12th April 2010
Gay men’s bodies desecrated in Senegal 37
4:56 PM — A report says that the bodies of dead gay men in Senegal are being unearthed by homophobic mobs and in some cases being left on their families' doorsteps.
Police investigating gay link to death of white supremacist Eugene Terre’blanche 30
12:08 PM — South African police are investigating whether there is a gay link to the murder of the white supremacist Eugene Terre'blanche. A lawyer representing two of the labourers charged with his murder on a farm has claimed that he had sex with at least one of the men.
9th April 2010
Malaysia could see first gay-themed film 2
5:57 PM — Cinema audiences in Malaysia could soon see the country's first gay-themed film after censorship guidelines were eased.
Tory candidate says rights of B&B owners is a ‘grey area’ 52
5:17 PM — A Conservative Party candidate has joined the row over whether bed and breakfast owners should be able to bar gay couples. Andrew Bridgen, who is standing in North West Leicestershire, said he saw it as a "grey area".
Philippines recognises gay political party 3
4:48 PM — A gay political party in the Philippines has won the right to be recognised as a legitimate party for the first time. The supreme court said Ang Ladlad could contest the national elections next month.
Gay Indian professor found dead after students filmed him having sex 14
2:28 PM — A gay professor at a Muslim Indian university has been found dead after his students and a television crew broke into his home and filmed him having sex with a man.
8th April 2010
Gay couple will decide next week whether to sue B&B owners 33
5:39 PM — A gay couple have said they will decide in the coming week whether to take the Christian owners of a bed and breakfast to court for turning them away.
Vatican says cover-up accusations due to Pope’s opposition to gay rights 47
3:37 PM — Vatican officials have refuted claims that the Pope was involved in a cover-up of the child abuse scandal, saying that the allegations are part of a "hate campaign" against him.
Irish union says schools are allowed to discriminate against gay teachers 11
12:12 PM — An Irish teaching union has said that equality laws allow religious schools to discriminate against gay teachers. Laws allow faith schools to take action against employees "undermining" their religious ethos.
Troops ask how repeal of gay ban will affect them 12
10:56 AM — A meeting of US military personnel was held this week for them to question the impact of lifting the ban on out gay soldiers. Around 350 soldiers were picked at random and assembled at the Pentagon on Tuesday.
7th April 2010
Gays and lesbians in Zimbabwe facing ‘corrective rape’ 15
5:41 PM — An annual report by the US State Department on human rights in Zimbabwe has said that gays and lesbians in the country face harassment and rape by people trying to 'cure' them.
Government forced to drop compulsory sex education plans 40
4:40 PM — The government has been forced into a climbdown over plans to make sex education compulsory for all pupils over 15. Gay rights campaigners had welcomed the plans as they would have ensured that all pupils were taught about gay relationships, homophobic bullying and HIV.
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.