13th March 2013
UK: LGBT community urged to give up cigarettes as part of No Smoking Day 13
12:02 PM — With figures showing LGBT people are more likely to smoke compared to heterosexuals, LGBT smokers are being encouraged to quit as part of No Smoking Day.
UK: Brighton Pride announces Fringe Festival plans 3
10:35 AM — The organisers of this year’s Brighton Pride have announced further details of the event including a change in management and participation in Brighton’s Fringe Festival.
12th March 2013
Travel: A weekend in Dublin 15
6:52 PM — PinkNews.co.uk’s food and travel writer Sam Feller has travelled to Dublin to see what the city has to offer gay tourists, and how attitudes to homosexuality are evolving in amongst an ever changing political landscape.
US $1.5 million study launched to find out why 75% of lesbians are obese 55
6:03 PM — The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to spend $1.5 million (£1.01 million) on a study to learn why 75% of lesbians are obese and why gay men are not.
Ohio: Health club fined for discriminating against transgender massage therapist 1
3:39 PM — A health club in the US state of Ohio has been fined for discriminating against a transgender employee.
Study: Sexuality can be revealed by the type of music you ‘like’ on Facebook 12
2:48 PM — Information about sexuality can be revealed from the things you choose to ‘like’ on Facebook, a study suggests.
Scotland: Case of trans man facing jail for sex ‘by fraud’ raises concerns of Scottish Transgender Alliance 23
2:38 PM — The sentencing of Chris Wilson, a Scottish trans man who faces jail for "fraud" after he had relationships with two women without revealing his gender history, has shocked the Scottish Transgender Alliance who say the verdict will cause "fear and alarm" among the trans community.
Study: Men in same-sex unions live longer while mortality rates for lesbian couples on the increase 2
2:22 PM — A new study has found that married gay men in same sex marriages live longer, while mortality rates among married lesbians have begun to rise, despite a long period of decline.
London: Gay men’s health charity provides bondage and S&M course 25
2:01 PM — Gay men’s health charity GMFA has announced details of a 6-week bondage and (S&M) sadomasochism course.
11th March 2013
US: Hundreds rally in Texas in support of LGBT rights and equal marriage 1
7:11 PM — Hundreds of LGBT rights advocates have taken to the streets of Texas in support of equal rights for LGBT people, including marriage equality.
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen urges Lithuanian mayor to support gay pride 2
6:04 PM — Responding to calls from gay rights advocates, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen has urged the mayor of the Lithuanian capital city to support a gay pride event.
Australia: Video footage emerges of new angle on Sydney Mardi Gras alleged police brutality 3
5:07 PM — New video footage has emerged which shows a different perspective on one case of alleged policy brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras, as it appears to show one of those who accused the police of brutality, resisting arrest.
Nigerian Football Federation says it hasn’t banned lesbians from professional football 1
3:05 PM — The Nigerian Football Federation says lesbians have not been banned from playing in the West African country following recent reports.
Comment: Have we lost the real vision of ‘Pride’? 20
2:11 PM — In a PinkNews comment piece Ryan Houston, who is a Director for a Pride event in the north east of England, asks if the Pride movement has losts its vision?
Comment: HIV policy has collapsed and gay men will not escape the legacy 83
10:42 AM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Stuart Home says those in charge of setting and delivering HIV policy are now in danger of presiding over managed decline.
9th March 2013
GLAAD to present award to director Brett Ratner who dropped out of Academy Awards for using anti-gay slur 8
1:56 AM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), has announced that it is to present film director Brett Ratner with an award at its 24th annual Media Awards later this month.
8th March 2013
Comment: Benjamin Cohen’s Lent Talk wasn’t blasphemous, we should celebrate its broadcast by the BBC 11
5:46 PM — Having listened to the broadcast in full, Hannah Buchanan shares her thoughts on PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen’s BBC Radio 4 Lent Talk.
US State Department launches new online LGBT travel guide 6
1:16 PM — The US State Department has launched a new website designed to help LGBT travellers.
US: Family file lawsuit against school for barring their trans daughter from using girls’ bathroom 4
12:02 PM — The family of a trans girl has filed a civil rights lawsuit against her school, which has refused to mediate with them over their refusal to let 6 year old Coy use the female toilets.
Canada: Quebec launches first awareness campaign to tackle homophobia and transphobia 6
2:20 AM — The Minister of Justice in Canada's province of Quebec has launched a campaign against homophobia, including television and radio ads attempting to help people become more open and accepting towards same-sex couples.