Arts and Entertainment Jared Leto in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

When will TV and film start opening the door to transgender actors, asks Paris Lees

America's new push for condoms in porn

A health organisation that successfully pushed for a Los Angeles County law mandating condom use in the adult film industry is now taking aim at Florida.

Sam Harper Brighouse

'Extraordinarily rare and unusual' bowel disorder killed marathon man, inquest told

Less severe ischemic colitis is treated with IV fluids, but the over 60s are most at risk

Hillary Clinton has hurled herself into a fund-raising blitz for the philanthropic foundation created by her husband Bill Clinton with events in Washington, San Francisco and London

Clintons' good causes keep Hillary front and centre ahead of future presidential campaign

Working for family foundation raises cash and does no harm to political ambitions that could include run for the White House in 2016

The porn industry in the US west coast has called a halt to filming after an actor tested positive for HIV

Porn film production suspended after Cameron Bay tests positive for HIV

Los Angeles' adult film industry announces moratorium on new movies after actor's diagnosis, although infection believed not to have happened on set

Rupert Everett has joined the campaign calling for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics

Rupert Everett backs Sochi Winter Olympics boycott over anti-gay laws

Rupert Everett has joined the campaign calling for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics in response to Russia’s anti-gay laws, describing the country’s attitude to homosexuality as “very cruel”.

Anti Clause 28 March and Demonstration, London, 1988

Section 28 hurt the Tories more than young gay people

During the 15 years in which Section 28 was law, no local authority was prosecuted

Former friends: Perez Hilton and Lady Gaga pictured together in 2009.

Perez Hilton denies 'preposterous' claims he poses threat to Lady Gaga

The pop singer accused Perez of stalking her, which he denies and claims is 'defamatory' and 'utterly false'

Ban on NHS staff with HIV carrying out ‘risky’ work to be scrapped

Chief medical officer says advances in virus treatment mean rules are now outdated

Sexual health charities have campaigned for the kits to be regulated

HIV home-testing kits will be available on NHS after law change

Saliva or blood samples can be tested at home using system, which give a positive or negative reading

Michael Jackson pictured in 1983 and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 1988: Previously unreleased duets between the two music icons are set to surface

Set for release: The Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury duets from 30 years ago

Three previously unheard duets by music legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury recorded in 1983 are set for release in two months' time.

Fear and optimism mix as people face into another Mugabe-rigged election

There are 109,000 centenarians registered despite a life expectancy of 51

Royal baby: Uncle (Prince) Harry says he'll make sure Prince George 'has fun' - is that a threat or a promise?

Prince Harry has said that his role in the upbringing of his nephew, the royal baby Prince George, will be to “make sure he has fun”.

“I’m better off dead” 11 year-old Nada al-Ahdal on child marriage

A video made by 11 year-old Yemeni girl Nada Al-Adhal speaking about child marriage has gone viral.

From Uganda to Britain: Life was much better before I started to think about the pain of hunger

Since arriving in Britain, one thing I have failed to wrap my head around is the fact that there is poverty, homelessness and hunger in the developed world, just like in Africa

The use of party drugs, usually found in nightclubs, to enjoy sex has caused concern

Party drugs linked to alarming rise in HIV amongst gay men

London sees 20 per cent rise in infections as charities call for better sexual health services

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London