6th April 2012
Study: Majority of US Latinos accepting of gay people 24
10:34 PM — A study released yesterday by the Pew Hispanic Center has found that 59 per cent of US Latinos think that society should be accepting of homosexuality, while this figure climbs nine per cent higher with second generation Hispanics.
Maryland court hears lesbian divorce case
10:07 PM — A lesbian couple who were married in California are petitioning for divorce at a high court in Maryland, where same-sex weddings are not recognised, for the second time, after their first petition was thrown out two years ago.
Gay couple to use White House Easter event to confront Obama 6
5:14 PM — A gay couple plan to ask President Obama to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation at Monday’s annual Easter Egg roll, which takes place on the White House lawn.
Possible gay link to death of French academic in New York 15
12:16 PM — A married Parisian academic who was found dead in his Manhattan hotel room on Tuesday this week is said to have been using gay hook-up websites on his laptop prior to his death.
5th April 2012
School district will let student wear anti-homophobia t-shirt on Day of Silence 15
3:19 PM — A high school student in Cincinnati, Ohio will not be barred from wearing an anti-homophobia t-shirt on the National Day of Silence this year while a law suit proceeds.
Apology after student disqualified from pageant for equal marriage hope 14
2:10 PM — A school district in the US has apologised to a student was was pulled off stage and disqualified from a competition for saying he would like to marry another man.
Chile: Discrimination law moves closer after gay man’s death 19
1:11 PM — A week after the death of Daniel Zamudio, a Chilean gay man who had been the victim of a brutal and sustained attack, the country's Congress has narrowly approved most of the provisions of a bill which would protect citizens against discrimination.
Guyana: Public consultation on removal of anti-gay laws 38
10:26 AM — Authorities in Guyana are planning a series of public consultations on whether to repeal the country's anti-gay laws.
4th April 2012
Boston Court hears anti-DOMA appeal 3
9:42 PM — A federal appeals court in Boston, Massachusetts, has begun hearing arguments today about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples.
US Catholic school fights back against anti-gay lecture 50
8:45 PM — A group of senior students at Minnesota's Catholic DeLaSalle forced a mandatory lecture to end abruptly due to their virulently anti-gay rhetoric, with homosexuality compared to bestiality.
Bruno Mars denies gay rumours 29
7:58 PM — A representative for Bruno Mars has dismissed a series of reports yesterday that the singer had come out of the closet.
Voters appear to reject gay and trans protections in Anchorage 8
5:28 PM — Proposition 5, which would expand the anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage, Alaska, to include sexual orientation and gender identity appears to have failed to gather enough votes to pass.
Over 640,000 thank Starbucks for equal marriage support 11
4:58 PM — 640,000 people have signed a petition to thank coffee giant Starbucks over its support for equal marriage after opponents tried to launch an international boycott.
3rd April 2012
US student sues school for banning him from wearing anti-homophobia t-shirt 36
11:18 PM — A student at a high school in Cincinnati, Ohio has filed a law suit in federal court today, after school officials refused to let him wear a t-shirt that read: "Jesus is not a homophobe."
Afghanistan: US military investigates soldier raising gay pride flag 41
10:47 PM — The US military has begun formal investigations into a series of three photographs that purport to show a soldier raising a rainbow flag, signifying gay pride, allegedly at a base in Afghanistan.
Transgender contestant may be allowed to return to Miss Universe Canada 96
12:50 PM — A woman who was ousted from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she is transgender has been allowed back into the competition if she can prove she meets the requirements for gender recognition by Canadian authorities.
2nd April 2012
Anchorage set to vote on Proposition 5 8
10:45 PM — Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is set to vote tomorrow on Proposition 5, which would, if approved by the voters, outlaw discrimination in employment and housing against gay men and lesbians, and in addition, extend protections to transgender people.
Gay couples file suit against DOMA in New York 5
9:59 PM — Five married couples, wherein one partner had a non-US nationality, have filed suit in New York today against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), arguing that it denies gay men and lesbians the right for permanent residence, as it is available to heterosexual couples, thereby violating equal protection under the constitution.
1st April 2012
Schwarzenegger to replace Mickey Rourke as gay rugby player Gareth Thomas in film 40
12:01 AM — Following Mickey Rourke's decision to pull out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger has emerged as his replacement to star in the film. The film charting the life of Britain’s first openly gay rugby player was dreamed up by Rourke in a London pub after he lost an arm wrestling challenge with some gay rugby players. Rourke said: “There was an article about Gareth Thomas. I met Gareth and said [to him] I wanna make your life story”.