23rd January 2013
Essex: Gay father and businessman calls for UK surrogacy reform 38
6:28 PM — Barrie Drewitt-Barlow from the British Surrogacy Centre says gay couples would benefit from a change in UK law in order to commercialise the sector.
US: 70,000 strong petition urges top donor to stop funding Boy Scouts for anti-gay policy 3
4:59 PM — Another of the biggest donors to the Boy Scouts of America has come under pressure to stop funding the organisation because of its anti-gay policy.
UK: National AIDS Trust calls for the NHS to provide earlier HIV treatment 26
4:54 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is calling on the NHS to allow people with HIV to start treatment early in order to protect their sexual partners.
Interview: Gay Hollyoaks actors strip off in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust 10
3:00 PM — Gay Hollyoakes actors PJ Brennan and Kieron Richardson – who play onscreen gay couple Doug and Ste have decided to bare all for this month’s special ‘naked’ issue of Gay Times.
Australia: Lord Mayor apologises for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner 9
3:15 AM — A Lord Mayor in Sydney, Australia has apologised after city council staff instructed an LGBT charity to take down signage at a family festival, due to complaints that it was 'offensive'.
22nd January 2013
Comment: Is London’s gay scene self-harming through sex and drug use? 105
6:56 PM — David Stuart from Antidote comments for PinkNews on a recent report concerning the increased use of crystal meth throughout London’s gay scene.
Nepal introduces gender neutral citizenship documents 2
5:58 PM — An official says Nepal's government will begin issuing gender neutral citizenship documents.
US: Petition calls on White House to include LGBT questions in school survey 1
3:01 PM — Activists are petitioning the White House to include LGBT-specific questions in a proposed school climate survey.
Video: Trans community speak of their hurt at Julie Burchill’s Observer article 23
2:18 PM — Scottish Transgender Alliance is championing a YouTube video that shows personal individual responses to a transphobic article published in the Observer this month.
Ireland: Gay rights group welcomes employment discrimination ruling 2
1:44 PM — Ireland's Equality Tribunal has ordered an employer to pay €24,000 (£20,190) for discrimination and victimisation on the basis of sexual orientation.
Chicago: Transgender man prevented from using men’s shower room at spa 18
11:00 AM — A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights after the manager of a Chicago spa asked him not to use the men's shower room.
21st January 2013
Study: 47% of gay and bisexual men admit to bareback sex 49
11:01 PM — A new survey of gay and bisexual men commissioned in the US shows almost half report having unprotected sex at some point.
Olympic diver Chris Mears: I have made some good gay friends through Tom Daley 30
6:20 PM — Olympic diver Chris Mears says his friendship with fellow diver Tom Daley now means he has several gay mates.
Australia: City council faces backlash for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner 27
1:58 PM — A city council in Australia is facing criticism after asking an LGBT support charity to take down signage displayed at a family festival, as it was deemed "offensive".
Feature: Gay Times strips off in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust 38
11:23 AM — Gay Times, the world’s longest-running gay magazine, has stripped – no pun intended – the entire content of their latest issue to make way for their biggest naked shoot ever. GT Editor Darren Scott explains that it’s all for a good cause.
Travel: A what’s on 2013 guide to Benidorm 8
10:25 AM — What better way to escape the cold British winter than a trip to the Spanish sunny gay haven of Benidorm.
20th January 2013
Inclusive Syfy TV show criticised for depicting anti-trans violence 47
2:50 PM — A popular television show, which is widely regarded as being one of the most LGBT inclusive on air, has been accused by GLAAD and many fans of showing a scene depicting images similar to those of anti-trans violence.
18th January 2013
London charity raises awareness about coming out after Jodie Foster speech 1
9:10 PM — Following actress Jodie Foster's first public speech about her sexuality at the Golden Globes last Sunday, a London-based LGBT support group is reminding people that coming out can be difficult at any age.
US: Judge tipped to allow San Francisco nudity ban 21
6:43 PM — Lawmakers in San Francisco narrowly approved the nudity ban after complaints regarding the city’s famous gay Castro district in November of last year.
Observer’s readers’ editor says ‘it was wrong’ to publish transphobic slurs 62
6:00 PM — The Observer’s readers’ editor, Stephen Pritchard, has issued his full response into the paper’s decision to publish a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.