3rd July 2014
US: Louisiana treasurer says ‘sex changes’ are unaffordable under social health care 1
6:06 PM — Citing an announcement in May by President Obama that gender reassignment surgery would be covered by social health care scheme Medicaid, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has called for the scheme to be "fixed".
World Health Organization told to declassify sexual orientation as basis of mental disorders 3
3:40 PM — A working group for the World Health Organization (WHO) has published recommendations to remove categories for mental health disorders based on sexual orientation from an upcoming revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
2nd July 2014
US: Researcher pleads not guilty in HIV vaccine fraud case
10:55 PM — Dong-Pyou Han, a former Iowa State University scientist, pleaded not guilty Tuesday regarding charges that he falsified research for an HIV vaccine to secure large amounts of federal funding.
Philippines: Nearly 20,000 new cases of HIV since 1984 1
3:14 PM — 495 new cases of HIV/AIDS were reported in the Philippines in May, bumping this year's new cases up to 2,320.
1st July 2014
Public Health England: ‘Gay men disproportionately affected by ill-health’ 12
11:04 AM — Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health, mental health challenges and the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, Public Health England says.
30th June 2014
US: Massachusetts to cover transgender medical care in state health plan
5:57 PM — Massachusetts has become the third state to cover all trans-related medical care in its government health plan.
US: Study shows men at risk of HIV infection may misjudge their vulnerability 1
12:11 PM — A survey conducted in the US shows many men who have sex with men may not be aware of their risk of HIV infection.
Istanbul: Study on human rights violations against LGBT Iranians discussed at Pride
12:09 PM — Iranian LGBT activists at Istanbul’s 9th annual Gay Pride celebration unveiled a study conducted on human rights violations against lesbian, gay and transgender people of Iran.
29th June 2014
US: New York Governor announces new HIV task force 2
5:55 PM — The Governor of New York has announced the creation of a new HIV task force, aiming to wipe out HIV in the state entirely.
27th June 2014
Norway’s health minister promises to improve gender recognition laws
6:10 PM — Norway’s Minister for Health, Bent Høie, has promised to improve transgender rights by pushing through laws improving the country’s outdated system of gender recognition.
Telegraph boss Lord Black calls on Government to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 28
12:52 PM — The Executive Director of Telegraph Media Group, Lord Black, has called on the Government to ban the widely condemned practice of gay conversion therapy.
26th June 2014
America to mark national HIV Testing Day
5:04 PM — National HIV Testing Day is taking place in the United States on Friday.
Public Health Wales: Rise in syphilis could be linked to dating apps 2
3:34 PM — An increase in cases of syphilis across Wales could be linked to the use of dating websites and mobile phone apps for sex, says Public Health Wales.
24th June 2014
Gay sauna defends safety policy at tribunal after drug deaths
4:39 PM — The owner of a gay sauna in south London has told a coroner that its drug searches have become “more aggressive” following several fatal overdoses.
US: Campaign launched to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy ‘in the next five years’ 10
2:33 PM — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has today launched a campaign aiming to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy in the US within "the next five years".
23rd June 2014
Study: Bisexual men ‘most at risk’ from sexually transmitted infections 4
6:25 PM — Bisexual men are "disproportionately affected" by sexually transmitted infections, according to new research.
20th June 2014
Canada: Vancouver School Board endorses gender-neutral pronouns 2
2:50 PM — The Vancouver School Board has directed teachers to use gender-neutral pronouns for students who do not wish to identify as male or female.
19th June 2014
Green MP Caroline Lucas: The government must end the ‘draconian’ rules on gay men giving blood 5
5:26 PM — Caroline Lucas says she's disappointed at the government for rejecting calls to end the ban against gay men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
18th June 2014
US: Texas denies same-sex couple parental rights to twin sons 13
1:21 PM — A Texas gay couple have been denied parental rights to their newborn twin sons, despite biologically fathering one each.
17th June 2014
UK Government rules out easing restrictions on gay men giving blood 30
5:10 PM — The Department of Health has rejected calls by the Green Party to end the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.