30th January 2013
UK: Terrence Higgins Trust launches postal HIV home sampling kits 31
6:16 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust and the Health Protection Agency are co-launching a pilot project that will allow gay and bisexual men to access HIV home sampling kits by post.
Oregon: Bar owner accused of discriminating against transgender customers
5:46 PM — The Oregon labor commissioner has filed discrimination charges against a Portland bar owner accused of telling transgender patrons to stay away.
US: Gay former American football player charged with assaulting ex-boyfriend
4:47 PM — A retired American football player has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges involving a former boyfriend.
Fox News reporter attempts to link gay scout leaders to paedophilia 9
3:59 PM — Fox News seemed to be attempting to create a link between child abuse, and the possibility that the Boy Scouts of American may allow gay members, volunteers and staff.
US: Leading sports magazine features gay kiss in Super Bowl preview 6
3:19 PM — The leading sports magazine in America has featured a gay celebratory kiss in a feature around the upcoming Super Bowl.
New LGBT health centre opens in Birmingham 3
2:35 PM — A new centre to help with health issues faced by Birmingham's LGBT community has now opened.
San Francisco’s public nudity ban goes into force on Friday 13
2:00 PM — San Francisco’s public nudity ban will go into force on Friday – it has been confirmed by a US district court judge.
US: Churches may cease funding if Boy Scouts remove anti-gay policy 21
1:43 AM — Some churches have not taken kindly to the news that the Boy Scouts of American are to vote on whether to drop a national ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
US: Gay teen taken off life support after hanging himself because of homophobic bullying 54
1:24 AM — A 15-year-old gay teenager has been taken off life support, after hanging himself in a local school playground after being bullied because he was gay.
29th January 2013
In Photos: London 2018 Gay Games bid launched in Palace of Westminster
11:11 PM — The bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London began with a reception in Westminster last night. The gathering at Portcullis House was hosted by Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert. MPs, local government members, and athletes were among those who turned up to show their support for the cause. Celebrity supporters included the BBC's Evan Davies, The Feeling's Dan Dan Gillespie Sells and the cricketer Steven Davies.
Study shows when gay people come out, it can improve their mental health 7
3:40 PM — Lesbians, gay men and bisexuals who are out have lower stress hormones than those who hide their sexuality, according to a study in Canada.
John Bercow: The progress of LGBT rights is thanks to campaigners, straight allies, and ‘moral strength’ 19
2:55 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons set aside his impartial position to reveal his support for LGBT rights at the London 2018 Gay games bid.
London: Gay Games 2018 bid kicks off 2
12:55 PM — The bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London, which is being supported by lesbian paralympian Claire Harvey, began with a reception in Westminster last night.
28th January 2013
Vietnam: Trans woman to lose official legal recognition 6
4:44 PM — Vietnam's only trans woman to have been officially recognised as female has been told she will once again be considered male after a local committee objected to the decision.
Brazillian trans model features in Benetton ad campaign 19
12:37 PM — A global advertising campaign by United Colors of Benetton has launched, and features a Brazillian trans woman model.
26th January 2013
Introducing equal marriage in England and Wales to cost the tax payer up to £4.7m 60
1:52 PM — The Government has said that the costs of introducing same-sex marriage in England and Wales will cost between £3.3m and £4.7m. The assessment, promised by the Government during the consultation process, is not as large a figure as some opponents of equal marriage had claimed introducing equality would cost.
25th January 2013
Comment: Religious opponents of equality should follow the Unitarian Church and agree to marry gay couples 21
6:22 PM — The Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches hopes that other faith groups will follow his organisation's lead and agree to marry gay couples.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: I want to use Super Bowl media for equal marriage awareness 7
5:30 PM — NFL player, and equal marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has said that he wants to use the massive exposure which the Super Bowl brings to speak out about marriage equality.
Yvette Cooper: I’m glad to be supporting the government’s same-sex marriage bill 10
1:16 PM — Yvette Cooper, Labour’s shadow home secretary, has welcomed the publication of the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: Today is a landmark moment for LGBT equality 9
11:46 AM — Writing for PinkNews, Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the publication of the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill is a cause for celebration.