21st February 2013
American football star Tim Tebow backs out of speech at anti-gay Dallas church 16
6:50 PM — New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has cancelled a speech he was due to make at a controversial anti-gay church in Dallas.
Comment: ‘Concern’ for the children of gay parents is just 2013′s acceptable face of bigotry 14
5:59 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Christopher Gen argues that "concern" for the children of gay parents is just 2013′s acceptable face of bigotry; he argues that this isn’t a ‘gay rights’ issue – it’s a human rights one.
Anti-gay group leader: Study doesn’t prove bullying is worse for LGBT kids, ‘if there is such a thing’ 19
4:43 PM — The leader of an anti-gay conservative group in the US state of Massachusetts has claimed that a recent study on anti-LGBT bullying in schools was "propaganda" and went on to doubt the existence of gay and trans students.
Comment: Coming out – Is it always something to celebrate? 10
4:05 PM — Paul J Burgess, a co-founder of Pink Triangle Theatre, reflects on the issue of coming out, and questions whether coming out later in life should always be focussed on by the media.
Study: 75% of US bullied LGBT gym class students feel unable to tell a teacher 3
1:16 PM — Research by a gay support group in the US has found more than a quarter of LGBT student athletes report being harassed or assaulted while playing on a school sports team.
Comment: A day in the life of Peter Tatchell 28
11:50 AM — Britain's most famous human rights campaigner talks about his daily routine and how he has to go to bed with "a siren alarm, fire extinguisher and rope ladder" - every night.
Australia: Gay kids bullied by teachers as well as other students says study 10
11:20 AM — A report by Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG), based in the Australian state of Queensland, says 70% of gay students have been bullied because of their sexuality, even by their teachers.
20th February 2013
Irish Education Minister: ‘Education plays a key role in tackling homophobia and transphobia’ 13
5:22 PM — The Irish Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn today opened a European Union conference on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools, and emphasised the importance education plays in reducing such prejudice.
Labour MP Steve Reed: Gordon Brown was ‘wrong’ not to support same-sex marriage as PM 15
5:21 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Steve Reed, Labour's newly elected MP for Croydon North, says Gordon Brown's failure to support marriage equality as PM and Labour leader is a source of regret.
US: Hepatitis C in HIV positive gay men at an all-time high 6
4:54 PM — Researchers at the Fenway Institute in Boston have discovered hepatitis C among HIV positive gay men in the US is at an all-time high.
Comment: The dark side of gay dating sites 57
3:27 PM — Although gay dating sites provide a useful platform in allowing men to meet each other, Christopher Halton writes for PinkNews of how they can also put some gay men at risk.
Comment: The biggest challenge LGBT face is other people’s language 25
10:25 AM — LGBT youth volunteer Thomas Wales writes for PinkNews on the need for society to do more to stamp out homophobic language.
US: Washington DC bill could make legal birth certificate gender alterations easier 1
1:47 AM — A bill introduced on Tuesday could make it easier for transgender residents of Washington DC to legally alter the gender on their birth certificate, by eliminating the need for a court order to do so.
19th February 2013
Study: 3.5% of Americans are LGBT 26
5:53 PM — A state-by-state poll in the US claims to put an end to estimates of what percentage of the population identifies as LGBT.
Israel: HIV cases among gay men up 55% since 2005 3
5:27 PM — Figure show the number of gay men become HIV-positive in Israel has increased by 55% since 2005.
Video, NBA star: ‘No one can tell me I can’t have two mothers, because I really do’ 3
1:49 PM — An American NBA star has recorded a video introducing his two mothers, and in it he says "Nobody can ever tell me that I can't have two mothers, because I really do."
Oscar Pistorius dropped from ‘It Gets Better’ South Africa campaign against anti-gay bullying 9
11:12 AM — The South African branch of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, which tackles anti-LGBT bullying, has severed its ties with Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius following his arrest over the shooting of his girlfriend.
Organisers say Pride in London 2013 could be cancelled 27
9:09 AM — The new organisers of the capital’s summer gay pride event have warned that unless they can secure enough funding and logistical help from volunteers – it may be axed for this year.
18th February 2013
Australia: Trans and intersex inclusive birth certificate amendments considered by lawmakers
9:02 PM — Birth certificates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) could soon be more inclusive of transgender and intersex people, by ceasing to require gender reassignment before allowing people to alter the gender on a birth certificate.
US: Massachusetts issues rules respecting identity of transgender students 3
8:05 PM — The Massachusetts Department of Education has said that students should be able to use facilities like bathrooms and join sports teams according to the gender they identify with.