7th August 2009
Royal College of Psychiatrists asked to come out against gay “cure” therapies 21
11:53 AM — The UK's governing body for psychiatry has been asked to advise its members not to refer clients who are confused about their sexuality to therapies that claim to change their sexual orientation.
Russia’s newest LGBT support group to focus on education and health 1
10:34 AM — A new organisation that aims to develop social services for LGBT people has been formed in Moscow.
6th August 2009
Lost generation: Are modern HIV campaigns failing younger gays? 26
1:47 PM — While older gay men remember shocking images of tombstones in HIV awareness ads from the 1990s, the fear and uncertainty is alien to younger men. Are they being let down by today's campaigns?
Report: Ex-gay therapy does not work 17
12:37 PM — The American Psychological Association (APA) released a report yesterday firmly stating that homosexuality cannot be changed.
Gay Indian prince: ‘Yoga didn’t turn me straight’ 17
11:27 AM — A gay Indian prince has criticised claims made by a yoga guru that yoga can 'cure' homosexuality.
5th August 2009
Stonewall publishes advice for lesbians on getting pregnant 2
12:08 PM — Stonewall, the gay and lesbian rights group, has published a guide for lesbians on how to get pregnant in the wake of the new laws protecting the rights of lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment.
3rd August 2009
Gorillas found to be a source of HIV infection 5
1:38 PM — Scientists have discovered a gorilla strain of HIV in a Cameroonian woman. They believe this is the first time the strain present in gorillas has been found in a human.
30th July 2009
US survey finds almost a third of trans respondents have considered suicide 3
2:00 PM — A study has found that almost a third of trans respondents have seriously considered committing suicide in the last year.
29th July 2009
HIV groups hit in Schwarzenegger’s budget cuts 2
7:44 PM — HIV and AIDS groups have suffered this week under a revised California state budget which will see funding slashed by up to $85m for care and prevention programmes.
28th July 2009
Chinese lesbians protest blood donation ban 2
2:42 PM — Lesbians in China have set up an online petition to be allowed to donate blood. According to state-run China Daily, the petition asks the government to repeal the 1998 ban.
27th July 2009
Christian doctor reinstated after same-sex adoption row 15
1:16 PM — Dr Sheila Matthews, who was removed last week from a Northamptonshire adoption panel, has been reinstated to the post, but is no longer allowed to vote on any cases.
24th July 2009
Normal again: The reasons and realities behind the ex-gay movement 132
3:47 PM — The ex-gay movement, which professes to 'cure' homosexuality, is in the news yet again following the disappearance of American student Bryce Faulkner, who is thought to have been sent to one of the controversial centres by his parents after they discovered he was gay.
21st July 2009
Video: Durex condom ad shows gay policemen 11
12:21 PM — The condom manufacturer Durex has released a new advert which shows two policemen about to get it on to the sound of ABBA.
Lesbian couple win right to have IVF on the NHS 18
10:47 AM — A lesbian couple have been permitted to have their IVF treatment paid by the NHS. The anonymous couple launched a legal fight after being denied treatment by their local primary care trust because they were both women.
20th July 2009
Homophobia blamed for high levels of HIV in African gay men 7
4:28 PM — Research has suggested that HIV rates for gay men in sub-Saharan Africa are ten times higher than the average rate for the general male population.
17th July 2009
Gay partners of parents should have less rights, says report by former Tory leader 32
2:35 PM — A new report from the Centre for Social Justice has recommended that some rights of same-sex partners who are not biological parents should be downgraded.
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.