9th July 2009
Massachusetts challenges Defence of Marriage Act 1
3:37 PM — Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit that argues the Defence of Marriage Act violates the US constitution by interfering with the right of states to define the marriage status of their own residents.
Trans woman who went on hunger strike wins funding 9
1:40 PM — A trans woman who went on hunger strike after her local primary care trust refused to fund her gender reassignment has been told it will now pay for her hormone medication.
8th July 2009
Swedish study finds gay brains resemble those of opposite sex 14
4:03 PM — Swedish scientists have suggested that brains of gay people may share similar physical attributes to those of the opposite sex.
3rd July 2009
Terrence Higgins Trust tells gay men to get tested regularly for HIV 7
11:03 AM — Terrence Higgins Trust, the HIV charity, is launching a new campaign to encourage gay men to get tested regularly for the virus.
30th June 2009
Black men at higher risk of HIV 25
2:58 PM — Research has suggested that black men have an increased risk of HIV due to having fewer partners to choose from.
Lady Gaga: ‘Many of my gay and lesbian friends fear HIV’ 3
2:15 PM — Pop star Lady Gaga has shown her support for an HIV charity in Manchester. The singer visited an Orange RockCorps volunteer project in Manchester to help Body Positive North West, a support centre for people affected by HIV.
29th June 2009
India moves closer to decriminalisation of homosexual acts 6
2:11 PM — The Indian government is to hold talks on repealing the country's colonial laws on gay sex.
23rd June 2009
US military gay ban ‘linked to poor performance’ 2
11:14 AM — Research has suggested that the ban on openly gay personnel serving in the US military may be lowering performance to life-threatening levels.
19th June 2009
Identity of New Zealand man who ‘deliberately infected partners with HIV’ revealed 9
3:18 PM — The identity of a New Zealand man accused of deliberately infecting his sexual partners with HIV has been revealed by a court.
Chair of Pride London calls gay blood ban ‘prejudiced and homophobic’ 16
10:40 AM — The chair of Pride London, Paul Birrell, has spoken out against the ban on allowing gay men to donate blood.
17th June 2009
China to ban criminals and those in relationships from having sex change operations 3
10:35 AM — China's Ministry of Health has published new proposed clinical guidelines on gender reassignment surgery. Those wishing to undergo surgery must have no criminal record, be single, over 20 years old and have lived as their desired gender for at least two years.
16th June 2009
Gay man could face jail for helping ill partner die 25
2:18 PM — A north London man who helped his partner access assisted suicide in Switzerland could face a 14-year prison sentence.
San Francisco lesbian barred from visiting partner in hospital 12
11:17 AM — A gay woman from San Francisco was prevented from visiting her partner in hospital after she suffered a seizure. The couple had been taking part in a 'Meet in the Middle' rally in support of same-sex marriage, when Kristin Orbin, who suffers from epilepsy, had a seizure.
15th June 2009
IVF delay for gay parents in Australia 1
6:00 PM — Despite government legislation to allow gay couples access to IVF treatment in Victoria, Australia, many aspiring parents have had their applications delayed due to a lack of resources.
Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black apologises for leaked unprotected gay sex photos 82
2:02 PM — Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the screenplay for Milk, the biopic of gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, has apologised after leaked photographs showed him having unprotected sex with another man.
11th June 2009
Gay marriage bans linked to higher HIV rates 6
4:38 PM — A study from Emory University has suggested that states with constitutional marriage bans are more likely to have higher rates of HIV infection.
Spanish trans man suffers miscarriage 15
2:47 PM — A Spanish trans man who was due to give birth to twin boys in September has miscarried. Ruben Noe Coronado, 25, who was born a woman, had stopped his course of hormone treatments in order to fall pregnant via artificial insemination.
9th June 2009
Terrence Higgins Trust launches new HIV workshops for gay men 1
4:23 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a series of free workshops for gay men living with HIV in London. The sessions will begin on Wednesday June 17th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Ladbroke Grove and run each subsequent Tuesday for seven weeks.
Older LGBTs: The invisible population 22
2:54 PM — In a special report for PinkNews.co.uk, V King Macdona explores the issue of ageing in the LGBT population.
29th May 2009
The Lancet attacks UK’s ‘extraordinary failure’ on tackling HIV 19
2:22 PM — Respected medical journal The Lancet has criticised the UK's policy on HIV over the estimated numbers of individuals unaware they carrying the virus.