9th March 2011
Swedish footballer Anton Hysen comes out as gay 61
11:07 AM — Swedish football player Anton Hysen has announced he is gay. The 20-year-old came out in an interview with Offside magazine today.
US war veteran sacked for gay slur while defending gay soldiers 39
10:28 AM — A US war veteran has been sacked for using the word 'faggot' while standing up for the rights of lesbian and gay soldiers. Freddy Schmitt, 82, from New York, had worked for American Airlines for 54 years but was fired after he used the word in a training session.
Reports: Lady Gaga ends Target deal after alleged donations to anti-gay groups 31
1:05 AM — Just weeks after she launched a partnership with US retailer Target, Lady Gaga has reportedly pulled out after the company allegedly continued its policy of donating to political causes linked to anti-gay views.
8th March 2011
California gay marriage opponents say ban should be upheld 41
5:39 PM — President Obama's refusal to defend the Defence of Marriage Act should have no bearing on a case around Calfornia's gay marriage ban, gay marriage opponents say.
Date announced for Liverpool Pride 2011 5
4:51 PM — This year's Liverpool Pride festival will be held on Saturday August 6th, it has been revealed. Organisers are still waiting to find out how much funding they will receive from Liverpool city council but say they have heard "positive noises" from councillors.
Lesbian Army captain accused of abusing rank over relationship 8
4:20 PM — A lesbian Army captain has been accused of abusing her rank by having an relationship with a soldier under her command. Captain Karen Tait, 29, and Sergeant Caroline Graham, 35, were disciplined and sent home after Army chiefs discovered their fling in 2009.
Man punched girlfriend’s friend over gay claim 25
3:32 PM — A man punched his girlfriend's gay friend after the latter claimed that he was gay, a court heard. Lee Parr, 31, of Lincoln, attacked gay man Allan Binns after Mr Binns claimed he had performed a sex act on him.
Fringe event boosts slashed London gay film festival 1
2:54 PM — London's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival may have been cut down to just a week but a community effort will see a fringe event following the main festival.
Judiciary committee approves Colorado civil unions 2
1:36 PM — A judiciary committee of the Colorado Senate has approved a bill to give gay couples the right to civil unions. Senate Bill 172, if passed, will give gay couples the right to visit each other in hospitals or prisons, make medical decisions, claim some benefits and inherit property.
Coronation Street lesbian couple ‘will leave’ if split up 15
11:16 AM — The stars who play Coronation Street's lesbian couple say they will leave if their on-screen relationship is broken up. Sacha Parkinson and Brooke Vincent, who play Sian Powers and Sophie Webster, feature in this week's Heat magazine.
David Cameron says Christians should be ‘tolerant’ of homosexuality 251
10:39 AM — Prime minister David Cameron has said that Christians should be "tolerant" and "welcoming". He was referring to a recent High Court decision to uphold a ban on a Christian couple becoming foster parents after they admitted that they would refuse to tell a child that homosexuality is acceptable.
7th March 2011
Interview: The Feeling frontman Dan Gillespie Sells on music, cricket and helicopters 2
4:43 PM — When I meet Dan Gillespie Sells, frontman of British pop group The Feeling, and the 2007 Stonewall entertainer of the year, I am meeting a man who has just put his foot down.
Brighton Pride seeks volunteers 5
4:22 PM — Brighton Pride is looking for organisations to help man its tents. The festival, which is to charge entry this year, needs volunteers to run the Dance Tent, Women's Performance Tent, BME Tent and Bears Tent.
New Zealand sees high number of gay/bisexual HIV diagnoses 12
3:16 PM — New Zealand has seen an alarming number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV last year. According to the AIDS Epidemiology Group at the University of Otago, 90 of the 149 new infections diagnosed last year were found in men who have sex with men.
Gay MEP Michael Cashman was abused as a child 81
2:10 PM — Gay MEP Michael Cashman has revealed he was sexually abused as a child. Mr Cashman, a former EastEnders actor who represents the West Midlands, said he had never spoken about the attack and had not even told his family.
Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes hates playing lesbians 49
1:44 PM — Actress Miriam Margolyes says she hates playing lesbians because she fears her female co-stars will assume she fancies them.
Australian lesbian couple welcome quintuplets 12
1:29 PM — A lesbian couple from Australia have become parents to quintuplets. Melissa Keevers, 27, and Rosemary Nolan, 22, have entered the record books for the birth, as the chances of conceiving five babies without fertility treatment are 60 million to one.
New guidelines state rights for transgender prisoners 43
11:34 AM — New Ministry of Justice guidelines set out rights for transgender prisoners, including what they may wear and how prison staff should treat them.
Michael Stipe: ‘I’m 80 per cent gay’ 38
10:46 AM — REM singer Michael Stipe says he's 80 per cent gay but "hates" the term bisexual. Speaking to the Observer, the 51-year-old singer said: "On a sliding scale of sexuality I'd place myself around 80-20, but I definitely prefer men to women."
6th March 2011
Exclusive: Grindr to launch Android app version “imminently” 33
11:10 PM — The iconic iPhone gay social networking app Grindr is to launch on the Android platform imminently, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal after obtaining a leaked final test version of Grindr for Android. It is understood that the the app is intended to go live within the Google Android Market in next few days.