16th July 2012
US: Lesbian couple hopes engagement will inspire equal marriage activism 3
3:08 PM — A couple from Connecticut are sharing the story of their engagement online in the hope it might inspire others and help change civil marriage laws in the US and beyond.
5th June 2012
Reform Jewish Rabbi welcomes Conservative equal marriage progress 1
2:58 PM — A senior US Reform rabbi has welcomed progress from the Conservative faction of American Judaism after it approved guidelines for performing same-sex weddings last week.
New Irish human rights legislation for LGBT people 46
2:33 PM — Same-sex civil marriage and protection for LGBT students in schools are just two of the positive steps which may result from new legislation published in Ireland today.
Dutch minister stops gay ‘cure’ therapy health insurance 24
1:29 PM — Gay 'cure' therapy will no longer be available in the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands, Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers announced today.
Janet Jackson calls to ‘stop the hate’ towards transgender people in new documentary 15
11:32 AM — Janet Jackson is set to become the executive producer of a documentary covering the lives and struggles of transgender people around the world.
25th May 2012
Stonewall report investigates homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools 30
5:56 PM — Stonewall have announced a major report investigating the scale of homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools, to be released at the ‘Education for All conference’ on 5th July.
President Mugabe: homosexuality will ‘lead to extinction’ 86
4:52 PM — President Robert Mugabe has spoken out once more against homosexuality, saying it will kill off the human race, and does not belong in Zimbabwe.
Victory for transgender students over Arkansas University toilet facilities 1
4:19 PM — The ladies’ toilets at Arkansas University are now open to anyone who identifies as female, following a letter from the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Peter Tatchell urges Eurovision singers to fight for free speech in Azerbaijan 4
2:03 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has urged Eurovision contestants and organisers to stand up against President Aliyev and his dictatorial regime in Azerbaijan, which many see as being incompatible with the competition’s inclusive values.
HIV charity closure hits North West’s LGBT community 149
12:43 PM — Hundreds of people in Greater Manchester and beyond are now in need of support after a major HIV charity lost more than £1.5million over five years.
Welsh gay couple scoop £1million EuroMillions jackpot 37
11:37 AM — A Welsh gay couple are in shock after a lottery win of £1million.
Fully-recognised civil unions in Brazil are one step closer 17
10:59 AM — Brazil is one step closer to allowing same-sex civil unions in law, after a 16-year-old bill was finally passed yesterday.
Gay comic book characters under fire from One Million Moms 74
10:02 AM — One Million Moms, the American pro-family group, is up in arms once more after comic book giants DC Comics and Marvel announced homosexual story lines this week.
21st May 2012
MEPs support ‘free speech’ after Kiev pride violence 12
6:29 PM — Members of the European Parliament are concerned about the number of gay pride marches being cancelled or banned across Europe due to homophobic violence or laws criminalising public support for LGBT rights.
Azerbaijan accuses Iran of slander over Eurovision gay pride rumours 22
5:43 PM — Azerbaijan has accused neighbouring country Iran of slander after claims that Baku would host a gay pride march to coincide with this week’s Eurovision song contest.
DC Comics superhero to come out as ‘prominent’ gay character 87
4:35 PM — A major DC Comics character is likely to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the not too distant future.
Video: Lord Chris Smith comes @Out4Marriage – without marriage we are ‘not going to be equal’ 7
3:32 PM — Labour life peer and chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority, Lord Chris Smith, is standing in solidarity with the ever-growing list of people who have filmed a video for the Out4Marriage Campaign.
First transgender ‘Miss Universe Canada’ pageant contestant misses out on title 94
2:37 PM — The first ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has lost her bid to win the title after strutting the runway this weekend.
Homophobic attack in Worcestershire may threaten Rainbow Picnic celebrations 17
1:24 PM — A teenager was the victim of an unprovoked homophobic attack over the weekend after a night out in Worcester city centre.
London music teacher nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year’ award after LGBT campaigning 14
12:29 PM — A London music teacher has been nominated for Teacher of the Year in the 2012 Times Educational Supplement (TES) Schools Awards.