Two 'gay inclusive' rugby players.
The face of gay rugby in 15 stunning images

LGBT+ inclusive rugby is gaining new players while traditional clubs are struggling.

A glory hole in a public restroom.
Health officials suggest people use ‘glory holes’ for sex to reduce coronavirus risk

Reducing risk doesn’t have to mean stopping sex – but adjusting what you do.

Teenager with a phone.
Childline helpline sees big rise in kids seeking advice about being LGBT+

‘I’ve been feeling really sad and cry non-stop.’

Horses in a field.
Gay horse ‘conversion therapy’ ranch is to close

Pastor claimed he could help gay teens ‘choose’ to be straight by getting them to stroke horses.

Cell phone user looking at Instagram.
Instagram will ban users from promoting LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’

‘We are updating our policies to ban the promotion of conversion therapy services.’

Model with a trans flag as eye makeup.
Only 3% of sexually active trans people use PrEP

And less than half of sexually active transgender people know about the drug that can prevent HIV.

Person sitting in window.
LGBT+ youth who have suffered ‘conversion therapy’ over twice as likely to attempt suicide

New study also confirms that religious leaders are guilty of over 80% of so-called LGBT+ ‘cures’.

Teens playing basketball.
Being out at school is stopping LGBT+ teens from taking part in sport

New research shows that the more open an LGBT+ teen is about their sexuality, the less likely they are to participate in sport.

Youth on a bench at sunset.
One of the biggest ‘conversion therapy’ organizations in the US is closing forever

‘Ex-gay’ group Hope for Wholeness operates in at least 15 states.

Person sitting in window.
Dutch government uncovers anti-LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ holiday camps

The Netherlands is considering a legal ban on the harmful ‘gay cures’.

Woman crying.
Four in five LGBT+ people admit their mental health has been worse during lockdown

Young, trans and black and Asian LGBT+ people have taken the biggest hit to their wellbeing.

Adam Levine's apparently well-maintained crotch.
What gay men and women really think about pubic hair and sex

Is a big or unkempt bush a deal breaker?

UK blood donation trucks.
UK may lift its gay and bi blood donation ban this year

Currently gay and bi men must not have sex for three months before they are allowed to donate.

Male torso.
Injectable PrEP may be on its way and is even more effective than pills

The new injections may make taking PrEP easier and they are even better at stopping HIV.

Male torso.
Once in a lifetime opportunity to end HIV and slash sex infection rates

STIs are plummeting and lockdown could reduce sexual infection rates for years to come, if we all do the right thing now.

Budapest Pride 2017
Hungary drops the ban on gay and bi men giving blood

Even Hungary thinks the ban is discriminatory.

Man on beach calls for people to donate blood.
Australians plead: Lift the gay blood ban and help us save lives

‘At a time of crisis like this, we can’t allow old prejudices to get in the way of saving lives.’

A sheriff donates blood in Lynchburg, United States.
Victory: US eases ban on gay and bi men giving blood

As a result, gay and bi men who survive coronavirus can also help other virus patients by giving plasma.

An FDA scientist testing blood.
US bans gay men who survive coronavirus from donating lifesaving plasma

Discrimination may be blocking a lifesaving treatment for COVID-19.

The team from Switchboard.
LGBT+ helplines see surge in calls as coronavirus heightens mental health problems

Plus links to support services around the world and the latest COVID-19 advice.

Hospital in Bergamo, Italy dealing with coronavirus.
LGBT+ ER nurse begs gay men to stop going out and hooking up

‘The biggest slap in the face ever.’

A sheriff donates blood in Lynchburg, United States.
Campaigners urge: Let gay and bi men give blood as supplies face coronavirus threat

Many countries still ban or restrict gay and bi men from donating blood.

Three men in a bed.
Fresh advice on sex for gay and bi men during coronavirus pandemic

Sex is a high-risk activity for COVID-19.

Man with smoke.
LGBT+ people are 46% more likely to smoke and new research explains why

TV’s Doctor Christian Jessen says LGBT+ smokers are self-medicating with nicotine due to poor mental health.

Adam Castillejo, The London Patient's Twitter profile photo.
Second person in the world ever cured of HIV reveals his identity

‘I want to be an ambassador of hope.’

Yoga man stands on hands.
Gay men are embracing naked yoga all over the world

It’s not about sex. So why are men prepared to risk prison or even corporal punishment to hang out naked?

Blood test.
Gay men are waiting four weeks longer than straights to get sex infections treated

And one in three gay patients avoid the doctor as they fear being judged.

Ambulance
Britain’s NHS will be free to turn away homophobic patients

New rules come in to place in April allowing NHS staff to refuse non-emergency care.

Olivia Levine in a pool.
How my first lesbian heartbreak made me discover I have OCD

Queer actor, comic and writer Olivia Levine shares her story of living with OCD.

Deborah Gold of National AIDS Trust.
We can end HIV transmissions by 2030 but we can’t be complacent

But as we reduce HIV rates, things will get harder not easier, says National AIDS Trust’s Deborah Gold.