Health

The Terrence Higgins Trust said Thérèse Coffey’s decision not to get more monkeypox vaccines “would be concerning and shortsighted”. (Getty) Health secretary Thérèse Coffey has been accused of ‘jeopardising public health’ after she decided not to secure extra monkeypox vaccines despite advice from officials. Coffey decided not to purchase a recommended 70,000 extra doses of
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LA has confirmed its first death of a resident due to monkeypox. (Getty) The US has reported its first confirmed monkeypox death. The Department of Public Health (DPH) along with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on 12 September that an LA resident’s death was due to monkeypox. It comes after Texas
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A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a trans rights demonstration. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) Trans people in Montana have been permanently banned from changing their birth certificates in yet another devastating blow to LGBTQ+ rights. Health officials in the state adopted a proposed rule change on
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Dr Demetre Daskalakis at a monkeypox briefing (L) and posing shirtless (R). (Getty/Instagram) Right-wing trolls are mocking a gay monkeypox doctor because he’s hot and has dared to wear a harness. Dr Demetre Daskalakis, one of the White House’s most senior figures appointed to respond to the monkeypox outbreak, has faced smears from right-wing media
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Kyle Sandiland said he was “giving the gays the warning” after he described monkeypox as the “big gay disease floating around”. (YouTube/Kyle and Jackie O) Australian radio host Kyle Sandilands defended his comments calling monkeypox the “big gay disease”, claiming he was “giving the gays the warning”. Sandilands faced immense backlash after he talked about
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French monkeypox patients have been saying how psychologically painful the virus has been for them. (Getty) Monkeypox may leave more than just physical scars, according to several accounts by patients. Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital’s infectious disease specialist, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, told France24 that research suggests that “psychological distress is linked to several aspects” of the disease. He
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Two trans people hold hands while marching under a trans Pride flag in the New York City Pride Parade. (Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) A federal court has blocked efforts by the Biden administration to ensure trans people are never discriminated against by religious doctors when seeking healthcare. In 2016, the Obama administration issued an interpretation of the
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Dr Will Nutland says the team wanted to offer monkeypox vaccines at UK Black Pride after seeing a “huge inequality in who’s getting the vaccine”. (Twitter/@TeamPrepster/PinkNews) A not-for-profit team gave free monkeypox vaccines to attendees at UK Black Pride to address the “huge inequity” in who is able to get the vaccine.  Dr Will Nutland
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Daniel O’Shaughnessy says douching isn’t always necessary. (PinkNews) Daniel O’Shaughnessy had worked as a nutritionist for years before he thought of writing a book specifically about queer people’s nutritional needs. The idea first came to him when he was “dragged” onto a gay cruise ship. Throughout his career, Daniel had worked extensively with LGBTQ+ clients –
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Far-right Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks that the monkeypox outbreak is something to “laugh at”, according to an interview. In a clip published by right-wing extremist watchdog PatriotTakes, Greene is heard saying that because the outbreak is only a “threat to some of the population”, people should dismiss it as another “scam.” “It’s not a
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Monkeypox, a once rare virus, has spread worldwide in recent months. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Single genital lesions on the anus and mouth have been identified as symptoms of monkeypox as researchers better understand the virus. On Monday (25 July), the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) updated its definition of monkeypox to say symptoms now include a lesion
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A pregnant same-sex couple. (Pexels/ Mikhail Nilov) Cis female same-sex couples will no longer face steep financial barriers to access NHS fertility treatment in a landmark shift. Until now, cis female same-sex couples in England have been forced to go through several rounds of expensive intrauterine insemination (IUI), costing some couples as much as £25,000,
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Pride in Seoul, South Korea. (ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images) One of South Korea’s top courts dismissed a landmark lawsuit that sought to bolster LGBT+ rights by enshrining equal access to healthcare benefits. The Seoul Administrative Court on Friday (7 January) shrugged off the suit brought forward by So Seong-wook, 30, against the country’s National Health Insurance Service
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US president Joe Biden. (Getty/ Anna Moneymaker) Joe Biden has promised tackle LGBT+ health inequality in his World AIDS Day message, proving once again that he’s a very different president to Donald Trump. Ahead of World AIDS Day (1 December), the president issued a proclamation in which he said his administration was “focused on addressing
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Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene (Getty) Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness stepped in to school Marjorie Taylor Greene after she attempted to draw comparisons between anti-vaxxers and those living with HIV. The infamously dreadful Republican congresswoman took to Twitter on Thursday (14 October) after learning that NBA athletes who
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