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.
AIDS conference to demand action not words over human rights
1:28 PM — The host country of an AIDS conference has been criticised for falling short on commitments made to address HIV-related human rights abuses.
15th July 2008
Insurance website claims gay men die younger than straights 1
2:17 PM — A leading insurance comparison website has caused a storm of debate by claiming gay men have a life expectancy 20 years shorter than heterosexual men.
AIDS charity wants schools to teach gay sex education 1
1:20 PM — The National AIDS Trust wants sex and relationships education in schools to deal with same sex relationships.
14th July 2008
INTERVIEW: Trust him, he’s a junior doctor 1
9:43 PM — A quote from the Mayor of London graces the back cover of Max Pemberton's book. "Painfully funny," it reads.
11th July 2008
New guidelines on HIV and life insurance published
4:16 PM — The Association of British Insurers has updated its consumer guide for gay men covering HIV and life insurance.
8th July 2008
COMMENT: Sex education leaves lesbians in the dark 1
11:16 AM — More voices are being added to the call for more and better Sex and Relationship Education. The Family Planning Association and Brook, two of the UK’s leading sexual health charities, recently called for SRE to be taught at a younger age.
7th July 2008
INTERVIEW: A heartbeat away from the Mayor of London
3:13 PM — Boris Johnson has quite a few deputies. However, only one of them is the statutory Deputy Mayor, the one mentioned in the legislation that created the post of Mayor of London.
4th July 2008
New service for HIV+ people will make them “experts in their own condition” 1
6:31 PM — Two of the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charities have joined forces to launch a new London health support service for people living with HIV.
Transgender man gives birth to baby girl 1
12:17 AM — Thomas Beatie, who was born a woman but after a combination of surgery and hormones lives as a man, has given birth to a girl at a hospital in Oregon. Mr Beatie's story was first featured on Oprah Winfrey's talk show in April.
2nd July 2008
Young men among groups most at risk from HIV infection 1
6:24 PM — A new report has identified the groups of gay men that are at highest risk of HIV transmission in the UK and are targets for HIV prevention work.
30th June 2008
Gay blood ban is lawful, says Finnish official 1
3:36 PM — The Finnish Red Cross policy of banning men who have sex with men from donating blood should not be considered unlawful.
Final fundraising for out of hours sexual health clinic
12:27 PM — Gay revellers will be asked to put their hand in their pocket to raise funds for the doctors, nurses and testing kits for the first year of the UK's only weekend and evening sexual health clinic at Pride London this Saturday.
27th June 2008
COMMENT: Genetic explanations of homosexuality are crude, simplistic and doomed to failure 4
3:44 PM — A few years ago, Dr James Watson, the Noble Prize winner who co-discovered DNA, reopened the controversy over the so-called gay gene when he defended a woman's right to abortion.