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Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile. MG can be missed - and if it is not treated correctly, it can develop resistance to antibiotics.

Item added 11/7/2018

The Economic Cost of Homophobia

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, the Peter Tatchell Foundation launched a new study into discrimination that sheds an entirely new light on the effects of inequality.

Anti-LGBT+ legislation is bad for the economy and the 71 countries that still criminalise homosexuality are losing out on the economic advantages that more progressive nations enjoy.

Our report, The Economic Cost of Homophobia, doesn’t gloss over the human rights abuses endured by hundreds of millions of LGBT+ people worldwide but conclusively proves that discriminating nations have yet another reason, apart from human decency, to repeal unjust, outdated and unnecessary laws.

Click here to read or download the report.

Item added 20/6/2018

Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as top LGBT employer

The Welsh Assembly has been named as the UK's leading employer of LGBT staff in a workplace equality survey. Ruth Hunt, chief executive of the charity Stonewall, praised the assembly as a "trailblazer" for equality, particularly on transgender rights.

See full story on the BBC website

Item added 31/2/2018

Isle of Wight to host UK Pride 2018

After a successful UK Pride Organisers Network conference held in Blackpool 20th October, the Isle of Wight was voted to be the host for UK Pride in 2018.

Only a year ago, didn't have a Pride organisation and just a few months later they are now preparing to welcome everyone to their second ever Pride on the 21st July 2018.

Item added 24/10/2017

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said.
It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible.

The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics.
Experts said the situation was "fairly grim" with few new drugs on the horizon.
About 78 million people pick up the STI each year and it can cause infertility.

Item added 7/7/2017

HIV prevention drug is 'highly effective'

An anti-HIV infection drug has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said.

Read the full article on the BBC website.

Item added 22/3/2017

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