16th June 2008
Homosexuals found to have ‘different brain structure’ in new study 8
12:38 PM — Scientists have recently found that the brains of homosexuals have structural and functional differences from those of their straight counterparts.
Terrence Higgins Trust urge Pride revellers to ‘Get it on’
11:30 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be distributing 50,000 condom packs to revellers at this year's London Pride event, due to be held on Saturday 5th July.
13th June 2008
Google removes HIV “cure” ad after complaints
10:29 PM — Internet company Google has said that adverts supplied by its AdSense service to websites across the country should not include ones that claim to "cure" HIV.
New York turns to online video to promote safer sex 1
10:58 AM — As HIV infections continue to rise in some sectors of New York's gay community, NYU and Public Health Solutions this week debuted an innovative new tool.
12th June 2008
Drop charges against the Uganda Three, demands human rights group
5:14 PM — Three gay rights activists arrested after demonstrating at an international conference in Uganda should not be charged, say Human Rights Watch.
Homosexuals can change claims Iris’s “lovely” psychiatrist 5
1:03 PM — A psychiatrist in Northern Ireland has defended his practice of treating men for unwanted same-sex attraction.
Norway’s gay marriage law also grants new parental rights 2
12:18 PM — New legislation on same-sex marriage approved by the Norwegian parliament yesterday also extends parenting rights for gay and lesbian couples.
11th June 2008
Global community long way from meeting HIV targets says UN chief
4:25 PM — The United Nations Secretary General has warned the number of people being diagnosed with HIV is outpacing those who are currently receiving treatment for the disease.
Red Ribbon Award 2008 winners announced
1:27 PM — The United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS have announced the 25 winners of the Red Ribbon Award 2008.
10th June 2008
Free 15 minute HIV tests available in Soho
11:43 AM — A walk in clinic in the heart of London's gay village is encouraging gay and bi men to take advantage of their free, rapid HIV testing.
US company helps HIV+ men become fathers
11:09 AM — Men living with HIV are finding new hope of creating biological families with their own sperm through a new programme created by the California-based Growing Generations.
9th June 2008
UNAIDS expresses concern over Uganda arrests
1:39 PM — A senior official of the UN organisation tasked with fighting the AIDS epidemic has said he is looking forward to the "safe and imminent release" of three gay rights activists.
7th June 2008
Interview: THT’s policy chief on gay blood, drugs and controversial campaigns 7
8:14 PM — Sexual health charities are one of the most complained about groups working within the gay community. While they broadly command the support of the pink press, there is consistent criticism of their ad campaigns.
5th June 2008
Homophobic governments block gays from UN AIDS conference
4:59 PM — Lesbian and gay and sexual health groups from Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Egypt have been excluded from a major international conference on HIV/AIDS organised by the United Nations General Assembly.
4th June 2008
Gay campaigners storm AIDS conference in Uganda
6:33 PM — Three people have been arrested after they forced their way into an international conference about HIV/AIDS prevention in Ugnada organised by the UN.
2nd June 2008
UK commits £6bn to global AIDS fight
6:04 PM — The government has announced details of a seven-year strategy to tackle the spread of HIV and AIDS. The International Development Secretary said the UK would be at the forefront of prevention, treatment and support provision.
THT defends its support for ban on gay blood donations 3
5:33 PM — The head of policy at Terrence Higgins Trust has defended the charity’s support for the National Blood Service’s policy of refusing donations from gay men.
Met advisory group reports on drugs and the LGBT community 1
2:40 PM — Drug and alcohol abuse is more prevalent among gay men than the rest of the population, according to a report from the Metropolitan Police Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Group.
Gays excluded from HIV work in Uganda 1
1:41 PM — The head of Uganda's AIDS commission has claimed that gay people are driving up the number of infections in the country, but said they would not be targeted with prevention work.
30th May 2008
New STI campaign tells gays to get tested and get back out there 1
1:50 PM — Sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has re-launched a provocative campaign to try to increase awareness among gay men of sexually transmitted infections.