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.
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.
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.