25th March 2010
Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott supports ‘enduring’ gay unions 5
1:04 PM — Australian federal opposition leader Tony Abbott has explained his "poor choice of words" on homosexuality and said he would support recognising committed gay relationships.
Lesbian nursery manager accused of cruelty claims colleagues were homophobic
11:51 AM — A nursery manager accused of shaking babies and forcing them to eat vomit claims she is the victim of a hate campaign by colleagues who disliked the fact she is a lesbian.
24th March 2010
Pentagon expected to offer ‘humane’ solutions for gay soldiers 15
6:29 PM — The Pentagon is expected to make a number of "humane" suggestions on how to deal with gay soldiers this week.
Comment: Iraq is the most dangerous place on earth for gays 37
5:43 PM — It often shocks people to hear this but talk to Iraqi gays who've made it out and they'll tell you - life was better under Saddam.
Clergy assured they will not be sued for refusing gay civil partnerships 19
4:51 PM — Amendments have been added to the Equality Bill to reassure clergy that they will not be sued if they refuse to hold religious civil partnerships for gay couples.
Court rules in favour of lesbian teen banned from taking girlfriend to prom 8
12:22 PM — A court has ruled that a lesbian teenager's rights were violated when she was barred from wearing a tuxedo and taking her girlfriend to a school prom.
23rd March 2010
Exclusive: Campaigner says delay in asylum claims is ‘killing gay Iraqis’ 8
6:41 PM — A gay Iraqi asylum seeker whose application has been stuck in the system for three years has complained that the delay is harming LGBT people in the country.
Christians protest over religious civil partnerships 25
6:34 PM — Christians have appealed to government ministers to block plans to allow gay couples the right to have civil partnership ceremonies in church.
Survey finds most Scottish gay people have experienced hate crime
5:13 PM — A survey of Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has found that two thirds have suffered homophobic abuse, while a third have been physically attacked.
Dutch gay group wants to sue US general 9
2:42 PM — A new Dutch gay group called Pink Army has said it wants to sue a US general who blamed the Srebrenica massacre on gay soldiers in the Dutch army.
Dan Choi accuses gay rights groups of ‘betrayal’ 11
12:41 PM — Lt Dan Choi has spoken about why he chained himself to the White House fence last week to protest over Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The out gay soldier said he was "tired of talking" and accused gay equality groups of 'betraying' gay people.
Gay B&B couple say support is ‘touching’ 29
12:11 PM — A gay couple who were turned away from a bed and breakfast last week because of their sexuality have thanked supporters. Michael Black, 62, and John Morgan, 56, contacted police after the Swiss B&B in Cookham, Berkshire, refused to let them stay on Friday night.
Law against homophobic hatred comes into effect 42
11:35 AM — A new law criminalising stirring up homophobic hatred comes into effect today. The law, which covers England and Wales, will punish offenders with up to seven years in jail or a fine. It brings protections for gay people in line with laws against racial and religious hatred.
22nd March 2010
Iranian actor returns to screens after gender reassignment 4
6:53 PM — An Iranian actor has returned to screens as a man after transitioning. Saman Arastu, who was previously known as Farzaneh, had a strong career as a woman, playing television and film roles.
US gay soldiers will face trial over White House protest 2
4:51 PM — Two out gay soldiers who chained themselves to the White House fence in a protest against the military gay ban will go on trial next month.
Straight classmates exclude lesbian student from private prom 23
3:24 PM — A lesbian student whose prom was cancelled after she asked to arrive with her girlfriend has been barred from attending a private event by her classmates.
Anti-gay street preacher escapes charges 13
12:38 PM — A street preacher who ranted at shoppers about the "evils" of homosexuality has escaped charges. Paul Shaw, 62, of Colchester, was arrested last month.
Sentencing delayed for Malawi gay couple 10
12:01 PM — Two gay men who held a wedding ceremony in Malawi have had their sentencing delayed. Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were expected to be jailed today but the judge delayed sentencing and allowed them to call defence witnesses.
Christian B&B owner turns away gay couple 169
11:42 AM — A gay couple were turned away from a bed and breakfast because the Christian owner did not approve of their homosexuality.
19th March 2010
Dutch prime minister calls gay Srebrenica comments ‘disgraceful’ 5
6:00 PM — Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende has attacked a retired US Army general for claiming that the Srebrenica massacre was partly caused by allowing out gay soldiers.