15th March 2010
Elton John’s former lover killed himself 3
11:27 AM — Gay singer Elton John has revealed that a former lover committed suicide after struggling to accept his sexual orientation.
14th March 2010
Poll finds Conservative support among gay community rises particularly among the young 251
9:52 AM — A poll of PinkNews.co.uk readers has found that although Labour is still the top choice for gay voters, there has been a substantial shift towards the Conservative Party since the last election. Among first time gay voters, the Conservatives are overwhelmingly the most popular party.
12th March 2010
US teacher accused of threatening to ‘out’ straight pupil 20
10:13 PM — A New York teacher has been accused of threatening to 'out' a straight nine-year-old boy. Jared Alessandroni, 29, a teacher at the South Bronx Charter School, allegedly told the pupil he would tell the class he was gay.
Bloc Party’s Kele on coming out to his parents 5
10:10 PM — The singer of indie band Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, has spoken about how his religious parents coped with him coming out. He has rarely referred to his sexual orientation in interviews.
Belfast gay club Mynt loses licence 12
6:13 PM — One of the premier gay clubs in Belfast has lost its licence. The city council's licensing committee decided not to renew Mynt's licence, citing police allegations of customer drug use, alcohol being served out of hours and assaults.
German football boss says gay players should find another job 19
5:12 PM — A former German football manager has said gay men should not play football because they will be ridiculed. Rudi Assauer's comments have outraged German gay groups, with the Gay and Lesbian Federation saying they were "beneath contempt".
Anti-abortion campaigner arrested over ‘death threats’ to Elton John 20
3:23 PM — An American anti-abortion campaigner has been arrested for allegedly making threats on Elton John's life. Neal Horsley, who is notorious for producing a website listing the names, addresses and photos of abortion doctors, was arrested on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia.
US lesbian bishop receives votes for confirmation 14
2:55 PM — The assistant bishop-elect of Los Angeles, Mary Glasspool, has cleared an important hurdle in the confirmation process.
Figure skater Johnny Weir ‘not family friendly enough for Stars on Ice’ 34
1:23 PM — The American figure skating champion Johnny Weir has reportedly been rejected from the Stars on Ice Tour because he is not deemed "family friendly".
First gay marriages for Mexico City 12
11:45 AM — The first gay couples to marry in Latin America held their ceremonies yesterday in Mexico City. A lesbian couple were the first to tie the knot. Judith Vazquez and Lol Kin Castaneda wore matching white gowns for their ceremony at city hall, attended by Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard.
11th March 2010
Australia is first to recognise ‘non-specified’ gender 48
6:29 PM — Australia may have made gender history this week, as the New South Wales government lays claim to being the first in the world to recognise an individual’s sex as officially “not specified”.
John Barrowman’s hair ‘completely white’ 22
5:52 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman has revealed that his natural hair colour is "completely white". The Torchwood star, 42, said he had been dying his hair for years and that his civil partner Scott Gill, an architect, persuaded him not to go back to his roots.
Northern Ireland pair guilty of homophobic murder 18
5:33 PM — Two men have been found guilty of the homophobic murder of a gay Northern Ireland shop worker. Lithuanians Andrius Dunauskas, 23, and Raminas Balseris, 26, were found guilty today of the murder of openly gay Shaun Fitzpatrick, 32.
Campaigner calls for 2012 Olympics to honour Alan Turing 8
5:11 PM — The man who started the campaign for an official apology to Alan Turing is calling for the 2012 Olympics to recognise the gay mathematician's achievements.
Norton says he won’t benefit from Ross’ BBC exit 11
4:16 PM — Graham Norton has brushed aside suggestions he could become the BBC's leading chatshow host by taking over Jonathan Ross' slot.
Complaint over charity’s gay-only job advert 40
3:38 PM — A Devon gay charity has defended its decision to bar straight people from applying for jobs. The Intercom Trust, which serves people across the south-west, said that it needed staff who had experience of being gay, lesbian or bisexual.
Photo of murdered teen Michael Causer used on gay dating site 10
1:12 PM — The mother of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer has spoken of her shock after discovering someone was using his photo on a dating website.
Chief exorcist says the Devil is working in the Vatican 51
12:45 PM — The Catholic Church's chief exorcist has said that the Devil is at work in the Vatican. Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, says that in the Vatican, there are "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon".
US school cancels prom over lesbian student’s date 36
12:09 PM — A Mississippi school has cancelled its prom rather than allow a lesbian student to wear a tuxedo and arrive with her date.
10th March 2010
Gay activists shouted ‘you’re one of us’ at Roy Ashburn in 2005 15
7:03 PM — California senator Roy Ashburn was heckled in 2005 at an anti-gay marriage rally by gay campaigners who knew he was in the closet. They shouted: "We know you're one of us, Roy!"