1st March 2011
California’s attorney general calls for gay marriages to resume 13
11:51 PM — California's attorney general has asked a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to take place while the state's supreme court decides on the validity of the ban on same sex marriage.
Man jailed for hammer attack on gay Labour councillor 12
5:10 PM — A north London man has been jailed for two years for attacking a gay Labour councillor with a hammer after sex. Marian Calin, 29, of Tottenham, was approached by Labour councillor Neil Wilson last January at Wanstead Flats.
Playgirl UK launches – but without the nudity 19
4:15 PM — Playgirl magazine is to launch in the UK this month but unlike its US sister publication, it will not contain any below-the-belt nudity. The US magazine is a favourite with gay men and up to 50 per cent of the readership has been estimated to be male.
Trans woman runs for mayor in Texas 29
3:36 PM — A transgender woman is challenging an anti-gay pastor in the mayoral race in Amarillo, Texas. Sandra Dunn, 53, said her friends encouraged her to go for the job after pastor David Grisham announced his candidacy last week.
Silvio Berlusconi tells Catholics: ‘We’ll never allow gays to marry or adopt’ 73
2:20 PM — Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has said gay couples will never be permitted to marry. Speaking at a Catholic conference in Milan, he said: "Gays will never have marriages equal to traditional family values because there is only one family."
Elton John may appear on Glee 7
1:56 PM — Elton John has been in talks about appearing on Glee. Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester in the show, said she had encouraged the gay legend to meet series co-creator Ryan Murphy without realising the pair had already discussed the idea.
Support for ‘brave’ Steven Davies after coming out 8
1:40 PM — England cricketer Steven Davies' announcement that he is gay has been met with kindness and support in the cricketing world. The 24-year-old came out yesterday in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, having already told his teammates and family.
Friends say Scottish man may have been killed in anti-gay attack 6
12:21 PM — A gay man found dead in Leith, Edinburgh, may have been killed in a homophobic attack, his friends say. John Carter, 44, was found unconscious in a lift in a block on flats early on Sunday morning.
Irish artist depicts Elton John breastfeeding 23
11:21 AM — An Irish artist who painted the Pope conducting a gay marriage has depicted Elton John breastfeeding his new baby son. Donegal-born Kevin Sharkey said he didn't set out to offend anyone with the image and hoped the singer would see the funny side.
Christian couple ‘extremely distressed’ at fostering ban 175
10:43 AM — A Christian couple who said they would not tell a child that being gay is okay have said they are "extremely distressed" at being banned from fostering.
Tennessee proposes bill to ban gay awareness in schools 9
2:47 AM — Republicans in Tennessee are proposing a bill that would prevent students from learning about homosexuality in public elementary and middle schools.
Anti-gay Christian pastor arrested for ‘masturbating in park’ 20
12:55 AM — Christian fundamentalist Rev. Grant Storms, 53, who protests at the largest gay event in New Orleans, was arrested on Friday afternoon for allegedly masturbating in his van while watching children.