6th April 2011
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1st April 2011
Gay sailor told he can stay in the US Navy 18
12:24 PM — A gay sailor who was outed has been told by a military panel that he can stay in the Navy. Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Morado, 26 told reporters that the three-member panel apparently agreed with his lawyer's argument that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is now dead.
Gay British man arrested and beaten in Saudi Arabia 131
9:30 AM — A British man was arrested and beaten in Saudi Arabia by religious police when they discovered he was gay. Stephen Comiskey, a 36-year-old nurse, was threatened with beheading and thrown in a cell.
31st March 2011
US gay sailor outed by colleague faces dismissal 18
4:12 PM — A gay US sailor is facing dismissal after a colleague outed him. Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Morado, 26, is to appear before a private military hearing today where he will find out if he is to be fired under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Welsh teenager in court for anti-gay Facebook messages 48
2:52 PM — A Welsh teenager ended up in court last week for sending homophobic messages on Facebook. Jordan Campbell McKenzie, 18, of Flint, was told by a judge that his offence was a hate crime, the Flintshire Chronicle reports.
Police appeal over ‘horrific’ murder of Surrey gay man 3
1:55 PM — Police in Surrey are appealing to the gay community for help after a gay man was found murdered in his home. John Gerrard Dowling was found dead at his home in Brighton Road, Addlestone, on Monday February 7th.
Washington state to recognise out-of-state gay marriages 3
1:29 PM — The US state of Washington is to recognise gay marriages performed in other states as domestic partnerships. A bill has already passed in the state Senate 28-19 and by 58-39 in the House.
UK civil partnerships consultation opens 91
12:15 PM — A government consultation on the future of UK civil partnerships opens today. Interested parties are being asked to give their views on ceremonies being permitted in religious buildings, if faiths wish to hold them.
Teacher convicted of lesbian affair with pupil 14
10:08 AM — A drama teacher has been found guilty of having a three-year lesbian affair with a teenage pupil. Caroline French, 38, of Darlington, began grooming the girl for sex when she was 13, a jury at Preston crown court heard.