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May11

Young gay men 7 times more likely to self-harm than older men

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 11 May 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Young gay men 7 times more likely to self-harm than older men

Researchers in the UK have found gay and bisexual men aged under 26 are seven times more likely to inflict self-harm or commit suicide than those over 45.

May08

PNG called on to amend anti-gay laws at UN hearing

POSTED ON // Sunday, 08 May 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

PNG called on to amend anti-gay laws at UN hearing

Papua New Guinea has restated that its Manus Island detention centre is illegal in a United Nations session that also highlighted the country’s discriminatory laws against LGBTI people. 

May06

Alice Springs conference on LGBTIQ suicide in Indigenous population

POSTED ON // Friday, 06 May 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

 Alice Springs conference on LGBTIQ suicide in Indigenous population

A conference on the impact of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people this week was told that no data exists for suicides amongst LGBTIQ Indigenous people.

Apr22

Mississippi now has some of the worst anti-gay laws in the US

POSTED ON // Friday, 22 April 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Mississippi now has some of the worst anti-gay laws in the US

New laws in Mississippi allow doctors and psychologists to refuse treatment to LGBTI patients and make it legal for marriage celebrants, florists and hotels to deny service on the grounds of moral conviction and conscience. 

Apr03

World Psychiatric Association comes out against ‘gay conversion’ therapy

POSTED ON // Sunday, 03 April 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

 World Psychiatric Association comes out against ‘gay conversion’ therapy

The world's largest organisation for psychiatrists – the World Psychiatric Association – has announced their opposition to the so-called practice of "gay conversion" or "reparative" therapy.

Mar20

Canadian study finds anxiety, mood disorders and heavy alcohol use in gay community

POSTED ON // Sunday, 20 March 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Canadian study finds anxiety, mood disorders and heavy alcohol use in gay community

Gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians experience more mood and anxiety disorders than other Canadians, and they are more likely to turn to heavy drinking, according to a new study.

Mar18

Homosexuality still considered a ‘disease’ in parts of European Union

POSTED ON // Friday, 18 March 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Homosexuality still considered a ‘disease’ in parts of European Union

Homosexuality is seen as a disease by many healthcare workers in central Europe whose job it is to help gay people, according to a new survey.

Mar13

Calls for resignation of US judge over gay hate speech allegations

POSTED ON // Sunday, 13 March 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Calls for resignation of US judge over gay hate speech allegations

An advocacy group has called for the resignation of a US state Supreme Court Justice after it was discovered she had written anti-gay, discriminatory articles as a student.

Mar12

Prince William and Kate give support to gay suicide awareness

POSTED ON // Saturday, 12 March 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Prince William and Kate give support to gay suicide awareness

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are helping to raise awareness of the issues around LGBT suicide. 

Feb29

Indonesian psychiatric body says being transgender is a mental health disorder

POSTED ON // Monday, 29 February 2016

Indonesian psychiatric body says being transgender is a mental health disorder

Indonesia’s leading psychiatric body says transgender people suffer from a mental health disorder and gay and bisexual people are at risk of mental health problems.

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