30th January 2012
New Twitter censorship function prompts concern in anti-gay states 9
12:52 PM — Twitter's announcement that it will be able to censor tweets on a country-by-country basis has prompted concern for gay communities in hostile countries.
Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury backs ‘gay cure’ therapist 190
12:01 PM — Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has joined other clerics to back a therapist who was found guilty of professional malpractice last year after offering 'gay cure' therapy.
Interview: Greg Louganis on gold medals, HIV and Matthew Mitcham 6
10:37 AM — He won his first Olympic medal at the age of 16. Four gold medals later, he came out at the 1994 Gay Games. Laurence Watts meets Greg Louganis.
Rock Hudson radio drama wins BBC award 1
9:55 AM — A drama about gay actor Rock Hudson was named Best Online Drama at the BBC's first Audio Drama Awards. Hudson died in 1985 from an AIDS-related illness after starring in nearly 70 films.
29th January 2012
UN secretary general: African governments must respect gay rights 36
3:24 PM — The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has told African leaders that they must respect gay rights in an unusually outspoken declaration made at an African Union summit in Ethiopia.
In Photos: Peter Tatchell 60th Birthday party fundraiser 13
1:01 PM — Last Thursday to celebrate the 60th birthday of the legendary human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, QueerlyOut held a fundraiser party with all door proceeds donated to the Peter Tatchell Foundation to continue the valuable work that Peter does day in, day out.
Archbishop of York compares David Cameron to a dictator over his support of gay marriage 335
11:47 AM — In a forthright interview with the Daily Telegraph, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has compared prime minister David Cameron to a dictator over his support of gay marriage.
27th January 2012
US trans prisoner sues over hair treatments
5:21 PM — A trans woman in Massachusetts, USA, has filed a claim against her prison over allegations that she has not been provided with medically required hair treatments.
Amsterdam’s ‘gay cure’ rabbi ‘fears for his life’ 68
4:42 PM — The New York-based rabbi who heads Amsterdam's Orthodox Ashkenazi community had said he fears for his life after he was suspended for signing a 'gay cure' declaration.
Hepatitis C warning for HIV-positive men 8
3:39 PM — A new report is calling for raised awareness of the risks posed by hepatitis C to gay men living with HIV.
184 MEPs support gay rights manifesto 11
2:05 PM — 184 MEPs, including the President of the European Parliament came together on Wednesday to sign a pledge in support of LGBT rights, following a two-day long awareness event.
Brad Pitt’s gay marriage pledge tested 21
1:49 PM — The actor said this week the pledge he and Angelina Jolie took to hold off on marriage until equality was achieved for everyone in the US is proving hard to keep.
Interview: Jackie Green, the first trans Miss England? 24
12:36 PM — She made history recently as the first trans woman to enter the Miss England competition. Now she speaks to PinkNews.co.uk about the pageant, Lady Gaga, her aspirations, goals and love life.
Cynthia Nixon: Bisexuals? We get no respect 77
11:37 AM — After causing a storm of controversy this week when referring to being gay as a "choice" Cynthia Nixon seems to have reluctantly acknowledged that she is, in fact, bisexual.
First US Congressman to come out freely to marry partner 19
11:09 AM — The first US Congressman to come out voluntarily as gay has confirmed he plans to marry his partner of five years.
Gay Australians to receive overseas marriage permits from next month 10
10:49 AM — From February, gay Australians will be able to receive certificates allowing them to enter into gay marriages abroad.
‘Gay leper’ conference heads to London 76
10:13 AM — Organisers, who have previously held the conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, have insisted the title is not meant to cause offence, but its beliefs and aims have been described today as "specious" and "deeply insulting".
26th January 2012
Tuscaloosa schools told: ‘Let lesbians go to prom’ 2
5:12 PM — Demands have been made to the County Board of Education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to respect LGBT rights after alleged cases of negligence by staff members towards a gay student.
Data changes raise concerns for trans and intersex university students 16
4:48 PM — Concerns have been expressed this week after it was revealed that the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) is considering changes to the way it records data on sex and gender, with implications for trans and intersex students enrolling at university.
Gay Tunisians speak out 11
4:30 PM — The socio-political upheaval Tunisia has undergone since the revolution has led many Tunisians to question their place within this new society – Tunisia’s often undiscussed LGBT community is no exception to this uncertainty.