29th March 2010
Street preacher fined £1,000 for homophobia 25
5:11 PM — An American street preacher who told shoppers in Glasgow that gays would go to hell has been fined £1,000. Shawn Holes, from New York state, said he only expected to pay around £100.
‘Gay cure’ doctor charged with sexual abuse of patient
4:39 PM — A Canadian psychiatrist who was known as Doctor Shock for experiments on gay people in apartheid-era South Africa has been accused of sexually abusing a male patient.
Household Cavalry celebrates first civil partnership 52
3:26 PM — One of the British Army's oldest regiments, the Household Cavalry, has celebrated its first civil partnership. Lance Corporal James Wharton, 23, who was the first gay soldier to be featured on the cover of Soldier magazine last year, tied the knot with air steward Thom McCaffrey, 21.
Cheap antibiotics could save tens of thousands of HIV patients 11
2:53 PM — A major study has found that giving HIV patients an inexpensive antibiotic could save tens of thousands of lives.
Man guilty of ‘execution-style’ attack on gay couple 4
2:16 PM — A Bradford man has been found guilty of murdering a gay man and attempting to kill his partner. Ernest Wright, 68, killed Neville Corby, 42, and injured Craig Freear, 31, last March after a row over benefit payments.
Complaints over gay EastEnders plot twist 28
1:43 PM — Contains spoilers An EastEnders storyline in which gay character Christian Clarke is attacked by a Muslim has already attracted complaints.
Law change helps gay dads of surrogate children 4
11:34 AM — A change in the law from next week means that gay male couples will find it easier to be recognised as the parents of children born to surrogate mothers.
Men pushed into canal in anti-gay attack 18
10:47 AM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a homophobic assault on two men who were walking along a Leicester canal path. The victims were beaten and pushed into the canal.