20th June 2008
Tory claims “sex change” surgery is a choice 5
5:49 PM — A Conservative MP has claimed that gender reassignment is a "matter of choice." Mark Pritchard, who represents The Wrekin, expressed his view during Business Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.
EU raises HIV ban with US homeland security chief 2
2:28 PM — The European Commissioner for Justice has raised the issue of people with HIV being banned from entry into the US visa waiver programme with Michael Chertoff, US Secretary of Homeland Security.
Report highlights Scotland’s “invisible” gay youth 1
1:58 PM — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth in Scotland are neglected due to a lack of knowledge among professionals, a report claims.
Ukrainian gay groups form union 2
11:07 AM — Three leading gay and lesbian organisations in the Ukraine have formed the Union of Gay Organisations of Ukraine (UGOU).
18th June 2008
Groundbreaking survey accuses NHS of failing lesbian and bisexual women 2
12:47 PM — The NHS has failed to provide adequate care and information for the lesbian and bisexual female community, a recent survey shows.
New series exposes the level of drug use in London clubs
11:17 AM — A New TV series called 'Wasted', which is due to air on Current TV next week, will expose the ways in which drugs and alcohol are used and abused by young people today.
17th June 2008
UNAIDS summit calls for end of travel restrictions for HIV+ people
2:10 PM — UN chief Ban Ki Moon has called for an end to discrimination against people with AIDS, including travel restrictions imposed on them by some countries.
Survey reveals that 41% of HIV infected men are unaware of status
1:05 PM — A recent survey has revealed that HIV positive men who are aware of their diagnosis are more likely to have unprotected sex then men who are unaware of their status.
16th June 2008
Homosexuals found to have ‘different brain structure’ in new study 8
12:38 PM — Scientists have recently found that the brains of homosexuals have structural and functional differences from those of their straight counterparts.
Terrence Higgins Trust urge Pride revellers to ‘Get it on’
11:30 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be distributing 50,000 condom packs to revellers at this year's London Pride event, due to be held on Saturday 5th July.
13th June 2008
Google removes HIV “cure” ad after complaints
10:29 PM — Internet company Google has said that adverts supplied by its AdSense service to websites across the country should not include ones that claim to "cure" HIV.
New York turns to online video to promote safer sex 1
10:58 AM — As HIV infections continue to rise in some sectors of New York's gay community, NYU and Public Health Solutions this week debuted an innovative new tool.
12th June 2008
Drop charges against the Uganda Three, demands human rights group
5:14 PM — Three gay rights activists arrested after demonstrating at an international conference in Uganda should not be charged, say Human Rights Watch.
Homosexuals can change claims Iris’s “lovely” psychiatrist 5
1:03 PM — A psychiatrist in Northern Ireland has defended his practice of treating men for unwanted same-sex attraction.
Norway’s gay marriage law also grants new parental rights 2
12:18 PM — New legislation on same-sex marriage approved by the Norwegian parliament yesterday also extends parenting rights for gay and lesbian couples.
11th June 2008
Global community long way from meeting HIV targets says UN chief
4:25 PM — The United Nations Secretary General has warned the number of people being diagnosed with HIV is outpacing those who are currently receiving treatment for the disease.
Red Ribbon Award 2008 winners announced
1:27 PM — The United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS have announced the 25 winners of the Red Ribbon Award 2008.
10th June 2008
Free 15 minute HIV tests available in Soho
11:43 AM — A walk in clinic in the heart of London's gay village is encouraging gay and bi men to take advantage of their free, rapid HIV testing.
US company helps HIV+ men become fathers
11:09 AM — Men living with HIV are finding new hope of creating biological families with their own sperm through a new programme created by the California-based Growing Generations.
9th June 2008
UNAIDS expresses concern over Uganda arrests
1:39 PM — A senior official of the UN organisation tasked with fighting the AIDS epidemic has said he is looking forward to the "safe and imminent release" of three gay rights activists.