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.
Christian foster couple want ‘political intervention’ in gay equality laws 247
2:54 PM — A Christian couple who were banned from fostering because of their views on homosexuality are seeking a 'political intervention' in gay equality laws. They want MPs and ministers to back their cause.
‘Gay couple’s row’ causes Heathrow bomb scare 19
2:08 PM — A gay couple allegedly caused a bomb scare at Heathrow airport yesterday during an argument. Armed officers surrounded a 72-year-old man at Terminal 5 after police received a call claiming he had a bomb and "planned to blow something up".
Trans woman loses legal battle for breast implants 34
11:54 AM — A trans woman has lost her legal battle to have breast implants funded by the NHS. The 59-year-old patient, known as C, challenged a decision by West Berkshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) not to provide the money but the Court of Appeal ruled today that the PCT was entitled to make the refusal.
Gay hotel couple say they won’t fight for more compensation 45
11:21 AM — A gay couple who won £3,600 in compensation after being barred from a hotel say they won't fight for more money. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, acting for Steve Preddy and Martyn Hall, "mistakenly" filed an appeal for more damages but withdrew it this morning.
US bill introduced to protect LGBT students 6
10:55 AM — A bill was introduced in both the House and Senate yesterday to protect LGBT students from discrimination, including harassment “based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity” in public elementary and secondary schools.
10th March 2011
US House will defend gay marriage ban 11
6:56 PM — The US House is to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of gay marriage. Today, a five-member panel appointed by House Speaker John Boehner voted 3-2 on party lines to defend the law. The chamber is Republican-controlled.
New York actor and model uses gay inequality to dodge jury duty 44
5:58 PM — A New York gay man dodged jury duty this month by saying he could not be impartial because he is treated as a second-class citizen. Jonathan D Lovitz pointed out that he could not marry or adopt a child.
New York governor pledges ‘personal’ push for gay marriage 7
5:19 PM — Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat governor of New York, has told gay rights campaigners he will devote his "full attention" to marriage equality. Speaking to campaigners in a closed meeting, he reportedly said: “For me, this is personal."
Facebook gay casanova con artist being hunted in Malaysia 3
12:04 PM — A gay casonova in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is believed to have conned nearly 200 young men of money and valuables after having sex with them following Facebook hookups.
Off The Rails star Brendan Courtney speaks out following homophobic attack 5
11:20 AM — The presenter of Off The Rails, Brendan Courtney, has spoken out after being punched in the face in what he believes is a homophobic attack in Dublin.