19th April 2010
Alan Cumming ‘excommunicated’ by Church of Scotland 38
5:28 PM — Alan Cumming has said he was "excommunicated" by the Church of Scotland for criticising organised religion.
Gwyneth Paltrow pulls out of transgender film 10
5:01 PM — Gwyneth Paltrow has pulled out of appearing in The Danish Girl, a film about trans painter Einar Wegener. Paltrow was herself a replacement for Charlize Theron for the part of the painter's wife Gerda.
Two arrested over death of gay Indian professor
4:28 PM — Two journalists have been arrested in connection with the death of a gay Indian professor who was filmed having sex with a man. Srinivas Ramchander Siras, professor of modern languages at Aligarh Muslim University, was found dead earlier this month at his home.
Trial begins over death of Ian Baynham
3:46 PM — The trial of three teenagers accused of attacking a gay man in central London last year has begun. Ian Baynham, 62, died in hospital on October 13th 2009, several weeks after he was kicked and punched while on a night out near Trafalgar Square.
Glee and Tom Ford win at GLAAD awards 6
3:19 PM — Hit television series Glee won the award for best comedy at the annual GLAAD awards in California on Saturday. Creator Ryan Muphy and stars Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer were among those accepting the gong.
Gay Malawi defendant ‘ill in prison’ 8
1:55 PM — One of the two men in custody in Malawi for homosexuality offences is ill, campaigners say. Steven Monjeza, who was arrested with Tiwonge Chimbalanga after they had a marriage ceremony in December, is said to be suffering from vomiting, chest pain and tiredness.
Man jailed for trying to blackmail gay priest 19
11:54 AM — A Birmingham man has been jailed for 18 months after he threatened to out a Roman Catholic priest. Towlys Pericleous, 28, had a relationship with the Birmingham-based victim but blackmailed him when he tried to end the affair.
Lesbian couple are first to jointly sign birth certificate 29
11:27 AM — A lesbian couple who had a child through sperm donation have become the first gay couple to both be named on their child's birth certificate.
Australian swimming champion Daniel Kowalski comes out as gay 24
10:22 AM — The former Australian Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski has come out. The 34-year-old, who won four Olympic medals during his career, said he was "tired of living a lie".