11th December 2014
Gay rights champion Desmond Tutu cancels travel plans amid battle with cancer 10
11:30 AM — A long-time supporter of gay rights Archbishop Desmond Tutu has cancelled travel plans as he battles prostate cancer.
13th November 2014
Tory Vice Chair ‘delighted’ by committee recommendation on HPV vaccine for gay and bisexual men 3
10:59 AM — A committee recommendation for the HPV vaccine to be extended to men who have sex with men has been welcomed by Conservative Party Vice Chair Mike Freer.
12th November 2014
UK: Committee recommends HPV vaccine for gay and bisexual men 12
3:02 PM — Men who have sex with men should be vaccinated against the HPV virus to protect them against several types of cancer, a committee of experts has declared.
7th October 2014
Morrissey announces he has received treatment for cancer 2
3:54 PM — Morrissey has revealed that he has been receiving treatment for cancer, but that he was not scared to die.
9th September 2014
MPs and peers urge for HPV vaccine to be extended to boys 11
10:59 AM — MPs and peers have released a joint statement calling for the HPV vaccine to be extended to boys.
30th July 2014
Academic: Extend HPV vaccine to boys and gay men to help reduce cancer risk 18
4:51 PM — Boys should be vaccinated against the HPV virus as well as girls to protect them against several types of cancer, several leading clinicians say.
19th July 2014
Study: HIV death rates have halved in a decade 5
12:41 PM — According to a study, HIV-positive people are half as likely to die than they were a decade ago, and are less likely to die from AIDS-related causes.
30th April 2014
Australian gay former news anchor dies of pancreatic cancer
6:10 PM — One of Australia’s most recognisable news broadcasters has died just months after coming out as gay.
20th January 2014
MP Eric Ollerenshaw: I was with my partner for 35 years before pancreatic cancer took him in six weeks 7
6:57 PM — Conservative Party MP Eric Ollerenshaw has reflected on his 35-year relationship with his partner which was cut short just six weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
16th December 2013
University of Auckland creates first gay men’s sexual health group 3
7:32 PM — The University of Auckland's social and community health department has established a Gay Men's Sexual Health Research Group (GMSH) to focus on STI prevention among gay man.
19th November 2013
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation sets up working group on extending HPV vaccine to gay men 14
1:54 PM — The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has agreed to set up a working group on possibly offering HPV vaccinations to adolescent boys and gay and bisexual men.
22nd October 2013
Ireland: Gay senator cuts off 40-year-old beard for charity 4
3:26 PM — Irish Senator David Norris shaved his beard - and his head - for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
19th September 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: Hopefully the JCVI will recommend extending the HPV vaccine to gay men 6
7:32 PM — The decision of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to collate evidence on the merits of extending the HPV vaccine to young gay men has been welcomed by Conservative MP Mike Freer.
22nd July 2013
Study: HPV virus linked to third of throat cancer cases 16
11:03 AM — With the government being urged to extend the HPV vaccination programme to young gay men, a new study shows one third of people diagnosed with throat cancer are infected with a form of the HPV virus.
16th July 2013
Study: Young gay men need HPV vaccine as they are 15 times more likely to develop genital cancer 14
12:53 PM — There’s growing calls for the HPV vaccine to be extended to young gay men, because they have an increased risk of developing cancer, new research has shown.
3rd July 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust: Latest bone marrow transplant development ‘by no means a workable’ HIV cure 5
3:07 PM — Two cancer patients have been taken off their HIV medication after bone marrow transplants seemed to clear the virus from their bodies, but campaigners say it is “by no means a workable cure.”
UK: Health minister to pursue ‘as a matter of urgency’ extending HPV vaccine for boys and gay men 8
1:14 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has secured a concession from the Public Health Minister Anna Soubry that it is unfair that the vaccination programme against the Human Papillomavirus is not currently available for teenage boys.
26th June 2013
Ireland: Gay Senator David Norris reveals he has cancer 1
5:58 PM — Independent Senator David Norris who unsuccessfully stood for Ireland’s presidency in 2011 says he is undergoing treatment for cancer.
7th May 2013
US: Illinois GOP Chairman resigns after supporting equal marriage
2:53 PM — The Chairman of the US Republican Party in Illinois has resigned, following persistent calls for him to step down over his support for equal marriage, but has denied that is the reason for his resignation.
20th February 2013
US: Hepatitis C in HIV positive gay men at an all-time high 6
4:54 PM — Researchers at the Fenway Institute in Boston have discovered hepatitis C among HIV positive gay men in the US is at an all-time high.