4th April 2011
Defense of Marriage Act still applies to US immigration 6
4:48 PM — US immigration officials have confirmed that the Defense of Marriage Act still applies to gay spouses seeking a green card. The US Citizens and Immigration Service briefly put gay spouses' applications on hold while it took legal advice but has now returned to processing them.
Man jailed for 21-year-old sex attack on lesbian couple 10
4:44 PM — A man has been jailed for 12 months for a 1990 sex attack on a lesbian couple in south London. Anthony Burrows, 55, was caught when police used new DNA techniques on a 'cold case' review.
Elton John confirms Lady Gaga is his baby’s godmother 6
3:44 PM — Elton John has confirmed that Lady Gaga is godmother to his baby son Zachary. The singer did a star turn on US show Saturday Night Live this weekend.
US lesbian teenager allowed to wear tux to prom 7
2:34 PM — A lesbian teenager from Illinois has been given the right to wear a tuxedo to her prom. Belinda Sanchez, a student at Proviso East High School, was initially denied the right to wear the garment by principal Milton Patch.
Lesbian PC wins discrimination case 16
2:11 PM — A lesbian policewoman has won her case for sexual orientation discrimination against her sergeant. PC Tracey West, 42, was bullied by Sgt Michael Service for six months, a tribunal in Glasgow heard.
30 attend London East End gay Pride march 81
1:10 PM — An East End Gay Pride march was quietly held in Tower Hamlets on Saturday with just a few dozen people. Marchers walked from King Edward Memorial Park in Shadwell to Poplar Park carrying rainbow flags while a heavy police presence kept watch.
Marc Jacobs president ‘made staff look at gay porn’ 11
10:41 AM — The president of fashion label Marc Jacobs is being sued by its former chief operating officer. Patrice Lataillade claims that company president Robert Duffy made staff watch gay porn, ordered an employee to pole-dance for him and treated the firm as his own private bank account.
60 arrested in Shanghai gay bar raid 6
9:42 AM — More than 60 people were arrested this weekend when police raided a gay bar in Shanghai. According to AFP, police in the Chinese city said that patrons at Q bar were watching "pornographic" shows.
New York ‘hate crime’ suspect says he is also gay
9:18 AM — A suspect accused of a homophobic attack on a New York gay man has denied that the attack was motivated by hate and claims that he is gay too.