12th April 2010
Pope’s number two claims sexual abuse scandals due to homosexuality not celibacy 76
11:55 PM — The Vatican's second most senior cleric has said that the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church are linked to homosexuality rather than celibacy among priests. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone is the Vatican's secretary of state, effectively the deputy to Pope Benedict XVI made the controversial statement during a press conference in Chile.
Gay marriage proposal fails to secure enough support to make it on to Californian ballot papers 5
11:39 PM — A drive to gather enough signatures for a vote to repeal the gay marriage ban in California failed earlier today. The Los Angeles-based Love Honor Cherish campaign attempted to gather 700,000 signatures in order for there to be a state wide vote on whether to repeal Proposition 8, a law that banned gay marriage in the state.
Gay men’s bodies desecrated in Senegal 37
4:56 PM — A report says that the bodies of dead gay men in Senegal are being unearthed by homophobic mobs and in some cases being left on their families' doorsteps.
Glee actor hopes gay teens can identify with his character 28
3:41 PM — Chris Colfer, the actor who plays Kurt Hummel in Glee, has said he hopes gay teenagers can identify with the character.
Leicester may get a gay village 16
2:34 PM — The city of Leicester may soon have its own gay village if a nightclub entrepreneur's plans are successful. Businessman Paul Giles hopes that local gay people will be encouraged to own shares in gay businesses.
Labour manifesto promises more action against homophobic bullying 42
2:19 PM — Labour's manifesto for the general election promises that more money will be invested in tackling homophobic bullying in schools if the party is returned to power.
Police investigating gay link to death of white supremacist Eugene Terre’blanche 30
12:08 PM — South African police are investigating whether there is a gay link to the murder of the white supremacist Eugene Terre'blanche. A lawyer representing two of the labourers charged with his murder on a farm has claimed that he had sex with at least one of the men.