22nd January 2013
US: Petition calls on White House to include LGBT questions in school survey 1
3:01 PM — Activists are petitioning the White House to include LGBT-specific questions in a proposed school climate survey.
Video: Trans community speak of their hurt at Julie Burchill’s Observer article 23
2:18 PM — Scottish Transgender Alliance is championing a YouTube video that shows personal individual responses to a transphobic article published in the Observer this month.
Ireland: Gay rights group welcomes employment discrimination ruling 2
1:44 PM — Ireland's Equality Tribunal has ordered an employer to pay €24,000 (£20,190) for discrimination and victimisation on the basis of sexual orientation.
Chicago: Transgender man prevented from using men’s shower room at spa 18
11:00 AM — A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights after the manager of a Chicago spa asked him not to use the men's shower room.
21st January 2013
Study: 47% of gay and bisexual men admit to bareback sex 49
11:01 PM — A new survey of gay and bisexual men commissioned in the US shows almost half report having unprotected sex at some point.
Olympic diver Chris Mears: I have made some good gay friends through Tom Daley 30
6:20 PM — Olympic diver Chris Mears says his friendship with fellow diver Tom Daley now means he has several gay mates.
Australia: City council faces backlash for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner 27
1:58 PM — A city council in Australia is facing criticism after asking an LGBT support charity to take down signage displayed at a family festival, as it was deemed "offensive".
Feature: Gay Times strips off in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust 38
11:23 AM — Gay Times, the world’s longest-running gay magazine, has stripped – no pun intended – the entire content of their latest issue to make way for their biggest naked shoot ever. GT Editor Darren Scott explains that it’s all for a good cause.
Travel: A what’s on 2013 guide to Benidorm 8
10:25 AM — What better way to escape the cold British winter than a trip to the Spanish sunny gay haven of Benidorm.
20th January 2013
Inclusive Syfy TV show criticised for depicting anti-trans violence 47
2:50 PM — A popular television show, which is widely regarded as being one of the most LGBT inclusive on air, has been accused by GLAAD and many fans of showing a scene depicting images similar to those of anti-trans violence.
18th January 2013
London charity raises awareness about coming out after Jodie Foster speech 1
9:10 PM — Following actress Jodie Foster's first public speech about her sexuality at the Golden Globes last Sunday, a London-based LGBT support group is reminding people that coming out can be difficult at any age.
US: Judge tipped to allow San Francisco nudity ban 21
6:43 PM — Lawmakers in San Francisco narrowly approved the nudity ban after complaints regarding the city’s famous gay Castro district in November of last year.
Observer’s readers’ editor says ‘it was wrong’ to publish transphobic slurs 62
6:00 PM — The Observer’s readers’ editor, Stephen Pritchard, has issued his full response into the paper’s decision to publish a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.
US: Pro-gay NFL player Chris Kluwe to release a book of ‘uncensored personal essays’ 5
5:30 PM — Equal rights advocate and NFL football player, Chris Kluwe, is to release a book containing "uncensored personal essays" on a range of topics, after passionately defending equal marriage rights for gay people.
London: Protesters demonstrate outside Guardian offices over transphobic Burchill article 18
3:32 PM — More than 100 transgender people and cisgender allies have taken part in a protest outside the central London offices of the Guardian and Observer newspapers over the publication of a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.
Press Complaints Commission to investigate Julie Burchill’s transphobic article 8
3:02 PM — The Press Complaints Commission is to launch an inquiry into the Observer's decision to publish a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.
London: City Hall announces winner of gay pride bid 27
11:40 AM — London LGBT+ Community Pride has been awarded the right to run the capital’s main gay pride festival for the next five years.
17th January 2013
Gareth Thomas: I previously took part in anti-gay jokes and prayed rugby could turn me straight 62
4:15 PM — Former Wales rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed that he once took part in homophobic jokes with teammates in a bid to hide his sexuality
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore attacks PinkNews 87
1:55 PM — Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore has launched an outspoken attack on PinkNews after it published a story about the killing of a trans woman in Brazil.
US: NFL player Chris Kluwe to receive award for his support of gay rights and equal marriage 3
1:04 PM — Pro-gay NFL player, Chris Kluwe, is to be honoured by an LGBT community group, for being an advocate of equal rights and equal marriage for the LGBT community.