30th April 2011
Poll: How will you vote on May 5th? 127
10:55 PM — On the 5th May 2011, elections will be held for the Scottish Parliament; the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies; local councils in England (excluding London) as well as a referendum on the introduction of the Alternative Vote. Until 10am on 2nd May 2011, you can tell us how you will vote.
29th April 2011
Remembering the Admiral Duncan bombing 12 years on 146
1:42 PM — Tomorrow marks the twelfth anniversary of the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack on April 30th 1999 in Soho. It was one of three nail bomb attacks and killed three people, while 80 were injured.
Spike in searches causes Google to suggest “James Middleton Gay”
1:36 PM — The search engine Google has begun to auto-suggest "James Middleton gay" following a surge in searches on the younger brother of Catherine 'Kate', Duchess of Cambridge.
28th April 2011
Interview: Richard ‘Biff’ Stannard, the man with the X Factor 25
5:25 PM — You might not know his name, but you can’t fail to know Richard 'Biff' Stannard’s music. Working with The Spice Girls, Kylie, U2 and countless other bands and artists he’s arguably written and produced some of the best songs in the history of pop music.
Atlanta Braves coach accused of anti-gay slurs 16
4:32 PM — The coach of the Atlanta Braves, Roger McDowell, has been accused of shouting homophobic slurs at fans during a match last Saturday. Gay rights campaigners demanded disciplinary action.
New Mexico school bans all clubs after gay-straight alliance forms 49
3:11 PM — A school board in New Mexico has voted to ban all school clubs after a gay-straight alliance applied for recognition. Officials on the Clovis school board said the ban was a coincidence but the American Civil Liberties Union questioned the timing.
Gay US politician abandons plan for gay marriage this year 22
2:19 PM — The House Speaker for Rhode Island has abandoned efforts to bring marriage equality to the state this year. Gordon Fox, who is gay, says he will instead push for civil unions because a gay marriage bill does not have enough support to pass.
US Marines begin training to accept gay soldiers 86
1:00 PM — US Marines have begun training in preparation to accept openly gay troops. Before President Obama signed an order to repeal the 17-year-old ban, there was concern that the Marines in particular would react badly to serving alongside out gay colleagues.
Anger over Tennessee’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill 195
11:04 AM — The US Senator who introduced a bill to ban discussion of homosexuality in schools says he has received hundreds of angry letters from parents around the world. Republican Stacey Campfield's bill, if approved, will ban all teachers in public elementary and middle schools from talking about the subject.
Elton John’s mother speaks about rift 50
10:42 AM — Elton John's mother has spoken out about the rift between her and her son. Sheila Farebrother, 86, said the pair had not spoken for three years and she had not met the star's baby son Zachary.
27th April 2011
Lesbian cadet Katherine Miller refused readmission to West Point 7
5:45 PM — Katherine Miller, the lesbian cadet who resigned from West Point military academy last year over the don't ask don't tell policy, has had her bid for readmission refused.
Trans woman speaks out about Baltimore McDonald’s beating 49
4:47 PM — Chrissy Lee Polis, a trans woman who was attacked by two girls in the ladies' room of the Rosedale Branch of McDonald's in Baltimore last week, has spoken out about her ordeal.
Lesbian raped and murdered in South African township 40
3:57 PM — Noxolo Nogwaza, a 24-year-old lesbian, was found dead in an alley in Kwa-Thema township, South Africa, on Easter Sunday. It is believed she was raped and murdered.
San Francisco’s legendary gay bookshop to close 67
3:03 PM — The last of the four shops owned by A Different Light Bookstores - and the last exclusively LGBT bookstore in San Francsico - is set to close by the end of this month.
Moscow gay pride parade now uncertain 1
2:30 PM — Moscow have said they are ‘studying’ the proposal for the city’s first gay pride parade, after it was previously thought to be going ahead. Nikolai Alexeyev, Russia’s top gay rights activist, said yesterday that the city council had given the go-ahead to the proposed march on 28 May, a claim dismissed by Moscow’s central district head, […]
Gay man beaten in homophobic south London attack 229
1:21 PM — A gay man has received hospital treatment after being beaten up in an unprovoked homophobic attack at the weekend.
Pakistan allows trans men and women their own gender category 30
12:39 PM — A landmark decision has been taken in Pakistan to allow trans people their own gender category on selected official documents.
Horses killed in Midwestern barn fire in apparent gay-hate arson attack 25
11:47 AM — Eight horses owned by a gay man were killed in a barn fire in Ohio on Monday in what police believe was a homophobic hate crime.
Cary Grant’s daughter claims her father ‘enjoyed being called gay’ 17
11:12 AM — The daughter of legendary Hollywood star Cary Grant has stated in a new book about her father that he "enjoyed being called gay".
Last known gay holocaust survivor to receive France’s top honour 21
10:38 AM — The last known gay survivor of the Nazi holocaust is to receive the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur.