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 38
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.
US: Study finds stressful life events are linked to cardiometabolic risk in LGB people 1
5:36 PM — A review of data from a national youth study has shown LGB youth are at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes due to stressful life events.
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.
18th August 2014
Participants required for LGBT mental health survey 13
11:50 AM — Researchers at King’s College London are studying how stigma and discrimination contribute to mental health problems among LGBT people.
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.
29th July 2014
US: Illinois Department of Insurance addresses transgender discrimination in coverage
5:47 PM — The Illinois Department of Insurance released a bulletin to insurance providers on Monday addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.
25th July 2014
Artist makes dresses out of condoms to raise awareness of HIV 1
6:00 PM — Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘the sheath dress’, a Brazilian artist has created a collection of clothes made completely from expired or damaged condoms.
23rd July 2014
Australia: Health ministers sign declaration to eliminate all new HIV transmissions 2
11:53 AM — Health ministers representing every Australian state and territory have signed up to a commitment to end all new HIV transmissions by 2020.
22nd July 2014
US: Maryland changes state employee health care to include transition-related services
9:44 PM — Maryland has change its state employee health care policy to include coverage for transition-related health care.