27th October 2008
Scientist claims biological basis for transsexuality 5
5:02 PM — The largest ever genetic study of male to female transsexuals has found a significant genetic link between gender identity and a gene involved in testosterone action.
Texts are latest weapon in South Africa’s HIV battle
1:30 PM — A million text messages a day will be sent as part of a new scheme to encourage South Africans to be tested for HIV.
23rd October 2008
MPs approve equal access to fertility treatment
10:42 AM — New legislation that will provide equal access to fertility treatment for lesbians has been approved by the House of Commons.
22nd October 2008
ANALYSIS: New law will give lesbians equal access to fertility treatment
2:56 PM — The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is expected to pass for a third and final time in the Hosue of Commons today. It aims to make it easier for lesbian couples to access NHS fertilisation services.
Abortion off the agenda as MPs vote on fertility bill 3
2:47 PM — Amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that would have legalised abortion in Northern Ireland will not be discussed at the third reading in the Commons today.
Patient blackmailed GP over “gay” massage
1:40 PM — A fitness to practise panel of the General Medical Council has heard how a doctor was blackmailed for more than two years by a patient who claims he was sexually assaulted by him.
LGBT Alzheimer’s suport group recognised with special award 1
12:38 PM — The Alzheimer’s Society has honoured the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Support Group for their "outstanding contribution to people with dementia and their carers."
21st October 2008
Judge slams Indian government for calling homosexuality as a disease 4
6:40 PM — The government of India has been challenged in court for calling homosexuality a disease.
20th October 2008
Catholic former minister Ruth Kelly “will vote against” Embryology Bill 6
3:24 PM — A leading Roman Catholic politician who resigned from the government last month will vote against a bill that grants lesbians equal access to fertility treatment, it has been reported.
Abortion dominates debate as lesbian fertility rights come before Commons
2:58 PM — The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is back before MPs this week. If it passes the Commons without amendments on Wednesday it will become law.
Experts predict sharp rise in HIV infections among Hong Kong gays
1:41 PM — One third of men who have sex with men could be infected with HIV unless prevention measures work, according to experts in Hong Kong.
18th October 2008
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The Deep South 22
12:10 PM — "I'd rather be curled up in a snowy cabin with a hot whisky or, quite frankly, a Horlicks than I would spend half an hour in this rotting place." Stephen Fry exclaims after visiting the USA's southern states in his six part BBC series.
17th October 2008
Dutch court hears evidence from victims of ‘HIV gang’
2:18 PM — The trial of three men accused of deliberately injecting others with HIV-infected blood has heard testimony from some of their alleged victims.
15th October 2008
GMFA launches ‘Know your HIV status’ campaign
5:39 PM — Gay men's health charity GMFA have launched a new campaign highlighting the benefits of knowing you HIV status following new figures released by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).
Four in ten gay HIV+ men are undiagnosed, say experts
1:58 PM — The British HIV Association (BHIVA) Conference last week head that almost half gay men in the UK with HIV are unaware of their condition.
13th October 2008
Three men stand trial accused of deliberate HIV infection
4:09 PM — Three gay men go on trial today in Holland charged with picking up more than a dozen men on the Internet, drugging them and injecting them with HIV positive blood.
10th October 2008
Children of lesbians ‘at risk’ due to prolific sperm donors 2
12:12 AM — A health official in South Australia has warned that the state's rules on sperm donation could put the children of some lesbians at risk.
9th October 2008
MPs and peers celebrate National AIDS Trust’s 21st birthday
6:14 PM — Lord Fowler was among the guests at a Houses of Parliament reception for the National AIDS Trust yesterday.
8th October 2008
Circumcision not “significant” in HIV rates among men who have gay sex
2:16 PM — Circumcised men who have sex with men do not have significantly lower rates of HIV transmission, a US Centres for Disease Control report has concluded.
7th October 2008
Health minister took Mandelson to hospital after emergency call to Downing St 3
2:57 PM — Business Secretary Peter Mandelson called the Prime Minister's office to seek help after he fell ill on Sunday night, it has emerged.