18th March 2011
Preview: Doctor Who star Matt Smith goes gay in Christopher And His Kind 53
11:12 PM — Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor Who stars as Christopher Isherwood, in BBC Two's Christopher and His Kind, on Saturday. The one-off drama charts the life of the gay author of A Single Man.
Military gay ban protesters in federal court 9
5:07 PM — Thirteen gay rights activists were due to appear in a US federal court today over protests against the military gay ban.
Gay Police Association loses funding 119
4:49 PM — The Gay Police Association is to lose its funding after a government decision to stop supporting police staff diversity groups.
US House committee approves measure for aid cut to anti-gay countries 28
3:41 PM — A US House committee has approved a measure which would discourage aid to homophobic countries like Uganda. The amendment to the House Financial Services Committee bill was tabled by Democrat representative Barney Frank, who is gay.
Poll says 53% of Americans back gay marriage equality 25
2:37 PM — A national poll says that 53 per cent of Americans support gay marriage equality. The Washington Post-ABC News poll asked 1,001 respondents: “Do you think it should be legal or illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married?”
Son of anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps claims he abused family 58
2:01 PM — The son of Fred Phelps, the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, has claimed that his father beat his family until they bled.
Government rejects proposals to close transgender pension loophole 14
1:25 PM — This week, the government rejected proposals to close a loophole which appears to have denied many trans women what they consider to be their rightful entitlement to pension payments.
Teenager given community service for attacking man who asked if he was gay 22
11:40 AM — A Scottish teenager has been given 120 hours of community service for disfiguring a man who asked if he was gay. Gary Craig, 18, of Hawick in the Scottish Borders, headbutted and kicked the victim in the head after celebrating New Year's Eve.
Reports say Ugandan parliament will return to anti-gay bill 48
10:56 AM — Reports say that the Ugandan parliament is to return to considering an anti-homosexuality bill next week. It is one of several bills to be debated by the Law and Parliamentary Affairs committee when parliament returns, ugpulse.com reports.