5th September 2012
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.
13th August 2012
Gay social workers being ‘hounded out’ of the profession by homophobia according to survey 24
3:14 PM — A Community Care poll has found that four in ten social workers believe that homophobia is a problem for those in the profession, with some claiming their colleagues have been forced out of their jobs owing to their sexuality.
8th August 2012
US: Trans man’s doctor ‘failed to tell him he had cancer’ 13
11:39 PM — A New York transgender man has revealed that his doctor didn't tell him he had breast cancer because he was confused by his patient's transgender status.
Survey: 7 percent ‘led to unprotected sex’ by bareback porn 11
4:38 PM — A survey of over 1,000 gay men by sexual health charity GMFA suggests just under 7 percent believe they were led to having unprotected sex after watching bareback pornography, but more than half thought it led others to do the same.
Australia: Former Olympic trampolinist reveals he is HIV positive 5
3:39 PM — A gay former Olympic athlete from Australia has come out as HIV positive after seeing an interview with the diver Greg Louganis.
6th August 2012
ObamaCare ‘will ban discrimination against transgender people’ 6
10:10 PM — A senior official with the Department of Health and Human Services has told transgender rights groups that federal health programmes and companies receiving federal dollars are barred from discriminating against trans people.
8,000 sign year-long petition against restrictions on gay blood donation 10
12:20 PM — A petition calling for the government to lift the ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men, which it did partially last year by allowing donations from those who have not done so for a year, has attracted 8,000 signatures.
3rd August 2012
Comment: The need to reform gay blood donation is as pressing as ever 22
4:41 PM — Chris Ward led a campaign within the Liberal Democrats to end the ban on men who had had sex with men donating blood. The 12-month deferral period implemented last year, he argues, is not much better.