30th March 2011
Schoolboy, 15, jumped to his death after rumours he was gay 190
4:03 PM — A Gloucestershire teenager jumped to his death after rumours circulated that he was gay, an inquest has heard. Dominic Crouch, 15, a pupil at St Edwards School in Cheltenham, threw himself from a six-storey block of flats last May after returning from a school trip.
Commercial success for Malaysia’s first gay film 11
3:26 PM — Malaysia's first gay-themed film has found success at the country''s box office. Dalam Botol, or In A Bottle, made just over one million ringgit (£205,000) in five days, its producer told AP.
Updated: Gay travel agent’s ‘misleading’ advert banned
2:34 PM — A gay travel agent has had one of its adverts banned for using a trade logo without permission. Mantrav was told by the Advertising Standards Authority that its advert was "misleading" because it implied the company was endorsed by a gay trade body. Mantrav says it wants to sue over the decision.
Indian state bans Gandhi book over bisexual and racist claims 7
1:53 PM — An Indian state has banned a biography of Mahatma Gandhi which claimed he fell in love with a man and had racist views. The chief minister of Gujarat state, where Gandhi was born, said the book should be "despised".
Young gay man brutally beaten at New York McDonald’s 47
1:31 PM — A young gay man has posted pictures of his injuries on Facebook after he was set upon in an anti-gay attack outside a McDonald's restaurant in New York.
US immigration officials put hold on gay spouse cases 5
1:04 PM — The US is apparently no longer automatically rejecting green card applications from the foreign spouses of gay and lesbian citizens.
Study claims English villages want to stay ‘heterosexual and white’ 117
10:50 AM — A study of villages in the English countryside claims that villagers want to keep them white, heterosexual and church-going. Researchers Jon Garland and Neil Chakraborti, of the University of Leicester, studied rural towns and villages in Suffolk, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire over a period of four years.
UK appoints out gay ambassador to Cambodia 17
10:16 AM — The UK has appointed an openly gay man as ambassador to Cambodia. Mark Gooding, who is in a civil partnership with education specialist Dr Christopher McCormick, will take up his new post in September.
First lesbian couple to marry celebrate 10th anniversary 15
9:36 AM — The world's first lesbian couple to legally marry have celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Dutch couple Helene Faasen and Anne-Marie Thus met on a blind date in 1998 and married in 2001, when the Netherlands became the first country to allow gay marriage.