23rd January 2013
Interview: Gay Hollyoaks actors strip off in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust 10
3:00 PM — Gay Hollyoakes actors PJ Brennan and Kieron Richardson – who play onscreen gay couple Doug and Ste have decided to bare all for this month’s special ‘naked’ issue of Gay Times.
22nd January 2013
Comment: Is London’s gay scene self-harming through sex and drug use? 105
6:56 PM — David Stuart from Antidote comments for PinkNews on a recent report concerning the increased use of crystal meth throughout London’s gay scene.
New Zealand: Select committee hears of benefits to legalising equal marriage 3
2:06 AM — The select committee considering the New Zealand equal marriage bill has heard from two charities which gave the benefits of legalising equal marriage for the physical and mental health of the population, in their submissions.
21st January 2013
Study: 47% of gay and bisexual men admit to bareback sex 49
11:01 PM — A new survey of gay and bisexual men commissioned in the US shows almost half report having unprotected sex at some point.
Peter Tatchell: The UK should look at lowering the age of consent to 14 128
6:59 PM — Peter Tatchell sets out reasons why consideration should be given to reducing the age of consent - providing it is accompanied by earlier, better quality sex and relationship education:
Glasgow to host weekly 20-minute HIV clinic for gay & bisexual men
5:03 PM — Sandyford service and Gay Men's Health plan to start a weekly drop-in for gay and bisexual men to be tested for STIs in Glasgow.
18th January 2013
London charity raises awareness about coming out after Jodie Foster speech 1
9:10 PM — Following actress Jodie Foster's first public speech about her sexuality at the Golden Globes last Sunday, a London-based LGBT support group is reminding people that coming out can be difficult at any age.
South Africa: Justice ministry requests that ‘gay cure centre’ is investigated 2
5:58 PM — The South African justice ministry has requested that the Human Rights Commission investigate a Chrisian arts centre which operates to attempt to "cure" people of their homosexuality.
US: LGBT dragon boat team founded in North Carolina in response to anti-equal marriage law 1
4:13 PM — A lesbian in North Carolina has started a dragon boat team for sporty LGBT people after being disheartened by a law that only recognises opposite-sex marriages.
US: Sperm or egg donors to same-sex couples could be liable to pay child support 7
1:54 PM — Questions on whether or not sperm or egg donors could be liable to pay child support have been raised since a US judge ruled that a man must pay child support for the child of a lesbian couple who he donated sperm to, after they split up.
17th January 2013
Australia: Scientists have found ‘potential cure for AIDS’ 22
3:25 PM — Scientists in Australia say they have found a way to alter a protein in the HIV virus to impede it from spreading around the body, rather than assisting it, which could "potentially cure AIDS."
16th January 2013
Fox News criticised for using a photo of Mrs Doubtfire for trans health story 16
11:11 AM — Fox News has been criticised for using an image of Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams’ fictional character from the 1993 film of the same name, in a story about transgender inequality on its website.
15th January 2013
Oregon & California health insurance companies told to cover transgender patients
1:31 PM — Regulators in Oregon and California have directed several health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.
14th January 2013
Scottish trans equality charity warns of ‘rising transphobia’ in the UK media 6
2:57 PM — A leading transgender equality charity has warned of "rising transphobia in the British media” which it says could have a damaging impact on the mental health of transgender people.
UK survey: Half of people wrongly think you can get HIV from being bitten or spat at 17
1:31 PM — Nearly half of people in the UK still don't understand how HIV is contracted, according to the National AIDS Trust.
12th January 2013
Thousands of French lesbians travel to Belgium for artificial insemination 7
11:03 PM — Thousands of French lesbians couples are believed to have travelled to Belgium in order to conceive babies, through artificial insemination, which is not available in their home country.
11th January 2013
Comment: It’s time for the media to change the record on trans healthcare 25
5:36 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews, Sarah Brown says the media needs to make substantial improvements in the way it covers health stories involving the trans community.
British Medical Association urges for gay men to receive HPV vaccine 7
3:36 PM — A vaccine against HPV should be extended to young gay men, the BMA has told the Department of Health.
London: Rise of sexually transmitted infections on gay scene linked to crystal meth 31
1:48 PM — A report in the Lancet shows use of crystal methamphetamine is on the rise in London's gay scene, with gay men at greater risk of catching sexually transmitted infections as a result.
10th January 2013
Sweden ends forced sterilisation rule for people who undergo gender reassignment 12
6:30 PM — Sweden has ended a law which made forced sterilisation compulsory for people undergoing gender reassignment surgery, in order for the state to recognise their gender identity.