21st October 2013
Ultimate Fighting Championship teams up with HIV awareness charity
7:59 PM — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Souther Nevada (The Center), have teamed up to raise awareness of HIV for people under 30.
Doctor says NI Health Minister listening to the ‘wrong people’ on blood policy 12
5:59 PM — A top doctor believes Edwin Poots has been listening to the "wrong people" over his support of a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
Australia: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 9
10:56 AM — New figures show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year in Australia.
17th October 2013
US: New IVF procedure helps lesbian couples become parents 1
2:48 PM — An increasing amount of female same-sex couples are undergoing a new IVF procedure which allows both women to share the biological role when having a child.
Chinese paper criticises proposed ban on HIV positive people using saunas
2:42 PM — China’s Global Times has urged officials in the country to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
16th October 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust launches first ever Supper Club at Home sponsored by PinkNews
4:34 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust has launched its first ever Supper Club At Home fundraising campaign sponsored by PinkNews.
Lesbian and Gay Foundation receives award for gonorrhoea poster
3:44 PM — Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) has been honoured for its sexual health advocacy work.
London HIV charity runs fundraising Christmas cookery classes
2:30 PM — London HIV charity The Food Chain is running corporate Christmas cookery classes to raise money for people living with HIV in the capital.
Hillary Clinton: ‘We still have so far to go when it comes to helping those affected by HIV’
11:50 AM — Collecting an award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation Hillary Clinton says "we still have so far to go" when it comes to helping those affected by HIV.
15th October 2013
National AIDS Trust says Northern Ireland should match rest of UK on blood donation rules 2
4:39 PM — The National AIDS Trust has urged Northern Ireland’s government to accept Belfast High Court’s ruling against maintaining a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
Northern Ireland First Minister suggests fight to keep gay blood ban not over 3
4:09 PM — Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said last week’s decision to rule against the province’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men could be appealed.
Calls to drop Scotland’s gay blood donation ban gather political momentum 3
1:27 PM — Calls by a Scottish National Party MSP to ease restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men donating blood in Scotland have gained cross-party support.
14th October 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister concedes gay blood ban ‘matter for Jeremy Hunt’ 4
4:55 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has signalled that his crusade to maintain the province’s lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is at an end.
UN tells China: Don’t ban HIV positive people from accessing saunas and bathhouses 2
12:42 PM — The United Nations’ HIV agency has urged China to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
11th October 2013
Gulf countries propose ‘mandatory examination to determine gender’ for migrant workers 13
5:28 PM — The Health Ministry of Kuwait has proposed that genetic tests for immigrant workers in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, be tightened to prevent transgender migrants from entering the job market there.
Get set for the National AIDS Trust’s Wig Party 2013
5:26 PM — The National AIDS Trust has announced details of this month's annual Wig Party in central London on Sunday 27 October - and it's receiving the support of TV star Graham Norton.
Northern Ireland: Judge rules Health Minister displayed prejudice in supporting gay blood ban 15
3:06 PM — A court has found that Northern Ireland's Health Minister Edwin Poots breached the ministerial code in continuing the ban on gay men donating blood.
NOW: Anti-gay US televangelist says low carb diets ‘violate the principles of God’ 36
2:03 PM — Adamantly anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson took to the 700 Club programme on his Christian Broadcast Network, this week to say that he thinks low carb diets, such as the Atkins Diet, go against the teachings of God.
10th October 2013
Cornwall: Doctor took his own life after learning he was HIV positive 20
2:53 PM — An inquest has heard that an “exceptional” hospital doctor took his own life after learning that he was HIV positive.
Comment: As someone who is HIV positive, here’s what Mental Health Awareness Day means to me 11
2:51 PM — Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, an online magazine for people living with HIV in the UK, writes on why Mental Health Awareness Day is important to him.