13th June 2012
Debate surrounds intersex inclusion in the DSM V 11
11:31 AM — The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is undergoing revisions for a fifth edition, which has sparked controversy in many areas. Among these is its inclusion, for the first time, of intersex people.
12th June 2012
NAT and Gaydar to encourage HIV testing at WorldPride in London
12:35 PM — NAT, the National AIDS Trust, will be teaming up with Gaydar.co.uk for World Pride on Saturday 7 July with the message ‘Take Pride, Get Tested’.
10th June 2012
Medical body calls on NHS to extend HPV vaccination to gay men 8
1:10 PM — A group of health professionals, men's health charities, and senior politicians are set to call on the NHS to extend vaccination against carcinogenic Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to gay men, the Guardian reports.
8th June 2012
Poland: Teaching materials for nurses ‘calls gays socially dangerous’ 40
2:52 PM — Anger has been expressed over teaching materials for nurses in Poland which reportedly describe homosexuality as a 'pathology'.
US study: Young bisexual and questioning people at more risk of alcohol abuse 10
1:57 PM — Bisexual students and those questioning their sexual orientation are more at risk of alcohol abuse than their gay and straight counterparts, a US study suggests.
7th June 2012
Dutch Christian group may appeal after ‘gay cure’ therapy removed from health insurance 35
4:45 PM — A religious organisation whose 'gay cure' therapy is to be removed from the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands has said it is looking to appeal the decision.
5th June 2012
Dutch minister stops gay ‘cure’ therapy health insurance 24
1:29 PM — Gay 'cure' therapy will no longer be available in the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands, Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers announced today.
31st May 2012
Report examines role of HIV partner notification and online technology 17
6:15 PM — The National AIDS Trust has launched a new report on the role of partner notification after diagnosis with HIV in the drive to increase HIV testing and early diagnoses.
‘Worrying’ annual figures put new gonorrhoea cases in gay men up 61 percent in 2011 57
10:29 AM — Health Protection Agency figures released today have revealed a two percent rise in the number of new sexually transmitted infections recorded in England. Young people and men who have sex with men are at highest risk, with the rate of new gonorrhoea cases up 61 percent on 2010 among the latter.
30th May 2012
Gay rugby player Gareth Thomas cover star of Attitude’s annual ‘naked issue’ 22
5:27 PM — Gay former professional rugby star Gareth Thomas will appear on the cover of this month's Attitude magazine, its annual 'naked issue', which is to focus on sexual health.
Gay Sports Day to return this year following London Olympics 6
3:39 PM — The Gay Sports Day will return for 2012, slipping in to the capital's summer's calendar between the London Olympic and Paralympic games on the August Bank Holiday.
Californian ban on ‘gay cures’ for minors may see senate vote today 17
11:36 AM — A bill at California's state legislature which would ban attempts to turn gay minors straight through therapy and require adults to be informed of the unproven effectiveness of such treatments is expected to be voted on at the senate later today.
28th May 2012
Christian ‘gay cure’ therapist loses appeal 85
2:09 PM — A Christian psychotherapist lost her appeal last week against a ruling by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy that her behaviour in offering to therapeutically change a patient's sexuality was negligent.
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.