14th June 2014
UK: Former NHS gender reassignment surgeon says backlogs ‘spiralling out of control’ 6
7:15 PM — The surgeon who performed the majority of the NHS's gender reassignment surgery has warned that backlogs are 'spiralling out of control'.
13th June 2014
US: Iowa Supreme Court overturns man’s criminal HIV transmission conviction 2
9:03 PM — An Iowa court has overturned the conviction of a man who was charged with illegally exposing someone to HIV, despite using a condom.
UK: Green Party councillors call for end of ‘discriminatory’ gay and bisexual blood donation ban 4
5:32 PM — Green Party councillors on the Brighton and Hove City Council have called for the end to the bar against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex with a man.
Trans teenager: The bullying the first time I wore a dress was ‘awful’ 1
4:21 PM — A trans teenager has described the first time she wore a dress to school as "awful", because of other students' reactions.
US: Christian pastor tells parents to disown gay children and ‘turn them over to Satan’ 135
4:17 PM — A Christian pastor has advised parents of gay children to disown them and "turn them over to Satan".
Study finds dating app users are more likely to contract STIs 5
4:06 PM — A study has found users of gay dating apps have an increased chance of contracting STIs.
Video: Anderson Cooper ridicules Texas Republican for endorsing ‘gay cure’ therapy 8
1:52 PM — News anchor Anderson Cooper has demolished the argument of a Texas Republican who claimed experts were divided on 'gay cure' therapy.
11th June 2014
Denmark: Forced sterilisation dropped for legal gender recognition 2
2:14 PM — Trans people in Denmark will no longer be forced to be sterilised in order to legally change their gender.
Poll: Majority of Americans oppose trans people using preferred bathroom 23
1:38 PM — A poll has found that 59% of Americans think that trans people should have to use the bathroom associated with their birth gender.
UK: Charity coalition calls for statuatory LGBT-inclusive sex education 6
12:56 PM — A coalition of charities and teachers' groups has called for LGBT-inclusive sex education lessons to be mandatory for all schools.
US: New York Assembly set to vote on ‘gay cure’ ban for minors 5
11:25 AM — The New York State Assembly is set to vote today on a proposed ban on therapy to 'cure' homosexuality in minors.
8th June 2014
US: Judge rules against ‘gay cure’ therapy group, could force them to pay damages 3
4:57 PM — A judge in New Jersey has ruled against a group which practised 'gay cure' conversion therapy, ruling that they could be liable to pay damages to people affected.
Hawaii: Sex education lessons to require ‘opt-in’ over fears of ‘normalising’ homosexuality 9
2:35 PM — The Hawaii Department of Education has confirmed that children will only be able to receive sex education lessons if their parents specifically opt in, over fears about homosexuality.
7th June 2014
Gay Republican group ‘stop fighting’ endorsement of ‘gay cure’ therapy in Texas platform 15
4:37 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has said it will stop fighting attempts to introduce an endorsement of 'gay cure' therapy in the Texas Republican platform.
5th June 2014
US: Washington Times claims taxpayers have to pay for ‘tranny grannies’ after Medicare changes 5
10:50 PM — The Washington Times is claiming taxpayers will have to pay for "tranny grannies", after Medicare ended a ban on gender confirmation therapy.
4th June 2014
Study aims to reduce self harm and suicide among LGBT young people 4
6:23 PM — Lancaster University is leading a £300,000 study which aims to reduce the rates of suicide and self-harm in LGBT young people.
Lord Fowler: Fight against HIV going backwards because of anti-gay laws 6
2:58 PM — Former Health Secretary Lord Fowler says the fight against HIV is “going backwards” because of anti-gay laws in many parts of the world.
2nd June 2014
Charity calls on LGBT drug and alcohol treatment to be improved 5
3:37 PM — A new report calling on drug and alcohol treatment services to be improved for the LGBT community has been published by the charity London Friend.
1st June 2014
US: Illinois same-sex families can now apply for joint health insurance cover 1
8:17 PM — The Illinois health insurance marketplace has announced it can now accept applications for family cover from same-sex spouses, following the rollout of same-sex marriage across the state.
Israel: Gay surrogacy bill gains cabinet approval
5:35 PM — Israel's surrogacy bill has gained the approval of the cabinet, overcoming a hurdle and becoming one step closer to law.