3rd April 2012
Exclusive: Regulator to assess claim Coalition for Marriage ad ‘misleads’ readers 96
2:20 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority will assess complaints received about a Coalition for Marriage advert which claims 70 percent of Britons do not want gay people to be allowed to marry.
2nd April 2012
Anchorage set to vote on Proposition 5 8
10:45 PM — Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is set to vote tomorrow on Proposition 5, which would, if approved by the voters, outlaw discrimination in employment and housing against gay men and lesbians, and in addition, extend protections to transgender people.
Gay couples file suit against DOMA in New York 5
9:59 PM — Five married couples, wherein one partner had a non-US nationality, have filed suit in New York today against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), arguing that it denies gay men and lesbians the right for permanent residence, as it is available to heterosexual couples, thereby violating equal protection under the constitution.
Potential new EU member states told to improve gay and trans laws 14
4:10 PM — Last week, the European Parliament adopted its annual enlargement progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. All the resolutions recommended greater protection for gay, bi and transgender citizens in the potential new member states.
1st April 2012
Alleged male sexual assault at Prince Harry’s airbase 56
4:13 PM — Military police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a soldier at the Wattisham air station near Stowmarket, Suffolk.
31st March 2012
Equal marriage moves a step closer in Ireland 29
8:09 PM — Members of Fine Gael, a centrist party in the Republic of Ireland, have voted at the party's Árd Fheis to prioritise the consideration of equal marriages in the country at the forthcoming Constitutional Convention.
US student loses court bid over prom policy 15
12:55 PM — A high school student from Atlanta, who had filed a federal lawsuit against his school, alleging that the administrators removed him as student body president after he proposed to make the prom more inclusive to LGBT students, has lost his case on the first day of hearing.
30th March 2012
Chile ponders hate crime legislation as thousands attend gay man’s funeral 14
10:36 PM — In the wake of a gay man’s torture and death at the hands of four neo-Nazis, Chile is under pressure to pass a hate crime legislation, as thousands attend his funeral in Santiago.
Edinburgh: Two men jailed for killing gay man 35
9:05 PM — Two men have each been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for killing a 44-year-old gay man, and then dumping his semi-naked body in a lift at a block of flats in Edinburgh.
71-year-old Texan woman charged with gay hate crime 77
2:48 PM — A 71-year-old Texan woman was yesterday charged with committing a hate crime after being accused of beating and choking a 25-year-old man with a wooden cane because she believed he was gay and had AIDS.
Connecticut man alleges past gay relationship with American baseball star 21
12:08 PM — A man in Hartford, Connecticut is being investigated by the police after allegedly threatening Carl Pavano, an American baseball star who plays for Minnesota Twins, with the revelation that the pair had an gay relationship in high school.
Nepal to host national LGBT games 10
10:04 AM — This September, Nepal is set to host the country's first - and indeed Asia's first - national games for LGBT persons.
European Parliament stands up for free movement of LGBT persons in EU 16
9:24 AM — The European Parliament unveiled yesterday their annual report on EU citizenship, which stated that same-sex couples and their families still face considerable hurdles inside the European Union.
29th March 2012
Transphobic ad against Alaskan Proposition 5 criticised 12
9:22 PM — Supporters of Proposition 5, which would expand the anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage, Alaska, to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its legislative field, have criticised an advertisement released by opponents, calling it ‘dehumanizing.’
Teacher sues Lamar University for ‘forcing’ her to attend a gay show 41
8:46 PM — A theatre and dance teacher in Texas has filed a law-suit on Lamar University, claiming that the college disciminated against her on grounds of religion, when she failed to attend a gay show.
Multi-millionaire City analyst wins ‘gay divorce’ appeal but must pay vast settlement 22
5:32 PM — A millionaire City analyst has won his appeal against a West End actor in a landmark gay divorce. The couple had been together for 11 years but only survived seven months as civil partners.
St Petersburg ‘gay propaganda’ law could become nationwide Russian policy 21
4:03 PM — Earlier this month, the governor of St Petersburg signed into law a bill making it an offence to "promote" gay or transgender personal identities in the city. Now, lawmakers in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk have proposed that Russia introduces the legislation nationwide.
Comment: Do alternative parenting arrangements work? 18
3:19 PM — Same-sex parenting and "alternative families" are currently being hotly debated following a widely publicised dispute between the two lesbian mothers and the gay father of a two-year old boy (the 'DN v MD and AR ' case). The lesbian mothers are said to feel "betrayed" by the gay father, who has reneged on his promise to have minimal involvement in the raising of his son.
Possible end to blood ban on gay men in Israel 4
2:30 PM — In Israel next month, a Health Ministry advisory committee on transfusion medicine will consider whether to amend the clause that forbids gay men donating blood, following a similar change here in Britain.
Police in Delhi shut down gay photography exhibition 16
11:47 AM — A photographic exhibition celebrating gay life which opened in Delhi last week has been closed by the police following an anonymous complaint that its content was obscene.