23rd January 2012
Jane Lynch to get ‘authentic gay life’ honour 5
1:40 PM — Gay actress Jane Lynch is to be honoured by the National Center for Lesbian Rights for "blazing a path not just for the artists who follow in her footsteps, but for young people everywhere who look up to her."
Grindr ‘mandatory update’ to tackle hack 1
11:33 AM — Man-locating app Grindr has said it will release a mandatory security update after thousands of Australian users' accounts were put at risk. The company says personal information and chat history has not been compromised.
20th January 2012
Video: Gay girl forced to use boys’ changing room 26
4:37 PM — In a video posted a month ago by LGBT Youth North West a schoolgirl from Oldham, Manchester tells her account of being made to change in the boys' changing rooms at school after coming out as lesbian.
US study: ‘Sexual minority stress’ risk for older gays 6
11:47 AM — A US study says sexual minority stress, along with aging-related stress, endangers the mental health of middle-aged and older gay men. Sexual minority stress was defined as a combination of men feeling the need to hide their sexuality or concern that others avoided them because of it.
19th January 2012
Video: Beginners, Gaga and Glee in GLAAD nominations
4:21 PM — The nominees for the 23rd annual GLAAD awards have been announced. The awards are designed to honour the media for positive portrayals of LGBT people and issues.
State-funded Jewish school denies teaching students how to ‘cure gays’ 148
2:05 PM — A Jewish faith school in London has said claims it suggested a 'gay cure' group to students are "false". Students allege that a sixth-form discussion on homosexuality at JFS ended with a slide displaying the logo of a 'gay cure' group and portrayed it as something they should explore if they thought they might be gay.
Pickets planned at ‘gay leper’ conference 39
1:20 PM — Picketers are planning to target a religious 'ex-gay' conference in Northern Ireland - but organisers of 'The Lepers Among Us' insist they did not mean to cause offence.
Pride London’s chair to retire 6
9:43 AM — The chair of Pride London, the largest Pride event in the UK, has announced he will stand down from the board after 18 years of involvement in the event. After being registered as a charity in 2004, Pride London appointed Birrell Chair of the Board in 2005.
18th January 2012
University records 5% gay applicants 3
12:23 PM — A university in the US state of Illinois has said 5% of student hopefuls voluntarily noted they were gay, bi or trans on admission forms. Elmhurst College, based outside Chicago was the first university in the country to ask prospective students the question.
Obituary: Janey Buchan (1926-2012) 3
9:43 AM — John Hein remembers the former MEP, civil rights campaigner and patron of the arts Janey Buchan, who has died aged 85.
17th January 2012
Video: Gay documentary plea goes viral 11
4:36 PM — A video of key moments in the US' gay rights movement has become a viral hit. The montage of clips is a plea by film-maker Ryan James Yezak for funding to make a documentary on discrimination in America.
Fundraising evening to follow Peter Tatchell Day 4
4:00 PM — Gay club night QueerlyOut will be celebrating the 60th birthday of gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell with a fundraiser on the 26 January. Door proceeds will be donated to the Peter Tatchell Foundation to continue the valuable work that Peter does, without a salary.
Sweden keeps sterilisation rule for trans recognition 24
2:56 PM — The Swedish Government have announced that they will not modernise a law from the 1970s which makes sterilisation compulsory for transgender people before the state will recognise their gender identity.
US comedian Todd Glass comes out 10
11:38 AM — US comedian Todd Glass has come out, after 25 years in the business. The comedian talked about being told of other people's supposed homosexuality when people thought he was straight.
US teen ‘killed himself weeks after It Gets Better video’ 15
10:13 AM — A Trevor Project teen volunteer has reportedly committed suicide weeks after filming an It Gets Better video. Just a month after participating in the video project, the teenager was reported to have committed suicide, shocking close friends and supporters.
Kuwait: Reports highlight police brutality to trans community 2
9:40 AM — Transphobia is widespread throughout Kuwait following the introduction of a discriminatory law in 2007 that arbitrarily criminalises “imitating the opposite sex”, reports say.
16th January 2012
First trans teen in Miss England competition leads heat 42
4:38 PM — The first transgender teenager to enter the Miss England competition is leading in her heat of the pageant.
Israeli trans man gives birth 16
4:28 PM — A transgender man in Israel has reportedly become the first in the state's history to give birth. Yuval Topper, 24 had his child at the Sheba Medical Center on Thursday of last week.
US cross-dressing sitcom cancelled after two espiodes 5
3:47 PM — US television network ABC has axed its new sitcom 'Work It', about a pair of cross-dressing men looking for work, after only two episodes, but its entertainment president said it could be compared with Tootsie.
Mr Gay UK pledges portion of winnings to HIV charity 32
1:14 PM — Newly coronated Mr Gay UK, Samuel Kneen has pledged a portion of his prize money to the HIV/AIDS charity, the Terence Higgins Trust. Kneen, 22, is to give a portion of the £2000 prize money to the charity in support of a friend who was diagnosed with HIV.