1st April 2011
Donald Trump doesn’t ‘feel good’ about gay marriage 98
4:09 PM — US billionaire Donald Trump says he doesn't "feel good" about the issue of marriage equality. The thrice-married tycoon, who is a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has stated his opposition to the issue several times in the last month.
Polish MP expelled for lesbian joke 47
12:59 PM — A Polish MP has been expelled from his party for making a sexist joke about lesbians. Robert Wegrzyn of the centre-right Civic Platform party was given the boot this week, two months after he made the off-colour joke.
29th March 2011
Indiana Senate approves gay marriage ban bill 26
9:51 PM — The Indiana Senate has approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages and civil unions by 40 votes to 10. The public gallery had to be cleared after gay rights protesters shouted at politicians.
Shadow health minister Diane Abbott attacks cuts to HIV funding 92
2:31 PM — Shadow health minister Diane Abbott has claimed that changes to funding for London HIV services will "threaten and marginalise" gay and bisexual people. Last week, PinkNews.co.uk reported that HIV charities in the capital had been told that the NHS primary care trusts which help to fund their work would be slashing their budgets by 43 per cent.
Gandhi supporters condemn bisexual claims 35
9:29 AM — Supporters of Mahatma Gandhi say claims that the Indian political leader left his wife for a male bodybuilder are blasphemous and wrong.
28th March 2011
Elton John to meet David Cameron over gay HIV rates 152
12:24 PM — Elton John says he will meet prime minister David Cameron to discuss what can be done to tackle HIV rates. The pop legend and HIV campaigner said he had a date in the diary to speak to the prime minister.
27th March 2011
UK equality watchdog recommends that children as young as 11 could be quizzed on their sexuality 253
10:55 AM — Children as young as 11 could be asked if they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning according to guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
26th March 2011
Lady Gaga urges Malaysian people to protest censorship of her pro-gay song 25
12:51 AM — Lady Gaga is calling for young people in Malaysia to protest "peaceably" against the decision to censor pro-gay lyrics in her hit "Born This Way" by local radio stations.
25th March 2011
Gay Scottish MP David Cairns admitted to intensive care 2
11:34 PM — David Cairns, the openly gay Labour MP for Inverclyde, has been taken into intensive care after falling ill with acute pancreatitis.
24th March 2011
Government scraps dual discrimination protection 27
3:31 PM — The government is scrapping a 'dual discrimination' protection in the Equality Bill. Chancellor George Osborne announced the change in yesterday's budget but HIV campaigners urged the government to change its mind.
23rd March 2011
Former Lib Dem MP Mark Oaten takes top fur trade job 46
3:50 PM — Mark Oaten, the former Liberal Democrat MP who admitted sleeping with male prostitutes, has taken a job promoting the fur trade. In a statement, he said he was "very proud" to be the new chief of the Surrey-based International Fur Trade Federation.
21st March 2011
Australian prime minister explains opposition to gay marriage 112
3:25 PM — Australian prime minister Julia Gillard says she opposes gay marriage because it goes against her upbringing. During an interview with Sky News’s Australian Agenda, she called herself a “cultural traditionalist” who is “on the conservative side in this question".
20th March 2011
Speech: British Home secretary promises progress on full gay marriage equality 65
2:53 PM — In her first major speech on LGBT rights, the home secretary and minister for equality, Theresa May, has promised action on full gay marriage equality. Mrs May was speaking at an event hosted by the gay lobby group Stonewall.
18th March 2011
Government rejects proposals to close transgender pension loophole 14
1:25 PM — This week, the government rejected proposals to close a loophole which appears to have denied many trans women what they consider to be their rightful entitlement to pension payments.
Reports say Ugandan parliament will return to anti-gay bill 48
10:56 AM — Reports say that the Ugandan parliament is to return to considering an anti-homosexuality bill next week. It is one of several bills to be debated by the Law and Parliamentary Affairs committee when parliament returns, ugpulse.com reports.
17th March 2011
Scottish government advised to legalise gay marriage 47
10:52 AM — The Scottish government has been advised to give gay couples the right to marry. A report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission says that current law discriminates against gay people and is not supported by public polls.
16th March 2011
Democrats launch Respect for Marriage Act to repeal US federal ban on gay marriage 17
11:49 PM — Democrats in the both the House of Representatives and the Senate will launch bills to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal ban on same sex marriage.
Maryland gay marriage bill dies 9
5:31 PM — The effort to legalise gay marriage in the US state of Maryland has died for this year. Supporters of a marriage equality bill could not find enough votes for the measure to pass in the House.
Government to make announcement on gay blood donation 104
4:10 PM — The government is to make an announcement on gay men donating blood "in the near future", a health minister said today. Anne Milton, responding to a Commons question, said the issue was currently under consideration.
15th March 2011
Comment: Equality minister Lynne Featherstone on the drive to tackle homophobia in sport 51
4:36 PM — As a Liberal Democrat in government, fighting for a more equal society is my driving force and I am lucky to be in a position as minister for equalities to be able to do so much. But sometimes you are reminded that simple government diktat doesn’t change much.