15th June 2010
Man accused of threatening Elton John has case dismissed 3
11:06 AM — An anti-abortion campaigner arrested for making death threats to gay singer Elton John has had the case against him dismissed. Neal Horsley, of Atlanta, Georgia, became enraged after the singer said Jesus was a "super intelligent gay man".
14th June 2010
Gay author Alan Bennett loses £1,500 to pickpockets 8
6:09 PM — Alan Bennett was the target of pickpockets who stole £1,500 from him in an 'ice cream scam'. The gay author, 76, was shopping for food in Camden Town, London, where he lives with his long-term partner Rupert Thomas, 43.
US Marines charged with beating gay man who ‘winked’ at them
5:42 PM — Two US Marines have been charged with misdemeanor battery after allegedly hitting a gay man they claimed winked at them.
California’s gay marriage trial to end soon 4
4:15 PM — The judge presiding over California's trial on the legality of a gay marriage ban is expected to hear closing arguments this week. Judge Vaughn Walker has scheduled a full day of arguments on Wednesday, which will be the final step before he makes a verdict.
11th June 2010
UK will tell Gibraltar age of consent difference ‘breaches international law’ 15
5:39 PM — The UK is to tell Gibraltar its unequal age of consent for gay and straight people breaches international law. The territory currently allows lesbians and heterosexuals to have sex at 16, but the age of consent for gay men is 18. Anal sex is illegal between men and women.
US domestic violence law covers gay victims, justice dept confirms 2
4:55 PM — The US justice department has confirmed that federal laws giving protection against domestic violence also apply to gays and lesbians.
Iceland’s parliament unanimously approves gay marriage 37
4:33 PM — Politicians in Iceland have passed a law legalising gay marriage. The country, which is the only one in the world to have an out gay leader, prime minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, passed the law today.
France tells trans woman her breasts don’t measure up 11
4:07 PM — If your breasts don’t measure up – you just can’t be a “proper” woman. If you thought such archaic attitudes had long since disappeared, think again: in a recent ruling, French authorities declared that before trans woman Delphine Ravisé-Giard could be classed as a woman, she needed to provide written evidence that she had undergone breast enhancement.
Police reassure cruisers after married officer spied on gay lovers 17
12:08 PM — Police have said they do not routinely monitor gay cruising sites after a married police officer used databases to search for information about his gay lovers.
10th June 2010
US changes passport rules for trans people 6
1:57 PM — American trans men and women will be able to get their new gender recognised on their passports without having to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
Life sentence for man who killed gay pensioner 10
1:13 PM — A Polish man found guilty of murdering a 79-year-old gay man has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years. Marcin Orlowski, 21 and of no fixed address, was found guilty yesterday of the murder of Edward 'Teddy' Highwood, at the pensioner's Greenwich home.
9th June 2010
Man, 21, found guilty of gay pensioner’s murder 1
5:19 PM — A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a 79-year-old gay man in his south London home. Marcin Orlowski, of no fixed address, denied killing Edward 'Teddy' Highwood on July 17th last year in the pensioner's Greenwich home.
Australian blood donation rules ‘discriminatory’, activist says 7
4:40 PM — A Tasmanian gay rights activist has questioned why the Australian Red Cross' policy on blood donation is harsher on gay men than it is on people with tattoos and piercings.
Gay couple threatened and hit on London bus 65
2:01 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a gay couple were abused, threatened and assaulted by a man on a London bus. The attack took place on Tuesday shortly after midnight.
Malawi couple speak about love split 14
11:34 AM — The Malawi couple who were jailed and then pardoned for homosexuality offences have spoken about their split. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were facing 14 years in jail until they were freed last month by the Malawian president.
Man jailed for 22 years for murder of trans woman Andrea Waddell 3
10:34 AM — A satellite installer from from Brighton has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years for murdering Andrea Waddell, a trans woman. Neil MacMillan, 41, of Bennett Road, denied the 29-year-old's murder but was found guilty last week.
8th June 2010
Newspaper claims Malawi couple have split up over a woman 14
4:05 PM — The couple who were pardoned by Malawi's president after being jailed for homosexuality have reportedly split up because one is dating a woman.
Police told not to say gay people ‘bat for the other side’ 28
11:35 AM — A guide on "appropriate language" tells police not to use expressions such as "batting for the other side" and "lesbian tendencies". Officers at Lothian and Borders Police in Scotland have received the booklet, which is similar to others distributed to forces in the UK.
7th June 2010
Lesbians are first gay couple to marry in Portugal 10
3:33 PM — Two women were the first gay couple to wed in Portugal today after the country legalised same-sex marriage. Teresa Pires and Helena Paixao, both divorced mothers in their 30s, married in a 15-minute ceremony in capital city Lisbon.
4th June 2010
Gay former council leader Stephen Purcell questioned by police over drug claims
2:44 PM — Steven Purcell, the former leader of Glasgow council, has been questioned by police after he claimed he he took cocaine. He went voluntarily to a police station as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, Strathclyde police said.