Health & Fitness

HRC: Launch of In-Home HIV Test Kit Programme

HRC: Launch of In-Home HIV Test Kit Programme

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a US-based LGBTQ+ civil rights organisation, in partnership with Us Helping Us, launched the United States’ first national in-home HIV testing programme, centred around reaching communities disproportionately impacted by HIV: Black and Latinx gay, bisexual men, and transgender women of colour. Also, for the first time in its history, […]

TENI: Community Activity Day at Castlecomer Discovery Park

TENI: Community Activity Day at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Join TENI at Castlecomer Discovery Park for a day of fun for all the family, on Saturday 28 August, 2021! Set in the former grounds of the Wandesforde Estate, Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of stunning natural woodland and lakes, and began as a community project to rejuvenate the town of Castlecomer, following the […]

Hard Hitting AIDS Documentary ‘AFTER 82’  US Launch & Interview

Hard Hitting AIDS Documentary ‘AFTER 82’ US Launch & Interview

Real-life documentary about HIV London in the 1980s has launched in the US Documentary creators, Steve Keeble and Ben Lord’s recent interview will be aired on the Derek Duvall Show today, Wednesday, Aug 11th, at 7am CST. From last Friday, 30th July, millions of It’s A Sin fans in the United States are able to […]

Pakistan: Slow COVID-19 vaccine take-up among trans people

Pakistan: Slow COVID-19 vaccine take-up among trans people

Nasira Manojee, an HIV-positive transgender woman from Karachi, had to ignore her friends’ advice, and overcome her own worst fears, before getting vaccinated against COVID-19. “I knew I was doing the right thing as I have faith in the top-notch doctors who are urging everyone to get vaccinated,” said Manojee, 42, who has been taking […]

New Zealand: Bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

New Zealand: Bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

(Reuters) – New Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy. The proposed measures were aimed at ending such practices, which do not work, are widely discredited, and cause harm, Justice […]

NCBI: Deadline for Gerard Byrne Bursary August 6th

NCBI: Deadline for Gerard Byrne Bursary August 6th

Now in its fifth year, NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) is encouraging any current or incoming 3rd level student, who is blind or vision impaired, to apply for the Gerard Byrne Bursary, to help with the financial costs of college life.ed The NCBI Gerard Byrne Bursary honours the contribution of Gerard Byrne, […]

Israel: Supreme Court rules for same-sex couple surrogacy rights

Israel: Supreme Court rules for same-sex couple surrogacy rights

(Reuters) – Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday ruled that current legal restrictions, barring same-sex couples from becoming parents through surrogacy, were unlawful, and must be lifted within six months. The country’s LGBTQ+ community praised the decision as a breakthrough. It had demanded for years to be allowed to pursue surrogacy, which is already accessible to […]

Germany to ease rules on gay and bisexual men donating blood

Germany to ease rules on gay and bisexual men donating blood

Germany is to relax a ban requiring gay and bisexual men to abstain from sex for a year before donating blood, as the coronavirus crisis ramps up pressure on global supplies. Men in monogamous same-sex relationships will face no restrictions when donating blood, according to a new risk assessment by the health ministry and the […]

Film Review & Trailer: Supernova

Film Review & Trailer: Supernova

Directed by: Harry Macqueen – Starring: Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci In Cinemas Now! This was actually supposed to be released earlier in the year, but, like so many other movies, its opening date was bumped because of lock-downs. So now it arrives just in time for the end of Pride month, and the traditional Pride […]

OPINION: Forty years on, AIDS is not over

OPINION: Forty years on, AIDS is not over

Forty years ago, on June 5, 1981, the first cases of what became known as AIDS were reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the U.S. national public health agency, reported: “Five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles,” in their Morbidity […]