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.
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.