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..
Video: Cameron misses out gay people in speech 158
11:08 AM — David Cameron did not mention gay people in his speech this morning, despite published extracts which suggested he would. The Conservative Party leader made a speech this morning to kick-start his election campaign.
5th April 2010
David Cameron to appeal to gay voters in his first speech after Brown calls election 55
11:18 PM — Conservative leader David Cameron is to kick start his general election campaign with a speech that specifically mentions gay people as he campaigns for the "great ignored." It will come a day after PinkNews.co.uk revealed that the popularity of the Conservative party within the gay community has slumped over the past month.
Exclusive: Cameron and Grayling gay gaffes cause Conservative popularity among LGBT community to plunge 180
12:08 AM — A poll conducted by Europe's largest gay news publication, PinkNews.co.uk has found that LGBT support for the Conservative party has fallen markedly following an interview where party leader David Cameron appeared to falter when questioned about gay rights. The Liberal Democrats are now by a margin of just 1%, the most popular political party among the LGBT community.
4th April 2010
Comment: Chris Grayling’s comments create serious doubts about the Tory party’s commitment to gay rights 25
10:28 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell argues that the comments made by shadow home secretary Chris Grayling where he argues for bed and breakfast owners to be entitled to turn away gay couples call into question the Conservative party's commitment to LGBT rights
Top Tory backs rights of bed and breakfast owners to turn away gay couples 182
12:09 PM — One of the most senior Conservative politicians, the shadow home secretary Chris Grayling has come under fire for backing the right of bed and breakfast owners to bar gay couples.
2nd April 2010
PinkNews General Election Poll 2010
10:32 PM — With the general election expected to be called within days, PinkNews.co.uk is conducting its latest in a series of regular polls taking the political pulse of the LGBT community. With just days to go until the closest what is expected to be the closest election in decades begins we're testing the pulse of the LGBT community.
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.
‘Homophobic’ Ulster Unionist candidate barred from standing 6
3:15 PM — The Mayor of Antrim has been barred from standing as an Ulster Unionist candidate, because, he claims, he is not "politically correct" enough for the Tories. Adrian Watson said several years ago he would not let gay couples stay in his guest house.
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.
Harman demands Cameron expels Tory councillor over ‘homophobic’ comment 38
4:11 PM — Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman has called for the Tory councillor who made a remark about "limpwristed boys" to be expelled from the Conservative Party.
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.