29th March 2010
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.
27th March 2010
Europe minister Chris Bryant holds first civil partnership in Houses of Parliament 28
7:44 PM — The gay Europe minister Chris Bryant has held the first civil partnership ceremony to take place in the Houses of Parliament. He entered into a civil partnership with company secretary Jared Cranney in a ceremony in the members' dining room of the House of Commons earlier today.
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.
25th March 2010
Christian B&B owners receive support from gay people 281
5:34 PM — The Christian bed and breakfast owners who barred a gay couple from staying in their home say they have received messages of support from gay people.
Emmerdale star says gay character is still a homophobe 29
5:00 PM — Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt has said that the soap's gay storyline is unique because the character hates homosexuality.
Guernsey equalises gay age of consent 15
3:51 PM — Guernsey politicians have agreed to lower the age of consent for gay men to 16. They voted unanimously today to equalise the law and bring it into line with the law for heterosexuals and lesbians.