26th March 2010
Man awaits sentencing for manslaughter of gay lover
1:56 PM — A London man who stabbed his boyfriend to death last year will be sentenced today. Robin Clarke, 40, from Avenue Road, Tottenham, was found guilty earlier this month of the manslaughter of Daryl Phillips, 39.
25th March 2010
Christian B&B owners receive support from gay people 281
5:34 PM — The Christian bed and breakfast owners who barred a gay couple from staying in their home say they have received messages of support from gay people.
Emmerdale star says gay character is still a homophobe 29
5:00 PM — Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt has said that the soap's gay storyline is unique because the character hates homosexuality.
Gay minister Scott Rennie given city honour 3
3:14 PM — The Rev Scott Rennie has been given honoured with a ceremonial role in his home city of Aberdeen. He caused controversy last year when he was ordained as a minister at Queen's Cross Church, becoming Scotland's first out gay minister.
Preview: Angels in America, the opera
2:56 PM — Tomorrow sees the UK premiere of Angels in America, the opera by Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös at London’s Barbican Hall. The opera is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by American playwright Tony Kushner.
Lesbian nursery manager accused of cruelty claims colleagues were homophobic
11:51 AM — A nursery manager accused of shaking babies and forcing them to eat vomit claims she is the victim of a hate campaign by colleagues who disliked the fact she is a lesbian.
24th March 2010
Rising syphilis rates blamed on casual sex websites 15
5:19 PM — A four-fold increase in syphilis infections has been blamed on people using social networking websites to meet for casual sex. The disease disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men.
Clergy assured they will not be sued for refusing gay civil partnerships 19
4:51 PM — Amendments have been added to the Equality Bill to reassure clergy that they will not be sued if they refuse to hold religious civil partnerships for gay couples.
Bristol to hold first Pride festival 1
3:20 PM — Bristol will hold its first full Pride festival this summer. The city has held gay events before, such as the annual Bear Fiesta, but a Pride festival in 2007 had to be cancelled due to a lack of funds.
Gay Labour minister accused of ‘hypocrisy’ for attacking Cameron 136
11:30 AM — A gay Labour minister has been accused of hypocrisy for attacking David Cameron after the Tory leader appeared to stumble over how his party voted on gay rights issues.
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.