7th April 2014
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.
30th August 2013
Comment: I had unprotected sex and went for PEP, but am shocked by the lack of awareness of it 38
5:32 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk Daniel Carter, reflects on being part-way into a month long course of PEP - Post-Exposure Prophylaxis - and expresses concern at the lack of awareness, particularly within the gay community, of PEP as an option for those possibly exposed to HIV.
19th August 2013
Mirror columnist Carole Malone: ‘Patients should know if their doctor is HIV positive’ 88
10:44 AM — Sunday Mirror columnist Carole Malone has criticised a decision to lift the ban preventing HIV health care staff from performing certain medical procedures.
15th August 2013
Ban on HIV positive health care staff to be lifted 9
10:47 AM — The ban preventing HIV positive surgeons, dentists and other health care staff from performing certain medical procedures is to be scrapped.
14th August 2013
South London: Gay men to be offered free HIV home sampling kits when returning home from clubs 41
11:39 AM — Gay and bisexual men heading home from a night out in south London are for the first time to be offered free home sampling kits to find out their HIV status.
16th July 2013
Study: Young gay men need HPV vaccine as they are 15 times more likely to develop genital cancer 14
12:53 PM — There’s growing calls for the HPV vaccine to be extended to young gay men, because they have an increased risk of developing cancer, new research has shown.