10th September 2012
UK government launches new strategy to drive down suicide rates 31
6:50 PM — As LGBT campaigners mark World Suicide Prevention Day, Health Minister Norman Lamb says the government will increase its efforts to reduce the number of deaths in England.
7th September 2012
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
Israel: High rates of suicide among country’s LGBT youth 13
1:13 PM — New research published this week in Israel has examined suicide rates among LGBT youth in the country.
Massachusetts: State lawmakers call for appeal on surgery for trans prisoner 15
2:28 AM — State lawmakers in Massachusetts have begun the process of attempting to have a decision made by a judge to give a trans woman prisoner gender reassignment surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria.
6th September 2012
US medical body changes advice on circumcision 146
10:50 AM — The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has changed its policy on the procedure and is no longer opposed to the routine circumcision of male new born babies.
5th September 2012
Sydney: Christian doctor banned for prescribing chemical castration ‘gay cure’ to teen 58
7:07 PM — An Australian doctor and member of a conservative Christian sect has been banned from practicing medicine after he prescribed a teenager a chemical castration drug for use as a ‘gay cure’.
Minnesota: Gay parenting study becomes focal point of anti equality campaign 15
6:51 PM — An anti marriage equality group have used a recent study, which investigated the mental health of adults raised by same-sex and opposite-sex couples, which suggested children of the former have more problems in their adult life, to push for equal marriage bans, ahead of November's election.
Australian Christian lobbyist: Gays shouldn’t be allowed to marry because they are more likely to smoke 62
12:48 PM — The head of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) appears to have come up with a whole new reason for why Australia should be against equal marriage.
Judge orders that trans convict be given gender reassignment surgery in prison 11
2:29 AM — A Judge in Boston, Massachusetts has ruled that a trans woman must be given gender reassignment surgery in prison, in order to treat her gender dysphoria. This is believed to be the first ruling of its kind.
4th September 2012
University stands by controversial study on children of gay parents 42
1:12 AM — The University of Texas has made a statement defending a report published in July which suggested that children born to parents who had a gay relationship have more problems in adult life than those born to married, straight parents.
3rd September 2012
Hertfordshire: HIV charity faces imminent closure due to council funding axe 71
9:36 AM — An HIV charity that serves west Hertfordshire could be forced to close its doors in a matter of weeks because it can no longer afford to stay in operation.
31st August 2012
Bill to allow lesbian women equal access to fertility services passes California senate 2
11:39 AM — The California State Senate this week voted 26 to 10 to approve a bill that ensures women in same-sex relationships - and single women - can access fertility services on the same terms as women in opposite-sex relationships.
29th August 2012
Study: Hearing the phrase “That’s so gay” can cause lasting harm 45
11:53 PM — The University of Michigan has released the results of a study which revealed that gay, lesbian or bisexual students who hear phrases such as "that's so gay" more often are more likely to suffer health problems.
Bill to ban gay conversion ‘therapy’ may be signed into law in California 12
5:29 PM — A groundbreaking new bill which would ban anti-gay "therapy" has passed the California Assembly and is on its way to state governor Jerry Brown.
Lesbian couple in Sweden report their council to equality body after being charged for insemination 18
4:19 PM — A lesbian couple in Sweden have reported their county council to the Swedish Equality Ombudsman after they were forced to pay 3,000 kronor (£289) for two inseminations, when heterosexual couples are treated free of charge.
26th August 2012
Doctors: Use of gay apps like Grindr linked to syphilis outbreak 78
1:39 AM — An increase in the number of gay men using gay social apps, such as Grindr, is to blame for a syphilis epidemic, according to a New Zealand doctor.
23rd August 2012
Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive 5
12:00 PM — A united group of parents, doctors and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over a sex education drive championing abstinence until marriage.
21st August 2012
Surrey FA team up with Pride Sports 2
3:33 PM — The Surrey Football Association have tamed up with Pride Sports with a view to help combat homophobia in sports and encourge LGBT people who wish to participate in football.
Lesbian couple in Nevada lose baby after hospital denies them rights 58
1:13 PM — A lesbian couple in Nevada lost their baby after a hospital denied them their domestic partnership rights.
Head of Taiwan’s Centre for Disease Control says marriage equality will help prevent spread of STDs 23
10:23 AM — The deputy director-general of Taiwan's Centres for Disease Control (CDC) is the first first senior official in the country to publicly come out in support of marriage equality.