31st March 2010
Call for artists to join gay art festival 13
5:35 PM — London's annual LGBT cross-arts festival is seeking submissions. GFEST, organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, showcases work including short film, performances and visual art and contributions are open to all.
Britain ‘could force Gibraltar to adopt equal age of consent’ 33
5:00 PM — The British government could force Gibraltar to equalise the age of consent for gay men if the territory does not take action to change the law.
Harman demands Cameron expels Tory councillor over ‘homophobic’ comment 38
4:11 PM — Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman has called for the Tory councillor who made a remark about "limpwristed boys" to be expelled from the Conservative Party.
Lesbian Glee star Jane Lynch to be honoured 3
3:10 PM — Lesbian actress Jane Lynch is to be honoured at this year's Outfest Film Festival. The star, who plays the villainous Sue Sylvester in Glee, will receive the 14th annual Achievement Award, which is the festival's highest honour.
Stonewall releases guide for homophobic crime victims 21
2:24 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is releasing a booklet to encourage gay people to report homophobic crime. The guide, called 'Blow the whistle on gay hate', will be handed out in bars, clubs and student unions, as well as being available online.
Lesbian nursery boss cleared of cruelty charges 17
1:51 PM — A nursery boss accused of cruelty to children in her care has been cleared of all charges. Laura Pettitt, speaking outside court today, said she thought colleagues' homophobia may have been to blame for the allegations.
Teachers to face misconduct charges for ‘naked classroom romp’ 8
12:01 PM — Two female teachers at an American high school will face misconduct charges after a janitor allegedly saw them having sex in a classroom.
Ricky Martin says he’s ‘stronger than ever’ after coming out 13
11:29 AM — Ricky Martin says he is "stronger than ever" after coming out. The star thanked his fans for their support after he announced he was gay this week.
Dead soldier’s father must pay £11,000 to anti-gay church 37
11:13 AM — The father of a US soldier whose funeral was picketed by the controversial Westboro Baptist Church has been told he must pay their legal fees of $16,500 (£11,000).