22nd March 2010
Iranian actor returns to screens after gender reassignment 4
6:53 PM — An Iranian actor has returned to screens as a man after transitioning. Saman Arastu, who was previously known as Farzaneh, had a strong career as a woman, playing television and film roles.
Emmerdale actor gets ‘nasty’ letters over gay character 17
6:22 PM — Danny Miller, the actor who plays Emmerdale's gay character Aaron Livesy, has revealed he receives homophobic letters from some fans.
Malaysia allows gay film characters – with restrictions 16
5:51 PM — The predominantly Muslim country of Malaysia has decided to allow gay characters in films - as long as they repent or turn straight in the end.
Gay voters urged to question would-be MPs 12
5:11 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is calling for lesbian, gay and bisexual people to use their votes and question local candidates in the general election.
US gay soldiers will face trial over White House protest 2
4:51 PM — Two out gay soldiers who chained themselves to the White House fence in a protest against the military gay ban will go on trial next month.
Straight classmates exclude lesbian student from private prom 23
3:24 PM — A lesbian student whose prom was cancelled after she asked to arrive with her girlfriend has been barred from attending a private event by her classmates.
Anti-gay street preacher escapes charges 13
12:38 PM — A street preacher who ranted at shoppers about the "evils" of homosexuality has escaped charges. Paul Shaw, 62, of Colchester, was arrested last month.
Sentencing delayed for Malawi gay couple 10
12:01 PM — Two gay men who held a wedding ceremony in Malawi have had their sentencing delayed. Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were expected to be jailed today but the judge delayed sentencing and allowed them to call defence witnesses.
Christian B&B owner turns away gay couple 169
11:42 AM — A gay couple were turned away from a bed and breakfast because the Christian owner did not approve of their homosexuality.