30th March 2013
US: Public consultation on hold while Medicare definition of gender reassignment as ‘experimental’ challenged 2
9:55 PM — A consultation on US healthcare programmes covering gender reassignment surgery was quickly halted, with the Department of Health and Human Services saying they must first consider a challenge to Medicare's definition of the surgery as "experimental".
28th March 2013
Study: HIV remains biggest health concern for American gay and bisexual men 2
11:48 AM — A study published in the US has shown HIV is the biggest health concern for gay and bisexual men.
27th March 2013
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust comes top in Stonewall’s Healthcare Equality Index 1
3:08 PM — Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been announced as the most lgbt-friendly healthcare organisation in England.
21st March 2013
US: University pulls state funding from sex education week following Fox News ‘lesbian bondage’ complaint 14
5:25 PM — The University of Tennessee (UT) has made the decision to pull state funding from a week-long sex education event, following a complaint by a Fox News radio host who claimed that it was giving the money to a "lesbian bondage" expert.
20th March 2013
Video: Colombian model claims that eating chicken injected with hormones turns boys gay 31
2:55 PM — A Colombian model has taken to the country's capital to make claims that boys eating chickens treated with hormones "turns" them gay, and that people need to be careful what they eat.
16th March 2013
Video: Doctor claims promiscuity is a legitimate reason to discriminate against LGBT people 49
4:12 PM — A committee considering anti-discrimination laws in America have heard evidence that employers should be able to choose straight people over LGBT people because gay men are promiscuous and make "inappropriate models" for children.
13th March 2013
UK: LGBT community urged to give up cigarettes as part of No Smoking Day 13
12:02 PM — With figures showing LGBT people are more likely to smoke compared to heterosexuals, LGBT smokers are being encouraged to quit as part of No Smoking Day.
12th March 2013
US $1.5 million study launched to find out why 75% of lesbians are obese 55
6:03 PM — The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to spend $1.5 million (£1.01 million) on a study to learn why 75% of lesbians are obese and why gay men are not.
11th March 2013
Comment: HIV policy has collapsed and gay men will not escape the legacy 83
10:42 AM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Stuart Home says those in charge of setting and delivering HIV policy are now in danger of presiding over managed decline.
27th February 2013
US: Study claims ‘same-sex cohabitors’ are less healthy than those in heterosexual marriages 7
6:56 PM — The 'Journal of Health and Social Behavior' says same-sex cohabitors are less healthy than heterosexual married people of the same socioeconomic status however same-sex marriage “may directly and indirectly influence the health of individuals in same-sex unions”.
26th February 2013
Comment: The priorities of the LGBT community lie away from marriage 42
12:11 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, LGBT activist and SNP member Nathan Sparling says the UK Government has been putting too much of its focus on equal marriage – when the issue of health inequality has a far greater impact on the LGBT community.
15th February 2013
Comment: No one should ever feel like they need to go back into the closet when it comes to receiving care 9
4:56 PM — Roger Newman MBE, co-founder of the LGBT support group of the Alzheimer’s Society, writes for PinkNews.co.uk about some of the key difficulties that LGBT people face when entering the care system.
14th February 2013
London LGBT charity PACE launches new online mental health service 2
5:28 PM — PACE, London’s leading charity promoting the mental health and wellbeing of the LGBT community, is launching an additional online service.
30th January 2013
New LGBT health centre opens in Birmingham 3
2:35 PM — A new centre to help with health issues faced by Birmingham's LGBT community has now opened.
29th January 2013
Study shows when gay people come out, it can improve their mental health 7
3:40 PM — Lesbians, gay men and bisexuals who are out have lower stress hormones than those who hide their sexuality, according to a study in Canada.
16th January 2013
Fox News criticised for using a photo of Mrs Doubtfire for trans health story 16
11:11 AM — Fox News has been criticised for using an image of Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams’ fictional character from the 1993 film of the same name, in a story about transgender inequality on its website.
8th January 2013
Michigan: Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by HIV-positive dental worker 9
7:17 PM — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former dental centre employee in Michigan who claimed he faced discrimination at work and was fired because he is HIV-positive.
3rd January 2013
Study: Bisexual men ‘on the down low’ risk poor mental health 9
6:03 PM — A new study shows bisexual men are far less likely to reveal their sexual orientation than gay men, and that keeping it a secret risks damaging their health.
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.
25th September 2012
US: TV station drops Paris Hilton documentary following AIDS remarks 6
9:23 PM — The US cable channel, Logo, has dropped a 2007 documentary about Paris Hiton from its schedule, because of the controversial remarks she made in the back of a cab about gay men and AIDS.