14th August 2013
South London: Gay men to be offered free HIV home sampling kits when returning home from clubs 41
11:39 AM — Gay and bisexual men heading home from a night out in south London are for the first time to be offered free home sampling kits to find out their HIV status.
12th August 2013
UK: Sexual health charities welcome legalisation of HIV self-testing kits 9
3:24 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust and the National AIDS Trust have both welcomed the Department of Health’s announcement that the sale of HIV self-testing kits is to be made legal.
9th August 2013
US: Californian doctor diagnoses gay patient with ‘chronic homosexual disease’ 46
12:10 PM — A doctor in California has diagnosed a gay man with chronic "homosexual behaviour" after a routine medical examination, which she later defended was still medically classified as a "disease".
8th August 2013
Marguerite McLaughlin steps down as Metro charity chief executive 5
5:40 PM — The chief executive of the Metro Centre, the south-east London-based HIV prevention and sexual health charity Marguerite McLaughlin BEM, has stepped down.
7th August 2013
Gay celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi announces birth of his first son 21
1:31 AM — Openly gay celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi has announced the birth of his first son using a Californian surrogacy service.
6th August 2013
Australian activists criticise draft sex education curriculum for failing to mention anti-gay bullying and HIV 5
4:01 PM — A draft national curriculum which fails to include information on challenging homophobic bullying and sexually transmitted infections has been criticised by campaigners in Australia.
France: Woman posts ad offering breastfeeding service to babies of gay couples 5
3:05 PM — A woman has posted a classifieds ad on a French website offering to breastfeed babies of gay couples for 100 euros (£86) a day.
US: Over 80 lawmakers call on Obama administration to end gay blood donation ban 8
1:07 AM — More than 80 US congressional members on Monday called on the Obama administration to end the ban on gay men being allowed to give blood, calling it outdated.
5th August 2013
US Senator Elizabeth Warren: I learnt about the gay blood ban through the Boston bombing 4
3:03 PM — US Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has urged for America to allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood and says she only learnt of the ban in the aftermath of this year's Boston bombing.
2nd August 2013
Feature: Get on your bike for the London to Brighton Cycle in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust 8
5:39 PM — Fancy a challenge this autumn? Get on your bike and sign up for the London to Brighton Cycle in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust.
31st July 2013
US: ‘Ex-gay’ group claims ‘gay cure’ therapy awareness could have prevented AIDS epidemic 27
11:21 PM — Advocates of the controversial practice of ‘ex-gay’ therapy have claimed that it could have saved gay men from the AIDS epidemic, if more gay men had undergone the therapy.
Gay US soldiers demoted for use of Craigslist 23
7:11 PM — Soldiers in the US army posted in Afghanistan have been using the website Craigslist for casual hookups on base, but some have been heavily disciplined, demoted and fined, a report has revealed.
USA Today publishes op-ed defending ex-gay therapy and claiming ‘hundreds of ex-gay patients were succesful’ 23
6:49 PM — USA Today has posted an op-ed by a staunch defender of 'ex-gay' therapy who defends institutions which continue to offer the service, despite a consensus among medical professionals that it can be harmful, and various lawsuits challenging the legality of offering such services.
29th July 2013
London: Attitude Editor Matthew Todd to chair Southbank debate on LGBT drug use 25
4:32 PM — The editor of Attitude magazine Matthew Todd will chair a debate about drug use in the LGBT community at London’s Southbank Centre next month.
28th July 2013
US: Kansas sperm donor asks judge for ruling in his favour without trial 6
8:59 PM — A Kansas man who was previously ordered to pay child support for a child born through sperm he donated to a lesbian couple, has asked for the judge in his case to make a ruling in his favour without a trial.
25th July 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust: HIV prevention work in London needs to focus more on the link between drugs and sex 27
1:22 PM — Commenting on today's HIV research in The Lancet, Terrence Higgins Trust has urged "for a greater focus" in London on helping gay men who are encountering difficulties with drugs and safer sex.
Department of Health ‘concerned’ by rising HIV stats for gay and bisexual men in London 56
11:04 AM — The Department of Health says there is "anecdotal evidence from drug and alcohol clinics in London that recreational or club drug use amongst gay men" could be linked to rising HIV infection rates.
22nd July 2013
Study: HPV virus linked to third of throat cancer cases 16
11:03 AM — With the government being urged to extend the HPV vaccination programme to young gay men, a new study shows one third of people diagnosed with throat cancer are infected with a form of the HPV virus.
20th July 2013
Study finds that children of gay parents are generally happier than those with straight parents 48
7:05 PM — A study has found that children growing up with gay parents are on average happier than those raised by straight parents.
19th July 2013
French Government study recommends lifting of blanket gay blood ban 8
12:10 PM — The ban on the donation of blood by men who have sex with men in France should be lifted, according to a new government study.