27th May 2011
26-year-old gay club in Portsmouth to close down 14
10:55 AM — One of the few gay night clubs in Portsmouth, England is to close its doors for good on Monday evening. Martha's, on Commercial Road in the city, will host its final night on the Bank Holiday.
US Sheriff’s department ‘paid evangelicals to turn lesbian straight’ 14
10:01 AM — A lesbian is suing a sheriff's department in Georgia, USA, after it allegedly paid $600 for two evangelicals to turn her straight. Amanda Booker, who is now in custody over a separate incident, is suing officials after she claims Bartow County Sheriff's Department in Georgia forced her to attend gay conversion therapy instead of taking her to a drug rehabilitation centre.
26th May 2011
Transgender woman attacked by mob in Virginia 25
4:30 PM — A transgender woman in Virginia was attacked by a mob outside a store last Saturday afternoon. The assault follows the beating of a Maryland trans woman in a McDonald's restaurant, which was filmed by a member of staff.
25th May 2011
Nevada governor signs transgender protection law 7
4:02 PM — The governor of Nevada has signed a law to protect transgender people from employment discrimination. Republican governor Brian Sandoval signed the bill into law at a ceremony in Carson City on Tuesday.
23rd May 2011
Surrey newspaper goes pink to celebrate gay award 12
12:24 PM — The Surrey Comet turned its masthead pink last week to celebrate winning an award from a local gay and lesbian group. The newspaper won a 'Heart of Equality’ award from the charity Gay Surrey last Tuesday, which was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
19th May 2011
California’s transgender protection bill makes progress 4
5:27 PM — A California bill to improve legal protections for trans people has been approved by the state assembly. The Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 887) passed with bipartisan support on a 54-24 vote on Monday. It will now go to the state Senate.
18th May 2011
70 countries celebrate Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 3
4:21 PM — More than 70 countries around the world held events to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) yesterday. The day, in its seventh year, saw hundreds of events held in countries including Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya, where campaigners risked threats and violence to call for equal rights.
17th May 2011
Activists celebrate 7th International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 18
10:26 AM — LGBT campaigners are celebrating the seventh International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The event has been held every year since 2005 to raise awareness of discrimination and harassment of LGBT people around the globe.
11th May 2011
Man charged over East End anti-gay stickers
5:25 PM — An 18-year-old man has been charged with a public order offence over homophobic stickers found plastered around London's East End. Mohammed Hasnath, 18, of Leamouth, Tower Hamlets, was arrested last month at his home.
9th May 2011
Chaz Bono ‘thrilled’ with results of transition 249
2:29 PM — Chaz Bono, the son of singer Cher, has spoken candidly about his transition from female to male. Speaking ahead of a book and documentary about his journey, the star said he never had a moment's doubt that he was supposed to be a man.
4th May 2011
Video:Google uses TV advertisement during Glee to showcase ‘It Gets Better’ campaign 44
11:05 PM — Google has aired a television advertisement for its Google Chrome browser that showcases the 'It Gets Better' YouTube campaign to support gay teens.
Ugandan lesbian honoured for human rights work 12
11:08 AM — Ugandan lesbian campaigner Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has been honoured with an international award for her bravery in speaking out for human rights. She was commended for her "rare courage" in a country which punishes homosexuality severely.
2nd May 2011
Man arrested over murder of US gay pride activist
9:03 PM — Police in Elmira, New York state, have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a local gay rights activist, Clinton 'Billy' Lewis, who was also the owner of Club Chill, a local gay bar.
29th April 2011
Remembering the Admiral Duncan bombing 12 years on 146
1:42 PM — Tomorrow marks the twelfth anniversary of the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack on April 30th 1999 in Soho. It was one of three nail bomb attacks and killed three people, while 80 were injured.
Spike in searches causes Google to suggest “James Middleton Gay”
1:36 PM — The search engine Google has begun to auto-suggest "James Middleton gay" following a surge in searches on the younger brother of Catherine 'Kate', Duchess of Cambridge.
27th April 2011
Trans woman speaks out about Baltimore McDonald’s beating 49
4:47 PM — Chrissy Lee Polis, a trans woman who was attacked by two girls in the ladies' room of the Rosedale Branch of McDonald's in Baltimore last week, has spoken out about her ordeal.
San Francisco’s legendary gay bookshop to close 67
3:03 PM — The last of the four shops owned by A Different Light Bookstores - and the last exclusively LGBT bookstore in San Francsico - is set to close by the end of this month.
Moscow gay pride parade now uncertain 1
2:30 PM — Moscow have said they are ‘studying’ the proposal for the city’s first gay pride parade, after it was previously thought to be going ahead. Nikolai Alexeyev, Russia’s top gay rights activist, said yesterday that the city council had given the go-ahead to the proposed march on 28 May, a claim dismissed by Moscow’s central district head, […]
Gay man beaten in homophobic south London attack 229
1:21 PM — A gay man has received hospital treatment after being beaten up in an unprovoked homophobic attack at the weekend.
Pakistan allows trans men and women their own gender category 30
12:39 PM — A landmark decision has been taken in Pakistan to allow trans people their own gender category on selected official documents.