12th April 2011
New Jersey trans man fired from men-only job 16
2:52 PM — A New Jersey transgender man has been fired after his employers decided that he did not fulfil a men-only requirement of the job. El'Jai Devoureau, 39, was hired by a drug treatment centre last summer and was required to watch men giving urine samples for drug testing.
Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson calls party homophobes ‘disgusting’ 6
1:29 PM — Former Republican Senator for Wyoming, Alan Simpson, has hit out at anti-gay politicians in his party. During an interview with MSNBC's Hardball programme, he said men shouldn't be allowed to vote on abortion and called homophobes 'disgusting".
11th April 2011
Former National Organization for Marriage strategist turns gay civil marriage supporter 17
6:52 PM — The former online strategist for the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has defected and now says he wants to help gays and lesbians win the right to civil marriage. Louis Marinelli helped organise the US group's 2010 Summer Tour but said that during the event, the lesbian and gay activists he met "became real people" to him.
US HIV patients want right to HIV organ transplants 6
4:05 PM — HIV-positive patients in the US are lobbying for the right to receive HIV-infected transplant organs. They argue that there are hundreds of HIV-infected organs available every year and that making the change would save lives and give more people the chance of a transplant.
US students charged with indecency for lesbian library sex
2:42 PM — Two female students in the US state of Georgia have been charged with public indecency offences for allegedly having sex in a college library.
Lesbian judge in Chile fights for new US anti-discrimination laws 10
1:57 PM — A lesbian judge from Chile is calling for new anti-discrimination laws to be introduced across North and South America. Karen Atala, 47, lost custody of her three daughters in 2004 because of her sexual orientation. She won custody of her children in two hearings, but they were overturned by the Supreme Court in 2006.
Glee and Modern Family tie at GLAAD Media Awards 9
1:43 PM — Glee and Modern Family tied in the GLAAD Media Award for best TV comedy series on Sunday. The two Emmy-award winning shows feature gay characters and themes that have helped build acceptance of the LGBT community, the gay rights group said.
8th April 2011
Video: Lady Gaga confronts anti-gay preacher 15
4:46 PM — Lady Gaga has released a video of her confronting an anti-gay fundamentalist. The clip shows the gay-friendly star being handed a 'get out of hell free' card by a preacher as she arrived at one of her gigs.
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.