“Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights.” – Michael Fabricant

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end. Writing in The Guardian, the former Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party warned of an urgent need to increase blood donations in the UK. The MP said: “In January last year, parts of England and Wales came within […]

The New Yorker features Bert and Ernie

The New Yorker magazine has thrown its support behind the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), earlier this week, by unveiling an equal marriage themed Sesame Street cover. The cover features Bert and Ernie embracing on a sofa, while an image of the US Supreme Court Justices appears […]

AMA opposes lifetime ban on gay men donating blood

The American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to reject a federal blanket ban preventing gay men from donating blood. “The lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men is discriminatory and not based on sound science,” said AMA board member Dr William Kobler. “This new policy urges a federal policy change to ensure blood donation bans or deferrals […]

Hillary Clinton comes out in support of equal marriage

The former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has officially announced her support for equal marriage in a moving speech in which she calls moves towards equality “breathtaking and inspiring”. In the video for the Human rights Campaign, Mrs Clinton reflects on four years of “tough conversations” with world leaders reluctant to accept LGBT rights, […]

Madonna wears Boy Scout outfit

Madonna took to the stage at the 24th annual GLAAD awards on Saturday dressed as a boy scout, as she gave a passionate speech about LGBT rights, before presenting TV host Anderson Cooper with an award. In an impassioned speech she made before bringing out Anderson Cooper to present the coveted Vito Russo award the […]

David Cameron – World AIDS Day 2012 message

David Cameron says more needs to be done to increase HIV testing and has paid tribute to HIV/AIDS care and prevention workers in his annual World AIDS Day message. Released ahead of next month’s 1 December event on the National AIDS Trust (NAT) YouTube page, the prime minister said: “As we mark World AIDS Day, I want to […]

#InvisibleParents by Mike Buonaiuto

A new film, highlighting the discrimination faced by same-sex parents, has been launched to coincide with the UK’s National Adoption Week. Although gay couples in the UK can legally adopt children, the measure remains banned throughout much of Europe, and same-sex couples with children often face problems when it comes to legal entitlements. Andre Banks, executive […]

Emotional TV ad in favour of equal marriage in Washington State

A new TV advertisement has been aired as Washington State heads closer to a ballot on Referendum 74 on whether to retain equal marriage legislation. “I’m so proud of my daughter Sarah,” mother Chris Morningstar said in the short TV advertisement. “She and her partner, Cheryl, are just wonderful parents. When Cheryl was diagnosed with […]