29th January 2015
UK radio station: We want to serve everyone, not just LGBT listeners 1
3:09 PM — A local radio station has urged Ofcom to allow it to broaden its appeal so it no longer exclusively caters for young people and the LGBT community.
NUS: Less than 20% of students discuss LGBT issues in sex education 16
11:34 AM — Less than a fifth of all university students discuss LGBT issues in their Sex and Relationships Education, a survey by the NUS reveals.
28th January 2015
Petition to White House to enact Leelah’s Law needs 30,000 names in five days 5
6:49 PM — With only a few days to go until its deadline, a petition to the White House to enact a federal law banning the controversial practice of 'conversion therapy' has reached two-thirds of its target.
New film about transgender prostitutes was filmed entirely on iPhones 1
3:38 PM — A new film has screened that tells the story of two transgender prostitutes - and it was filmed entirely on iPhones.
Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner transgender rumours: ‘We support him no matter what’ 9
3:18 PM — Kim Kardashian has addressed rumours about her step parent Bruce Jenner having transitioned to female, saying she and their family would support them "no matter what".
TUC launches toolkit for unions to tackle homophobia in football
2:43 PM — A toolkit designed to stamp out homophobia in football was launched today by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
Swedish swimming pool opens gender neutral changing rooms 12
1:41 PM — A swimming pool has opened in Sweden that is specially designed to cater for the LGBT community.
Germaine Greer: I don’t believe in transphobia 1300
12:23 PM — Germaine Greer has claimed that transgender women aren't women, because they don't know what it's like to have a "smelly vagina".
Selfridges adopts gender-neutral labels 36
10:36 AM — High-end department store Selfridges, has announced that it will do away with men's and women's sections, and will stock only gender-neutral clothing.
27th January 2015
Italy: Street named after gay codebreaker Alan Turing 1
6:28 PM — A street in the city of Catania, Sicily is to be named in honour of gay codebreaker Alan Turing.
Brighton: Gay club defends ‘chav-themed’ night 43
5:52 PM — Revenge, Brighton’s largest gay night club, has defended its “chav night” following complaints that it could be offensive.
Green Party leader ‘disappointed’ by candidate’s comments about trans people 27
5:49 PM — Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has apologised, after Green candidate Rupert Read made controversial comments about transgender women.
ABC making sitcom about Dan Savage’s life 9
2:35 PM — ABC has ordered a comedy pilot about the life of gay activist Dan Savage.
Stephen Fry, Tom Daley and Clare Balding named in the Debrett’s 500
2:07 PM — Writer Stephen Fry, Olympic diver Tom Daley and broadcaster Clare Balding are among several gay celebrities to be named in the 2015 Debrett's list of 500 influential people.
LGBT people thinking about adoption urged to take part in webcast 1
12:24 PM — The Government Equalities Office is urging prospective adoptive parents from the LGBT community to take part in a live webcast.
Bank ordered to pay compensation after mistaking trans woman for ‘fraud’ 12
11:21 AM — The Financial Ombudsman Service has ordered a bank to pay compensation, after a trans woman was blocked from her account because she has a deep voice.
Pope meets with transgender man 12
10:47 AM — The Pope has reportedly granted a private audience to a transgender man.
25th January 2015
Westlife singer Mark Feehily now sells coffee from a van 16
5:03 PM — Openly gay Westlife singer Mark Feehily has embarked on a new business venture - setting up his own catering van.
Student athletes tackle homophobia with ‘You Don’t Say’ campaign 6
3:01 PM — Student athletes at Duke University are taking part in a powerful campaign to challenge homophobia, transphobia, and other prejudice.
UKIP General Secretary: If you love shemales, come to the UK 35
11:39 AM — Recordings have emerged of UKIP General Secretary Matthew Richardson using a slur to refer to transgender women.