17th January 2012
Sweden keeps sterilisation rule for trans recognition 24
2:56 PM — The Swedish Government have announced that they will not modernise a law from the 1970s which makes sterilisation compulsory for transgender people before the state will recognise their gender identity.
6th January 2012
Half of gay men “would die a year early” for the perfect body 186
11:35 AM — A study released today says 48% of gay men would sacrifice a year or more of their lives in exchange for their perfect body. Nine in ten gay men admit they enforce "unrealistic" images of lean and muscular men in conversation.
22nd December 2011
Nigerian health minister says bisexuals “pose a challenge” to HIV efforts 15
12:14 PM — Nigeria's health minister has warned that bisexual men pose a "challenge" to efforts to tackle the spread of HIV in the country, as the prevalence of HIV among gay and bisexual men in the country was found to have risen. Onyebuchi Chukwu, launching the 2010 Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance in Abuja, said that HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men has risen to 17.2%, up from 13.5% in 2007.
Australian Psychological Society backs call for equal marriage rights 15
11:14 AM — The Australian Psychological Society has officially given its support to full marriage equality for gay couples, adding the voice of its 20,000 members to the debate. The group's board approved an endorsement of the American Psychological Association's resolution this summer, which gave its unequivocal support to the introduction of equal marriage rights for gay couples on behalf of its 100,000 professional members.
19th December 2011
Domestic violence helpline offers advice for “surviving Christmas” 6
3:05 PM — The LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow has published a list of tips designed to advise the victims of violence on how to seek help over the festive period.
16th December 2011
US study: Equal marriage rights improve health of single gay men 13
10:30 AM — A US study of the effect of equal marriage rights claims gay and bisexual men lead healthier lives when those rights are introduced, regardless of whether they have a partner.
14th December 2011
Ghana’s education ministry “optimistic” it can stop homosexuality 96
9:45 AM — A spokesman for Ghana's Education Ministry has told the Accra Mail he is confident a programme in which teachers warn students of the "adverse consequences" of being gay will make it "a thing of the past".
6th December 2011
Londoners set record for most HIV tests on World AIDS Day 9
12:43 PM — Londoners set a new world record on World AIDS Day 2011 for the most HIV tests administered in 8 hours. 467 tests were taken in the joint record attempt by 56 Dean Street clinic and G-A-Y, at the G-A-Y Bar on Old Compton Street.
5th December 2011
Philippines health official criticised for suggesting “homosexual children” be “reined in” 5
11:13 AM — The Philippines Health Secretary has been criticised after saying at an AIDS conference that parents of gay children should be surveyed and warned about their children's behaviour. Enrique Ona said parents "should rein in their homosexual children and get them tested".
1st December 2011
Comment: Maintaining ignorance will not maintain innocence 25
3:26 PM — Writing on World AIDS Day, Janine Clements, Director of Jewish Action Trust says the belief that everyone is safe if they lead a religiously observant life is "at the least, naive, and at worst dangerous and irresponsible".
Study finds 30% of UK adults “need more information about HIV” 19
2:25 PM — Almost a third of UK adults have said they need more information about HIV, according to a new survey. 34% of men and 26% of women believe they do not know enough about the virus in answers to questions posed online by Durex.
Comment: The government is failing on HIV 48
2:16 PM — On World AIDS Day, Peter Tatchell says clinics are under continuing pressure to provide cheaper HIV medication, education on prevention is inadequate, and public funding cuts could undermine services.
Video: One in three young people “would fear telling parents about HIV” 43
2:10 PM — A survey by the British Red Cross has found one in three young people in Britain would be scared to tell their parents if they were HIV positive. While 20% of respondents also said their parents would not want them to tell anyone else if they were living with HIV, 69% said they believed their parents would love them either way.
Comment: The challenge for black and minority ethnic communities on World AIDS Day 3
1:11 PM — Bryan Teixeira, Chief Executive of Naz Project London talks about the challenges facing minority ethnic communities in the capital, the need for infrastructure funding and community-based campaigns.
Comment: The inequality we aren’t so keen to talk about 123
12:49 PM — On World AIDS Day, Will Harris of the Terrence Higgins Trust writes that the HIV epidemic has been set against a moral backdrop like no other medical condition, "a victim of its own capitals".
Rugby stars don red boxers in order to ‘Stand Up, Stand Out’ 33
11:48 AM — Rugby stars and celebrities have lent their support to a campaign which urges the public to help support people living with HIV by wearing red this December. Harlequins rugby players slipped on the red boxers for World AIDS Day.
Comment: HIV awareness should be as real as it was in 1980s, Ed Miliband says 8
10:34 AM — Labour Party leader Ed Miliband promises to continue promoting support in Parliament for people living with HIV and for the right policies to tackle rising infection rates.
Comment: David Cameron urges reflection, action and hope on World AIDS Day 24
10:10 AM — This World AIDS Day, the Prime Minister has spoken of the government's commitment to the "urgent task" of tackling HIV abroad, through international organisations, and in the UK, through the NHS and partnerships with specialist charities.
Comment: Information and early diagnosis will be key to tackling HIV 4
9:41 AM — Deborah Jack from the National AIDS Trust highlights the need to improve HIV education and resources, especially for people living outside the capital, this World AIDS Day.
30th November 2011
Rugby star Sacha Harding bares all for Elton John AIDS appeal 10
1:35 PM — Sacha Harding has posed nude for the front cover of Gay Times magazine to support Sir Elton John’s AIDS charity campaign. The magazine teamed up with the Elton John AIDS Foundation for its annual ‘Naked Issue’ which features 54 men.