21st February 2012
Channel 4 and BSkyB will not pull ‘spot the trans lady’ Paddy Power advert 53
5:38 PM — Broadcasters Channel 4 and BSkyB are planning to continue airing Paddy Power's 'spot the trans lady' advert in the face of fierce criticism.
Video: LGBT Jewish group Keshet UK says ‘It Gets Better’ 7
5:20 PM — Keshet UK, the national forum for LGBT Jews, has released an It Gets Better video to tell gay, bi and trans youth struggling with their identities that life does improve.
Northampton police seek man after anti-gay attack 12
4:16 PM — Police in Northampton have released an image of a man they believe was involved in a homophobic attack last month.
FA launches new anti-homophobia initiative 6
2:51 PM — The Football Association launched a new initiative yesterday to promote inclusiveness for gay, bi and trans people in football. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring.
Comment: Gay marriage will make us a beacon of equality 88
12:59 PM — Ken Livingstone writes that opposition to equal marriage is "a reminder that the battle for LGBT equality is not over".
Gove urged to clarify position on anti-gay texts in schools 61
12:12 PM — Michael Gove's reported response to an enquiry about homophobic leaflets being shown to schoolchildren in Lancashire has prompted confusion over when pupils can legally be shown anti-gay texts.
Africa sends its first black contestants to Mr Gay World 79
11:37 AM — Africa has more finalists in the Mr Gay World competition than ever before this year with representatives from Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
MPs condemn media hunt for trans man who gave birth 46
11:04 AM — Leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas has tabled an Early Day Motion at Parliament condemning the media's attempts to discover the identity of a transgender man who gave birth to a child.
Emma Watson: Papers asked if short hair meant I was gay 28
10:48 AM — Emma Watson has revealed she was questioned by journalists over her short hairstyle and whether it meant she was coming out as a lesbian.
THT relaunches HIV hardship fund with help from Elton John AIDS Foundation 61
9:50 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has relaunched a national Hardship Fund for people living with HIV in severe financial need. Funding has been secured from the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the M·A·C AIDS Fund, as well as via Terrence Higgins Trust’s annual Walk For Life fundraising event, to provide £1.5 million of grants over a period of three years.