19th April 2012
National AIDS Trust releases survey of local councils’ HIV social care funding 2
6:13 PM — NAT, the National AIDS Trust, launched its survey into local council's funding of HIV care across England today.
London: THT launches new groups for gay and bisexual men living with HIV 27
10:29 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is launching a new programme of free and confidential groups for gay and bisexual men with HIV in the capital, beginning this weekend.
17th April 2012
Taiwan: Almost one in five gay people have attempted suicide 12
10:28 PM — A large-scale survey of gay men and lesbians in Taiwan has suggested that almost one in five have attempted to take their own lives, leading to calls from advocacy groups for the government to educate students about homosexuality and introduce laws to protect the rights of LGBT students.
Documentary on stroke victim who ‘woke up gay’ airs tonight 139
9:57 AM — A documentary following a rugby player who suffered a stroke and woke up gay is to air on BBC3 tonight.
16th April 2012
Northern Ireland: Ban on gay men donating blood ‘brings shame’ 21
10:17 PM — The current ban on gay men being blood donors is bringing shame to Northern Ireland, student union officials at the annual NUS-USI conference are set to claim. The conference, organised by the National Union of Students and the Union of Students in Ireland, began today in County Fermanagh.
13th April 2012
Bachmann clinic continues ‘pray the gay away’ treatment 22
12:00 AM — Despite repeated denials from Marcus Bachmann that his clinic does not practise religious 'conversion therapy' for homosexuals, another gay rights activist has caught one of the clinic's counsellors attempting to "pray the gay away."
11th April 2012
Study: Coming out is good for your health, if your parents are supportive 31
10:42 PM — Coming out as gay, lesbian or bisexual to one's parents, especially supportive ones, can significantly improve their mental health, while reducing their propensities for substance abuse, a study by researchers at Boston University has found.
Psychiatrist requests retraction of controversial ‘gay cure’ study 21
5:14 PM — Dr Robert Spitzer has said he would like to retract a study he conducted on the result of 'gay cure' therapy which has been used to claim that some gay people are able to turn straight.
9th April 2012
Study: Homophobes probably harbour same-sex attraction 187
12:02 AM — The claim that homophobic people are in secret attracted to members of their own sex, though they refuse to admit as much, will receive support from a series of psychological studies to be published later this month.
3rd April 2012
National AIDS Trust announces fundraising soirée for 25th birthday
4:05 PM — To mark its 25th birthday, the National AIDS Trust will turn its flagship fundraising event, dubbed Spring Awakening, into a celebratory birthday party, the Silver Soirée this year.
2nd April 2012
Australia: Poor mental health among LGBT people 31
11:05 PM — Almost 80 per cent of LGBT Australians have suffered from intense anxiety in the past year alone, according to a new survey released today.
Gay men warned over dysentery risk 34
11:22 AM — An increase in cases of dysentery caused by shigella infection has been identified among men who have sex with men around the UK, according to preliminary findings from a Health Protection Agency (HPA) investigation published last week.
30th March 2012
Nepal to host national LGBT games 10
10:04 AM — This September, Nepal is set to host the country's first - and indeed Asia's first - national games for LGBT persons.
29th March 2012
Possible end to blood ban on gay men in Israel 4
2:30 PM — In Israel next month, a Health Ministry advisory committee on transfusion medicine will consider whether to amend the clause that forbids gay men donating blood, following a similar change here in Britain.
21st March 2012
Video: Spoof Tube announcements prompt gays to ‘mind the gap’ over HIV testing 26
4:15 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has partnered with GaydarRadio to create a series of spoof public transport announcements, encouraging gay and bisexual men in London to ‘mind the gap’ between their HIV tests.
19th March 2012
Live tweets to follow sexual health check men tomorrow 11
4:16 PM — A Twitter feed will be accompanying men anonymously through their experiences at the 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic in London's Soho tomorrow afternoon.
14th March 2012
Gays urged to ditch the cigarettes on No Smoking Day 18
11:57 AM — Gay smokers have been urged to give up on the British Heart Foundation's 29th annual No Smoking Day. Over a third of gay men in the UK smoke, compared with the national average of 21 per cent.
13th March 2012
Royal theme announced for Jubilee year’s Walk for Life
4:36 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has announced a royal theme to its upcoming annual Walk For Life fundraising event.
12th March 2012
THT’s myHIV site to let users find and recommend best HIV services 6
12:26 PM — The UK’s first service for people living with HIV that allows them to recommend healthcare providers to others and find recommended services themselves has been launched.
1st March 2012
Over 30,000 Gaydar users opt in to STI notifications 9
1:29 PM — Backers of a new service which asks online dating site users to opt-in to receive updates from former partners who are diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections have welcomed the take-up among the gay community.