6th October 2008
Mandelson to undergo surgery just days after taking office 2
4:17 PM — The new Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is to have surgery later today to remove a kidney stone.
1st October 2008
Health minister asks Indian PM to intervene over decriminalisation
4:10 PM — An Indian Cabinet minister has said that he will ask the country's Prime Minister to intervene in the row over the decriminalisation of homosexual acts.
US accused of not overturning ban on HIV+ visitors 1
12:55 PM — A New York-based LGBT immigration pressure group has accused the US government of failing to follow a new policy on HIV+ people visiting the country.
26th September 2008
Indian government argues to retain ban on gay sex 5
3:13 PM — A row between two government departments in India over the decriminalisation of "un-natural" sexual acts has resulted in a victory for those who oppose the change.
25th September 2008
London professor condemns fundamentalists for misinterpreting his research 5
2:09 PM — A leading British academic has spoken out after his work into homosexuality and depression was presented as proof that gay people are mentally disordered.
Website for gay men newly diagnosed with HIV launched 3
1:26 PM — A new interactive website aims to tackle the isolation many gay men feel when they are first diagnosed as HIV+.
18th September 2008
New guidelines suggest gay men should have annual HIV test 1
12:43 PM — Sexually active gay men should be tested every 12 months, new guidelines on HIV testing have recommended.
17th September 2008
Muslim leader denies issuing progressive fatwa on gender surgery
5:52 PM — A Sunni Muslim cleric in Kuwait has denied media reports that he had become the first religious authority in the country to approve gender reassignment surgery.
16th September 2008
Gays more prone to depression, psychiatrists claim 1
3:45 PM — A new study published by the journal BMC Psychiatry claims that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are 50% more likely than straight people to have suffered depression or anxiety disorders.
15th September 2008
Vitamin campaigner abandons libel case over AIDS drugs 1
4:14 PM — Matthias Rath, the doctor who discouraged use of AIDS treatments in favour of his own nutritional pills, has dropped a libel case against The Guardian newspaper.
10th September 2008
Palin challenged over ‘ex-gay’ movement 19
12:36 PM — The Republican party's nominee for Vice President of the United States is under pressure to clarify her views on the so-called 'ex-gay' movement.
8th September 2008
THT foreign language leaflets target migrant gay men
1:25 PM — A sexual health charity has launched a new website and printed materials in six languages in an attempt to reach migrants.
5th September 2008
NHS hit by loss of sexual health data
5:03 PM — A memory stick containing information about the STI tests of 146 people has gone missing from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
5% of Beijing gays are HIV+ say health authorities
1:39 PM — The number of gay men in the Chinese capital who have HIV is much larger than previously thought.
3rd September 2008
HIV conference told of sexual abuse of youths in Papua New Guinea
3:12 PM — A delegate to the Pan Pacific Gathering for HIV+ People has said that a traditional practice in the Pacific country of Papua New Guinea puts young males at risk of sexual contact from village elders.
28th August 2008
Cambodian women discover beauty use for condom lubricant
12:42 PM — A lubricant has become a popular acne cure among Cambodian women. Number One Plus is a water-based lubricant produced by health organisation Population Services International.
27th August 2008
THT launches low cost counselling service for gay men 5
3:41 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a new counselling service for gay and bisexual men that will cost as little as £25.
22nd August 2008
Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief says homosexuality must be stamped out in schools 8
12:21 PM — Dr Kihumuro Apuuli, the Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief, has warned the education ministry of that country that homosexuality is "rife" in schools.
21st August 2008
Malawi Gay Rights Movement to promote female condoms
12:46 PM — The newly-formed gay movement in Malawi is committed to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS by advocating female condoms, Africa News reports.
19th August 2008
GMFA safe sex class for gay men returns
12:15 PM — Gay men across the UK will have access to sex education that is not taught in schools.