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.
9th January 2013
France drops assisted reproduction for lesbians from ‘marriage for all’ bill 5
11:49 PM — The ruling French Socialist government dropped medically assisted reproduction for lesbian couples, from the country's upcoming bill to legalise marriage equality.
8th January 2013
Michigan: Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by HIV-positive dental worker 9
7:17 PM — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former dental centre employee in Michigan who claimed he faced discrimination at work and was fired because he is HIV-positive.
7th January 2013
UK: Transgender doctor under investigation by the General Medical Council 18
5:58 PM — Britain's first post-operative transgender doctor is under investigation following complaints that he provided inappropriate treatment to patients wishing to change gender.
New iPhone app to help people with HIV access health information on the move 2
5:00 PM — A new iPhone App, 'Life plus', has been launched by the sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust with funding from the Elton John AIDS Foundation to help the 5,000 members of its myHIV service get access to information on their condition wherever they go.
4th January 2013
Scientists say HIV therapeutic vaccine can temporarily improve the immune system 11
1:03 PM — Scientists say they are impressed with the results of a therapeutic vaccine that can temporarily enable the immune system to deal more effectively with the HIV virus in infected patients.
3rd January 2013
Study: Bisexual men ‘on the down low’ risk poor mental health 9
6:03 PM — A new study shows bisexual men are far less likely to reveal their sexual orientation than gay men, and that keeping it a secret risks damaging their health.
Study: Increased HIV life expectancy linked to reduction in smoking 7
4:25 PM — Much of the increased mortality seen in patients with HIV in the past decade – outside of antiviral drugs – can be attributed to a reduction in smoking, according to a study in Denmark.
California’s governor seeks to restore gay ‘cure’ ban 7
11:33 AM — California Governor Jerry Brown has now appealed a court injunction that has so far prevented the enforcement of a new law designed to ban gay conversion therapy for children.
27th December 2012
Mexico lifts ban on gay men donating blood 4
6:29 PM — A new law allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood has come into force today (Thursday).
24th December 2012
Scotland: LGBT counselling service to shut on New Years Day 5
4:46 PM — Scotland’s only dedicated LGBT telephone counselling service is to close after 35 years as a result of funding cuts.
22nd December 2012
US court suspends California’s ban on therapies to turn gay teenagers straight 28
3:33 PM — A three-judge panel in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has suspended the implementation of a new law banning therapists offering treatment to young gay people to turn themselves straight.
21st December 2012
Anderson Cooper: AIDS activist Spencer Cox was a ‘real life hero’ who saved countless lives 2
9:44 AM — Anderson Cooper, reflecting on the death of the notable HIV/AIDS activist Spencer Cox described the late campaigner as a "real life hero" who saved multiple lives.