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.
14th July 2014
US: Smokers protected in more states than LGBT workers 3
10:33 PM — More states have anti-discrimination laws for employees who smoke than LGBT workers.
18th March 2014
US: Teacher’s Facebook rant comparing gay-straight alliance to ‘deer poaching’ under investigation 14
10:23 PM — A bizarre Facebook rant in which a teacher compared a gay-straight alliance starting at his school to a 'street racing' or 'deer poaching' club is under investigation.
20th January 2014
Neuroscientist Dick Swaab says smoking during pregnancy and stress can make children gay 30
5:23 PM — A neuroscientist has said that pregnant women who smoke increase the chances of affecting their child's sexuality and intelligence.
29th August 2013
Study: Young gay people in England twice as likely to smoke 13
5:33 PM — Young gay people are twice as likely to have smoked than their heterosexual peers, according to new research published by the BMJ.
2nd May 2013
Video: Anti-gay group: Homosexuality is ‘three times more dangerous’ than smoking 31
4:12 PM — A new video by US anti-gay Christian organisation Faith 2 Action, claims that homosexuality is "more dangerous" than smoking, and attempts to parody a pro-LGBT children's book, by suggesting that accepting same-sex parents is the same as encouraging children to smoke.
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.
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.
3rd January 2013
Study: Increased HIV life expectancy linked to reduction in smoking 7
4:25 PM — Much of the increased mortality seen in patients with HIV in the past decade – outside of antiviral drugs – can be attributed to a reduction in smoking, according to a study in Denmark.
10th September 2012
Australia: Archbishop backs anti-gay ‘smoking’ comments of Christian leader 61
3:29 PM — The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Peter Jensen is supporting comments made by the head of the Australian Christian Jim Wallace, who last week suggested that a gay “lifestyle” is more hazardous to health than smoking.
6th September 2012
Australian PM cancels speech over Christian gay ‘smoking’ row 23
11:59 AM — Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pulled out from attending a Christian lobby conference after its head suggested smoking was healthier than an LGBT lifestyle.
5th September 2012
Australian Christian lobbyist: Gays shouldn’t be allowed to marry because they are more likely to smoke 62
12:48 PM — The head of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) appears to have come up with a whole new reason for why Australia should be against equal marriage.
14th March 2012
Gays urged to ditch the cigarettes on No Smoking Day 18
11:57 AM — Gay smokers have been urged to give up on the British Heart Foundation's 29th annual No Smoking Day. Over a third of gay men in the UK smoke, compared with the national average of 21 per cent.
9th May 2011
Study finds gay men are more likely to have had cancer 84
10:55 AM — A large US study has suggested that gay men are more likely to have had cancer than straight men. The research, from California, found that gay men were almost twice as likely as straight men to have been diagnosed with this disease. On average, diagnoses happened a decade earlier for gay men.