11th April 2012
Gay equality in presidential race policies ‘6 percent higher’ after Rick Santorum exit 15
10:29 AM — Rick Santorum's decision to end his campaign seeking the Republican party's nomination to run for presidential race later this year has boosted the proportion of gay-friendly policies in race by 6 percent, according to an analysis released today.
10th April 2012
Federal lawsuit against Nevada seeking marriage equality 6
11:37 PM — A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit today against the governor of Nevada, Republican Brian Sandoval, in a bid to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in the state.
Devon police appeal for witnesses to driver’s homophobic comments 7
12:42 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an incident in Gold Street in the Devon town of Tiverton.
European court rules homophobic cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to US 66
11:30 AM — The European Court of Human Rights has said the anti-gay Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri may be extradited to the US on terrorism charges.
Three admit drunken assault after anti-gay taunts 29
9:58 AM — Two women and a man have admitted drunkenly assaulting a man outside a gay pub saying they were provoked by his gestures through the window and homophobic taunts.
9th April 2012
India: Gay couple get married, but in uncertain terms 6
11:34 PM — A gay couple who were married according to Hindu rites, and had their marriage registered in Uttar Pradesh last month, have fled home, as their marriage has been discovered to be registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, which does not permit same-sex unions.
Anti-discrimination bill results in Anchorage called into question over allegations of voter fraud 6
4:46 PM — The recent, much-contested gay rights ballot initiative in Anchorage, Alaska - which would have banned discrimination in the city on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity had it passed - has put the city at the centre of a huge controversy over allegations of voter fraud, disenfranchisement, uncounted ballots and more.
Senator John Kerry seeks to prevent lesbian being deported to Pakistan 8
3:37 PM — John Kerry is aiming to help prevent one half of a married lesbian couple in Massachusetts from deported back to Pakistan.
Anti-discrimination bill in Moldova being challenged by Orthodox Church 19
1:21 PM — The Alliance for European Integration (AIE) is attempting to pass an anti-discrimination bill in the Moldovan city of Balti, where the City Council passed an ordinance banning the "propagandising" of homosexuality.
Gay Muslim men have marriage blessed in France 13
12:23 PM — Two gay Muslim men have married in France - where marriage between gay people is not yet recognised - with the blessing of an imam.
8th April 2012
Comment: The time is now to take action for equal marriage! 72
1:35 PM — Have you heard the news? Coalition for Marriage (C4M) has collected over 400,000 signatures for its petition to keep a restricted and homophobic (yes, homophobic) definition of marriage. Apparently, it is an institution only heterosexuals can and should enjoy. Meanwhile, how is the other camp, the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) doing? Merely a tenth of that number.
6th April 2012
Buenos Aires may allow foreign gay couples to marry in the city 70
11:03 PM — Argentina, which extended the definition of marriage in 2010 to include same-sex couples, and was the first country in Latin America to do so, may make it legal for gay foreigners to get married on their soil, and in Buenos Aires, in particular.
Maryland court hears lesbian divorce case
10:07 PM — A lesbian couple who were married in California are petitioning for divorce at a high court in Maryland, where same-sex weddings are not recognised, for the second time, after their first petition was thrown out two years ago.
Israeli committee to recommend legal surrogacy for gay couples 2
12:50 PM — As a result of a gay couple's appeal to the High Court of Justice in Israel, a public committee which regulates issues around fertility and childbirth in Israel is to recommend changing current legislation on adoption, which excludes gay couples.
Possible gay link to death of French academic in New York 15
12:16 PM — A married Parisian academic who was found dead in his Manhattan hotel room on Tuesday this week is said to have been using gay hook-up websites on his laptop prior to his death.
Activists in St Petersburg arrested for protesting against ‘gay propaganda’ ban 5
11:27 AM — Police detained two men in St. Petersburg yesterday for protesting against the new law banning "gay propaganda". As a result, the men are likely to become the first to be convicted under said law.
5th April 2012
School district will let student wear anti-homophobia t-shirt on Day of Silence 15
3:19 PM — A high school student in Cincinnati, Ohio will not be barred from wearing an anti-homophobia t-shirt on the National Day of Silence this year while a law suit proceeds.
Chile: Discrimination law moves closer after gay man’s death 19
1:11 PM — A week after the death of Daniel Zamudio, a Chilean gay man who had been the victim of a brutal and sustained attack, the country's Congress has narrowly approved most of the provisions of a bill which would protect citizens against discrimination.
Victim denies homophobia prompted pizza restaurant attack 8
11:18 AM — The victim of an assault denied a lawyer's suggestion she inflamed the incident by making homophobic comments to her attacker, as her assailant was jailed yesterday.
Cameroon: Authorities ‘shut down gay rights workshop’ 51
9:48 AM — A gay rights workshop in Cameroon's capital city, Yaoundé, was shut down last week by authorities after it was discovered the human rights under discussion were relating to sexuality, Human Rights Watch said today.