18th December 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust: The BBC has lost the argument in banning World AIDS Day ribbons 2
5:53 PM — Lisa Power, the policy director of Terrence Higgins Trust, has criticised the BBC’s decision to incorrectly label the red ribbon as a “charitable symbol”, in its defence against Graham Norton for wearing the ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
Thatcher cabinet minister: BBC should apologise for World AIDS Day red ribbon debacle 7
2:14 PM — Lord Deben, who served as Conservative Party Chairman and Agriculture minister under Margaret Thatcher, says the BBC should apologise for annoying “the very people who are its staunchest supporters” over its decision to defend reprimanding Graham Norton for wearing a ribbon for World AIDS Day.
Union criticise ‘heavy-handed’ BBC decision to ban Graham Norton from wearing AIDS ribbon 2
12:37 PM — The National Union of Journalists says the decision of the BBC to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show was "heavy-handed".
Teen health charity calls on BBC to review guidelines following Graham Norton AIDS ribbon row 5
11:38 AM — The CEO of young people's sexual health charity Brook has criticised the BBC’s decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
16th December 2013
Tory Vice Chair: BBC ban on Graham Norton’s AIDS ribbon is ‘extraordinary’ 13
5:58 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party has tabled a parliamentary question for Culture Secretary Maria Miller over the BBC’s “extraordinary” decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing a red ribbon on his chat show for World AIDS Day.
Former Culture Secretary: BBC must review guidelines following Graham Norton AIDS ribbon row 12
2:50 PM — Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has written to BBC Director General Lord Hall over the decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing a ribbon for World AIDS Day, and says the corporation is not being consistent with its own guidelines.
15th December 2013
BBC: Presenters can promote National Christmas Jumper Day & Movember but not World AIDS Day 45
12:10 PM — It has emerged that BBC presenters are allowed to promote National Christmas Day and Movember but are banned from promoting World AIDS Day. On World AIDS Day 2011, the BBC broadcast an extended film about a presenter shaving off his 'Movember' moustache to raise awareness for prostate cancer, in apparent contravention of its own rules.
13th December 2013
Why can BBC presenters promote Comic Relief but not World AIDS Day? 36
7:49 PM — The BBC is refusing to explain the difference in allowing presenters to promote Comic Relief by wearing red noses – and not allowing presenters to promote World AIDS Day by wearing red ribbons.
BBC: We won’t change our rules, presenters cannot wear red ribbons on World AIDS Day 43
12:44 PM — The BBC has formally rejected calls to allow its presenters to wear red ribbons on World AIDS Day.
12th December 2013
Labour calls on Director General to update BBC guidelines after Graham Norton disciplined for wearing AIDS ribbon 14
6:48 PM — The Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS has written to BBC Director General Lord Hall over the decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
10th December 2013
National AIDS Trust: The BBC should not penalise Graham Norton for wearing an AIDS awareness ribbon 19
3:32 PM — The National AIDS Trust has criticised the BBC's decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
BBC disciplines Graham Norton for wearing AIDS awareness ribbon on chat show 93
12:08 PM — Graham Norton has been reprimanded by the BBC for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
3rd December 2013
Obama announces $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV 5
12:12 PM — President Barack Obama has announced a $100 million funding initiative by the US National Institutes of Health to find a cure for HIV.
2nd December 2013
Comment: Ignorance still dominates the public debate on HIV in the UK 2
6:38 PM — Hamish MacKenzie-Sempill writes on World AIDS Day about the ignorance surrounding HIV diagnosis, and on why he thinks it is important to be visible.
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins: My gay friend died from AIDS and his family never accepted him
2:55 PM — Actress Michelle Collins explains to PinkNews why she has long supported the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust and recalls how she lost a close friend to an AIDS-related illness.
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.
1st December 2013
Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves: The TV show you must not miss 18
11:14 PM — Beginning on Monday 2nd December to mark World AIDS Day and continuing for on the following two Monday evenings, BBC Four is to screen the multi-award winning Swedish drama Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, telling the story of the AIDS crisis as it hit Stockholm’s gay community in the 1980s.
Comment: Gay men should lead the way in understanding of HIV 1
3:39 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk on World AIDS Day, Yusef Azad from the National AIDS Trust, says he remains surprised that so many gay men remain "ignorant" about HIV.
Comment: World AIDS Day 2013 – the year of personal activism 3
2:36 PM — Tom Hayes, the Editor in Chief of beyondpositive.org writes for PinkNews on rising HIV diagnosis rates, and a need for more community engagement with people who are HIV positive.
David Cameron: This World AIDS Day we must renew our determination to save lives at home and abroad 5
2:21 PM — In his message for World AIDS Day 2013, the Prime Minister David Cameron said we all need to "renew our determination" to saving lives, both at home and abroad.