Health & Fitness

US: LGBT+ groups dismiss Trump pledge to beat HIV by 2030 as empty rhetoric

US: LGBT+ groups dismiss Trump pledge to beat HIV by 2030 as empty rhetoric

Donald Trump’s pledge to halt all new HIV infections in the United States within a decade was dismissed as an “empty gesture” by activists who said his administration had stripped resources from those fighting the epidemic. Critics said the promise made in the State of the Union address was at odds with his actions, including […]

Living in Venezuela now is hard – Being LGBT+ makes it harder

Living in Venezuela now is hard – Being LGBT+ makes it harder

Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and trans community, activists told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Not that Venezuela was ever an easy place to be different. For years, Daniel Arzola endured homophobic abuse from his […]

India: Doctors go from ‘conversion’ to conversation on LGBT+ issues

India: Doctors go from ‘conversion’ to conversation on LGBT+ issues

It started with a homophobic post on social media. Dr. Prasad Raj Dandekar, a radiation oncologist based in Mumbai, was scrolling through his Facebook feed one evening several years ago, when he saw a colleague had posted an anti-gay comment. “I commented saying, ‘This isn’t appropriate; maybe you don’t mean it’,” Dandekar told the Thomson […]

Singapore: LGBT+ people ‘more fearful’ after HIV data leak

Singapore: LGBT+ people ‘more fearful’ after HIV data leak

A major leak of the confidential data of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore could hamper a fight against new infections among LGBT+ people in the city-state, campaigners said on Tuesday. The health ministry said on Monday that an American, who lived in the country previously, disclosed online the details of 5,400 Singaporeans, and 8,800 […]

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

Health authorities in England said on Friday last that they support a plan to double to 26,000 the number of participants in an HIV prevention pill trial, ahead of a potential national roll-out. Demand for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a once-daily pill that is highly protective against HIV – has exceeded expectations, said National Health […]

The Rainbow Project NI: Run Rampage for Rainbow!

The Rainbow Project NI: Run Rampage for Rainbow!

The Rainbow Project in Northern Ireland are asking you to sign up to Run Rampage for Rainbow, and they will pay your registration fee* – to show your commitment just pay a small £10 fee, for this fee you will be provided with a branded vest or shirt, and other rainbow goodies for your run. […]

UK: Government accused of ‘mishandling’ trans healthcare

UK: Government accused of ‘mishandling’ trans healthcare

Transgender people in Britain called for more equal access to public healthcare on Thursday, saying they faced long waits for help in transitioning, after a senior politician said the government had “mishandled” trans issues. Some reported waiting up to two years for an appointment at a specialist gender identity clinic, while others said they were […]