29th March 2011
Indiana Senate approves gay marriage ban bill 26
9:51 PM — The Indiana Senate has approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages and civil unions by 40 votes to 10. The public gallery had to be cleared after gay rights protesters shouted at politicians.
US gay and lesbian military group launches magazine 4
4:23 PM — The first magazine for gay and lesbian troops has been launched in the US. OutServe is currently available online, although publishers say the next issue will be in print.
Gay footballer Anton Hysen: ‘Players in the closet should give me a call’ 16
3:46 PM — Swedish footballer Anton Hysen has urged other players stuck in the closet to "give him a call". The Utsiktens BK player came out this month, making him the first Swedish footballer to declare he is gay.
Study says gays and lesbians are still stereotyped in films 32
3:10 PM — Gays and lesbians are too frequently stereotyped or shown in a negative light in films, a survey suggests. According to research by the UK Film Council, lesbians are often shown as male fantasies and gay men are depicted too frequently as camp.
Shadow health minister Diane Abbott attacks cuts to HIV funding 92
2:31 PM — Shadow health minister Diane Abbott has claimed that changes to funding for London HIV services will "threaten and marginalise" gay and bisexual people. Last week, PinkNews.co.uk reported that HIV charities in the capital had been told that the NHS primary care trusts which help to fund their work would be slashing their budgets by 43 per cent.
US schools warned to stop censoring gay websites 51
1:42 PM — American schools have been warned to stop censoring educational lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender websites. The American Civil Liberties Union has written to school districts in Missouri and Michigan to warn that filtering such sites violates the constitution.
Teacher accused of seducing pupils denies being a lesbian
12:47 PM — A drama teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two former pupils has said she is not a lesbian. Caroline French, 38, of Darlington, is said to have groomed a 13-year-old student who was being bullied by giving her cigarettes and alcohol.
Maltese trans man wins right to be recognised as male 3
10:31 AM — A transgender man in Malta has won the right to have his birth certificate changed to 'male'. The 26-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was born female but said he had always felt and acted like a man.
Gandhi supporters condemn bisexual claims 35
9:29 AM — Supporters of Mahatma Gandhi say claims that the Indian political leader left his wife for a male bodybuilder are blasphemous and wrong.
Gay rights group wants military gay ban to end immediately 15
9:05 AM — A gay Republican group has filed an appeal to end the US ban on openly gay soldiers immediately. The Log Cabin Republicans filed their brief in the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday.