7th April 2011
Gay man attacked at London cruising spot 198
12:23 PM — Police are investigating after a man's nose was broken in a homophobic attack on Clapham Common. The 42-year-old victim was at the popular cruising spot on Sunday April 3rd shortly before midnight when he was approached by three men who attacked him.
Video: Anti-gay Catholic archbishop slapped in face with custard pies 213
11:09 AM — A Belgian Catholic archbishop who said HIV is "justice" for gays has been hit in the face with custard pies. Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, the head of the country's Catholic Church, was targeted on Tuesday while speaking at a university near Brussels.
Video: Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful’ voted most gay-empowering song 28
10:19 AM — 'Beautiful' by Christina Aguilera has been voted the most empowering song of the last decade for gay, lesbian and bisexual people.
Smashing stereotypes with Pink Collar Boxing 110
9:27 AM — Gaydar Radio news editor Scott Roberts is preparing to fight in London's first ever Pink Collar Boxing show next week.
Prop 8 judge speaks for the first time about being gay 14
9:05 AM — The judge who struck down California's ban on gay marriage has spoken publicly for the first time about the fact he is gay. US District Judge Vaughn Walker, now retired, was outed during the course of last year's trial by a newspaper which said his sexuality was an open secret.
6th April 2011
5,000-year-old ‘transgender’ skeleton discovered 114
4:26 PM — Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old skeleton which they believe may be the remains of a transgender person. The male skeleton was found in a suburb of Prague and is buried in a manner previously only seen for female burials.
Hawaii moves forward with workplace transgender protection bill 3
4:02 PM — A bill to protect trans people from discrimination at work is moving forward in Hawaii. It has already been passed in the House and was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.
Lesbian and bisexual women urged to have cervical screening 2
2:42 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Foundation is urging lesbians and bisexual women to go for cervical smear tests. The charity says some lesbian and bi women may not be aware they could be at risk of cervical cancer.
Hungary gay groups to protest against new constitution 22
1:50 PM — Gay rights groups in Hungary are to protest over the country's new draft constitution, which they say includes a ban on same-sex marriage.
New version of novel ‘From Here to Eternity’ to contain gay references 2
12:57 PM — A new version of the novel 'From Here to Eternity' will contain the gay references originally included by author James Jones. The book inspired one of film's most famous heterosexual kisses, between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.
Court backs Wal-Mart sacking of anti-gay Christian worker 61
10:38 AM — A court has backed US retail giant Wal-Mart for sacking an anti-gay worker who claimed she was a victim of discrimination for being a Christian.
New biography claims Malcolm X had bisexual affair with white man 73
9:43 AM — A new biography of black radical activist Malcolm X has repeated claims that he was bisexual. According to 'Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention', he had a relationship with a white businessman.
Civil partnerships legal on Isle of Man 16
9:11 AM — Gay couples on the Isle of Man can now apply to have a civil partnership. A new law came into force today and the first ceremonies can take place next week.
5th April 2011
Woman attacks ‘evil homosexual’ Gauguin painting 116
2:26 PM — A woman who attacked a Paul Gauguin painting in Washington DC's National Gallery claimed she did it because it is "very homosexual". Susan Burns, 53, of Virginia, pounded Two Tahitian Women with her fists and tried to pull it from the gallery wall, court records say.
Study finds poorer health among older gays, lesbians and bisexuals 44
1:58 PM — A study of older gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in California suggests that they have poorer health than their straight counterparts. and are more likely to live alone.
First Irish public civil partnerships take place 15
12:42 PM — Ireland's first public civil partnership ceremonies were due to take place this afternoon. The law came into force on January 1st, although the vast majority of couples were required to give three months notice of their intent to tie the knot.
Clare Balding: ‘Women like me because they don’t think I’ll steal their husbands’ 9
10:44 AM — Lesbian TV presenter Clare Balding says female viewers like her because she is not a "threat". The star, who is in a civil partnership, said that being open about her sexuality made her a better presenter.
Police release CCTV image of man wanted for anti-gay stickers 330
9:59 AM — Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with homophobic stickers placed around London's east end. The stickers, which have been found in Brick Lane, Poplar, Bow and Canary Wharf, show a red line through a rainbow flag and the words 'gay-free zone'
Gay socialite Philip Sallon attacked in central London 115
9:53 AM — Gay socialite and event organiser Philip Sallon is recovering in hospital after being assaulted in central London on Saturday morning. Friends said Mr Sallon suffered a fractured skull and broken bones in the attack, which took place in Piccadilly.
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.