15th March 2011
Lady Gaga raises $250,000 for Japan crisis using Twitter 10
5:29 PM — Lady Gaga says she has raised $250,000 in just 48 hours for victims of Japan's hurricane and tsunami. The bisexual singer has been selling $5 'prayer bracelets' of her own design on her official website.
Comment: Equality minister Lynne Featherstone on the drive to tackle homophobia in sport 51
4:36 PM — As a Liberal Democrat in government, fighting for a more equal society is my driving force and I am lucky to be in a position as minister for equalities to be able to do so much. But sometimes you are reminded that simple government diktat doesn’t change much.
East End Pride organiser resigns after English Defence League past is revealed 356
2:41 PM — One of the organisers of East London Gay Pride resigned today after it was revealed that he had been involved with the English Defence League. Raymond Berry helped found the far-right group and remains involved in groups including Stop the Islamification of Europe, it was claimed.
South African lesbians campaign against corrective rape 21
2:00 PM — Lesbian activists in the South African capital of Cape Town held a demonstration outside parliament yesterday to call for more action on the problem of 'corrective rape'.
Channel 4 signs agreement to treat transgender issues sensitively 24
12:59 PM — Channel 4 has signed an agreement to treat transgender issues sensitively and accurately. The broadcaster is the first media outlet to sign Trans Media Watch's Memorandum of Understanding.
Anti-gay former MP Iris Robinson won’t face charges over young lover’s business 28
10:58 AM — The Public Prosecution Service has said that former DUP MP Iris Robinson will not face charges over her role in helping her 19-year-old lover set up a business.
Vanity Fair apologises for gay writer’s ‘fags’ comment 17
10:08 AM — Vanity Fair has apologised after a gay writer used the word 'fags' in an article about Glee. Brett Berk wrote: "Nice singing. But how can having girls in the audience make these cartwheeling, foam-party fags straight-sexy?"