25th September 2012
Minnesota: Court acquits HIV man in transmission case 16
6:27 PM — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV positive man who was accused of passing the virus to another man through unprotected sex.
24th September 2012
UK: Study shows high drug use in gay community 27
2:58 PM — New research suggests gay people in England and Wales are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population, with one in five of those surveyed showing signs of drugs or alcohol dependency
21st September 2012
Hertfordshire: Council branded ‘rotten’ over HIV charity decision 15
3:04 PM — Hertfordshire County Council has been placed in Private Eye’s “Rotten Boroughs” section of local authorities over its decision to withdraw funding to the Crescent, an HIV charity based in St Albans.
UK: Medical students told to act ‘less gay’ and walk ‘straight’ 63
12:11 PM — According to the Independent, Dr Una Coales made the recommendations in a guide setting out ways in which minority candidates can “neutralise bias”.
20th September 2012
Video: UK athletes promote safe sex in THT campaign 3
7:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has released a short film clip, in which an assortment of British and international athletes talk openly about sex and condoms.
18th September 2012
Terrence Higgins Trust launches new transgender online resource 7
2:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched two new support guides for the UK’s transgender community.
17th September 2012
Jamaica: Education officials ban ‘homosexual’ textbook 11
1:47 PM — The Jamaican Ministry of Education has recalled part of its high school curriculum after a TV news report showed parents and teachers had complained about its content on same-sex relationships and gay sexual health.
16th September 2012
US: Oklahoma Judge denies name-change for those transitioning 53
3:12 PM — A judge in Oklahoma has denied two trans people the right to change their name to fit with their transition, ruling that they were appealing to change for fraudulent purposes.
15th September 2012
France: Equal marriage bill is criticised for “half-hearted equality” 25
4:44 PM — The French government released details of their proposed equal marriage bill this week, and it received criticism from both conservatives, as well as LGBT rights advocates, who said that it lacks fertility assistance, without which, it is not a fair deal.
14th September 2012
Church Group: Telling bullied kids ‘gay is okay’ is the same as saying ‘overeating is okay’ 54
7:55 PM — A new pamphlet published by a church group in Ohio gives "guidelines" on how to deal with questions relating to sexuality and homophobic bullying in schools, including comparing homosexuality to overeating.
13th September 2012
Hastings LGBT switchboard set to mark 25th anniversary
6:54 PM — A telephone helpline service for the LGBT community in the East Sussex town of Hastings will mark 25 years in operation later this month at its AGM.
‘Berlin patient,’ doctor convinced HIV ‘cure’ is real 25
4:04 PM — More than five years after radical treatment, both Timothy Ray Brown and his German doctor are convinced he no longer has HIV.
Poland: HIV infections on the rise for gay men due to ‘risky’ sexual behavior 13
11:00 AM — A study in Poland shows there were 992 new HIV infections reported in the country last year, and that two thirds of those who tested positive for the virus were in the gay community.
12th September 2012
Report: The US is less productive because of LGBT discrimination in the workplace 5
10:54 PM — Discrimination against LGBT employees in the US government, on all levels, is proving costly to the taxpayer, a new study claims.
Florida: Man charged with infecting teen with HIV
2:54 PM — Keith 'Keyoko' Sumlin faces seven counts, including attempted second-degree murder, lewd and lascivious molestation, and criminal transmission of HIV.
10th September 2012
UK government launches new strategy to drive down suicide rates 31
6:50 PM — As LGBT campaigners mark World Suicide Prevention Day, Health Minister Norman Lamb says the government will increase its efforts to reduce the number of deaths in England.
7th September 2012
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
Israel: High rates of suicide among country’s LGBT youth 13
1:13 PM — New research published this week in Israel has examined suicide rates among LGBT youth in the country.
Massachusetts: State lawmakers call for appeal on surgery for trans prisoner 15
2:28 AM — State lawmakers in Massachusetts have begun the process of attempting to have a decision made by a judge to give a trans woman prisoner gender reassignment surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria.
6th September 2012
US medical body changes advice on circumcision 146
10:50 AM — The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has changed its policy on the procedure and is no longer opposed to the routine circumcision of male new born babies.