26th March 2010
Asian gay conference cancelled by police 11
6:47 PM — A gay and lesbian conference in Indonesia has been cancelled by police after Muslims protested. The event, held by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association was due to take place from today until Monday in Surabaya, East Java's capital.
Man could be free next year for manslaughter of gay partner 4
6:19 PM — A London man found guilty of the manslaughter of his boyfriend may be free as soon as October next year. Detectives said the case was likely to go to the Court of Appeal.
Gay MP to have first civil partnership in parliament tomorrow 52
5:57 PM — An MP will become the first to have a civil partnership in parliament tomorrow. Chris Bryant, a foreign office minister and the MP for Rhondda, is to tie the knot with his partner Jarred Cranney in a ceremony held in the MPs' dining room, which overlooks the Thames.
School which cancelled prom suspended trans student 11
5:41 PM — The Mississippi school which cancelled prom because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend recently suspended a student for being trans.
Gay Berlin Holocaust memorial ‘shouldn’t include lesbians’ 67
4:44 PM — Holocaust scholars are arguing over whether a memorial in Berlin should include lesbians. The memorial consists of a concrete slab with a window where viewers can see a continuous film of two men kissing.
Anger over ‘grotesque’ transgender film 15
3:12 PM — A film to be screened at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival has been attacked for being "grotesque" and exploitative of trans women.
OJ Simpson ‘has gay prison fanbase’ 13
3:02 PM — A US report claims that OJ Simpson has a prison fan group of gay and trans prisoners who give him massages and treat him like royalty.
Man awaits sentencing for manslaughter of gay lover
1:56 PM — A London man who stabbed his boyfriend to death last year will be sentenced today. Robin Clarke, 40, from Avenue Road, Tottenham, was found guilty earlier this month of the manslaughter of Daryl Phillips, 39.
Mugabe refuses to protect gay rights in Zimbabwe 54
12:28 PM — Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has refused to support protecting gay rights in a new constitution. A new constitution is being drawn up under a power-sharing deal and gay groups in the country have called for recognition and protection in it.
Elton John to headline concert for teenager who died of AIDS 2
12:04 PM — Gay singer Elton John is to headline a concert in Indiana, US, for a teenager who died of AIDS after receiving a contaminated blood transfusion.