8th April 2011
Judge rules gay rights group can canvass outside Target 9
3:20 PM — A judge has ruled against US retailer Target in its bid to ban gay rights campaigners canvassing outside its San Diego stores. Target, which has been criticised for supporting anti-gay groups, claimed that Canvass For A Cause, which is working for gay marriage, was driving away its customers.
US military chiefs committed to ending gay ban 12
10:35 AM — US military chiefs say they are making smooth progress towards lifting the ban on openly gay troops. During a House Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, the leaders of the Navy, Army and Air Force and Marines said troops did not appear anxious about the change.
7th April 2011
Study says 3.8 per cent of Americans are gay, bisexual or transgender 43
2:39 PM — A study suggests that 3.8 per cent of Americans are openly gay, bisexual or transgender. However, the number of those who say they have engaged in same-sex relationships or sexual behaviour is twice as high as 8.2 per cent - or 19 million people.
Video: Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful’ voted most gay-empowering song 28
10:19 AM — 'Beautiful' by Christina Aguilera has been voted the most empowering song of the last decade for gay, lesbian and bisexual people.
Prop 8 judge speaks for the first time about being gay 14
9:05 AM — The judge who struck down California's ban on gay marriage has spoken publicly for the first time about the fact he is gay. US District Judge Vaughn Walker, now retired, was outed during the course of last year's trial by a newspaper which said his sexuality was an open secret.
6th April 2011
Hawaii moves forward with workplace transgender protection bill 3
4:02 PM — A bill to protect trans people from discrimination at work is moving forward in Hawaii. It has already been passed in the House and was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.
New version of novel ‘From Here to Eternity’ to contain gay references 2
12:57 PM — A new version of the novel 'From Here to Eternity' will contain the gay references originally included by author James Jones. The book inspired one of film's most famous heterosexual kisses, between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.
Court backs Wal-Mart sacking of anti-gay Christian worker 61
10:38 AM — A court has backed US retail giant Wal-Mart for sacking an anti-gay worker who claimed she was a victim of discrimination for being a Christian.
New biography claims Malcolm X had bisexual affair with white man 73
9:43 AM — A new biography of black radical activist Malcolm X has repeated claims that he was bisexual. According to 'Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention', he had a relationship with a white businessman.
5th April 2011
Woman attacks ‘evil homosexual’ Gauguin painting 116
2:26 PM — A woman who attacked a Paul Gauguin painting in Washington DC's National Gallery claimed she did it because it is "very homosexual". Susan Burns, 53, of Virginia, pounded Two Tahitian Women with her fists and tried to pull it from the gallery wall, court records say.
Study finds poorer health among older gays, lesbians and bisexuals 44
1:58 PM — A study of older gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in California suggests that they have poorer health than their straight counterparts. and are more likely to live alone.
4th April 2011
Defense of Marriage Act still applies to US immigration 6
4:48 PM — US immigration officials have confirmed that the Defense of Marriage Act still applies to gay spouses seeking a green card. The US Citizens and Immigration Service briefly put gay spouses' applications on hold while it took legal advice but has now returned to processing them.
Elton John confirms Lady Gaga is his baby’s godmother 6
3:44 PM — Elton John has confirmed that Lady Gaga is godmother to his baby son Zachary. The singer did a star turn on US show Saturday Night Live this weekend.
US lesbian teenager allowed to wear tux to prom 7
2:34 PM — A lesbian teenager from Illinois has been given the right to wear a tuxedo to her prom. Belinda Sanchez, a student at Proviso East High School, was initially denied the right to wear the garment by principal Milton Patch.
Marc Jacobs president ‘made staff look at gay porn’ 11
10:41 AM — The president of fashion label Marc Jacobs is being sued by its former chief operating officer. Patrice Lataillade claims that company president Robert Duffy made staff watch gay porn, ordered an employee to pole-dance for him and treated the firm as his own private bank account.
New York ‘hate crime’ suspect says he is also gay
9:18 AM — A suspect accused of a homophobic attack on a New York gay man has denied that the attack was motivated by hate and claims that he is gay too.
1st April 2011
Donald Trump doesn’t ‘feel good’ about gay marriage 98
4:09 PM — US billionaire Donald Trump says he doesn't "feel good" about the issue of marriage equality. The thrice-married tycoon, who is a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has stated his opposition to the issue several times in the last month.
Nicki Minaj says ‘openly bisexual’ rumours aren’t true 8
3:45 PM — Pop star Nicki Minaj has shot down rumours that she is "openly bisexual". The star, who has been linked to fellow singer Rihanna, said people were "thrown off" by the fact she embraces gay culture.
Adult movie actors’ real names revealed on ‘Porn WikiLeaks’ 18
2:24 PM — A WikiLeaks-style website has revealed the real names, birthdates and professional names of 15,000 past and present American adult movie actors. The amateur website is causing concern among performers because some prefer to hide their acting careers from family members and employers.
Gay sailor told he can stay in the US Navy 18
12:24 PM — A gay sailor who was outed has been told by a military panel that he can stay in the Navy. Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Morado, 26 told reporters that the three-member panel apparently agreed with his lawyer's argument that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is now dead.