30th March 2010
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.
BNP candidate calls gay Tory MP ‘immoral’ 27
11:21 AM — A BNP candidate in Sussex has attacked a local Tory MP as over his "morals and honesty" because he is gay. East Sussex BNP leader Nick Prince criticised Greg Barker for coming out after he had won a seat in the 2005 general election.
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.
27th March 2010
Europe minister Chris Bryant holds first civil partnership in Houses of Parliament 28
7:44 PM — The gay Europe minister Chris Bryant has held the first civil partnership ceremony to take place in the Houses of Parliament. He entered into a civil partnership with company secretary Jared Cranney in a ceremony in the members' dining room of the House of Commons earlier today.
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.
Gay MP to have first civil partnership in parliament tomorrow 52
5:57 PM — An MP will become the first to have a civil partnership in parliament tomorrow. Chris Bryant, a foreign office minister and the MP for Rhondda, is to tie the knot with his partner Jarred Cranney in a ceremony held in the MPs' dining room, which overlooks the Thames.
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.
Gay minister Scott Rennie given city honour 3
3:14 PM — The Rev Scott Rennie has been given honoured with a ceremonial role in his home city of Aberdeen. He caused controversy last year when he was ordained as a minister at Queen's Cross Church, becoming Scotland's first out gay minister.