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.
Comment: Addicted to Grindr 47
1:02 PM — The location-aware gay social app Grindr is celebrating its third birthday with 3.5 million users in 192 countries. Gavin Roach, who is taking his show Confessions of a Grindr Addict across Australia, writes about his experience of what happens when Grindr takes over.
Vote to decide theme of Brighton Pride 11
10:30 AM — Brighton and Hove locals are to be asked to choose the theme of the city's 2012 Pride event.
9th April 2012
Video: Behind the scenes at filming of equal marriage advertisement 9
12:39 PM — A behind the scenes video has been released from the making of a viral advertisement to promote the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) and the cause of marriage equality in the UK.
Study: Homophobes probably harbour same-sex attraction 187
12:02 AM — The claim that homophobic people are in secret attracted to members of their own sex, though they refuse to admit as much, will receive support from a series of psychological studies to be published later this month.
8th April 2012
Update: Investigation suggests serious flaws in the Coalition For Marriage petition 168
8:30 PM — PinkNews.co.uk's Edmund Broch explores how accurate the reliable the system is that appears to suggest that the Coalition for Marriage has amassed 400,000 signatures in opposition to the Government's plans to allow gay couples to marry and asks 'do their numbers add up?'
Comment: The time is now to take action for equal marriage! 72
1:35 PM — Have you heard the news? Coalition for Marriage (C4M) has collected over 400,000 signatures for its petition to keep a restricted and homophobic (yes, homophobic) definition of marriage. Apparently, it is an institution only heterosexuals can and should enjoy. Meanwhile, how is the other camp, the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) doing? Merely a tenth of that number.
Comment: Why do so many gay guys not ‘do’ relationships? 213
12:39 PM — Ethan Bourne wonders why it is that he finds so many gay guys just don't want to be in conventional relationship. "It’s just not quite right", "I’m just not in the right place for a relationship", "In all honesty, I don’t actually ‘do’ relationships". I’m sure you’ve heard all the excuses under the sun, just as I have, but after having a conversation with a guy this week, it’s genuinely got me thinking whether we’re just pre-disposed not to want a relationship and whether gays are actually capable of one.