19th July 2012
France: Concern as senate approves protections for ‘sexual’ not ‘gender’ identity 12
1:09 PM — Hopes that the election of a Socialist President and Assembly might usher in a new era of inclusivity in France took a blow last week, as Socialist Senators faced up to a first opportunity to legislate protections for the country’s trans minority but declined to do so.
18th July 2012
New protocol puts more power in the hands of Scottish trans people 6
5:40 PM — A new protocol issued this week by the Scottish Government is set to revolutionise the way trans people are served by the health system.
Glasgow Pride ‘breaks attendance records’ 2
12:25 PM — More than 6,000 people were believed to have attended Glasgow's Pride event at the weekend, breaking previous attendance records, the organisers said.
17th July 2012
Liverpool: Mayoral candidate to sue police for flying rainbow flag 36
1:53 PM — A man who recently lost a bid to be Liverpool's mayor has said he will sue the city's police force for flying the rainbow flag for IDAHO.
York Pride wins bid for rainbow flag over Mansion House 6
12:24 PM — A rainbow flag will fly above the Lord Mayor's residence in York after a motion to block the move was defeated by a large majority yesterday.
16th July 2012
IDAHO men’s hunger strike ends on twentieth day after health fears
5:09 PM — The founder and two committee members of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia have called off a hunger strike after one was taken to hospital, briefly losing consciousness last week.
Bristol ‘full of goodwill’ as Pride parade ends week of celebrations 9
1:07 PM — Despite a grey and dismal start to the day – and a rival march by the English Defence League that claimed to be supporting LGBT rights – Bristol Pride concluded its week-long celebrations on an upbeat note, with a parade and free outdoor festival on College Green, between Council House and Cathedral.
Video: Equal marriage film seeks votes for national awards 6
11:41 AM — Makers of the equal marriage short film Homecoming, which was released earlier this year to support government plans to legalise gay marriages in England and Wales, are appealing for help promoting the film to show in cinemas nationwide.
12th July 2012
Chloe Sevigny worried about reactions to trans assassin role 18
7:05 PM — Chloe Sevigny says she feared trans people would be disappointed with her for playing a trans character in TV series Hit & Miss. The actress, 37, told Out magazine she was concerned there would be anger that a transgender performer wasn't playing the part of Mia, an assassin.
York: Attempt to block rainbow flag over Mansion House at Pride 43
3:34 PM — A bid to fly the rainbow flag over the city of York's mansion house on the day of its pride event is in danger after a Conservative councillor tabled a motion to block it.
11th July 2012
Canada: Toronto trans community pays tribute to leader who killed himself 3
11:45 PM — Tributes have been paid to a Canadian transgender community leader who killed himself last week. Kyle Scanlon, who was the education, training, and research coordinator at the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, died on July 3rd. Reports said he had suffered long-term chronic depression.
Boy George in Twitter spat over WorldPride photos 66
2:25 PM — Boy George criticised a photographer today over a series of images of him performing at WorldPride in London this weekend.
Northern Ireland: Equal marriage campaign group launched 13
11:13 AM — A new campaigning group, Equal Marriage NI, has been launched to push for marriage equality between gay and straight couples in Northern Ireland.
Lady Gaga social network unveiled 13
9:40 AM — Bisexual pop star Lady Gaga has unveiled a new social network, LittleMonsters.com.
10th July 2012
US: Gay rights campaigner Frank Kameny has asteroid named for him 6
11:12 PM — American gay rights campaigner Frank Kameny has had an asteroid named after him. The activist, who died last October aged 86, was sacked from his government job as an astronomer in 1957 for being gay. He later became one of the leading lights of the US gay rights movement.
Liverpool FC to march in city Pride parade 18
11:51 AM — Liverpool Football Club has announced it will be the first Premier League club in the country to be officially represented at a Pride event, although no footballers have been announced as taking part.
Clare Balding: Being a lesbian may have helped sports presenting career 21
10:57 AM — BBC TV presenter Clare Balding said she believes being a lesbian can give her an advantage as a female sports commentator when she is not considered to be distracted by physically attractive male athletes.
9th July 2012
Newspaper declines to apologise for terminology in intersex story 37
4:54 PM — The People newspaper has said there is no difference between the term “hermaphrodite” and “intersex” – and therefore has not apologised for its substitution of the h-word in a story last month.
3,000 march at incident-free Budapest Pride 6
3:12 PM — Budapest Pride 2012 took place safely on Saturday despite earlier threats and the mayor’s unwillingness to support the event. Over 3,000 marchers took to the streets protected by riot police.
Comment: Pride needs a political motive or it needs a change 110
2:25 PM — Ollie McFadden argues that without an enemy in the government, Pride in the UK has lost its political edge and needs to lose its focus on the march in favour of something more inclusive.