24th October 2012
US: Judges hear gender reassignment appeal from incarcerated trans woman
10:44 PM — Attorneys representing a trans woman prisoner made an appeal today to a court in Richmond, Virginia, in an attempt to win her gender reassignment surgery.
Northern Ireland attorney general isolated over gay adoption
10:29 PM — The UK Government is seeking to distance itself from Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin’s decision to intervene in a European court case involving gay adoption laws.
23rd October 2012
UK: Doctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage 20
6:34 PM — Medical experts say sniffing poppers, commonly sold in gay clubs across the UK, can cause lasting damage to the eyes.
US: Research shows rise in teenage suicides from bullying 8
1:24 PM — The number of teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and homophobic bullying has increased dramatically over the past seven years, according to research.
French president accused of making U-turn on gay fertility rights 9
12:31 PM — French President Francois Hollande has been accused of dropping plans to allow same-sex couples access to fertility treatment.
22nd October 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests that court assigns surgeon for her operation
11:59 PM — A trans woman incarcerated in an all-male prison in Massachusetts who was granted gender-reassignment surgery by a court has asked the state to find a surgeon, despite the need for her court victory to be upheld on appeal.
19th October 2012
Poll claims 3.4% of US adults identify as LGBT 20
8:05 PM — The research was conducted by both Gallup and the Williams Institute and was based on interviews with more than 121,000 people.
18th October 2012
Northern Ireland Health minister to challenge gay adoption ruling 35
3:08 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced he will challenge a landmark ruling to overturn the ban that prevents gay couples in civil partnerships from adopting in the country.
Northern Ireland gay adoption ban ruled unlawful 12
12:07 PM — The ban preventing gay couples in civil partnerships and unmarried straight couples from adopting children in Northern Ireland has been deemed unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.
17th October 2012
UK: National AIDS Trust criticises government over HIV strategy 57
12:40 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has accused the Department of Health of failing to renew its sexual health and HIV strategy for England, two years after it came to an end.
US: Gay prisoner sues jail, claims another prisoner bit off part of his nose
2:16 AM — On Tuesday, a gay inmate of a Kentucky prison filed a lawsuit against a fellow prisoner, as well as the prison itself, claiming that he had part of his nose bitton off in an attack following days of harassment.
16th October 2012
Facebook accidentally outed users to their parents through group permissions loophole 21
2:14 AM — Facebook users have been inadvertently outed by a loophole in the system which overrode their privacy settings and shared information about them.
15th October 2012
UK: HIV helpline service suffers funding cut 45
8:12 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust says its national HIV telephone helpline service will now operate at reduced hours, following the loss of government funding.
San Francisco: Man sues gay porn company over erection injections 10
6:43 PM — A stage assistant from San Francisco has launched legal action against a gay pornography company after he was allegedly forced to inject performers with a controlled drug to prolong their erections.
12th October 2012
Canada: New birth certificate rules for transgender people in Ontario 18
6:46 PM — Transgender people in Ontario can now amend their gender on their birth certificates without first having to undergo gender confirmation surgery.
11th October 2012
Gambian president: I’ve ‘cured’ 68 HIV patients 31
3:39 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has once again made outspoken remarks about HIV and is repeating claims that he can treat the virus with herbs.
10th October 2012
Attitude editor praises Will Young for talking about ‘gay shame’ 19
1:07 PM — Matthew Todd, the editor of Attitude magazine, has praised Will Young for talking openly about his problems of embracing his sexuality.
9th October 2012
UK: National AIDS Trust celebrates 25th anniversary with special video 38
12:39 PM — The UK’s National AIDS Trust is celebrating its 25th anniversary today with a new campaign film.
5th October 2012
California: Second lawsuit filed against gay ‘cure’ ban 26
2:44 PM — A second federal lawsuit has been filed seeking to overturn California's new ban on gay conversion therapy for those under the age of 18.
New York: Health officials urge HIV positive men to get vaccinated against meningitis
1:39 PM — The New York City Health Department is advising for vaccinations against meningitis for any man who is HIV positive and has had intimate contact with men met through gay dating sites or in bars since 1 September 2012.