31st July 2008
Gay Congressman pushes for cannabis decriminalisation
11:21 AM — Openly gay United States Congressman Barney Frank announced a proposal yesterday to make it legal for pot smokers to light up.
US HIV travel ban lifted as Bush signs new AIDS bill 10
12:53 AM — US President Bush has signed a new law lifting a ban on HIV positive people from entering the United States and signed new legislation to fight Aids in the developing world.
Transsexual gene identified by scientists
12:24 AM — A gene variant has been identified that could explain female-to-male transexuality.
30th July 2008
Gay man re-elected chair of Royal College of Nursing Congress
2:50 PM — The world's largest trade union for nurses, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has re-elected a gay man as the Chair of the RCN's Annual Congress for a further two years.
Customs discover lube shipments are actually steroids
11:39 AM — Australian Customs officers have broken a drugs ring where shipments of performance enhancing steroids where disguised as 'gay lube oil.'
Lesbian couple both gave birth to twins on same day
10:52 AM — A lesbian couple who welcomed four new babies to their family on the same day are enjoying life as the proud parents of quads.
29th July 2008
Gay civil rights group urges President Bush to overturn HIV+ ban
1:02 PM — An American group that defends the civil rights of LGBT people and those living with HIV has urged President George W Bush to end the ban on visitors and immigrants who are HIV+.
25th July 2008
HIV drugs extend life by more than a decade
11:14 AM — A Bristol University study of more than 43,000 people living with HIV has found that better treatments increase their life expectancy by 13 years.
23rd July 2008
HIV vacccine trial cancelled because of safety concerns
1:38 PM — A research trial for the PAVE-100 AIDS vaccine planned in the U.S. has been cancelled over concerns that additional research is needed to prove the vaccine is safe.
HIV symptoms not being diagnosed properly claims charity 3
11:15 AM — People showing the symptoms of early-stage HIV infection are routinely being misdiagnosed by doctors, according to a report by the National AIDS Trust.
22nd July 2008
Concern for AIDS experts detained in Iran
12:29 PM — Two brothers who are pioneers in the prevention of HIV transmission in Iran have been held by the authorities without charge for nearly a month.
Campaigning MEP delighted at US vote to remove HIV+ travel ban
12:08 PM — A Liberal Democrat politician who led a campaign for the abolition of a ban on HIV+ travellers to the US has said she is "delighted" that the Senate has voted to end the current restrictions.
18th July 2008
US Senate votes to remove ban on HIV+ travellers 2
4:32 PM — The United States Senate has approved a new bill that includes clauses that will end the effective ban on HIV+ people visiting the country.
17th July 2008
New campaign encourages mums to help their kids come out
3:00 PM — A new anti-homophobia campaign is targeting working class mothers in the belief they "act as the catalyst for change" in the family unit.
Plan to name AIDS bill after homophobe is “bizarre” 2
12:42 PM — He backed the ban on HIV+ people entering the United States and slammed the government for spending money on a "disease transmitted by people deliberately engaging in unnatural acts."
Gay men at risk from Hep C
11:31 AM — The "Hep C" virus, which is transmitted through bodily fluids and displays few symptoms, is an "increasing problem" for gay men.
Singing star Cole has Hepatitis C
11:19 AM — Grammy winner Natalie Cole has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, a liver disease doctors say likely stemmed from her past years of drug abuse, her publicist said in a statement yesterday.
Ron Paul under fire over health cover for Presidential campaign workers 2
11:07 AM — Kent Snyder, the openly gay 49-year-old campaign chair responsible for helping Libertarian Presidential hopeful Ron Paul raise more than $35 million, died on June 26 after being hospitalised for about two months.
16th July 2008
Senate may vote to repeal US ban on HIV+ travellers
5:24 PM — A former candidate for President of the United States has said he hopes he will be able to remove a ban on people who are HIV positive travelling to the country.
Ambulance Trust joins Stonewall workplace scheme 1
4:41 PM — The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SECAmb) is the latest organisation to join forces with Stonewall to improve workplace equality.