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.
25th October 2014
Sir Elton John: Too many gays don’t seem to care about HIV 16
1:34 PM — Sir Elton John has criticised parts of the gay community for failing to join the fight against HIV.
18th October 2014
US: Two male strippers quarantined over Ebola fears 23
7:12 PM — Two male strippers have voluntarily been quarantined, after they sat near a nurse infected with Ebola on a flight.
16th October 2014
Turkey: Istanbul district launches free anonymous health service for LGBTs 1
1:09 PM — As a first in the country, Istanbul's Sisli Municipality has launched a free and anonymous health service for LGBTs to combat the spread of STDs.
11th October 2014
New UKIP MP Douglas Carswell backs Nigel Farage’s call for HIV migrant ban 100
3:06 PM — Newly-elected UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has backed Nigel Farage's call to ban people with HIV from entering the UK.
10th October 2014
LISTEN: Nigel Farage slammed live on radio by British woman living with HIV 35
12:31 PM — Nigel Farage has been strongly criticised by a British caller on LBC who is HIV positive, after he suggested migrants should not be granted entry into the UK if they test positive.
6th October 2014
HIV diagnoses among gay men hit record high, despite overall decline 31
4:54 PM — The number of HIV diagnoses is still increasing for gay men - despite an overall drop across the UK.
3rd October 2014
Researchers track origin of HIV pandemic to 1920s Congo 12
5:37 PM — Researchers have confirmed for the first time that the HIV pandemic originated in the Congo in the 1920s.
1st October 2014
Gays encouraged to quit smoking for Stoptober 4
6:08 PM — This month gays - who are more likely to be smokers than straight people - have been encouraged to give up smoking.
24th September 2014
Northern Ireland’s new Health Minister blocks PinkNews, gay rights advocates on Twitter 27
7:53 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister has inexplicably blocked PinkNews and several critics on Twitter, just hours into the role.
Northern Ireland: New Health Minister thinks Pride is ‘repugnant’ 15
7:33 PM — Jim Wells, who thinks Pride is "totally repugnant", has been appointed as Northern Ireland's new Health Minister.
Northern Ireland: Health minister who claimed gay couples shouldn’t adopt children sacked in reshuffle 9
1:16 PM — Northern Irish health minister Edwin Poots, who was branded a "disgrace" after he refused to lift the country's blanket ban on gay men donating blood, has been sacked in a reshuffle.
17th September 2014
Thatcher’s Health Minister: Section 28 was a mistake and I apologise 50
1:40 PM — The former Tory Health Minister has apologised for the Section 28 ban on the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools.
14th September 2014
New York: Radio hosts fired for calling trans people ‘nut jobs’ return to airwaves 8
11:41 AM — A pair of radio hosts who were fired for making transphobic comments have been given a new show just four months later.
4th September 2014
Study: Gay people twice as likely to experience mental health issues 37
2:11 PM — A study has found that gay and bisexual people are disproportionately affected by mental health issues compared to their straight counterparts.
26th August 2014
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance 1
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
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.
Labour welcomes Lib Dem decision to back statutory sex education 2
5:56 PM — Labour says the Liberal Democrats should have backed SRE "four years ago".
25th August 2014
US: Poll finds well-being of LGBT people is lower than that of straight individuals 3
9:30 PM — A new poll has found that LGBT individuals rate lower on a well-being index than straight individuals.