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'.
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.
17th May 2014
UK: Campaigners call for HIV prevention drugs to be made available on NHS 2
2:54 PM — Campaigners have called for controversial HIV-preventative drugs to be made available on the NHS, after the CDC issued guidance recommending their use in the US.
10th May 2014
UK: NHS boards attacked by religious groups after urging for gay-inclusive sex education 23
1:54 PM — NHS boards in Scotland have been attacked by religious groups, after lobbying ministers to weaken the ability to opt out of sex education.
7th April 2014
Labour MP Geraint Davies: Only regulation can stop gay conversion therapy 13
1:43 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies says only statutory regulation can prevent therapists from trying to 'cure' LGBT people in England and Wales.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
1st April 2014
MPs demand Health Minister tightens up safeguards against gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
6:52 PM — A cross-party group of 15 MPs have sent a joint letter to Health Minister Norman Lamb calling on him to do more to address the problem of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
19th March 2014
Petition started to challenge blood donation rules for gay men 17
7:42 PM — A petition has been started to challenge blood donation rules for men who have sex with men.
18th March 2014
Nigel Farage confirms that UKIP will not campaign to abolish same-sex marriage 58
12:26 PM — In January, we invited PinkNews readers to submit their questions to UKIP leader Nigel Farage. The overwhelming subject mentioned was whether he would get rid of existing same-sex marriages.
14th March 2014
Central and North West London NHS Trust ranked top of Stonewall healthcare list
1:14 PM — Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has been named the most gay-friendly healthcare organisation in England by Stonewall.
6th March 2014
Lesbian and Gay Foundation wins £30,000 top campaign award
6:47 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has been awarded £30,000 for winning a top prize for its campaigning work.
1st February 2014
NHS trust confirms plan to replace surgeon responsible for majority of UK gender reassignment work 12
9:31 AM — The NHS Trust at which the surgeon responsible for the bulk of male-female gender reassignment surgeries in the UK is based, has confirmed that he will be replaced after resigning.
2nd December 2013
Green MP Caroline Lucas: I’m worried HIV care could be damaged by NHS reforms 1
1:21 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says the success of HIV community testing could be undermined by changes to the NHS.
20th November 2013
UK Government rules out banning therapists from providing gay ‘cures’ on cost grounds 18
6:28 PM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has told MPs that gay-to-straight conversion therapy is “utterly abhorrent” but that the government remains opposed to the statutory regulation of psychotherapists on the grounds of cost.
14th November 2013
Manchester: Lesbian couple sue NHS after hospital prevented them from accessing IVF 12
11:58 AM — A lesbian couple in Manchester are taking legal action against the NHS after claiming they were turned down for fertility treatment because they are in a same-sex relationship.
13th November 2013
UK Parliament to debate gay ‘cure’ therapies next week 29
6:36 PM — A Westminster Hall Debate in the House of Commons on gay conversion therapy will take place on Wednesday 20 November, it has been announced.
23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
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.
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.
9th September 2013
New trans support service launched in liverpool 2
5:56 PM — Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has launched a new Trans Support Service for Merseyside.