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February 13, 2014

Clayton Pettet, 19, is being accused of 'cheapening sexual relationships' for his 'once-in-a-lifetime performance'

A gay teen planning to lose his virginity ‘in the name of art’ has chosen a central London venue for his ‘exhibit’.

Art student Clayton Pettet, 19, said he will have sex for the first time at the Orange Dot gallery in Bloomsbury for a project called ‘Art School Stole My Virginity’.

The Central Saint Martins art school student, who has been planning the project for three years, described it as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime performance’.

January 25, 2014

Proposed amendments to the controversial anti-gay law would remove the term ‘non-traditional’ but would ban the promotion of all sexual relations, gay or straight, to minors

Russian MPs from several political parties have submitted a proposal to amend the country’s anti-gay propaganda law, according to Queer Russia.

If the proposal is signed into law, it would ban the promotion of any sexual relations to underage children. Currently only the promotion of ‘non-traditional’ sexual relations, such as same-sex partnerships, is forbidden.

January 13, 2014

Catholics are furious over the draft legislation, demanding it be rewritten to remove the 'grudging tolerance'

Scottish schools will be introducing lessons in same-sex marriage and sexual health for gay couples.

The government is currently updating its guidelines on relationships, parenthood and sexual health education, aiming to publish a final version in late March.

But a draft version has revealed they are planning on taking into account the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, saying all children should understand same-sex couples exist and are a part of everyday life.

December 28, 2013

Same-sex partners in the UK region will be able to apply for NHS-funded fertility treatment for the first time under new rules

Gay couples in North Staffordshire, UK, are to be given free fertility treatment on the NHS to help them start their own families.

Under previous rules, IVF treatment was not available in some parts of the region regardless of sexual orientation.

Health leaders predict hundreds of gay and straight couples will submit appeals for the treatment, which costs around £4,000 a time.

Local gay community leaders suggest the new rules will mean more loved and wanted babies being born in the area.

December 11, 2013

The Supreme Court of India has set aside a 2009 Delhi High Court ruling that legalized homosexuality, passing the issue back to lawmakers to deal with in a major setback for LGBTI rights in India

India’s Supreme Court has found the country’s colonial era Section 377 anti-sodomy law legal – potentially seeing a return to the criminalization of India’s LGBTI community.

The Supreme Court justices said that Indian society was not yet ready for the law to be repealed and handed the issue back to lawmakers to deal with.

'It is for the legislature to look into desirability of deleting section 377,' Supreme Court justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya ruled.

November 26, 2013

The Brits are having less, but more varied, sex - that's according to a nationwide sex survey of 15,000 adults

A national sex survey has revealed just how much gay sex the UK is actually having.

British women who have had a same-sex experience has quadrupled since the sex survey was done in 1990, jumping from 4% to 16%.

In comparison, the numbers of men who have reported a same-sex experience has remained virtually unchanged since 1990 – around 7%.

The researchers said the findings supported previous research that a woman’s sexuality is more fluid than for men.

October 22, 2013

They may be cold blooded, but up to 85% of spiders and insects are getting hot under the exoskeleton when it comes to 'gay' sex

Some bugs are gay, get over it!

That's what some are claiming as scientists have revealed billions and billions of bugs are having gay sex by 'mistake'.

While it has long been observed many species of insects and spiders have gay sex, researchers have now claimed this is almost always ‘accidental’.

Scientists from Israel and Switzerland have proposed an answer to the question why nature has evolved to where many bugs court, mount and try to mate with members of the same sex.

In some species, up to 85% of males engage in homosexual behavior.

October 14, 2013

Underage boys were targeted and groomed on social media, with many losing their virginity to men forty years older than them

Two British men, one with HIV, have admitted to meeting several gay teens on Grindr and other social media for unsafe sex.

Anthony Marsh, 53, and Lee Davis, 39, from Doncaster, are facing jail for 55 child sex offenses.

In what police are describing as ‘vile’ and ‘horrendous’, the two befriended and groomed boys as young as 13 online who were gay, bi or questioning.

Some of their victims had only just come out as gay and many lost their virginity to the men, according to the detective in charge of the case.

August 22, 2013

Lambda Legal claims when charges were brought against HIV defendant James Rick the state misapplied  its communicable disease law

The Supreme Court in the Midwestern US state Minnesota upheld a lower court's decision overturning the conviction of an HIV positive man charged with criminal transmission of a communicable disease.

In 2009 May, Daniel James Rick started a sexual relationship with a man whose HIV status was unknown. Both agreed not to use condoms.

In 2009 October the unidentified partner, known as DB, discovered he too was HIV positive. The two men had their final sexual encounter in 2009 November.

July 18, 2013

Socialist MP and doctor Olivier Veran has called for the lifting of France’s lifetime ban on gay men donating blood, calling for people to be screened based on behavior rather than sexuality

A French Government backbencher and doctor has delivered a report supporting the end of the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood to Health Minister Marisol Touraine.

Socialist MP Olivier Veran, who is a qualified neurologist, compiled the report after Touraine indicated she might be supportive of lifting the ban if there was evidence that it would not increase the risk of HIV infected blood getting into France’s blood supply.

July 3, 2013

Gay men have better rates of prostate cancer detection according to new research but may be undergoing surgery to treat the condition earlier than they need to be as a result

Australian and Canadian researchers have published a study that suggests that gay men have better rates of prostate cancer detection than their heterosexual counterparts, but may be having surgery earlier than what is necessary as a result.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Canada and the Australian Research Center in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in Melbourne published their results in the journal Urology.

July 2, 2013

The German Medical Association has recommended that gay men be allowed to donate blood while people who engage in risky practices be excluded regardless of sexuality

Germany’s national Medical Association has recommended that gay men be allowed to donate blood, provided they have not engaged in higher risk behaviors for a period of time.

Currently men who have sex with men are banned for life from donating blood, but the German Medical Association has said it is open to the idea of banning people from donating based on whether they have engaged in risky behavior within a certain period rather than on the basis of the gender of their partners.

June 20, 2013

Baroness Butler-Sloss fails to get an amendment through defining marriage consummation as 'penetration of vagina, anus or mouth' in England and Wales equal marriage debate

Married gay people will not need to have sex to officiate their relationship, the UK’s House of Lords has said.

An amendment suggesting the definition of consummation and adultery failed to be agreed upon during the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) debate in the early hours of this morning (20 June).

While gay sex past midnight in the UK government’s upper house may sound like a tabloid newspaper headline, it was a somewhat serious debate at what counts as consummation in a gay relationship.

June 19, 2013

Religious groups in Jamaica unite to say allowing adult gay sex in private would harm children, spread HIV, and prevent Christians from disagreeing with LGBT rights

Javed Jaghai has so enraged previously conflicting religious groups in Jamaica they have done the unthinkable; unite!

In the first-ever domestic legal challenge to the island’s anti-sodomy law, AIDS-Free World’s lawyers, Anika Gray and I (Maurice Tomlinson), will be representing Javed, a young gay man who was kicked out of his home by his landlady when she discovered his sexual orientation.

June 5, 2013

New poll shows acceptance has gone up by 25% in last 12 years

Older Americans are becoming increasingly accepting of same-sex relationships, according to a new poll released this week.

A Gallup study revealed that - for the first time - a majority of those age 55 and older (51%) are now accepting - an increase of 25% since 2001.

It also means a majority of American adults across all age groups approve of gay relationships with 18-34 year olds at 74% and 35-54 year olds at 54%.

June 1, 2013

UK religious leaders have formed an 'unprecedented' alliance to urge Prime Minister David Cameron to halt the marriage equality bill

53 religious leaders from different faiths including Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism have written to PM David Cameron opposing gay marriage.

British newspaper The Telegraph reports that Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist leaders have joined in submitting an open letter to the British Prime Minister denouncing his plans for same-sex marriage to be debated in the House of Lords next week.

May 23, 2013

Should a lesbian 18-year-old be criminalized for having sex with her girlfriend, 14, when even the Virgin Mary was a teen mom at that age?

I did a double take when I first saw it. A teen girl was expelled and arrested for having a relationship with another girl. I hunkered down in full fury mode reading the case.

Then, my racing mind came to a screeching halt as it read the magic number… 18. A legal adult had been with a legal minor. Things just got complicated.

May 10, 2013

Markus K was rejected from the seminary as they refused to have a gay priest but has made lots of women happy and got his revenge on the church

He has never had sex with a woman but Markus K from Munich, Germany may be the gay dad with the most kids in the world – 22 so far.

Slim, dark-haired and 1.94 meters (6’3”) tall he has 12 children living in Munich, one in Tuscany, one in Vienna, six in other German towns and two still in the womb – they are due to be born this summer.

If both those pregnancies go as planned he will end up with 12 girls and 12 boys. He thinks that’s a good number and may consider stopping.

May 5, 2013

Data from the US National Surveys of Family Growth has shown that gay Americans have become less promiscuous over the decade that same-sex marriage became available to them

Data from the US National Surveys of Family Growth appears to show that American gay men have become less promiscuous over the decade that same-sex marriages first began to become available to them.

Researchers compared data from gay men aged between 15 and 44 who took part in the National Surveys of Family Growth in 2002 to those who took part between 2006 and 2010 and found a statistically meaningful drop in the numbers of sexual partners they reported having in the last year.

April 15, 2013

After a 23-year-old attemped suicide and was taken off life support last year, it has inspired his family to try and change the rules of organ donation

A Canadian woman has said she believes her late son’s organs were rejected for donation because he was gay.

Nancy Campana says she was asked if her son Rocky, who was an organ donor, was gay after his death.

‘I was asked if he was a gay male and I said, “yes.” And I was asked if he was a sexually active gay male or if he had a partner and I said, “yes”,’ Campana told CBC News.

April 11, 2013

Anti-sodomy law had not been enforced since 1997 but remained on the books

The Montana House of Representatives on Wednesday (10 April) passed a bill that officially decriminalizes gay sex under state law.

Even though the law had been struck down by the Montana Supreme Court in 1997 and was not being enforced, it remained on the books.

Senate Bill 107 passed the House with a vote of 65-34, according to Rep. Bryce Bennett, the only openly gay member of The House.

February 20, 2013

New IVF guidelines helps same-sex couples receive free fertility treatment

More British gay couples may get greater access to IVF treatment on the National Health Service under new guidelines.

This means same-sex couples should receive less resistance when trying to access fertility treatment.

Previously there has been no explicit guidelines regarding same-sex couples.

February 18, 2013

New guidelines providing free IVF to same-sex couples and women over 40 is wrong, says Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Gay couples having children is like child abuse, an anti-abortion group has said.

New treatment guidelines on in-vitro fertilization treatment by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE) has got Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) furious.

SPUC manager Anthony Ozimic claims the guidelines 'ignores biology in the name of politically-correct social-engineering'. 

February 9, 2013

A judge in Florida has approved three names, from a gay man and a lesbian couple, to be included on their baby's birth certificate
 

A gay man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple will be included in their child's birth certificate.

A judge in the Miami-Dade circuit ruled that while the lesbian married couple will have sole responsibility over the two year-old child, the sperm donor Massimiliano Gerina will also be listed as the biological father on the birth certificate.

The trio had been embroiled in a legal battle over the past two years when Gerina sued the lesbian couple, Maria Italiano and her partner Cher Filippazzo, after they asked him to relinquish parental rights.