16th January 2012
Call for rainbow flags as Australian Open starts 4
12:49 PM — As the Australian Open began today, a group is calling for fans to raise rainbow flags to protest in a "peaceful, non-disruptive" way against anti-gay comments made by former tennis champion Margaret Court. Flag-owners are being called on after the former world number one made inflammatory comments about gays last month.
13th January 2012
US group aims for ‘dot gay’ web domain 19
10:45 AM — As applications for new top level domains on the web open today, an American group is trying to secure '.gay' for the LGBT community, saying it will make it "an exemplary beacon of social entrepreneurship and an empowering resource".
3rd January 2012
Gay rights activist and charity founder receive MBEs in New Year Honours 10
12:44 PM — The gay rights activist whose legal challenge led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Ireland and the founder of the Allsorts LGBT youth project will both receive MBEs in the New Year Honours.
New Zealand company pulls “transphobic” advert 43
11:36 AM — Libra, a company which manufactures feminine hygiene products in Australasia, has pulled an advert which provoked outrage among the trans community.
30th December 2011
UK trans artist offers to play any pride event in 2012 for free 29
2:52 PM — Trans singer and DJ Chrisie Edkins is offering to play any pride event in the world in 2012 for free.
29th December 2011
Jamaican elections end tonight as minister says gays “threatened his life” 62
1:37 PM — Voting is set to end tonight in Jamaica's parliamentary elections, while a government minister claims that he was threatened with his life for questioning whether the international gay community was funding the opposition.
21st December 2011
US network “will meet LGBT groups” to discuss new show’s effect on trans community 44
2:48 PM — US network executives say they will meet with LGBT groups over a comedy which has drawn criticism for its depiction of men dressing as women to find work.
20th December 2011
Caution follows further homophobic taunts at Brighton football match 10
12:16 PM — A London football fan who shouted homophobic abuse at a Brighton football match has been formally cautioned after discussing the incident in an online forum. The 18-year-old was warned verbally by Sussex Police after he shouted abuse at Brighton and Hove Albion fans following a match on 6 November.
19th December 2011
Businessman acquires Birmingham’s threatened Nightingale Club 8
12:45 PM — A local businessman has bought Birmingham's iconic Nightingale Club for an undisclosed sum after the gay nightspot was put into administration. Lawrence Barton already runs the Loft Lounge, Penthouse and Village Inn venues in the city's Southside district, and says he will invest more than £1 million in the club over the coming years.
13th December 2011
250,000 sign petition against St Petersburg “gay propaganda” law 7
3:18 PM — Nearly a quarter of a million people have signed a petition calling on world leaders to hold Russia to account for a draft law in St Petersburg which threatens to silence its gay community. The draft law would punish the promotion of LGBT lifestyles in public alongside paedophilia in Russia's second largest city.
12th December 2011
Tel Aviv gay park ‘becoming too dangerous’ 28
10:08 AM — A Tel Aviv park popular with the gay community is becoming too dangerous after a series of attacks, campaigners say. Gan Meir park, where the city's gay community centre is based, has seen a number of anti-gay assaults in recent months.
9th December 2011
Plans for London 2012 Olympics Pride House London to be unveiled tonight 23
4:29 PM — Tonight sees the unveiling of Pride House London, a week long festival run to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games. At an event tonight, held at London’s City Hall, details for the festival which will include live music, entertainment, LGBT art, sports and tournaments will be revealed.
8th December 2011
Government launches first-ever action plan to advance transgender equality 68
11:46 AM — Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said the government plans to work "with schools, businesses and communities so that together, we can drive change and help consign transphobia to the past.”
7th December 2011
The Proof of Love wins Green Carnation gay book prize 4
3:25 PM — The winner of the 2011 Green Carnation Prize, announced today, is Catherine Hall's The Proof of Love.
6th December 2011
Australian church which sacked pro-gay marriage pastor “hardly Christian” 17
11:37 AM — Rev Matt Glover, a pastor who supports a marriage equality campaign for Christians, has been sacked from his position at a Baptist Church in Melbourne, the group Australian Marriage Equality says.
1st December 2011
Comment: Maintaining ignorance will not maintain innocence 25
3:26 PM — Writing on World AIDS Day, Janine Clements, Director of Jewish Action Trust says the belief that everyone is safe if they lead a religiously observant life is "at the least, naive, and at worst dangerous and irresponsible".
30th November 2011
Londoners invited to ‘Swish’ on World AIDS Day parade 14
12:21 PM — London AIDS Memorial Campaign is inviting people to take part in its annual AIDS Swish down London's Old Compton Street tomorrow as a mark of remembrance, pride and community. The event aims to promote awareness of the fact that London currently has no permanent AIDS Memorial.
28th November 2011
India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation 3
9:39 AM — Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".
25th November 2011
New HIV prevention campaign asks businesses to help promote condom use 18
9:42 AM — 'Clever Dick / Smart Arse' will see 100,000 condoms distributed around the country and aims to promote the awareness of the role they play in reducing risk during sex.
23rd November 2011
Outcry prompts St Petersburg legislature to reconsider “gay propaganda” law 20
12:04 PM — Law which passed its first reading with near unanimity this week will be reconsidered after international condemnation.