WHO: Russia’s anti-gay laws hamper fight against HIV 3
1:12 PM — Russia’s “repressive drug and homosexuality laws” hamper its fight against HIV, the World Health Organisation has warned.
17th July 2014
Public Health England welcomes WHO announcement on PrEP for gay men 11
6:31 PM — The WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using PrEP as an additional method against HIV has been welcomed by Public Health England.
2nd June 2014
UN calls for an end to forced sterilisation of trans and intersex people 4
7:14 PM — The World Health Organisation has urged for an end to the forced sterilisation of transgender and intersex people around the globe.
25th August 2013
Nepal: Government excludes gay community from HIV meeting 1
1:28 PM — Nepal’s interim government has been criticised for ignoring the country's gay community and misusing funds after it sent only three officials to a HIV conference in Bangkok.
1st July 2013
World Health Organisation issues new HIV treatment guidelines 5
12:41 PM — The World Health Organisation (WHO) is introducing new guidelines about the treatment of HIV in the developing world.
24th June 2013
US: New Jersey Assembly passes bill to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy 7
10:55 PM — The Assembly in the US State of New Jersey has passed a bill which would make it illegal to perform 'gay cure' therapy on minors.
16th May 2013
Fiji: LGBT rights campaigners say discrimination remains a major issue 1
12:52 AM — Whilst holding week-long events to raise awareness, Fiji campaigners for LGBT rights have said that, despite some slow progress, there is still a long way to go, and that discrimination against LGBT people remains a problem.
7th May 2013
US: Supporters of ‘gay cure’ therapy call for new hearing on New Jersey bill to ban it 9
3:27 PM — Supporters of controversial "gay conversion" therapy in the US state of New Jersey, are calling for a bill to ban it to be subject to a new Senate hearing.
27th February 2013
Costa Rica: Top psychologists slam attempts at gay ‘cure’ therapy 4
5:03 PM — A top group of psychologists in Costa Rica have condemned any attempts to "cure" homosexuality through therapy, saying it is unjustifiable, and that the focus should be on removing stigmas around homosexuality, not trying to change it.
29th September 2011
European Parliament calls for end of classifying transgender people as mentally ill 121
2:05 PM — The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the World Health Organisation to stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill. 'Gender identity disorder' is currently classified as a ‘mental and behavioural disorder’ in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases.
28th May 2010
Bulgaria’s third LGBT pride parade has diplomatic support 1
12:15 PM — The International Diplomatic Society in Sofia, Bulgaria, has again expressed its staunch support of the capital's third annual pride parade, to be held on 26 June.
15th February 2010
France de-lists transgenderism as a mental illness 32
5:30 PM — France has become the first country in the world to declassify transgenderism as a mental illness. A health minister signalled the change would be made last May and this was confirmed last week by a government decree.
22nd December 2009
Ugandan President threatens to reject homophobic bill 28
3:00 PM — The President of Uganda has threatened to veto the a controversial new bill that could see homosexuals sentenced to the death penalty or lifetime imprisonment. US newspaper DC Agenda claims that President Yoweri Museveni pledged to US secretary of state for African affairs Jonnie Carson on two separate occasions that he would reject the bill currently making its way through parliament.
19th December 2009
US Assistant Secretary of State condemns Uganda’s proposed anti-gay laws 4
12:43 AM — The USA's Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs has said that it is urging Ugandan politicians to block a proposed law that would impose life imprisonments of gay people, arguing that it would set back the fight against HIV/ AIDS.
18th December 2009
Ugandan parliament to debate anti-gay bill today 15
12:40 PM — Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill will be discussed in the country's parliament today. It is thought that this debate will follow a second reading and a vote will be taken in January after a third reading.
14th December 2009
UN officials says Uganda may lose AIDS research centre 5
7:12 PM — Uganda may lose the chance to host a major AIDS research institution if its parliament passes a bill against homosexuality, a United Nations official has said.