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.
16th January 2013
LGBT museum planned for Washington DC 4
7:37 PM — A gay couple have announced their intentions to open an LGBT American history museum in the US capital city of Washington DC.
Reports: Brazilian transwoman shot dead 54
3:28 PM — It's being reported that a transwoman has been shot dead in Brazil.
UK: Accenture named most gay-friendly company by Stonewall 15
1:59 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has published its Top 100 Employers for 2013, with management consultancy firm Accenture topping the list.
Hampshire Constabulary Chief receives Stonewall ‘Champion of the Year’ award 1
1:33 PM — The Chief Constable for Hampshire's Constabulary has been named Stonewall's Individual Champion of the Year for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Maine: Transwoman receives honourable discharge from US Marines 3
1:08 PM — A transgender woman who went absent without leave from the US Military 31 years ago has received an honourable discharge.
London: Islington and Camden to host UK’s ‘biggest’ LGBT History Month celebrations 3
12:32 PM — Organisers in the London boroughs of Islington and Camden say February’s programme of events for LGBT History Month will be the largest in the UK.
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay 18
12:24 PM — Recently, a South African college was exposed for offering therapies to try and turn young gay people straight. South African Douglas Bruce Davies explains that despite some of the most progressive gay rights laws in the world, South Africa is not a paradise to be LGBT.
Fox News criticised for using a photo of Mrs Doubtfire for trans health story 16
11:11 AM — Fox News has been criticised for using an image of Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams’ fictional character from the 1993 film of the same name, in a story about transgender inequality on its website.
15th January 2013
UK: Hate crime charity criticises Julie Burchill for writing ‘transphobic hatred’ 9
4:14 PM — Hate crime charity Galop has become the latest LGBT organisation to criticise Julie Burchill for writing a highly offensive article about the trans community in last weekend’s Observer newspaper.
Oregon & California health insurance companies told to cover transgender patients
1:31 PM — Regulators in Oregon and California have directed several health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.
San Francisco plans to rename airport after gay rights hero Harvey Milk 15
12:20 PM — David Campos of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has announced plans for a charter amendment to rename the city's largest airport in honour of the late gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
14th January 2013
Daily Telegraph republishes Julie Burchill’s ‘transphobic’ column removed by the Observer 58
11:04 PM — The journalist and free-schools campaigner Toby Young has republished a column by Julie Burchill that was removed earlier today from the Guardian/ Observer website after accusations of transphobia.
Observer editor John Mulholland withdraws Julie Burchill column accused of transphobia 9
6:28 PM — The editor of the Observer, John Mulholland, has withdrawn a column by Julie Burchill published yesterday which came under heavy criticism for accusations of transphobia.
Protesters to demonstrate amidst accusations of Transphobia at the Observer and the Guardian 4
5:57 PM — Protesters are set to demonstrate outside the offices of the Observer newspaper on Thursday, following a column written by Julie Burchill yesterday, which came under heavy criticism for being transphobic.
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore apologises for ‘Brazilian transsexual’ remark 28
4:44 PM — Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore has returned to Twitter and apologised for some of her controversial comments about the trans community.
Scottish trans equality charity warns of ‘rising transphobia’ in the UK media 6
2:57 PM — A leading transgender equality charity has warned of "rising transphobia in the British media” which it says could have a damaging impact on the mental health of transgender people.
UK survey: Half of people wrongly think you can get HIV from being bitten or spat at 17
1:31 PM — Nearly half of people in the UK still don't understand how HIV is contracted, according to the National AIDS Trust.