26th November 2013
TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen pledges support for National HIV Testing Week 7
1:15 PM — TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen, Erasure singer Andy Bell and Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou are all pledging their support for this year’s National HIV Testing Week.
Brighton MP Caroline Lucas to unveil world’s largest AIDS awareness ribbon 1
12:39 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be marking World AIDS Day this Sunday at an event where the world’s largest AIDS awareness ribbon will be unveiled.
Hong Kong: Gay men still highest at risk in ‘record-breaking’ HIV figures
11:29 AM — Hong Kong has released new figures showing a "record-breaking" number of HIV infections, with gay men still highest at risk of contracting the disease this past year.
Survey: Men are less likely to have same-sex experiences than women 39
11:14 AM — Research published in the Lancet shows four times as many women now report same-sex experiences with other women compared to 20 years ago. While the percentage of men who report a same-sex experience has remain almost unchanged.
25th November 2013
56 Dean Street launches weekly sexual health walk in screening and vaccination service at ManBar
5:06 PM — London's 56 Dean Street will this evening launch an outreach service at ManBar, in order to test for HIV, hepatitis C, and a range of STIs.
UK: New campaign launched against domestic violence for gay, bi and straight men 5
3:10 PM — Campaigners in Swindon are raising awareness of domestic abuse against men in same-sex and heterosexual relationships.
22nd November 2013
Video: G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph films 1 minute HIV test for World Aids Day 8
6:46 PM — Owner of G-A-Y group Jeremy Joseph has recorded a video to raise awareness of how quick and easy it can be to have an HIV test.
Gay former soldier helps launch National HIV Testing Week for Terrence Higgins Trust 7
1:39 PM — James Wharton, a former Lance Corporal with the Blues and Royals, has taken a rapid HIV test to encourage more gay men to test for the virus during this year’s National HIV Testing Week.
Peter Tatchell: ‘An age of consent of 14 might be more realistic and reasonable than 16′ 48
12:13 PM — Responding to comments made by the president of the Faculty of Public Health, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell agrees that the UK should look at lowering the age of consent.
Stockholm gets its first LGBT retirement home 4
11:12 AM — Sweden has opened its first senior housing facility for LGBT people in central Stockholm.
21st November 2013
Comment: The government is wrong not to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 22
3:22 PM — Labour MP Sandra Osborne has criticised Health Minister Norman Lamb for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to prevent them from being able to provide gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
National AIDS Trust: GPs are failing to test gay men for HIV 15
1:47 PM — The National AIDS Trust has warned that too many doctors are failing to offer HIV tests for gay and bisexual men.
HIV infections among gay men in England at highest ever level 31
11:19 AM — New figures released today by Public Health England show HIV infections among gay and bisexual men at a record high.
20th November 2013
UK Government rules out banning therapists from providing gay ‘cures’ on cost grounds 18
6:28 PM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has told MPs that gay-to-straight conversion therapy is “utterly abhorrent” but that the government remains opposed to the statutory regulation of psychotherapists on the grounds of cost.
Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-gay laws are costing lives in Burma
4:32 PM — Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Burma to decriminalise homosexuality, with the United Nations warning anti-gay laws are hampering efforts to fight HIV among gay men in the country
19th November 2013
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation sets up working group on extending HPV vaccine to gay men 14
1:54 PM — The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has agreed to set up a working group on possibly offering HPV vaccinations to adolescent boys and gay and bisexual men.
18th November 2013
Comment: Young people tell us the age of consent should stay at 16 8
5:44 PM — Responding to comments made by the president of the Faculty of Public Health, Simon Blake, the CEO of Brook, says most youngsters believe the age of consent should not be lowered.
Comment: The legacy of Section 28, ten years on 20
11:42 AM — Writing on the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, says the law meant he was unable to receive basic advice about same-sex relationships at school.
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Removing Section 28 was one of Labour’s most important acts’ 16
11:06 AM — It's ten years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, shares her thoughts on what the policy symbolised for the LGBT community in an exclusive article for PinkNews.co.uk.
17th November 2013
Downing Street rejects calls to lower the age of consent to 15 24
1:38 PM — Downing Street and Nick Clegg have both rejected a call by a public health official to consider lowering the age of consent to 15 so that teenagers can have better access to sexual health advice and protections.