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Increasing numbers of gay men and lesbians in Britain are adopting children or becoming foster carers. Latest figures show that there are now more than 20,000 children living in same-sex couple families. Enabled by legislation passed in 2002, this trend is contributing to the emergence of new conceptions of family…
A quarter of new HIV cases in England could be prevented by giving high-risk men prophylactic treatment, a study has shown. The controversial programme could save the NHS millions as a result of fewer men getting infected and needing a lifelong supply of drugs to stop them succumbing to Aids,…
People are sofa surfing, squatting and sleeping on public transport as a hidden homelessness crisis hits London, according to a report. Thirteen times more people are homeless but hidden than are visibly sleeping rough - as many as 12,500 each night, the London Assembly housing committee's Hidden Homelessness in London…
A new adult gender identity service is to be established in Wales to enable transgender people to access the care they need closer to home, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced. To coincide with Pride Cymru, the Health Secretary has announced a significant step forward in healthcare for transgender people,…
Two landmark court challenges against the ban on same sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been dismissed. Mr Justice O'Hara rejected both cases, insisting the ban did not violate the rights of LGBT couples in the region. Delivering judgment at the High Court in Belfast, he said it was for…
Northern Ireland risks falling behind in the fight against HIV if the infection prevention drug PrEP is not rolled out in the region, a charity has warned. Positive Life called for the introduction of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) after the NHS in England announced that the drug would be offered to…
Changes making it easier for gay and bisexual men to donate blood will be introduced in Wales early next year, the Welsh Government has said. Current rules mean that men cannot give blood for 12 months after having sex with another man but the deferral period will be reduced to…
Same-sex marriage campaigners in Northern Ireland have urged thousands of people to take to the streets in protest against the DUP's refusal to approve a law change. LGBT activists gathered at Belfast City Hall to announce plans for a mass demonstration through the city on July 1. They are hoping…
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