26th March 2010
OJ Simpson ‘has gay prison fanbase’ 13
3:02 PM — A US report claims that OJ Simpson has a prison fan group of gay and trans prisoners who give him massages and treat him like royalty.
Man awaits sentencing for manslaughter of gay lover
1:56 PM — A London man who stabbed his boyfriend to death last year will be sentenced today. Robin Clarke, 40, from Avenue Road, Tottenham, was found guilty earlier this month of the manslaughter of Daryl Phillips, 39.
Mugabe refuses to protect gay rights in Zimbabwe 54
12:28 PM — Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has refused to support protecting gay rights in a new constitution. A new constitution is being drawn up under a power-sharing deal and gay groups in the country have called for recognition and protection in it.
25th March 2010
Christian B&B owners receive support from gay people 281
5:34 PM — The Christian bed and breakfast owners who barred a gay couple from staying in their home say they have received messages of support from gay people.
Guernsey equalises gay age of consent 15
3:51 PM — Guernsey politicians have agreed to lower the age of consent for gay men to 16. They voted unanimously today to equalise the law and bring it into line with the law for heterosexuals and lesbians.
US defence secretary makes it harder for military to kick gays out 11
3:33 PM — US defence secretary Robert Gates announced changes today to ease the law on firing gay soldiers. Mr Gates said anonymous complaints about soldiers' sexuality will no longer be regarded and discharges of those outed by third parties will be curbed.
California survey finds record support for gay marriage 9
2:33 PM — A survey of California residents has found the highest levels of support yet for allowing same-sex marriage. For the first time, more respondents were in favour of gay marriage than against it.
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.