10th February 2012
Report: The Schools OUT conference 2012 (part one)
1:52 PM — The first in a two-part report of the 2012 Schools OUT conference, Educating OUT Prejudice through the LGBT Lens.
9th February 2012
Report: The Schools OUT conference 2012 (part two)
2:35 PM — The second in a two-part report of the 2012 Schools OUT conference, Educating OUT Prejudice through the LGBT Lens. Read part one here.
8th February 2012
Comment: Why I made an It Gets Better video on being gay and Jewish 53
5:20 PM — On Friday afternoon, I posted a video to YouTube. It was a historic moment for me because I haven’t actually posted very much on there before but also it was because for the first time officially, I shared my coming out story with the Channel 4 News audience and the wider world. The video I posted was to form part of the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign.
St Petersburg anti-gay law passes second reading 17
3:28 PM — A third reading would mean St Petersburg would join other Russian regions including Ryazan and Arkhangelsk in forbidding the promotion of homosexuality in public.
Comment: Does today mean change for the trans community? 16
2:30 PM — Listen. That sound you don’t hear: the silence. That is the UK’s trans community waiting with bated breath. Because today, by a strange co-incidence of events, really does feel to many like the day that things change.
Ellen DeGeneres: There is no ‘pro-gay bandwagon’ 15
11:57 AM — Following a groundswell of support for her appointment as the face of JC Penney in the face of homophobic opposition, Ellen DeGeneres has spoken out to thank the public.
Trans charity to speak at Leveson Inquiry today 11
10:19 AM — The Leveson Inquiry will hear today from Trans Media Watch, a charity which supports accurate and respectful reporting on trans and intersex people in the media.
7th February 2012
Appeals court rules California’s gay marriage ban breaks US constitution 18
11:02 PM — California's voter initiated ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by a US federal court, upholding a decision by a judge to lift the ban in 2010.
Future of Brighton Pride uncertain over ‘£200,000 debt’ 29
9:49 AM — The future of Brighton Pride is in doubt again after reports its organisers owe creditors up to £200,000. Pride (South East) called the release of the financial documents which outline the debts "unhelpful" and a "misrepresentation".
6th February 2012
Canada: Trans woman detained under US flight rules 16
5:56 PM — In the wake of Canada’s continued support of a no-fly rule for anyone who fails to meet gender norms, as subjectively assessed by that country’s border police, a harrowing tale emerges of an incident last year in the United States.
Attitude magazine speaks up for bullied gay youth 29
3:06 PM — Daniel Radcliffe returns to the cover of Attitude magazine for next month's issue, which is devoted to tackling homophobic bullying and telling the stories of bullied gay youths.
3rd February 2012
Video: PinkNews.co.uk founder records It Gets Better video on being gay, Jewish and condemning gay cures 190
6:51 PM — PinkNews.co.uk founder and Channel 4 technology correspondent Benjamin Cohen discusses Cohen, 29, discusses coming out to his Jewish family in the time of Section 28, when discussion about being gay was limited in schools. He also condemns repartive therapy for same sex attractions. His former school, JFS, was criticised last month for showing sixth form students a slide about "gay cure" treatments.
Comment: Homosexuality is prohibited in orthodox Judaism but so is eating bacon, everyone is welcome 159
10:43 AM — Following the controversy surrounding the issue of reparative therapy for people with same sex attractions within the Jewish community, orthodox Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet argues that religious leaders should separate biblical condemnation of homosexual acts from the way the religion treats gay people.
2nd February 2012
Video: Washington state governor: ‘States can’t be in the business of discrimination’ 11
10:58 PM — The governor of the north-western US state of Washington has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign where she affirms her support for gay marriage, likely to be introduced in the state.
London protest follows Sweden’s trans sterilisation rule 24
10:55 AM — Worldwide protest at continuing insistence by the Swedish government on what has been described as a policy of eugenics in respect of trans men and women led on Monday to the unusual sight of a demo outside that country's London embassy.
31st January 2012
Comment: The story of LGBT History Month 10
4:22 PM — Sue Sanders writes about the background to the annual LGBT History Month, which was first celebrated in 2005 and begins its eighth national incarnation tomorrow.
Cynthia Nixon: My bisexuality was not a choice, my gay relationship is 73
2:20 PM — In a statement given to the American gay magazine The Advocate, Cynthia Nixon has addressed the confusion which followed her comments on sexuality.
Comment: The Canadian rule which bans transgender flight 39
11:48 AM — Jane Fae examines the rules, introduced last July but only now coming to light, which state that an air carrier “shall not transport a passenger if [...] the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents”.
German trans girl ‘to be institutionalised’ 70
10:31 AM — News that an 11 year old trans girl in Berlin, Germany, is about to be committed to a mental institution by local authorities – following intervention by her absent father – has prompted grave concern by the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation.
30th January 2012
LGBT history month begins this week 4
3:39 PM — Peter Tatchell will join a panel of figures from gay and transgender life on Wednesday night at the launch of 2012's LGBT history month in London.