11th April 2014
Jeremy Hunt ‘absolutely’ wants Northern Ireland to lift lifetime gay blood ban 1
1:25 PM — The Health Secretary "absolutely wanted" Northern Ireland to lift its lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood, his spokeswoman says.
10th April 2014
Durex posts #EarthHour thank you featuring gay kiss following complaints over lack of same-sex couples
1:15 PM — Condom company Durex has posted a thank you ad featuring a gay kiss following an 'Earth Hour' campaign which was criticised by some for not featuring a same-sex couple.
9th April 2014
Chile: Gay man dies of injuries after homophobic attack 10
9:26 PM — A gay Chilean man who was left comatose by a homophobic attack has died of his injuries.
8th April 2014
Australia: Major sports bodies unite to wipe out homophobia 3
9:51 PM — All of Australia's major sporting bodies will later today commit to policies to clamp down on homophobia in sport.
US: University medical centre asks gay students ‘would you prefer to be straight?’ 13
8:54 PM — A health survey conducted by the University of Kentucky's medical centre asked students if they would prefer to be straight.
Pope urges ‘sexual responsibility and chastity’ in order to fight HIV 28
12:18 PM — Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV.
Jeremy Hunt: Lifting the lifetime gay blood ban is a matter for Northern Ireland 5
11:43 AM — Lifting Northern Ireland’s lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is a matter for the province, UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated.
7th April 2014
Exclusive: Match.com asks bisexuals to pay DOUBLE to search for both men and women 21
11:02 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Dating website Match.com has asked bisexual customers to pay for two separate subscriptions if they want to be able search for both men and women.
US radio presenter: Homeless gay teens have only themselves to blame 138
9:50 PM — Christian radio host Linda Harvey has claimed that gay teenagers have only themselves to blame if they end up homeless.
UK: Campaigners welcome legislation of HIV self-testing kits 1
5:18 PM — The ban on home HIV testing kits in the UK has been lifted.
Alliance Party: Northern Ireland Health Minister is a disgrace for wasting public money on a homophobic blood ban 4
3:20 PM — Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has slammed Health Minister Edwin Poots for continuing his "crusade" against lifting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in the province.
Labour MP Geraint Davies: Only regulation can stop gay conversion therapy 13
1:43 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies says only statutory regulation can prevent therapists from trying to 'cure' LGBT people in England and Wales.
Chemsex and gay men: Has the issue been overblown? 22
12:35 PM — PinkNews interviews David Stuart, substance use lead at London’s 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, on whether chemsex could be increasing HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men.
Andy Burnham: Why is Jeremy Hunt supporting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland? 10
11:41 AM — Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has called on UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
4th April 2014
Labour MP: Ministers are ignoring the problem of gay conversion therapy 8
6:19 PM — The government rules out the statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to guard against gay-to-straight conversion therapy, leading to criticism from Labour.
UK academic: HIV vaccine research ‘to reach defining moment’ by 2020 5
1:44 PM — A leading academic predicts the next six years will determine whether developing an effective HIV vaccine is within the grasp of scientists.
Los Angeles: Gay men urged to get vaccinated against meningitis following outbreak 1
11:22 AM — Officials in LA have urged gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against meningitis following several deaths.
3rd April 2014
US: Obama opens Medicare to same-sex married couples 4
8:14 PM — Married same-sex couples are now able to apply for Medicare benefits regardless of in which state they live, it was announced today.
2nd April 2014
Durex responds to complaints over no gay couples in ad: Straight actors just did better at casting 19
3:34 PM — Condom giant Durex has responded to complaints about a recent advert which featured straight couples, but none gay, to say same-sex couples were not deliberately excluded during casting.