23rd March 2010
Exclusive: Nick Griffin claims to have made BNP more gay-friendly 67
9:46 PM — British National Party leader Nick Griffin has admitted that he finds gays "creepy" and would ban civil partnerships - but claims he has removed the most homophobic elements from the party.
Video: Cameron accused of ‘gaffe’ over gay votes 62
9:39 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has been accused of slipping up over his party's votes on gay equality issues. He was questioned on why he does not force his MPs and MEPs to vote for gay equality measures, rather than allowing free votes.
Exclusive: Campaigner says delay in asylum claims is ‘killing gay Iraqis’ 8
6:41 PM — A gay Iraqi asylum seeker whose application has been stuck in the system for three years has complained that the delay is harming LGBT people in the country.
Christians protest over religious civil partnerships 25
6:34 PM — Christians have appealed to government ministers to block plans to allow gay couples the right to have civil partnership ceremonies in church.
Survey finds most Scottish gay people have experienced hate crime
5:13 PM — A survey of Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has found that two thirds have suffered homophobic abuse, while a third have been physically attacked.
Dutch gay group wants to sue US general 9
2:42 PM — A new Dutch gay group called Pink Army has said it wants to sue a US general who blamed the Srebrenica massacre on gay soldiers in the Dutch army.
Dan Choi accuses gay rights groups of ‘betrayal’ 11
12:41 PM — Lt Dan Choi has spoken about why he chained himself to the White House fence last week to protest over Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The out gay soldier said he was "tired of talking" and accused gay equality groups of 'betraying' gay people.
Gay B&B couple say support is ‘touching’ 29
12:11 PM — A gay couple who were turned away from a bed and breakfast last week because of their sexuality have thanked supporters. Michael Black, 62, and John Morgan, 56, contacted police after the Swiss B&B in Cookham, Berkshire, refused to let them stay on Friday night.
Law against homophobic hatred comes into effect 42
11:35 AM — A new law criminalising stirring up homophobic hatred comes into effect today. The law, which covers England and Wales, will punish offenders with up to seven years in jail or a fine. It brings protections for gay people in line with laws against racial and religious hatred.