8th April 2014
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.
Study: HIV positive men at increased risk of heart attacks 7
11:21 AM — Men living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease, new research in the US has found.
1st April 2014
MPs demand Health Minister tightens up safeguards against gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
6:52 PM — A cross-party group of 15 MPs have sent a joint letter to Health Minister Norman Lamb calling on him to do more to address the problem of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
Protestant South Korean sex reassignment surgeon: ‘I’ve decided to defy God’s will’ 4
2:54 PM — A leading sex reassignment surgeon in South Korea has spoken about his experiences helping transgender people as a devout Protestant, saying he has made it his mission to correct what he calls "God's mistakes."
Comment: Chemsex is causing a disproportionate amount of harm for gay men 10
11:46 AM — The Chief Executive of London Friend, Monty Moncrieff, gives his response to a recent study on drug use in the gay community and says chemsex could be contributing to a rise in HIV infection rates.
31st March 2014
US: Dead man allegedly rejected as tissue donor ‘because he was gay’ 2
4:57 PM — A Pittsburgh man who died earlier this month was allegedly deemed not suitable as a tissue donor because he was gay, it has been alleged.
Comment: Let’s talk about gay sex and drugs 1
3:17 PM — Ahead of tonight’s gay sex and drugs discussion at London’s Manbar, journalist Patrick Cash writes on why gay men should feel able to talk about drug use.