3rd October 2012
US: Trans woman’s health insurance will pay for gender-reassignment surgery 7
10:36 PM — A New York trans woman has won the right to have gender-reassignment surgery paid for by her health insurance, following an out of court settlement with her insurance company.
US: Christian student hospitalised with ‘alcohol enema’ hits out at media coverage 60
7:56 PM — A University of Tennessee (UT) student who found fame after 'butt-chugging' enough wine to put him in hospital has now denied using an alcohol enema because of his Christian faith.
US: Gay rights group releases huge study of LGBT youth 6
12:15 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has surveyed over 10,000 LGBT youth aged between 10 and 13 in the largest known sample of its kind in the US.
US: Lawsuit to challenge California ban on gay ‘cure’ therapy 9
12:54 AM — A Christian group are set to sue in an attempt to reverse California's new law which will ban gay 'cure' treatments for people under 18 from January 2013.
2nd October 2012
UK: BACP warns against gay conversion therapy 16
12:09 PM — Britain's largest professional body of psychotherapists has warned its members against attempting to "convert" gay people, after discovering practitioners were still offering the "treatment".
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s parents thought he was gay and tried to ‘cure’ him 15
12:48 AM — Film star-turned-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken out saying that his parents thought he was gay when he was a teenager, and that they took him to a doctor in order to try to "cure" him.
1st October 2012
California bans teenage gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
5:55 PM — Campaigners and medical professionals have welcomed California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to ban teenagers from accessing discredited treatments that seek to reject an LGBT identity.
28th September 2012
Canada: University website tracks anti-gay Twitter comments 13
2:33 PM — A new Canadian social experiment has found that millions of anti-gay slurs have been used on Twitter in the past two months.
27th September 2012
New York: HIV positive men at risk over meningitis outbreak 5
7:01 PM — A deadly cluster of bacterial meningitis has erupted among HIV positive gay men in New York City. It's left one person dead in the last month and another in a critical condition – according to the Associated Press.
26th September 2012
UK doctor who told students to act ‘straight’ — fights back 48
8:21 PM — Dr Una Coales, who last week was accused of telling medical students to avoid acting gay if they wanted to pass their exams, has hit back at the criticism.
25th September 2012
US: TV station drops Paris Hilton documentary following AIDS remarks 6
9:23 PM — The US cable channel, Logo, has dropped a 2007 documentary about Paris Hiton from its schedule, because of the controversial remarks she made in the back of a cab about gay men and AIDS.
Minnesota: Court acquits HIV man in transmission case 16
6:27 PM — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV positive man who was accused of passing the virus to another man through unprotected sex.
24th September 2012
UK: Study shows high drug use in gay community 27
2:58 PM — New research suggests gay people in England and Wales are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population, with one in five of those surveyed showing signs of drugs or alcohol dependency
21st September 2012
Hertfordshire: Council branded ‘rotten’ over HIV charity decision 15
3:04 PM — Hertfordshire County Council has been placed in Private Eye’s “Rotten Boroughs” section of local authorities over its decision to withdraw funding to the Crescent, an HIV charity based in St Albans.
UK: Medical students told to act ‘less gay’ and walk ‘straight’ 63
12:11 PM — According to the Independent, Dr Una Coales made the recommendations in a guide setting out ways in which minority candidates can “neutralise bias”.
20th September 2012
Video: UK athletes promote safe sex in THT campaign 3
7:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has released a short film clip, in which an assortment of British and international athletes talk openly about sex and condoms.
18th September 2012
Terrence Higgins Trust launches new transgender online resource 7
2:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched two new support guides for the UK’s transgender community.
17th September 2012
Jamaica: Education officials ban ‘homosexual’ textbook 11
1:47 PM — The Jamaican Ministry of Education has recalled part of its high school curriculum after a TV news report showed parents and teachers had complained about its content on same-sex relationships and gay sexual health.
16th September 2012
US: Oklahoma Judge denies name-change for those transitioning 53
3:12 PM — A judge in Oklahoma has denied two trans people the right to change their name to fit with their transition, ruling that they were appealing to change for fraudulent purposes.
15th September 2012
France: Equal marriage bill is criticised for “half-hearted equality” 25
4:44 PM — The French government released details of their proposed equal marriage bill this week, and it received criticism from both conservatives, as well as LGBT rights advocates, who said that it lacks fertility assistance, without which, it is not a fair deal.