26th March 2010
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.
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.
Dutch MPs support legal action against US general 3
3:46 PM — Dutch politicians have given their support to plans to sue a retired US general who claimed gay soldiers were partly responsible for the Srebrenica massacre.
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.
Gay Labour minister accused of ‘hypocrisy’ for attacking Cameron 136
11:30 AM — A gay Labour minister has been accused of hypocrisy for attacking David Cameron after the Tory leader appeared to stumble over how his party voted on gay rights issues.
23rd March 2010
Exclusive: Nick Griffin claims to have made BNP more gay-friendly 67
9:46 PM — British National Party leader Nick Griffin has admitted that he finds gays "creepy" and would ban civil partnerships - but claims he has removed the most homophobic elements from the party.
Video: Cameron accused of ‘gaffe’ over gay votes 62
9:39 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has been accused of slipping up over his party's votes on gay equality issues. He was questioned on why he does not force his MPs and MEPs to vote for gay equality measures, rather than allowing free votes.