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  • 7th April 2011

    Scottish parliament elections: Labour and Lib Dems promise gay rights action 18

    The election takes place on May 5th

    4:18 PM — The Scottish Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have made manifesto promises on marriage equality ahead of May's election. Labour - which is on an equal footing with the SNP in polls - says it will consult on the issue while the Lib Dems offer a firmer commitment.

  • Gay man attacked at London cruising spot 198

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    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.

  • Prop 8 judge speaks for the first time about being gay 14

    Judge Vaughn Walker has not mentioned his sexuality before

    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

    Hawaii moves forward with workplace transgender protection bill 3

    Hawaii will add trans employment protection to the statute

    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.

  • Hungary gay groups to protest against new constitution 22

    Hungary's new constitution effectively bans same-sex marriage

    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.

  • Court backs Wal-Mart sacking of anti-gay Christian worker 61

    Wal-Mart sacked Tanisha Matthews for harassment

    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

    The first ceremonies will take place next week

    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

    The first ceremonies were due to take place today

    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

    The man is wanted in connection with anti-gay stickers around the east end

    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

    Philip Sallon is recovering in hospital (Photo: fashionsmostwanted.blogspot.com)

    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

    The Defense of Marriage Act remains law

    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

    Anthony Burrows pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey

    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

    The teenager was permitted to wear her tux

    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

    PC Tracey West won her case for discrimination

    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

    The New York company was named in a lawsuit last week

    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

    Homosexuality is legal in China

    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

    One of the images Damian Furtch posted on Facebook

    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

    The military gay ban is to be lifted this year

    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

    Homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia

    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

    The military gay ban remains in place

    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.

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