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.
7th July 2014
US: ‘Gay Blood Drive Day’ to call for end of gay blood ban 43
7:02 PM — A Gay Blood Drive Day will be held on Friday, to protest the continuing blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US.
14th June 2014
UK: Former NHS gender reassignment surgeon says backlogs ‘spiralling out of control’ 6
7:15 PM — The surgeon who performed the majority of the NHS's gender reassignment surgery has warned that backlogs are 'spiralling out of control'.
1st June 2014
US: Illinois same-sex families can now apply for joint health insurance cover 1
8:17 PM — The Illinois health insurance marketplace has announced it can now accept applications for family cover from same-sex spouses, following the rollout of same-sex marriage across the state.
30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
23rd May 2014
Costa Rica to extend social security benefits to same-sex couples 1
7:07 PM — The social security system in Costa Rica will be extended to offer medical benefits to same-sex couples.
13th May 2014
Brighton: Gay men urged to get tested for syphilis as rates soar
2:45 PM — Gay and bisexual men in Brighton and Hove are being advised to get tested for syphilis as rates of the sexually transmitted infection soar.
5th April 2014
US State Department suspends Ugandan HIV organisation over police raid 2
3:49 PM — Following a police raid on a US-funded HIV clinic in Uganda, the State Department has suspended funding.
3rd April 2014
US: Obama opens Medicare to same-sex married couples 4
8:14 PM — Married same-sex couples are now able to apply for Medicare benefits regardless of in which state they live, it was announced today.
20th February 2014
Study finds that homophobic people die younger 19
8:01 PM — A study soon to be published has found that straight people who hold anti-gay views are more likely to die younger than those who don't.
14th February 2014
Sexual health experts back #TakeTheTest campaign against STIs this Valentine’s Day
3:52 PM — Confidante is the only home STI kit to detect 10 of the most common STIs including syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamidia.
30th January 2014
Study: 60% of trans people refused medical care attempt suicide 5
1:47 PM — A study by the Williams Institute found that 60% of trans people who have been refused medical care have attempted suicide.
28th January 2014
House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools 39
8:34 PM — The House of Lords has rejected a Labour party amendment that would have made sex and relationship education mandatory in schools.
4th November 2013
US: Couple sue New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for signing law to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy 13
6:46 PM — A couple has sued New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, because he signed a law banning "gay conversion" therapy for minors, saying it violates their constitutional rights.
31st October 2013
Manchester: Community health centre receives LGBT award
3:14 PM — A medical centre in Manchester has received a bronze award for its efforts to be fully LGBT inclusive.
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.
Comment: As someone who is HIV positive, here’s what Mental Health Awareness Day means to me 11
2:51 PM — Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, an online magazine for people living with HIV in the UK, writes on why Mental Health Awareness Day is important to him.
New London Irish LGBT group launches at the Irish Embassy 5
12:59 PM — A social and support group for the London Irish LGBT community is being launched on 17 October at the Irish Embassy in London.
3rd October 2013
Belgian trans man helped to die after failed gender reassignment operations 23
6:18 PM — A transgender man has been helped to die by doctors in Belgium after a series of failed gender reassignment operations.
26th September 2013
Survey: 40% of LGBT young people believe they have mental health problems 25
11:57 AM — A new report shows young LGBT people are far more likely to experience mental health problems.