17th June 2011
Hong Kong government hires ‘gay cure expert’ 58
4:15 PM — Hong Kong's government has hired a 'reparative therapy' expert who says gays can be cured. Psychiatrist Hong Kwai-wah has been taken on as a trainer for the government's social welfare staff, AFP reports.
15th June 2011
STIs in gay men continue to rise 186
3:36 PM — Sexually-transmitted infections in gay and bisexual men remain at a high level, the UK Health Protection Agency says. New figures from the body show that men who have sex with men and young adults are the most at-risk groups for infections.
14th June 2011
Protest held at Northern Ireland ‘gay cure’ conference 49
5:58 PM — Around 50 gay activists held a protest today outside a small 'gay cure' conference held in Northern Ireland. The event, held by the Core Issues Group, featured David Pickup, an American speaker who says gay people can be turned straight.
8th June 2011
CNN documentary reveals tragic consequences of ‘experimental therapy’ designed to make young boys ‘more masculine’ 98
3:13 PM — CNN are to screen a three-part documentary about a form of 'experimental therapy' designed to make 'feminine' boys more masculine.
London hospitals to offer routine HIV tests to A&E patients 40
1:06 PM — Two hospitals in London are to offer routine HIV tests to Accident and Emergency (A&E) patients, making them the first in the UK to do so and aiming to save lives by reducing the number of cases of undiagnosed HIV.
7th June 2011
US high school survey findings conclude that LGBT teens are exceptionally prone to ‘risky behaviour’ 24
11:20 AM — A report released in the US yesterday found that LGBT teens are more likely to engage in "risky behaviour" including smoking, drinking alcohol and carrying guns, than their heterosexual counterparts.
3rd June 2011
This weekend marks 30th anniversary of first HIV cases but ignorance is growing, say National AIDS Trust 83
1:05 PM — This Sunday 5 June marks 30 years since the first cases of HIV.
2nd June 2011
Stephen Fry says he finds fame ‘exhausting’ and that suicide is always an option 78
2:24 PM — Stephen Fry has said that he finds his celebrity 'exhausting' and that there's every possibility he'd consider suicide one day.
1st June 2011
London borough tries to reassure critics after homophobic Catholic charity awarded £89,000 contract for counselling in schools 54
1:01 PM — The south-west London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, which earlier this year awarded an £89,000 contract to the homophobic Catholic Children’s Society to offer counselling and support to children in the borough’s school, are seeking to reassure critics over the decision.
Lesbian woman subjected to homophobic rant from doctor at Atos medical assessment 127
11:31 AM — A gay woman who was instructed to attend an Atos Healthcare assessment in order to assess her benefit entitlement claims she was subjected to a homophobic outburst by the doctor who examined her.
Brisbane gay safe sex campaign ads reinstated after uproar over their removal 26
10:26 AM — A safe sex campaign for gay couples in Brisbane, Australia, has been reinstated after it became clear the majority of complaints that led to its removal yesterday were orchestrated by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL).
31st May 2011
Outrage at capital’s HIV services funding cut 38
5:30 PM — London HIV prevention groups have said they are outraged at the 20 per cent funding cut.
27th May 2011
Christian ‘gay cure’ therapist guilty of malpractice 121
4:10 PM — A Christian therapist who tried to turn a gay undercover journalist straight has been found guilty of professional malpractice. This week, a professional trial at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy unanimously ruled that Lesley Pilkington had acted unprofessionally.
26th May 2011
Schools minister Nick Gibb says lack of HIV education is ‘unforgivable’ 72
11:15 AM — Schools minister Nick Gibb says the government is "hugely concerned" about figures which suggest one in four children is not learning about HIV and AIDS at school. Addressing a Lords committee on HIV and AIDS on Tuesday, he said a lack of knowledge in the school system was "unforgivable".
24th May 2011
Terrence Higgins Trust receives £200,000 government grant 11
5:02 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has been granted £203,528 of government funding to run a sex education programme in schools and youth clubs in England.
20th May 2011
Elton John dedicates AIDS benefit dinner to Liz Taylor 2
1:19 PM — Elton John dedicated an AIDS benefit dinner to late friend and supporter Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor, who died in March, founded the amFAR HIV and AIDS charity and John said she would remain the charity event's "guiding star".
17th May 2011
Elton John meets David Cameron to discuss HIV rates 30
11:29 AM — Elton John has met with prime minister David Cameron to discuss the work of his HIV and AIDS charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The private meeting was held at Downing Street and John also met international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, whose department has worked with the EJAF on projects around the world.
12th May 2011
Study suggests effective vaccine for HIV in monkeys 8
5:39 PM — A study on monkeys has suggested that a vaccine could be used against HIV. The experiment, on rhesus macaques, looked at the effect of the vaccine on the monkey form of HIV, known as simian simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV).
9th May 2011
Study finds gay men are more likely to have had cancer 84
10:55 AM — A large US study has suggested that gay men are more likely to have had cancer than straight men. The research, from California, found that gay men were almost twice as likely as straight men to have been diagnosed with this disease. On average, diagnoses happened a decade earlier for gay men.
4th May 2011
Student to cycle length of London tube network for HIV charity 20
3:20 PM — Medical student Adam Fairris is preparing to cycle the length of the London tube network to raise money for Terrence Higgins Trust. At the end of this month, the 21-year-old will cycle 300 miles across five days, following the rough path of London's 11 underground lines.