18th March 2011
Gay Police Association loses funding 119
4:49 PM — The Gay Police Association is to lose its funding after a government decision to stop supporting police staff diversity groups.
US House committee approves measure for aid cut to anti-gay countries 28
3:41 PM — A US House committee has approved a measure which would discourage aid to homophobic countries like Uganda. The amendment to the House Financial Services Committee bill was tabled by Democrat representative Barney Frank, who is gay.
Poll says 53% of Americans back gay marriage equality 25
2:37 PM — A national poll says that 53 per cent of Americans support gay marriage equality. The Washington Post-ABC News poll asked 1,001 respondents: “Do you think it should be legal or illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married?”
Government rejects proposals to close transgender pension loophole 14
1:25 PM — This week, the government rejected proposals to close a loophole which appears to have denied many trans women what they consider to be their rightful entitlement to pension payments.
Teenager given community service for attacking man who asked if he was gay 22
11:40 AM — A Scottish teenager has been given 120 hours of community service for disfiguring a man who asked if he was gay. Gary Craig, 18, of Hawick in the Scottish Borders, headbutted and kicked the victim in the head after celebrating New Year's Eve.
Reports say Ugandan parliament will return to anti-gay bill 48
10:56 AM — Reports say that the Ugandan parliament is to return to considering an anti-homosexuality bill next week. It is one of several bills to be debated by the Law and Parliamentary Affairs committee when parliament returns, ugpulse.com reports.
17th March 2011
Isle of Man legalises gay civil partnerships 15
3:28 PM — Civil partnerships have been signed into law on the Isle of Man. The law comes into effect on April 6th - five years after the UK legalised civil partnerships.
Gay men arrested for sex in London gym 240
11:52 AM — Exclusive:Two men were arrested earlier this month for having sex in a London gym, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal. The pair, who were understood to have been in the sauna at the Virgin Active gym in Barbican, were arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency after staff called police.
Malaysian radio censors Lady Gaga’s pro-gay song 24
11:14 AM — Lady Gaga's hit song Born This Way has been censored in Malaysia because its pro-gay lyrics are deemed "offensive".
Scottish government advised to legalise gay marriage 47
10:52 AM — The Scottish government has been advised to give gay couples the right to marry. A report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission says that current law discriminates against gay people and is not supported by public polls.
16th March 2011
Democrats launch Respect for Marriage Act to repeal US federal ban on gay marriage 17
11:49 PM — Democrats in the both the House of Representatives and the Senate will launch bills to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal ban on same sex marriage.
Maryland gay marriage bill dies 9
5:31 PM — The effort to legalise gay marriage in the US state of Maryland has died for this year. Supporters of a marriage equality bill could not find enough votes for the measure to pass in the House.
Government to make announcement on gay blood donation 104
4:10 PM — The government is to make an announcement on gay men donating blood "in the near future", a health minister said today. Anne Milton, responding to a Commons question, said the issue was currently under consideration.
New York teenager ‘beaten to death by anti-gay party-crashers’ 26
1:42 PM — A New York teenager was beaten to death last week by homophobic party-crashers who shouted anti-gay slurs, witnesses said. Anthony Collao, 18, who is understood to have been straight, was punched, kicked and beaten with a pipe.
Bradley Manning’s father criticises prison treatment 18
12:12 PM — The father of Bradley Manning has criticised his son's treatment in a military jail. The US soldier, who is understood to be gay, is accused of leaking secret cables to WikiLeaks.
15th March 2011
South African lesbians campaign against corrective rape 21
2:00 PM — Lesbian activists in the South African capital of Cape Town held a demonstration outside parliament yesterday to call for more action on the problem of 'corrective rape'.
Anti-gay former MP Iris Robinson won’t face charges over young lover’s business 28
10:58 AM — The Public Prosecution Service has said that former DUP MP Iris Robinson will not face charges over her role in helping her 19-year-old lover set up a business.
13th March 2011
US state department official resigns after calling Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupid’ 20
9:54 PM — US state department spokesman PJ Crowley has tendered his resignation after he called the treatment of Bradley Manning, the solider accused of leaking secret cables to Wikileaks, "stupid."
11th March 2011
Man arrested, released over East End anti-gay stickers 210
5:34 PM — An 18-year-old man was arrested and subsequently released last month in connection with anti-gay stickers posted around London's East End. The teenager was arrested on February 18th and taken to Limehouse Police Station. He was later released without charge.
‘Fraudster’ wanted for targeting gay men
3:42 PM — Police are hunting for a suspected fraudster who targets gay men after meeting them on the internet. Matthew Attenborough, 30, who also goes by the name of Saul White, is wanted for fraud and deception by nine police forces across the UK.