1st April 2010
‘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.
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.
Gay Tory group welcomes suspension of councillor 11
4:50 PM — Gay Conservative Party group LGBTory has welcomed the suspension of a Tory councillor who made a remark about "limpwristed boys".
Tory councillor suspended for calling gay Labour group ‘limpwristed’ 40
2:55 PM — A Tory councillor on Wirral borough council has been suspended for making a remark about "limpwristed" boys.
Groups call for Pope to be prosecuted 15
2:07 PM — A small protest took place last weekend to call for the Pope to be prosecuted over the paedophile priests scandal. An estimated 50 people, some of whom were from gay and humanist associations, met outside Westminster Cathedral on Palm Sunday.
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.