2nd June 2008
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.
Egypt accused of “indifference to justice and public health” as HIV convictions upheld
11:33 AM — A Cairo appeals court has upheld the sentences handed down to five men jailed as part of a 'crackdown' on men who are HIV positive or living with AIDS.
29th May 2008
Boys only run to raise funds for testicular cancer research
11:33 AM — 300 men have already signed up to get fit with their footballing heroes this weekend and raise money and awareness for male cancer research.
28th May 2008
Stonewall launches free phone service
10:16 PM — Advice and information and guidance on issues affecting lesbian and gay life, from civil partnerships and parenting to housing and health, is now available for free.
JoJo’s asylum decision delayed by medical evidence
4:38 PM — A gay Syrian claiming asylum in the UK has been told that he must wait for a case review hearing before he will receive a decision from an immigration tribunal on whether or not he can remain in the UK.
UNAIDS: HIV+ travel restrictions are not justified 1
3:51 PM — A United Nations body has said that travel restrictions on people who are HIV+ are discriminatory and have no public health justification.
27th May 2008
22% of American gays have no health insurance 1
11:29 AM — Nearly one in four gay and lesbian adults in the US lack health insurance and are nearly twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to have no health insurance coverage.
23rd May 2008
Polish Catholics fund treatment centre to ‘cure’ homosexuals 11
10:54 AM — The Roman Catholic Church has helped set up a rehabilitation centre in Poland that attempts to 'cure' homosexuality.
Russian Health Ministry ends ban on gay blood
1:56 AM — The Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development has repealed the ban on blood donations by homosexual people, it emerged last night.
22nd May 2008
European Parliament demands US reconsider HIV ban 5
12:42 PM — An amendment urging the European Commission to raise the issue of people with HIV being exempted from entry into the US visa waiver programme has been passed by MEPs.
21st May 2008
Handbook on transgender children released
12:46 PM — For parents and professionals alike, raising a transgender child can be confusing and challenging. A new book published in the US tackles the issues thousands of families face.
Praise for Ted Kennedy after brain tumour diagnosis
11:56 AM — Massachusetts Senator Edward 'Ted' Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour, according to a statement released by his doctors yesterday.
20th May 2008
Stonewall delighted at Commons vote for lesbian rights 2
8:34 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has welcomed the decision of the House of Commons to remove the requirement for doctors to consider the 'need for a father.'
MPs vote to abolish ‘need for a father’ 7
6:59 PM — The House of Commons has voted to remove the requirement for doctors to consider the need for a father when assessing women for ferility treatments.
Charity welcomes government action on older gay couples
2:04 PM — The government has said it will issue guidance to local authorities restricting them from splitting older couples who are married or in a civil partnership when placing them in care.
19th May 2008
Human-animal embryos approved by Commons 1
8:15 PM — The first of three clauses to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that Labour MPs have a free vote on has passed in the House of Commons. Former Equality Minister, Ruth Kelly voted against the government.
Tory battle over lesbian parenting and “need for a father” 5
12:53 PM — A significant number of Conservative MPs and some Labour members are set to back an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that will retain a controversial requirement.
16th May 2008
National AIDS Trust call on goverment to stop HIV discrimination 2
11:07 AM — This weekend The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is will be calling on the Government to change the law so that it properly protects people living with HIV from hate crime. The campaign will coincide with The International Day Against Homophobia which will take place this Saturday.