7th April 2010
Rising support for gay marriage in California 5
3:49 PM — A new poll has found that 52 per cent of Californian respondents support allowing gay marriage in the state. Fifty-two per cent of the 1,515 people surveyed agreed that "same-sex couples should be allowed to become legally married in the state of California", while 40 per cent disagreed.
Equality Bill passes through parliament 25
1:44 PM — The Equality Bill has passed through its final stages in parliament and will now become law after receiving royal assent.
William Hague says Chris Graying will not seek law change for B&B owners 89
11:39 AM — Shadow foreign secretary William Hague has insisted that Chris Grayling will not try to change the law to allow bed and breakfast owners to discriminate against gay couples.
Trans woman may sue over half-completed surgery 15
11:12 AM — A trans woman from Southend says she is considering legal action after her local health trust refused to pay for her breast augmentation.
California considers repealing gay cure law 12
10:50 AM — California lawmakers are considering whether to repeal a law which requires the state to look for cures for homosexuality. The 1950s legislation says gays are "sexual deviants".
6th April 2010
Man accused of raping South African lesbian
5:19 PM — A South African man has gone on trial accused of raping a lesbian to "turn her into a woman". Andile Ngcoza, 43, of Gugulethu, is accused of dragging the 30-year-old woman into his shack and beating and repeatedly raping her.
88 gay couples marry in Mexico City 3
4:29 PM — Official figures show that 88 gay couples have married in Mexico City since same-sex marriage was legalised last month. Another 37 will marry in the next eight weeks.
School sent lesbian teenager to ‘fake’ prom 19
4:11 PM — The lesbian teenager who won a court victory against her Mississippi school for its prom policy says she was sent to a "fake" event so other students would not have to see her with her girlfriend.
Labour will pledge to repeal ‘free speech’ defence 30
3:07 PM — Labour is expected to promise in its election manifesto to overturn a 'free speech' amendment in a law against inciting homophobic hatred. Home secretary Alan Johnson made the announcement last week..
2nd April 2010
Human Rights Watch urge Malawian President to intervene in gay marriage case 6
12:52 PM — Human Rights Watch has written to the President of Malawi urging him to intervene in the sentencing tomorrow of two gay men convicted for taking part in a marriage ceremony.
1st April 2010
Prisoner ‘threatened to crucify and eat former gay lover’ 9
4:52 PM — A man jailed for a hammer attack on his ex-partner sent him terrifying threats from prison threatening to crucify and eat him if he gave evidence.
US general avoids punishment for criticising repeal of military gay ban 4
2:40 PM — A US general who publicly criticised President Barack Obama's plans to repeal the ban on out gay soldiers will not be reprimanded.
US Army secretary won’t expel gay soldiers 5
1:42 PM — The US Army Secretary has said he will not discharge soldiers who tell him they are gay, despite the fact that Don't Ask, Don't Tell remains official policy.
31st March 2010
Britain ‘could force Gibraltar to adopt equal age of consent’ 33
5:00 PM — The British government could force Gibraltar to equalise the age of consent for gay men if the territory does not take action to change the law.
Stonewall releases guide for homophobic crime victims 21
2:24 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is releasing a booklet to encourage gay people to report homophobic crime. The guide, called 'Blow the whistle on gay hate', will be handed out in bars, clubs and student unions, as well as being available online.
Lesbian nursery boss cleared of cruelty charges 17
1:51 PM — A nursery boss accused of cruelty to children in her care has been cleared of all charges. Laura Pettitt, speaking outside court today, said she thought colleagues' homophobia may have been to blame for the allegations.
Teachers to face misconduct charges for ‘naked classroom romp’ 8
12:01 PM — Two female teachers at an American high school will face misconduct charges after a janitor allegedly saw them having sex in a classroom.
Dead soldier’s father must pay £11,000 to anti-gay church 37
11:13 AM — The father of a US soldier whose funeral was picketed by the controversial Westboro Baptist Church has been told he must pay their legal fees of $16,500 (£11,000).
30th March 2010
Police appeal to gay community to find man’s killer 6
5:43 PM — Hampshire police are asking the gay community for help in finding the killer of a gay man. Nigel Price, 58, was found on Southampton Common on Saturday November 14th with severe head injuries. He died last week in hospital.
Chaz Bono applies to formally change name and gender 35
5:13 PM — Cher's son Chaz Bono has applied to a judge to formally change his name and gender. Court documents signed by his doctor say his transition is now complete.