18th May 2015
Northern Ireland’s new Health Minister vows to be ‘guided by science’ on gay blood ban
7:01 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister has vowed to be "guided by science" on the gay blood ban - which his predecessors refused to lift with no evidence to support them.
13th May 2015
Gay US ambassador to Spain proudly gives blood 5
11:16 AM — Out gay ambassador James Costos shared a photo of himself donating blood in Madrid.
29th April 2015
Tory MEP: European court ‘missed an opportunity’ to end the blood ban 4
7:57 PM — A Conservative MEP has questioned a ruling by the European Court of Justice, after the court ruled it "may be justified" to ban men who have sex with men (MSM) from giving blood for life.
Top EU court: Bans on gay blood ‘may be justified’ 10
12:03 PM — A top European court has ruled that some countries refusing to allow gay or bisexual men to donate blood "may be justified".
14th April 2015
Green Party manifesto outlines commitments to LGBT rights 6
2:04 PM — The Green Party has outlined a number of equality measures in its manifesto - including pension equality for gay couples, mandatory sex and relationship eduction, and stronger legislation against hate crime.
20th February 2015
WATCH: Alan Cumming stars in campaign to ‘promote celibacy’ 1
2:26 PM — Alan Cumming stars in a new campaign to equalise blood donations, demanding that gay men be able to give blood without having to be celibate for a year.
21st January 2015
Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells backs gay blood ban 91
1:04 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister Jim Wells has said he supports the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood.
23rd December 2014
US: FDA recommends end to ban on gay men donating blood 3
8:59 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood "should end".
14th December 2014
US officials have ‘no plans’ to lift ban on gay men giving blood 12
2:56 PM — The Food and Drug Administration has "no plans" to further discuss the possibility of lifting the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
4th December 2014
US officials refuse to lift gay blood ban 49
10:44 AM — The US Food and Drug Administration will not lift the lifetime ban preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood.
18th November 2014
UKIP doctor blasts Tory MP Michael Fabricant’s equal blood campaign 24
11:47 AM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate, who works as a hospital doctor, has criticised Tory MP Michael Fabricant’s campaign to equalise blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men.
14th November 2014
US: Panel recommends ‘relaxation’ of gay blood ban
11:37 AM — A key advisory committee has agreed that regulations banning gay men from donating blood should be slightly relaxed.
4th November 2014
Iceland: Lawsuit challenges ban on gay men donating blood 4
1:13 PM — Describing the current policy as "a clear example of discrimination", a man in Iceland is set to sue in order to lift the ban on gay men donating blood.
22nd October 2014
Peter Tatchell: The gay blood ban is medically unjustified discrimination 7
4:21 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell writes on why the UK’s blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men need reforming.
21st October 2014
Tory MP will tomorrow urge Commons to drop gay blood ban 43
4:47 PM — A motion calling for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood will be tabled on Wednesday by Conservative MP Michael Fabricant.
14th October 2014
Italy: Gay couple told their blood had been ‘thrown away’ despite being regular donors 4
3:13 PM — A gay couple in Italy have alerted police after being turned away from blood donation clinic, saying nurses told them their blood had been "thrown away" in the past.
11th September 2014
Northern Ireland: Top judge blasts ministers over lifetime gay blood ban row 5
10:49 AM — Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers have clashed in a row over a court judgement about the province's lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
9th September 2014
Tory MP’s motion to end gay blood ban finds maximum co-sponsors 7
4:02 PM — A Private Member's Bill by Tory MP Michael Fabricant calling for an end to discrimination against men who have sex with men giving blood, has filled its list of co-sponsors.
22nd August 2014
California: LGBT group and Assembly Member join forces to fight gay blood ban 1
7:38 PM — The largest LGBT rights group in California has partnered with a state Assembly Member to attempt to fight the ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
14th August 2014
Tory MP: ‘Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights’ 62
2:17 PM — Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end and that it’s time for an equal policy.