23rd April 2012
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.
11th April 2012
Study: Coming out is good for your health, if your parents are supportive 31
10:42 PM — Coming out as gay, lesbian or bisexual to one's parents, especially supportive ones, can significantly improve their mental health, while reducing their propensities for substance abuse, a study by researchers at Boston University has found.
Budapest urged to reverse Pride route refusal 5
11:13 AM — The Human Rights Watch group is calling on Hungarian authorities to reverse a decision which refused Pride organisers permission to hold a march on their chosen route in Budapest later this year.
10th April 2012
Miss Universe to accept transgender contestants 52
5:33 PM — GLAAD and the Miss Universe Organization have announced that transgender contests may take part in the international competition.
Chaz Bono first trans person to receive GLAAD’s Stephen F Kolzak award 4
2:50 PM — Chaz Bono will be the first transgender person to receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.