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  • 29th October 2010

    Study says one in ten sexually-active teens has same-sex partners 4

    The survey found that almost one in ten teens has same-sex partners (Photo: Katie Tegtmeyer)

    5:32 PM — A study of sexually-active American teenagers says that almost one in ten has same-sex partners. In 2002, a similar study of teenagers in Vermont and Massachusetts found that only five to six per cent had same-sex partners.

  • 28th October 2010

    Benefits changes ‘will fail HIV sufferers’ 9

    NAT says the system does not take into account the nature of HIV

    4:36 PM — Changes to the benefits system will "fail" HIV sufferers, a leading AIDS charity says. According to the National AIDS Trust, testing Employment and Support Allowance claimants fails to take into account the fluctuating nature of HIV.

  • 21st October 2010

    HIV Hardship Fund to be re-opened 3

    The Hardship Fund helps HIV-positive people who are suffering poverty

    3:48 PM — A national Hardship Fund for people with HIV on low incomes is to be re-opened. The Hardship Fund was operated by Crusaid until the charity merged with Terrence Higgins Trust in March.

  • 19th October 2010

    One in six HIV-positive people ‘suffer poverty’ 8

    The report said that one in six HIV-positive people are thought to be living in poverty. (Photo: B Hernandez)

    3:27 PM — One in six people with HIV have lived in poverty at some point in the last four years, a report from the National AIDS Trust and Terrence Higgins Trust says.

  • 6th October 2010

    London HIV charity Naz Project faces closure 26

    The Naz Project says it may have to close

    6:35 PM — A London HIV charity for black and ethnic minority people is facing closure unless it can raise £75,000 by the end of this month. The Naz Project, set up 20 years ago, says it is now at a "make or break" point and has been hit hard by the recession.

  • 5th October 2010

    Australian lesbian couple expecting quintuplets 3

    The couple are expecting quintuplets

    10:55 AM — A lesbian couple in Australia have revealed that they are expecting quintuplets - against odds of one in 60 million. Melissa Keevers, 27, and Rosemary Nolan, 21, already have a one-year-old daughter, Lilly, through donor insemination.

  • 4th October 2010

    Indonesian minister attacked for AIDS comments on Twitter 4

    The information minister was attacked for being prejudiced and incorrect

    11:00 AM — The Indonesian information minister has been criticised for making anti-gay statements and jokes about AIDS on Twitter. Tifatul Sembiring, who is also a member of the National AIDS Commission, made the remarks shortly after Jakarta's gay film festival was disrupted by ant-gay protesters.

  • 27th September 2010

    Almost half of HIV-positive gay men unaware, US study says 9

    Almost half of gay and bisexual HIV-positive men did not know they were infected

    11:02 AM — A US study estimates that almost half of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men are unaware they are infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study also suggested that one in five of gay men in cities most affected by HIV have the virus.

  • 16th September 2010

    London clinic warns of ‘party drug’ addiction among gay men 10

    The clinic reported that most of its patients were gay men

    12:11 PM — A London clinic set up to treat addiction to 'party drugs' says the majority of its patients are young gay men. Dr James Bell, head of the Party Drugs Clinic at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said most of his clinic's patients were "young, well-educated, professional gay men".

  • 13th September 2010

    National AIDS Trust launches fundraising drive 4

    National AIDS Trust will benefit from three events in the next month

    1:29 PM — The National AIDS Trust, which recently announced it was seeking a huge increase in donations, is launching a fundraising drive. The organisation is holding an event for London Design Week, a preview of late actress Natasha Richardson's last film, The Wildest Dream, and will be the chosen charity for the Wig Party.

  • 10th September 2010

    Gay referee Nigel Owens supports anti-suicide campaign 4

    Nigel Owens is supporting the Samaritans campaign

    1:25 PM — Gay rugby referee Nigel Owens is supporting a Samaritans campaign to prevent male suicides. Owens has documented his own struggle with depression and admitted he tried to kill himself at the age of 26.

  • 9th September 2010

    Canadian judge rules in favour of blood service which bans gay men 14

    Canadian Blood Services was permitted to continue barring gay men

    5:05 PM — A Canadian judge has ruled that a blood donation service has the right to bar gay men. Canadian Blood Services sued 36-year-old gay man Kyle Freeman for negligent representation after he admitted lying about his sexual orientation on blood donation forms.

  • HIV infections in France ’200 times higher in gay men’ 17

    Researchers were concerned at rates of HIV in men who have sex with men

    4:28 PM — A study published today suggests that rates of HIV in France are 200 times higher in gay and bisexual men than in heterosexuals.

  • Gay health charity to release guide to safer cruising 16

    GMFA is inviting men to share their cruising experiences

    1:53 PM — The gay men's health charity GMFA is producing a guide to cruising for sex. According to the charity, the booklet will help gay men "develop their cruising skills and make decisions that will protect themselves and their partners when cruising".

  • 7th September 2010

    ‘Young, white gay men’ are ‘contributing’ to spread of HIV infections in Europe says report 36

    The newly published research has found that some young gay men in Europe are still having risky sex, leading to higher HIV-infection rates

    12:28 PM — According to new research published today, reckless sexual behaviour among a subset of young gay men is fuelling the HIV epidemic in Europe and the UK.

  • 3rd September 2010

    Hollyoaks actress to open trans support centre 3

    Victoria Atkin as Jason Costello

    12:03 PM — A Hollyoaks actress who plays a trans character will unveil an innovative trans support centre. Located in Hull, GenderShift will be opened at 2.00pm on Sunday by actress Victoria Atkin, who plays 15-year-old Jasmine/Jason Costello in the soap.

  • 1st September 2010

    Tory gay group says it will campaign against blood donation ban 9

    Gay men are currently barred for life from donating blood in the UK

    3:33 PM — The Conservative Party's gay group has launched a campaign to highlight the inequality of the UK's ban on gay men donating blood.

  • 31st August 2010

    ‘Ex-Gay’ organisation denied charitable status in New Zealand 10

    New Zealand's Charitable Commission has denied an "ex-gay" group charitable status

    2:58 PM — The New Zealand branch of an international "ex-gay" organisation which claims to offer "freedom from homosexuality" has been denied charitable status by the country's Charitable Commission.

  • 27th August 2010

    Trans woman’s employment tribunal to begin next month 16

    Rachel Millington's case goes before a Nottingham Tribunal next month

    5:13 PM — Rachel Millington was fired from her job last year after she revealed to bosses that she was starting the process of gender re-assignment. The case, which is coming before a Nottingham employment tribunal in September, may not necessarily create any startling legal precedents – but its reporting demonstrates just how far transgender rights have come in the media over the last few years.

  • 25th August 2010

    Attitude magazine tackles mental health issues in gay men 26

    Attitude's "Issues Issue" is on sale now

    5:48 PM — The latest edition of Attitude, the UK's best-selling gay magazine, is focusing on the sensitive - and often taboo - issue of mental health problems in gay men.

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