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.
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.
30th May 2014
London conference to discuss UK policy on gay men giving blood 12
7:03 PM — The UK’s policy on gay and bisexual men donating blood will be up for discussion next month at a conference in London.
13th May 2014
New Zealand: Gay blood ban to be lowered from 5 years to 12 months
10:53 PM — New Zealand's Blood Service has announced it is partially relaxing its ban on gay men giving blood.
11th April 2014
Jeremy Hunt ‘absolutely’ wants Northern Ireland to lift lifetime gay blood ban 1
1:25 PM — The Health Secretary "absolutely wanted" Northern Ireland to lift its lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood, his spokeswoman says.
8th April 2014
Jeremy Hunt: Lifting the lifetime gay blood ban is a matter for Northern Ireland 5
11:43 AM — Lifting Northern Ireland’s lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is a matter for the province, UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated.
7th April 2014
Alliance Party: Northern Ireland Health Minister is a disgrace for wasting public money on a homophobic blood ban 4
3:20 PM — Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has slammed Health Minister Edwin Poots for continuing his "crusade" against lifting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in the province.
Andy Burnham: Why is Jeremy Hunt supporting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland? 10
11:41 AM — Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has called on UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
24th January 2014
US: Obama has mentioned the word ‘gay’ more than any other president 4
4:16 PM — A report has found that Barack Obama has used the word 'gay' more times than any other US president in recent history.
3rd January 2014
UK Government refuses to repeal Northern Ireland gay blood ban 14
8:19 PM — The UK Government has lodged an appeal against a ruling requiring Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to decide if Northern Ireland should continue with its lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
15th November 2013
Tribunal rules Northern Ireland Health Minister’s blood ban advice can remain secret 13
12:53 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has won the right to withhold the legal reasons for enforcing a lifetime ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood in the province.