25th May 2012
Diane Abbott lands Labour in hot water with UK intersex community 144
2:35 PM — The Labour Party is in hot water with the UK intersex community, following sweeping tabloid generalisations by their Shadow Health Minister, Diane Abbott, MP.
HIV charity closure hits North West’s LGBT community 149
12:43 PM — Hundreds of people in Greater Manchester and beyond are now in need of support after a major HIV charity lost more than £1.5million over five years.
22nd May 2012
Gay couples and women over 40 to receive fertility treatment through NHS 11
10:40 AM — Same-sex couples and women over 40 will be entitled to free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment through the National Health Service (NHS), for the first time according to guidelines to be published today.
11th May 2012
US advisory panel recommends Truvada drug be marketed for HIV prevention 124
2:02 PM — An FDA panel in the US has approved the administration of the drug Truvada to at-risk but uninfected people in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV, though experts warn condoms must remain the 'bedrock' of such efforts.
10th May 2012
Clinic appeals to community to design new HIV awareness campaign 84
11:56 AM — London sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street is asking members of the gay community to design an innovative HIV or sexual health awareness campaign.
9th May 2012
NAT issues report on promoting HIV testing under funding pressure 22
2:51 PM — NAT has launched a new report outlining steps to increase HIV testing at a time of financial pressure on the NHS.
26th April 2012
Robert Spitzer apologises to the gay community for ‘ex-gay’ study 35
9:52 PM — The author of the controversial study on 'conversion therapy' for gay men and lesbians, Dr Robert Spitzer, has issued an apology to the gay community, and to those who underwent so-called 'gay cure therapies,' for having made the study public in the first place.
24th April 2012
California pushes for a partial ban on ‘gay conversion therapies’ 27
11:49 PM — A bill passing through Californian Senate seeks to ban so-called 'reparative therapy' for gay men and women below the age of 18, and would force psychiatrists to inform older patients of the many mental and physical harms such 'therapies' might cause.
Stonewall survey: NHS ‘failing gay and bisexual men’ 29
10:33 PM — A large-scale health study in the UK has found that gay and bisexual men are neglected and discriminated against by the NHS, which, rather than focusing on their propensity for self-harm, suicide and severe depression, concentrates solely on their sexual health.
Online sexual health game reminds men of STI screening advice 25
11:29 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a free game on Facebook to remind men of the link between bed-hopping and sexual health.
23rd April 2012
London: THT’s annual pop-up party heads to Brick Lane 21
3:42 PM — This May, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust will be adding some eastern flavour to its annual pop-up fundraising party The Cocktail Club.
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.