
9:53 PM — US President Barack Obama has said that an "AIDS-free generation is within sight" in a message ahead of World AIDS day. He pledged to work towards lowering transmissions among gay men.
Study: More than half of LGBT Italians believe ageing is harder for them than for heterosexuals 9
3:14 PM — In a survey of LGBT Italians 55% said they are concerned about their future in Italy, and 52% said that being gay and ageing is more difficult for them than it is for straight people.
California representative calls on US Congress to ban gay ‘cure’ treatments for kids 3
12:50 PM — California Democratic Representative Jackie Speier has introduced a resolution in the US Congress calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors.
France: Parkinson sufferer awarded €200,000 after medicine turned him into gay sex addict 42
11:20 AM — A French court has upheld a compensation payment to a previously heterosexual man who became a gay sex addict after taking medication for Parkinsons.
UK: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 53
12:01 AM — New figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) that have been released in National HIV Testing Week and before Saturday’s annual World AIDS Day show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year.
28th November 2012
Malta: Politician with controversial equalities record appointed EU health commissioner 5
3:55 PM — European ministers have approved Tonio Borg for the job of the EU’s top health official despite opposition by some Liberal and Green MEPs over the Maltese politician’s conservative views.
US: Naked AIDS campaigners arrested outside office of Republican Speaker of the House 4
10:10 AM — Three AIDS activists have been arrested following a naked protest outside the office of the Republican House of Representatives speaker John Boehner.
27th November 2012
US: False advertising lawsuit filed against New Jersey group offering gay ‘conversion therapy’ 8
11:55 PM — Four gay men in New York have filed a lawsuit accusing a New Jersey-based group of falsely offering "conversion therapy", with a view to "reversing" their homosexuality.
US: Most young gay men living with HIV don’t know they are infected 12
6:12 PM — New analysis published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that 60 per cent of young people infected with HIV do not know their status. It also found that 72 per cent of young people with HIV are men who have sex with men.
EU officials release survey on discrimination 8
9:53 AM — The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.
26th November 2012
UKIP Culture Spokesman: Same-sex adoption is ‘child abuse’ 64
11:37 PM — Just hours after reports that a UKIP candidate spoke out saying he believed gay people should not be allowed to adopt, he has gone one step further, to say that same-sex adoption is the same as "child abuse".
Gay teachers can’t come out because of ‘endless battle’ against homophobia 18
10:54 PM — Teachers in UK schools are hesitating to come out because of worries around the reaction from their pupils, as well as other faculty members, and a lack of support from school management could be part of the problem.
London: Free home HIV testing launched for gay and bisexual men 27
4:20 PM — GMFA and the NHS have launched a trial lasting until March 2013 that will allow gay and bisexual men in London to have an HIV test without leaving the home.
25th November 2012
Princes William and Harry: Our generation must continue the fight against HIV 32
11:29 PM — Writing a letter to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of THT, The Terrence Higgins Trust, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have praised the work of the charity and called on their generation to continue the battle against the illness.
US: Boeing refuses pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples 21
12:33 AM — Boeing, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers has told union negotiators that it would deny pension survivor benefits to same-sex couples, despite Washington State having approved on an equal marriage law earlier this month.