27th January 2012
US trans prisoner sues over hair treatments
5:21 PM — A trans woman in Massachusetts, USA, has filed a claim against her prison over allegations that she has not been provided with medically required hair treatments.
Brad Pitt’s gay marriage pledge tested 21
1:49 PM — The actor said this week the pledge he and Angelina Jolie took to hold off on marriage until equality was achieved for everyone in the US is proving hard to keep.
Gay Australians to receive overseas marriage permits from next month 10
10:49 AM — From February, gay Australians will be able to receive certificates allowing them to enter into gay marriages abroad.
26th January 2012
Gay Tunisians speak out 11
4:30 PM — The socio-political upheaval Tunisia has undergone since the revolution has led many Tunisians to question their place within this new society – Tunisia’s often undiscussed LGBT community is no exception to this uncertainty.
Council: No decision made on strip night gay pub 13
2:29 PM — A petition has been delivered to a London borough council after fears its initial consultation on a new 'sex establishment' closure policy would threaten a gay pub with a weekly strip night.
Video: Gay artist’s work smashed in New Delhi 10
11:47 AM — A gay artist was attacked and a painting destroyed at his exhibition in New Delhi last week.
Jail for fake Louis Walsh sex assault claims 11
10:09 AM — A man who admitted falsely accusing Louis Walsh of a sexual assault has been jailed for six months. Leonard Watters, an unemployed 24-year-old dance teacher was sentenced at Dublin District Court yesterday.
Murdered gay teen ‘exposed himself to killer’
9:51 AM — The court at the trial for the murder of 16-year-old schoolboy, Jack Frew, has heard claims that he exposed himself to his killer shortly before his death.
25th January 2012
Catholic priest wins ‘gay panic defence’ fight 10
4:54 PM — The Queensland government has announced it will make the changes necessary to ensure 'gay panic' cannot be raised as a partial defence to murder following a petition by a Catholic priest.
Gay marriage ‘sexual chaos’ petition put on hold 36
2:06 PM — An anti-marriage equality petition criticised by rights groups for its “outdated, inaccurate and homophobic” views has been put on hold by the Scottish Government until it publishes the results of its consultation.
24th January 2012
Maryland introduces equal marriage bill 9
5:35 PM — Maryland’s Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley introduced another bill this week which would lift the ban on gay marriage in the US state of Maryland.
Gay teen Jack Frew was ‘a threat’ to killer’s new relationship
3:41 PM — The High Court in Glasgow has heard testimony from forensic psychiatrist Dr Sharat Shetty, who said that Craig Roy, on trial for the murder of schoolboy Jack Frew, described the deceased as a "sex pest".
Malta: Lesbian attack prompts call for hate crime law 7
3:17 PM — An attack in Malta which left a 16-year-old lesbian with a fractured nose has prompted calls for the government to introduce hate crime legislation to protect gays.
Russia: Gay pride suspicion stops nationalist jog 10
11:45 AM — Police in the Kaliningrad outpost of Russia have reportedly stopped a group of right-wing joggers after being wrongly tipped that they were staging an illegal gay pride parade.
Washington Senate has votes for marriage equality 10
10:55 AM — State senator Mary Margaret Haugen became the crucial 25th supporter of proposed legislation, saying "none of us holds a monopoly on what it means to be an American".
23rd January 2012
Ex-South African president: Ugandan anti-gay bill makes no sense 23
4:53 PM — The former president of South Africa, Thabo MBeki, has criticised Uganda's infamous anti-gay bill, saying it does not "make sense" to intervene in people's private lives.
20th January 2012
Edinburgh called on to stop St Petersburg anti-gay law 7
3:53 PM — A coalition of groups has called on the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Scotland to intervene on St Petersburg's postponed anti-gay law. Edinburgh has been twinned with St Petersburg, whose lawmakers passed an initial vote on a "gay propaganda" law last year by 27 to 1.
Three anti-gay leaflet defendants guilty 540
3:06 PM — Three of the defendants accused of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation in Derby have been found guilty. Five Muslim men stood trial at Derby Crown Court on the charges, which carry a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and an unlimited fine.
Blackmail alleged at gay teen murder trial
1:08 PM — The jury at the Scottish trial of Craig Roy, accused of killing gay teenager, Jack Frew, has heard claims that the defendant was being blackmailed by the schoolboy and that the two had slept together.
Microsoft: Equal marriage is good for business 15
10:25 AM — Software behemoth Microsoft has put its weight behind Washington state's proposed equal marriage laws. The corporation, which has its headquarters in the Washington city of Redmond, also backed the state's successful 2009 legislation to give gay couple's domestic partnerships the same rights as marriages.