29th October 2012
Terrence Higgins Trust to launch new HIV testing campaign 101
4:22 PM — England's first National HIV Testing Week will take place next month as part of a strategy designed to tackle high rates of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men.
London: Police investigate death at gay sauna 47
12:24 PM — The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after a man died at a gay sauna in central London during the weekend.
28th October 2012
Ian McKellen: ‘Being forced to hide my homosexuality made me a great actor’ 16
12:19 AM — Speaking at a school in London, Sir Ian McKellen said that he thinks hiding his sexuality for years was pivotal in perfecting his acting skills.
26th October 2012
Northern Ireland marks landmark gay rights anniversary 5
10:28 PM — Thirty years ago in 1982 Jeff Dudgeon, a shipping clerk and gay rights activist in Belfast, successfully challenged the criminalisation of sexual relations between men at the European Court of Human Rights.
Video: Google promotes equal marriage video ahead of ballots 4
7:44 PM — Google is raising awareness of the equal marriage public ballots that are due to take place in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington next month with a new campaign video featuring its staff.
12th annual Intersex Awareness Day marked around the globe 3
2:25 PM — Campaigners are marking Intersex Awareness Day, which is taking place on Friday.
US amateur boxing in clash over coach’s remarks about ‘gay’ female fighters 12
1:48 PM — The organisation responsible for amateur boxing in the US has been criticised for its failure to remove Hal Adonis from its board, after he said half of all female fighters were either lesbians or child abuse victims.
25th October 2012
European gay water polo tournament splashes into London 2
6:56 PM — The London Orca European Water Polo Championship tournament is taking place next Friday, with LGBT teams hoping for victory in the competition. Rory Desch profiles Richard Hackney, from Out to Swim’s LGBT water polo club London Orca.
Liverpool: LGBT arts festival gets underway 2
5:08 PM — Homotopia is now underway in Liverpool and this year's festival has a special focus on the LGBT citizens of Uganda.
24th October 2012
Parental rights to be extended for LGBT families in the Netherlands 5
11:44 PM — The government in the Netherlands is looking to change the law to take into account its 25,000 LGBT families, and issues faced by step-parents or sperm donors.
Lana Wachowski: I used to think there was something ‘wrong’ with me 16
5:34 PM — Co-director of the Matrix films Lana Wachowski, who came out as transgender earlier this year, says she almost committed suicide as a young adult because of her identity struggles.
Boris Johnson launches bidding process for capital’s Pride event 7
3:26 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson is inviting non-profit community based organisations to submit bids to run and develop Pride in the capital over a five year period under a grant agreement worth up to £500,000.
Stonewall appoints new chairwoman 5
2:37 PM — Jacqueline Davies has been appointed the new chair of stonewall.
23rd October 2012
UK: Doctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage 20
6:34 PM — Medical experts say sniffing poppers, commonly sold in gay clubs across the UK, can cause lasting damage to the eyes.
Q&A: Swedish gay footballer Anton Hysen 12
4:52 PM — Anton Hysen, the world’s only openly gay professional footballer, says his life has changed dramatically for the better, following his decision to come out eighteen months ago.
22nd October 2012
US: Bullied trans student gets suspended 18
9:20 PM — A transgender student in Maryland was suspended last week from school for getting into a fight after a fellow student allegedly assaulted her.
London: Low turnout for hate crime vigil 32
12:13 PM — Organisers of Saturday’s London Vigil against Hate Crime say they were left disappointed at the low turnout but believe it was still a success.
20th October 2012
Gay boxer wins first fight since decision to come out 32
11:54 AM — Orlando Cruz has won his first fight since publicly declaring that he is indeed a gay man.
19th October 2012
Poll claims 3.4% of US adults identify as LGBT 20
8:05 PM — The research was conducted by both Gallup and the Williams Institute and was based on interviews with more than 121,000 people.
US: Almost-Eagle Scout presents 400,000 signatures to BSA urging anti-gay policy change 13
2:23 AM — A teenager from Moraga, California, who was denied his Eagle Scout badge for coming out as gay, has presented a petition containing over 400,000 signatures, to the Boy Scouts of America, urging them to change their anti-gay policy.