24th April 2012
Fifty companies around Liverpool to fly rainbow flag for IDAHO in May 16
12:56 PM — Fifty companies and organisations in Merseyside have agreed to fly the rainbow flag or make another form of pro-gay visual statement for the International Day Against Homophobia in May.
Analysis: Sweden to deport trans woman assaulted and urinated on by Russian police 28
11:52 AM — As a Russian trans woman prepares to return to violence or worse if she is expelled from Sweden later this week, the latter country’s reputation as a less than welcoming place for the trans community is once more in the spotlight.
23rd April 2012
London: THT’s annual pop-up party heads to Brick Lane 21
3:42 PM — This May, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust will be adding some eastern flavour to its annual pop-up fundraising party The Cocktail Club.
Comment: Remembering the Admiral Duncan 11
3:08 PM — Monday 30 April next week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the nail bomb attack on the Admiral Duncan in London's Soho. Mark Healey is one of the organisers of the remembrance service.
Sheffield: Call for public art tribute to early gay activist Edward Carpenter 12
2:28 PM — A new community group has been set up in Sheffield to campaign for a permanent public tribute to Edward Carpenter.
Video: Ofcom rejects complaints from bystander in My Transsexual Summer 17
1:33 PM — Ofcom has rejected a complaint from a man who claimed the way his appearance in My Transsexual Summer was edited made him look 'disgusted' by the participants.
France: Presidential elections highlight trans voters’ rights gap 27
11:22 AM — As the dust settles on the first round of the French Presidential election this morning, a sharp warning that discrimination by the French state means that trans citizens can no longer count on access to that most basic of Human Rights – the right to vote!
19th April 2012
Prague’s second pride event announced 7
3:34 PM — Prague's second pride event will be held from 13 to 19 August 2012 on various attractive in the Czech Republic's capital.
Video: Turin’s gay film festival ad highlights unusual taboo 14
11:47 AM — The citizens of a progressive Italian town face the ultimate public taboo in the surprise ending to a video promoting the Turin GLBT film festival.
18th April 2012
Video: New teaser for equal marriage ad 19
12:23 PM — A teaser video for viral advertisement to promote the Coalition for Equal Marriage and the cause of marriage equality in England and Wales has been released.
Boy Scouts of America petitioned to change gay exclusion policy 24
11:42 AM — A gay mother in Ohio has started a petition calling on the Boy Scouts of America to reverse its stance on expelling gay youths and leaders from the organisation.
16th April 2012
Northern Ireland: Ban on gay men donating blood ‘brings shame’ 21
10:17 PM — The current ban on gay men being blood donors is bringing shame to Northern Ireland, student union officials at the annual NUS-USI conference are set to claim. The conference, organised by the National Union of Students and the Union of Students in Ireland, began today in County Fermanagh.
Court overrules police to give go-ahead to Budapest Pride 5
4:31 PM — A court in Budapest has reportedly overruled the police's decision not to grant a licence for the city's gay pride march.
15th April 2012
St. Andrews: LGBT students protest during sermon by anti-gay Cardinal O’Brien 81
2:46 PM — In addition to a silent protest that greeted Cardinal Keith O'Brien at the University of St Andrews today, some members of the university's LGBT group staged a walk-out as soon as the Cardinal began his sermon.
13th April 2012
Brighton Pride 2012 announces theme 2
3:10 PM — A public vote has decided the theme of Brighton Pride 2012 as The United Colours of Pride.
One fifth of Gaydar users planning civil partnerships in next twelve months 21
11:50 AM — A poll released by Gaydar today says a fifth of its users are planning to become someone's civil partner in the next year.
12th April 2012
Comment: The ex-gay ads prove public homophobia still remains acceptable 97
9:56 PM — The commercial agency responsible for selling advertising on London's transport system thought it fit to run a deeply offensive and homophobic ad on London buses. Does this prove again, Balaji Ravichandran asks, that homophobia remains the most accepted and acceptable form of public prejudice?
Video: Vote to decide new anti-homophobia campaign ad 17
5:07 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is appealing for votes to decide which of these eight videos it will use to promote its Enough is Enough campaign against homophobia this year.
Gay arts festival seeks submissions 6
3:30 PM — London's annual gay and transgender arts festival GFEST is looking for submissions for this year’s event.
Milton Keynes to host first pride parade this year 17
12:10 PM — The Buckinghamshire town of Milton Keynes is to hold its first ever gay pride parade.