31st March 2010
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.
Homophobic preacher ‘should not have been prosecuted’ 46
11:39 AM — The American street preacher who was fined £1,000 for breaching the peace in Glasgow should not have been fined, gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has argued.
29th March 2010
Street preacher fined £1,000 for homophobia 25
5:11 PM — An American street preacher who told shoppers in Glasgow that gays would go to hell has been fined £1,000. Shawn Holes, from New York state, said he only expected to pay around £100.
‘Gay cure’ doctor charged with sexual abuse of patient
4:39 PM — A Canadian psychiatrist who was known as Doctor Shock for experiments on gay people in apartheid-era South Africa has been accused of sexually abusing a male patient.
Household Cavalry celebrates first civil partnership 52
3:26 PM — One of the British Army's oldest regiments, the Household Cavalry, has celebrated its first civil partnership. Lance Corporal James Wharton, 23, who was the first gay soldier to be featured on the cover of Soldier magazine last year, tied the knot with air steward Thom McCaffrey, 21.
Man guilty of ‘execution-style’ attack on gay couple 4
2:16 PM — A Bradford man has been found guilty of murdering a gay man and attempting to kill his partner. Ernest Wright, 68, killed Neville Corby, 42, and injured Craig Freear, 31, last March after a row over benefit payments.
Law change helps gay dads of surrogate children 4
11:34 AM — A change in the law from next week means that gay male couples will find it easier to be recognised as the parents of children born to surrogate mothers.
Men pushed into canal in anti-gay attack 18
10:47 AM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a homophobic assault on two men who were walking along a Leicester canal path. The victims were beaten and pushed into the canal.
26th March 2010
Asian gay conference cancelled by police 11
6:47 PM — A gay and lesbian conference in Indonesia has been cancelled by police after Muslims protested. The event, held by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association was due to take place from today until Monday in Surabaya, East Java's capital.
Man could be free next year for manslaughter of gay partner 4
6:19 PM — A London man found guilty of the manslaughter of his boyfriend may be free as soon as October next year. Detectives said the case was likely to go to the Court of Appeal.
School which cancelled prom suspended trans student 11
5:41 PM — The Mississippi school which cancelled prom because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend recently suspended a student for being trans.
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.