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.
Exclusive: Campaigner says delay in asylum claims is ‘killing gay Iraqis’ 8
6:41 PM — A gay Iraqi asylum seeker whose application has been stuck in the system for three years has complained that the delay is harming LGBT people in the country.
Christians protest over religious civil partnerships 25
6:34 PM — Christians have appealed to government ministers to block plans to allow gay couples the right to have civil partnership ceremonies in church.
Survey finds most Scottish gay people have experienced hate crime
5:13 PM — A survey of Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has found that two thirds have suffered homophobic abuse, while a third have been physically attacked.
Gay B&B couple say support is ‘touching’ 29
12:11 PM — A gay couple who were turned away from a bed and breakfast last week because of their sexuality have thanked supporters. Michael Black, 62, and John Morgan, 56, contacted police after the Swiss B&B in Cookham, Berkshire, refused to let them stay on Friday night.
Law against homophobic hatred comes into effect 42
11:35 AM — A new law criminalising stirring up homophobic hatred comes into effect today. The law, which covers England and Wales, will punish offenders with up to seven years in jail or a fine. It brings protections for gay people in line with laws against racial and religious hatred.
22nd March 2010
Emmerdale actor gets ‘nasty’ letters over gay character 17
6:22 PM — Danny Miller, the actor who plays Emmerdale's gay character Aaron Livesy, has revealed he receives homophobic letters from some fans.
Anti-gay street preacher escapes charges 13
12:38 PM — A street preacher who ranted at shoppers about the "evils" of homosexuality has escaped charges. Paul Shaw, 62, of Colchester, was arrested last month.
Christian B&B owner turns away gay couple 169
11:42 AM — A gay couple were turned away from a bed and breakfast because the Christian owner did not approve of their homosexuality.
19th March 2010
Row over gay hustings 23
7:22 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has attacked a gay general election hustings held on Thursday night, claiming that the Green Party were not allowed to choose their representative.
Second poll shows young gay people heading to the Tories 130
7:06 PM — Another poll has suggested that younger gay people will vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming general election.
‘Bully’ jailed for attacking gay teenager 9
3:13 PM — A 19-year-old who subjected a gay teenager to homophobic abuse before robbing him has been jailed for two and a half years.
iPhone app created for gay London tourists 6
1:03 PM — London's tourism board has launched the first gay travel application for smart phones users visiting the city. Visit London's 'Gay London' application currently has 131 listings of bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions for gay visitors.
Gay hustings reveals more laughs than policy differences between parties 48
2:03 AM — An audience of around 200 almost exclusively gay men attended the Village Drinks LGB election hustings hosted by Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill. A panel representing the four largest political parties in Britain consisted of the openly gay Europe minister Chris Bryant; Liberal Democrat Young people and Equality spokesperson Lynne Featherstone; Conservative shadow environment secretary Nick Herbet and Green Party candidate Chris Smith.
18th March 2010
Gay soldier Dan Choi chains himself to White House fence 8
9:54 PM — US Army Lt Dan Choi chained himself to the White House fence on Thursday afternoon to protest over the ban on out gay soldiers. The Iraq veteran interrupted a rally organised by comedian Kathy Griffin and Human Rights Campaign at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC.
Miley Cyrus received hate mail over gay marriage remarks 15
6:05 PM — Christian pop star Miley Cyrus has revealed she received hate mail for her support of gay marriage. The 17-year-old Hannah Montana star tweeted her support for gay couples marrying last April, saying that everyone deserves to be happy.
Politicians to attend gay hustings event tonight 5
3:22 PM — Politicians from the three main parties will attend a gay hustings event in London tonight. Gay networking group Village Drinks is hosting the event with Europe minister Chris Bryant, shadow environment secretary Nick Herbert and Lib Dem equality spokeswoman Lynne Featherstone.
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.