15th October 2013
Calls to drop Scotland’s gay blood donation ban gather political momentum 3
1:27 PM — Calls by a Scottish National Party MSP to ease restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men donating blood in Scotland have gained cross-party support.
14th October 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister concedes gay blood ban ‘matter for Jeremy Hunt’ 4
4:55 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has signalled that his crusade to maintain the province’s lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is at an end.
UN tells China: Don’t ban HIV positive people from accessing saunas and bathhouses 2
12:42 PM — The United Nations’ HIV agency has urged China to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
11th October 2013
Gulf countries propose ‘mandatory examination to determine gender’ for migrant workers 13
5:28 PM — The Health Ministry of Kuwait has proposed that genetic tests for immigrant workers in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, be tightened to prevent transgender migrants from entering the job market there.
Get set for the National AIDS Trust’s Wig Party 2013
5:26 PM — The National AIDS Trust has announced details of this month's annual Wig Party in central London on Sunday 27 October - and it's receiving the support of TV star Graham Norton.
Northern Ireland: Judge rules Health Minister displayed prejudice in supporting gay blood ban 15
3:06 PM — A court has found that Northern Ireland's Health Minister Edwin Poots breached the ministerial code in continuing the ban on gay men donating blood.
NOW: Anti-gay US televangelist says low carb diets ‘violate the principles of God’ 36
2:03 PM — Adamantly anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson took to the 700 Club programme on his Christian Broadcast Network, this week to say that he thinks low carb diets, such as the Atkins Diet, go against the teachings of God.
10th October 2013
Cornwall: Doctor took his own life after learning he was HIV positive 20
2:53 PM — An inquest has heard that an “exceptional” hospital doctor took his own life after learning that he was HIV positive.
Comment: As someone who is HIV positive, here’s what Mental Health Awareness Day means to me 10
2:51 PM — Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, an online magazine for people living with HIV in the UK, writes on why Mental Health Awareness Day is important to him.
9th October 2013
Stephen Fry: For the first time ever, I’m on effective medication for my bipolar 23
6:29 PM — Stephen Fry says he has moved on from the "mad compulsion" which led to a suicide attempt last year and is on effective medication for the first time "that really seems to be working".
Kenyan health institute urges gay sex workers to be included in HIV prevention strategy 1
2:44 PM — Kenya’s Medical Research Institute says gay men working in the sex trade need to be included in the country’s HIV prevention strategy.
8th October 2013
London: Annie Lennox opens new centre for HIV and sexual health 3
1:29 PM — Singer and HIV campaigner Annie Lennox has opened a new HIV and sexual health centre in east London.
4th October 2013
Comment: Drug use on the gay scene needs to be acknowledged in the fight against HIV 13
2:36 PM — Patrick Cash from QX writes that the correlation between drug use and gay men becoming HIV positive throughout much of London's scene is an example of a "syndemic".
Survey: 1 in 10 New York Grindr users have never had an HIV test 3
11:13 AM — A survey of New York users of Grindr shows 1 in 10 have never had an HIV test.
3rd October 2013
Belgian trans man helped to die after failed gender reassignment operations 22
6:18 PM — A transgender man has been helped to die by doctors in Belgium after a series of failed gender reassignment operations.
26th September 2013
London gay bar invites back man with MS who was denied entry due to his wheelchair 21
6:58 PM — The management of a gay bar in London's Old Compton Street is to apologise to a patron who said he was turned away because he was in a wheelchair, and has admitted the situation was badly handled.
London gay bar denies entry to man with MS because of his wheelchair 22
4:07 PM — A man with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was denied entry into one of London's gay bars because he is in a wheelchair last night.
Survey: 40% of LGBT young people believe they have mental health problems 24
11:57 AM — A new report shows young LGBT people are far more likely to experience mental health problems.
25th September 2013
Queer Pakistan LGBT support website blocked from inside Pakistan 4
1:16 PM — The viewing of LGBT support website Queer Pakistan has been banned from from within Pakistan by the government authority responsible for internet filtering, and the site's management have been forced to replicate the site on other domains.
MSP denies joking about HIV in ‘Scottish Virus’ tweet 30
11:09 AM — SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has denied making light of HIV after tweeting “I'm YES Positive! And I've got the Scottish Virus” in relation to a row about nationalism with Scottish Labour.