18th March 2010
Gay protection loophole allowed Catholic adoption appeal 12
3:01 PM — The Catholic adoption agency which won a legal victory over gay couples won its case through a loophole designed to protect gay organisations.
Gay disco ‘could offend Christians’ 66
2:24 PM — A man was barred from holding a gay disco at a community hall because of fears it could upset Christians. Jason Hudson, from St Agnes in Cornwall, planned to hold the event on April 2nd, which is Good Friday.
24th BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begins
12:30 PM — The British Film Institute's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opened last night in central London. The event, which is celebrating its 24th year, opened with a screening of new British film The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Odeon West End.
17th March 2010
London protest will call for release of gay Malawi couple 5
5:31 PM — A protest will be held in central London next week to call for the release of two gay men arrested for having gay sex in Malawi.
Thief jailed for five years for preying on gay community 4
4:28 PM — A Sussex man who targeted gay people has been jailed for five years for burglary. Nicholas Rowell, 44, was already serving a five-year jail term for burglary when he escaped from an open prison in June last year.
Gay man beaten by chatroom robbers 2
2:55 PM — A Leicestershire gay man was beaten by robbers who tricked him into meeting them in a park. The 50-year-old victim had gone to a park in Colts Close, Burbage, at about 8pm on Sunday March 14th, after agreeing to meet someone on an internet forum.
Mad Men actor Bryan Batt says gay actors must ‘make a choice’ 5
2:25 PM — Former Mad Men star Bryan Batt has said that some gay actors have to choose between honesty and success. The actor, who has been with his partner Tom Cianfichi for 21 years, said that the public does not always accept out gay stars.
Catholic adoption agency wins right to appeal gay parents case 85
12:44 PM — Updated The last Catholic adoption agency to refuse to serve gay couples has won its High Court appeal. Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, warned that the decision could reverse other gay rights rulings.
16th March 2010
Slash sorry for calling Michael Jackson song ‘gay’ 13
6:58 PM — Former Guns N 'Roses guitarist Slash has apologised for calling a Michael Jackson song 'gay'. He said he meant it sounded "happy".
Top family law expert says gays could successfully challenge UK marriage ban 18
5:34 PM — One of Britain's leading experts in family law has said that gay couples may soon be able to successfully use human rights laws to challenge the gay marriage ban.
Changes to condom advertising ‘may help fight HIV’ 5
4:52 PM — Changes to how condoms can be advertised on television may help fight HIV, charities have said. The Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice announced today that condom advertising will be allowed before the 9pm watershed.
Pope confirms details of UK visit 92
3:24 PM — Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed the details of his UK visit this September, which will include beatifying a man who was rumoured to be gay.
Exclusive: David Cameron to answer your questions 198
2:31 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has agreed to answer questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers. This is your chance to ask him how he would tackle issues such as homophobic hate crime and anti-gay bullying and how he can reassure the gay community that their rights will not be rolled back if the Tories win power.
15th March 2010
Gareth Thomas and Nigel Owens support Cardiff Mardi Gras 7
5:27 PM — Gay rugby legend Gareth Thomas and referee Nigel Owens are supporting Cardiff Mardi Gras. The 11th festival will be held on Saturday September 4th and 40,000 people are expected to attend.
Gerry Adams attacked for no-gays St Patrick’s Day celebration 41
4:33 PM — Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been accused of hypocrisy for taking part in a pre-St Patrick's Day march which bans gays.
Boy George and George Michael patch up 20-year feud 8
3:22 PM — Boy George and George Michael are on speaking terms after 20 years. The pair, who are both gay, fell out in the 1980s over Michael's refusal to come out of the closet.
Elton John’s former lover killed himself 3
11:27 AM — Gay singer Elton John has revealed that a former lover committed suicide after struggling to accept his sexual orientation.
14th March 2010
Poll finds Conservative support among gay community rises particularly among the young 251
9:52 AM — A poll of PinkNews.co.uk readers has found that although Labour is still the top choice for gay voters, there has been a substantial shift towards the Conservative Party since the last election. Among first time gay voters, the Conservatives are overwhelmingly the most popular party.
12th March 2010
Bloc Party’s Kele on coming out to his parents 5
10:10 PM — The singer of indie band Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, has spoken about how his religious parents coped with him coming out. He has rarely referred to his sexual orientation in interviews.
Belfast gay club Mynt loses licence 12
6:13 PM — One of the premier gay clubs in Belfast has lost its licence. The city council's licensing committee decided not to renew Mynt's licence, citing police allegations of customer drug use, alcohol being served out of hours and assaults.