20th April 2010
Anti-gay sign protected by law 34
6:15 PM — An American homeowner who painted his fence with an anti-gay phrase will be allowed to keep the message because it does not break the law. Chris Trumbull, who lives in Casper, Wyoming, painted the words "Leviticus 20:13, To be gay = death" on his fence.
Gay victim ‘was called a batty man’
6:03 PM — The gay man who died after being attacked in Trafalgar Square last autumn was called a "batty man" before he was kicked and stamped on, the Old Bailey heard.
Gays and lesbians urged to reclaim St George’s Day 79
5:16 PM — A man from Milton Keynes is organising a gay St George's Day parade to reclaim the date from far-right groups. Joe McMahon, whose family owns a gay nightclub, intends to take a rainbow bus around the town centre to celebrate the day and has persuaded the town's mayor to join him.
Texas attorney general to appeal second gay divorce 6
4:29 PM — Texas attorney general Greg Abbott has said he will appeal a second gay divorce in order to protect heterosexual marriage in the state.
Video: Obama heckled by gay rights activists 13
3:03 PM — Gay rights activists interrupted a fundraiser yesterday to heckle US president Barack Obama on repealing the military gay ban.
Chaz Bono ‘very happy’ with gender reassignment 3
2:10 PM — Cher's son Chaz Bono has said he is "very happy" with his transition so far. Bono, 41, lived as a lesbian until last year, when he began transitioning.
Homophobic Ugandan MP may be banned from Britain 34
1:30 PM — The government is attempting to ban the Ugandan MP who introduced legislation to execute gays from entering the UK. David Bahati, the MP for Ndorwa West, introduced the anti-homosexuality bill last year.
BNP candidate was convicted for carrying ‘weapon’ at gay Pride march 12
12:04 PM — A BNP candidate for Leicestershire is a former National Front member who was once convicted for carrying an offensive weapon at a gay rights parade.
Doncaster mayor who tried to ban Pride ‘at war’ with Labour councillors 25
11:27 AM — The town where Pride was nearly banned has been criticised for failing its residents and may be taken under government control. An Audit Commission report found that Doncaster mayor Peter Davies, a member of the right-wing English Democrats, was at war with "vicious" left-wing Labour councillors about how the council should be run.