Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Tag Archives: Gay men

Manifesto Watch: Where does the SNP stand on LGBTI issues?

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In its manifesto, Moving Scotland Forward, the SNP both defends its record in government and makes proposals for building on this record. It argues the best way to protect Scotland and to advance our interests is for people to use both their votes for the SNP. There is a remarkable consensus among most Scottish political parties on many LGBTI issues. ...

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First case of Zika transmission involving sex between gay men reported

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The Zika virus has now been reported as have been transmitted through sex between two gay men, by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said a case of sexual transmission that occurred in Dallas in January that was reported in the media in early February — involved two men. The findings were published in the CDC’s ...

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Gay men are not getting enough regular testing for HIV

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New research carried out by Glasgow University shows that gay men, including those thought to be at a “high risk” of contracting HIV, are not getting tested often enough. Researchers from the University’s Social and Public Health Sciences Unit found that “fewer than one in five men reported having four or more tests in the last two years.” The authors ...

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Greece Recognises Same-Sex Partnerships

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  Greece has become the 26th country to recognise same-sex partnerships, after an overwhelming majority of 194 to 55 in the Hellenic Parliament supported a new bill. Following a manifesto pledge from ruling party Syriza, the bill was published in June this year, followed by a revised bill in November. Registered partnerships for heterosexuals were introduced in 2009, and this ...

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Coming Oot: The fabulous history of Gay Scotland

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Narrated by actor Richard Wilson and featuring the voices and faces of those who lived in Scotland when male homosexual behaviour was illegal, last night’s BBC documentary The Fabulous History of Gay Scotland took us on a roller coaster of a journey from the 1950s to the present. In attempting to answer the question of why a nation that seemed ...

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“Say something nice about me” – a tribute to Warren

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Before he died in May 1994 he asked us to “say something nice about me.” We did, producing a booklet with comments from his many friends, acquaintances, colleagues, carers and others – those who had become better people as a result of knowing him. I was one of those people. Warren Wiesner was a key figure in lesbian and gay ...

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Lib Dem leader: blood ban is “stupid”

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The new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, has today added his voice to calls to overturn the discriminatory blood donation rules applying to sexually active gay and bi men, people who have injected drugs or those who have had sex for payment. Mr Farron, whose religious beliefs and mixed voting record on LGBTI rights have provided some controversy ...

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Gay men “should receive HPV vaccination”

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Government advisors have recommended HPV vaccination to gay men, but campaigners call for a gender neutral regime to protect all of Scotland and the rest of the UK’s population, saying the current regime is dangerous and discriminatory. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)  has advised the government to provide the HPV vaccine to sexually active gay men on ...

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Study shows PrEP highly protective against HIV for gay men

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A two-year study into whether pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be routinely made available on the UK NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked after interim results show it highly protective against HIV. The trial study of a two year research project entitled PROUD recruited 545 gay men at high risk of HIV infection through 13 sexual health clinics in ...

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