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.
14th September 2012
Church Group: Telling bullied kids ‘gay is okay’ is the same as saying ‘overeating is okay’ 54
7:55 PM — A new pamphlet published by a church group in Ohio gives "guidelines" on how to deal with questions relating to sexuality and homophobic bullying in schools, including comparing homosexuality to overeating.
13th September 2012
Hastings LGBT switchboard set to mark 25th anniversary
6:54 PM — A telephone helpline service for the LGBT community in the East Sussex town of Hastings will mark 25 years in operation later this month at its AGM.
‘Berlin patient,’ doctor convinced HIV ‘cure’ is real 25
4:04 PM — More than five years after radical treatment, both Timothy Ray Brown and his German doctor are convinced he no longer has HIV.
Poland: HIV infections on the rise for gay men due to ‘risky’ sexual behavior 13
11:00 AM — A study in Poland shows there were 992 new HIV infections reported in the country last year, and that two thirds of those who tested positive for the virus were in the gay community.
12th September 2012
Report: The US is less productive because of LGBT discrimination in the workplace 5
10:54 PM — Discrimination against LGBT employees in the US government, on all levels, is proving costly to the taxpayer, a new study claims.
Florida: Man charged with infecting teen with HIV
2:54 PM — Keith 'Keyoko' Sumlin faces seven counts, including attempted second-degree murder, lewd and lascivious molestation, and criminal transmission of HIV.
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.