1st March 2010
Slovakia to hold first Pride festival 9
6:59 PM — The eastern European country of Slovakia will hold a Pride festival this year. Dúhový (Rainbow) Pride will take place in Bratislava on 22nd May and is the first event of its kind in the country.
First lesbian storyline for Coronation Street 10
6:47 PM — Coronation Street is set for its first lesbian storyline with characters Sophie Webster and Sian Power. The relationship between Sophie (Brooke Vincent) and Sian (Sacha Parkinson) will be "implicit" and "emotional", Vincent said.
Christopher Hitchens had gay liaisons with Tories 25
5:44 PM — Atheist writer Christopher Hitchens has revealed he had several gay liaisons at Oxford with men who later became Tory politicians.
Labour and Tory gay groups support religious civil partnerships 15
5:25 PM — Affiliated gay groups in the Labour and Conservative parties have added their support to an amendment giving gay couples the right to religious civil partnerships.
Video: Dutch protest after gays are denied communion 16
5:12 PM — Gay rights activists in the Netherlands staged a protest yesterday over a Catholic church's policy of denying gay people communion.
Three stabbings and 35 arrests at Sydney Mardi Gras 26
2:47 PM — Thirty five people were arrested at Sydney Mardi Gras this weekend, which police said was a reduction from 2009.
450,000-signature petition against anti-gay bill delivered to Uganda’s parliament 13
12:51 PM — Civil rights activists delivered a petition containing almost half a million signatures to Uganda's parliament today in protest over the country's anti-homosexuality bill.
Last Catholic adoption agency to resist gay equality legislation 21
12:08 PM — The last Catholic adoption agency in the UK will take its case to the High Court this week to fight equality legislation forcing it to accept gay couples.
Daniel Radcliffe to appear in anti-homophobia ad 11
11:49 AM — Daniel Radcliffe will appear in a public service announcement to condemn homophobia. The Harry Potter star, 20, has volunteered to appear in the broadcast on behalf of the Trevor Project, a charity which supports LGBT people who are at risk of suicide.