14th March 2015
World’s first successful penis transplant completed after ‘botched circumcision’ 36
3:02 PM — Doctors in South Africa have carried out the world's first successful penis transplant.
27th February 2015
General Medical Council drops case against transgender doctor 7
8:14 PM — A doctor who provided specialist healthcare for trans people has been cleared of wrongdoing by the General Medical Council.
19th February 2015
Doctor refuses to treat 4-month-old baby because she has lesbian parents 136
6:23 PM — A doctor has refused to treat a 4-month-old child, saying her religion had prevented her from being able to, because the parents are gay.
13th December 2014
Fiancé pays tribute to gay doctor who killed himself after mother told him to seek ‘cure’ 4
12:25 PM — The partner of a man who took his own life this year after coming out to his mother has set up a foundation in his honour.
5th December 2014
London GP killed himself after mother told him to ‘cure’ his homosexuality 83
12:24 PM — A London doctor killed himself after his mother pushed him to 'cure' his homosexuality, an inquest has heard.
26th August 2014
US: Study shows health insurance disparities faced by LGBT community
6:20 PM — A newly released study shows US LGBT adults are more likely to lack health insurance coverage than their non-LGBT counterparts.
13th August 2014
US: Man suing doctor after being diagnosed with ‘chronic homosexuality’ 25
7:09 PM — A man is suing a doctor, after he was diagnosed with the "chronic condition" of homosexuality in a routine physical.
26th February 2014
Russia: Man jailed for manslaughter for stabbing doctor who proposed gay sex 4
3:55 PM — A man in Russia has been jailed for nine years after killing a doctor who proposed that they have "homosexual relations".
12th February 2014
US: Idaho politician suggests protections for religious doctors who refuse to help gays 21
7:54 PM — A Republican in the US state of Idaho has proposed a bill which would protect professionals from being forced to render aid to a gay or lesbian person.
10th October 2013
Cornwall: Doctor took his own life after learning he was HIV positive 20
2:53 PM — An inquest has heard that an “exceptional” hospital doctor took his own life after learning that he was HIV positive.
15th August 2013
Ban on HIV positive health care staff to be lifted 9
10:47 AM — The ban preventing HIV positive surgeons, dentists and other health care staff from performing certain medical procedures is to be scrapped.
9th August 2013
US: Californian doctor diagnoses gay patient with ‘chronic homosexual disease’ 47
12:10 PM — A doctor in California has diagnosed a gay man with chronic "homosexual behaviour" after a routine medical examination, which she later defended was still medically classified as a "disease".
13th May 2013
Ireland: New LGBT advice guide launched for GPs 1
6:22 PM — The Irish College of General Practitioners has launched a new LGBT guide for GPs.
31st January 2013
Committee debates gay ‘cure’ therapy before inquiry into doctor advocating it 36
1:09 AM — A heated debate on therapy attempting to "cure" people of same-sex attraction took place in a committee room at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.
7th January 2013
UK: Transgender doctor under investigation by the General Medical Council 18
5:58 PM — Britain's first post-operative transgender doctor is under investigation following complaints that he provided inappropriate treatment to patients wishing to change gender.
3rd January 2013
Dr Christian Jessen reveals torment of online bullying and false sex claims 8
10:58 AM — Doctor Christian Jessen, the gay presenter of Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies series, has spoken of his anger at Twitter trolls who are trying to damage his reputation.
2nd October 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s parents thought he was gay and tried to ‘cure’ him 15
12:48 AM — Film star-turned-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken out saying that his parents thought he was gay when he was a teenager, and that they took him to a doctor in order to try to "cure" him.
31st March 2011
US report calls for study of LGBT health issues 4
5:40 PM — A major US report says that the unique health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people should be identified. The Institute of Medicine report says that government-funded health studies should routinely ask people their sexual orientation and gender identity, just as they already ask about race and ethnicity.
3rd December 2010
Gay military ban ‘helps spread diseases’ 14
5:43 PM — The ban on out gay soldiers in the US military may contribute to the spread of sexually-transmitted disease, a doctor has claimed. Dr Kenneth Katz, an STD specialist in San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency, said that soldiers could not be honest with medical staff about their sexual histories.
15th November 2010
Christian doctor begins legal fight over gay adoptions 75
11:54 AM — A Christian doctor who was removed from an adoption panel after she refused to endorse applications by same-sex couples hopes to go to the European Court of Justice. Dr Sheila Matthews, of Kettering, will ask the court to establish whether medical opinion should be permitted to override equality laws.