11th January 2015
Ireland: Government to consider relaxing gay blood ban 2
3:38 PM — The Irish Department of Health is currently examining a policy paper that looks at a range of options surrounding the country's ban on gay men donating blood.
22nd October 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Gay blood ban is unfair and illogical 5
1:18 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant has called for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood, in a Parliamentary motion today.
27th August 2014
US: dotHIV provides domains to raise money for HIV research and prevention
9:26 PM — A Berlin-based organisation is using digital innovation to raise money for HIV and AIDS research and prevention.
24th July 2014
US: Michigan State LGBT Resource Center receives $1 million dollar gift
3:25 PM — An anonymous gift of $1 million dollars (£580,000) was given to Michigan State University’s LGBT Resource Center.
12th July 2014
‘Gay Blood Drive’ events held across US to protest blood ban 1
1:39 PM — Gay blood drive events have been held across the US, to protest the ongoing ban on gay men giving blood.
18th June 2014
American Family Association refuses $10 donation over Harvey Milk stamp 19
8:33 PM — The American Family Association refused a $10 donation, because it was sent in an envelope with a commemorative Harvey Milk stamp on.
20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
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.
1st November 2013
Nike donates $200,000 towards ending homophobia in sports 2
3:42 PM — The world's largest sporting apparel company Nike, pledged to donate all proceeds from a special line of gear towards LGBT equality in sports, and has now donated $200,000 to an LGBT sporting charity.
10th June 2013
Scotland: Catholic adoption charity to start legal challenge against same-sex adoption ruling 43
3:17 PM — The chairman of a Scottish Catholic adoption charity which was recently told it must accept applications from same-sex couples, or risk losing its charity status, has called the raising of children by gay couples "a terrible social experiment".
14th March 2013
US: Chick-fil-A foundation’s tax filings show anti-LGBT donations almost doubled in 2011 5
11:45 PM — Despite reports that chicken restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, had ceased giving money to organisations opposed to equal marriage and LGBT rights, the company's most recent tax filings suggest it has actually increased the amount it gives.
15th June 2012
French blood donation ban for gay men to be lifted ‘in coming months’ 57
2:01 PM — The ban on the donation of blood by men who have sex with men in France is due to be lifted 'in the coming months'.