25th December 2012
Feature: The weirdest and most unexpected LGBT stories of 2012 3
7:40 PM — As 2012 draws to a close, PinkNews.co.uk takes a look back at the most important stories of the last twelve months. While we have looked at the top fifteen stories that have changed LGBT life the UK this year, this category is dedicated to the strangest stories of the year: the news in 2012 which took us completely by surprise.
14th December 2012
Bryan Fischer: Being gay is the ‘result of a birth defect’ and mothers would abort gay babies 100
10:41 AM — Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA) has interpreted a genetic study to mean being gay is the “result of a birth defect” and has suggested that parents would be more likely to abort gay babies.
7th December 2012
Study: Gay Americans earn more, owe less, and are more prepared for retirement 11
1:41 AM — New research has shown that LGBT people are better at managing money, as they earn more, are less likely to be in debt, and are generally better prepared for retirement than straight people.
6th December 2012
Poll: 90% of gay Americans say discrimination is a serious problem but life is getting better 3
9:11 PM — A Gallup poll for USA Today has found that roughly the same number of LGBT Americans believe that homophobic discrimination remains a serious problem and that people have none-the-less become more accepting in recent years.
16th November 2012
Poll: US support for equal marriage on the rise, except in southern states 7
12:44 AM — A new report has been released which suggests that there has been a new, and rapid shift in support of equal marriage in the US, except in some southern states.
12th November 2012
Study: Same-sex weddings in three US states could increase spending by $166 million 13
7:56 PM — A US think-tank has predicted that, as a result of the three new states which legalised equal marriage last week, large amounts of new spending will be generated.
1st November 2012
Survey: LGBT retirees have almost a third more in the bank than the overall US population 4
1:30 AM — On average, people from the LGBT community had set aside more money ahead of retirement, and expected to need more money in retirement than the overall population, a study has shown.
6th October 2012
US: The number of LGBT characters on TV has increased, GLAAD study finds 21
1:50 AM — The number of gay and bisexual characters in the upcoming US television season, including cable TV, is on the rise, according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
16th September 2012
Study: Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell had no negative impact on US military 14
4:27 PM — A new study has revealed that the repeal of the ban on openly gay people serving in the US military, one year on, had no negative impact on the US military.
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.
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.
22nd June 2012
France: Cohabiting gay men ‘twice as likely to be unemployed as straight counterparts’ 32
2:57 PM — French researches say they have determined that men in co-habiting gay relationships are twice as likely to be unemployed as straight men living with a female partner.
Study: One in seven UK employees harassed over perceived sexuality in the last year 16
1:06 PM — An international study into the experiences of LGBT people living in 21 countries around the world has revealed what it described as "endemic" homophobia in workplaces internationally.
20th June 2012
Study: Absence of male role-models not affecting teenage children of lesbian parents 16
3:43 PM — The absence of male role models did not adversely affect the psychological adjustment in a group of nearly eighty 17-year-olds raised in lesbian-headed households, the Williams Institute said today.
8th June 2012
US study: Young bisexual and questioning people at more risk of alcohol abuse 10
1:57 PM — Bisexual students and those questioning their sexual orientation are more at risk of alcohol abuse than their gay and straight counterparts, a US study suggests.
17th May 2012
Study: Faces may reveal whether people are gay 116
10:33 AM — According to a study published this week, people may be able to determine at a glance whether another person is gay.
15th May 2012
Family Research Institute head: Equal marriage view suggests Obama may be gay 135
4:39 PM — Paul Cameron, founder of the Family Research Institute has said US President Barack Obama's support of equal marriage rights for gay couples lends 'credence' to claims that he had gay relationships and that the 'the long term goal of the homosexual movement' is to ensure children can 'try' or 'maybe be forced' to experience gay sex acts.
2nd March 2012
Female apes’ volume during gay sex ‘depends on partner’s social status’ 11
12:34 PM — Research suggests a female bonobo will call out more loudly during sex with another female if her partner has a higher social status or a more important ape is watching.
19th January 2012
Study doubts Santorum view that lesbian parents “rob children” 26
3:01 PM — A new study provides a counter-argument to Rick Santorum, who suggested that children of lesbian parents were "worse off than children with a father in prison."
21st December 2011
Exclusive: Scottish Catholic Church uses ‘hate group’ research to fight gay marriage 101
5:07 PM — The Scottish Catholic Church has argued against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, saying "exceptionally hazardous" gay relationships lead to shorter life expectancies, relying on a study which was discredited by its own authors for this purpose ten years ago and a paper authored by the founder of the US Family Research Institute.