28th September 2011
Transgender woman tells of DIY surgery 27
11:37 AM — A transgender woman has revealed how her desperation for sex reassignment surgery led her to try and cut off her genitals. Kirsty Cass, of Crawley, West Sussex, says she almost bled to death after using a Stanley knife to partially sever her penis.
Gay senator David Norris wins nomination for Irish presidency 127
10:22 AM — Openly gay Irish senator David Norris has secured enough nominations to stand for president. The independent politician won the support of Dublin city council last night and will run against six other candidates next month.
Scottish faith groups call for gay marriage 130
10:04 AM — A coalition of faith groups has announced its support for introducing gay marriage in Scotland. The group does not include the Church of Scotland or the Scottish Catholic Church.
27th September 2011
Gay journalist Johann Hari faces more plagiarism claims 21
5:36 PM — Gay journalist Johann Hari is facing more accusations of plagiarism as the Orwell Prize committee said he had returned his 2008 award but not the £2,000 prize money.
French smartphone app ‘tells mothers if their son is gay’ 39
5:01 PM — A new app for Android smartphones claims it can tell anxious mothers whether their son is gay. The 1.99 euro app asks 20 stereotypical questions, such as 'Does your son like to dress well?' and 'Does he like musicals?'
Video: Parents of gay suicide teen urge families to talk 21
4:24 PM — The parents of Jamey Rodemeyer have urged other families to do everything they can to help bullied gay teenagers. Tracy and Tim Rodemeyer were speaking ten days after their 14-year-old son killed himself.
TV dating expert apologises for calling gay men promiscuous 83
3:02 PM — The presenter of US TV show Millionaire Matchmaker has apologised for saying that gay men cannot be faithful. Dating expert Patti Stanger, 50, said she had failed to "curb" gay men.
Gay Senator David Norris edges closer to Irish presidency 30
1:51 PM — Gay Irish senator David Norris has moved closer to becoming a candidate in the 2012 Irish presidential election. The independent politician, who recently re-entered the race, needs the backing of one more council to become an official candidate.
Party of Five star Sean Maher comes out 34
11:48 AM — Party of Five star Sean Maher has revealed he is gay. The 36-year-old actor said he was told by his agent to hide his sexuality and try sleeping with women.
L Word actress ‘escorted off plane for lesbian kiss’ 115
10:25 AM — Leisha Hailey, who starred in the US lesbian drama The L Word, says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after a row over kissing her girlfriend.
26th September 2011
500 attend East London Pride 15
5:15 PM — Five hundred people joined a Pride march through east London on Saturday after a troubled year for the area.
Video: Lady Gaga’s tribute to young fan who killed himself 40
4:10 PM — Lady Gaga dedicated a performance at the weekend to a 14-year-old fan who killed himself after suffering homophobic bullying. Jamey Rodemeyer, of Buffalo, New York, was buried yesterday.
Transgender woman says she has been left ‘half man’ by NHS surgery refusal 81
3:39 PM — A transgender woman from Burnley has accused the NHS of leaving her "half man, half woman" by refusing to pay for her breast surgery. Cathy Ann Daniels, 57, was born physically male and has had some surgery.
Gay Church of Scotland minister backs same-sex marriage 17
2:45 PM — An openly gay minister in the Church of Scotland has backed calls for marriage equality. The Rev Scott Rennie, whose 2009 appointment threatened to split the church, said the change should be "celebrated".
Man’s jaw broken in Edinburgh anti-gay attack 63
1:35 PM — Police in Edinburgh are seeking a gang who broke a man's jaw during a homophobic attack early on Saturday morning. The victim, 20, had just left the GHQ nightclub when he passed a group of four men and one woman on Broughton Street at 2.30am.
Lady Gaga and Jessie J lead Stonewall nominations 34
11:40 AM — Gay-friendly singers Lady Gaga and Jessie J are in the running for Stonewall awards. While newcomer Jessie is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Gaga is a contender for Hero of the Year.
23rd September 2011
Three students may face charges over teenager’s suicide 59
3:12 PM — New York police are considering charging a number of students over the suicide of a 14-year-old boy. Jamey Rodemeyer, a student at Williamsville North High School, killed himself last Sunday after suffering years of anti-gay bullying.
Northern Ireland minister accused of homophobia over gay blood ban 26
2:32 PM — Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots has come under heavy pressure to lift the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood. He has been accused of homophobia.
Video: Gay soldier booed at Republican presidential debate 122
1:54 PM — A gay soldier who submitted a question to a Republican presidential debate was booed by the audience. Stephen Hill, who is currently stationed in Iraq, was told by candidate Rick Santorum (pictured) that he would keep the military gay ban.
Man found guilty in retrial over transgender woman’s murder 10
12:49 PM — A London man has been found guilty for a second time of murdering a transgender woman. Leon Fyle, of Catford, was convicted of the murder of Destiny Lauren last September and sentenced to 21 years in prison but the Court of Appeal ruled his original conviction was “unsafe".