25th March 2010
US defence secretary makes it harder for military to kick gays out 11
3:33 PM — US defence secretary Robert Gates announced changes today to ease the law on firing gay soldiers. Mr Gates said anonymous complaints about soldiers' sexuality will no longer be regarded and discharges of those outed by third parties will be curbed.
California survey finds record support for gay marriage 9
2:33 PM — A survey of California residents has found the highest levels of support yet for allowing same-sex marriage. For the first time, more respondents were in favour of gay marriage than against it.
Gay student kicked out by parents over prom date 42
11:54 AM — A gay student who persuaded his school to allow him to take his boyfriend to prom has been kicked out by his parents. Derrick Martin, 18, a student at Bleckley County High, in Georgia, US, is now staying with a friend.
24th March 2010
Pentagon expected to offer ‘humane’ solutions for gay soldiers 15
6:29 PM — The Pentagon is expected to make a number of "humane" suggestions on how to deal with gay soldiers this week.
Dutch MPs support legal action against US general 3
3:46 PM — Dutch politicians have given their support to plans to sue a retired US general who claimed gay soldiers were partly responsible for the Srebrenica massacre.
Video: Glee’s Sue Sylvester rails against ‘sneaky gays’ 13
1:01 PM — Glee's sports coach Sue Sylvester has a new bugbear - "sneaky gays". A viral video clip from the new season of the Fox series shows the villain, played by lesbian Jane Lynch, venting about how gays are now blending in everywhere.
Court rules in favour of lesbian teen banned from taking girlfriend to prom 8
12:22 PM — A court has ruled that a lesbian teenager's rights were violated when she was barred from wearing a tuxedo and taking her girlfriend to a school prom.
23rd March 2010
Dutch gay group wants to sue US general 9
2:42 PM — A new Dutch gay group called Pink Army has said it wants to sue a US general who blamed the Srebrenica massacre on gay soldiers in the Dutch army.
Dan Choi accuses gay rights groups of ‘betrayal’ 11
12:41 PM — Lt Dan Choi has spoken about why he chained himself to the White House fence last week to protest over Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The out gay soldier said he was "tired of talking" and accused gay equality groups of 'betraying' gay people.
22nd March 2010
US gay soldiers will face trial over White House protest 2
4:51 PM — Two out gay soldiers who chained themselves to the White House fence in a protest against the military gay ban will go on trial next month.
Straight classmates exclude lesbian student from private prom 23
3:24 PM — A lesbian student whose prom was cancelled after she asked to arrive with her girlfriend has been barred from attending a private event by her classmates.
19th March 2010
Lady Gaga: ‘We can’t help being gay’ 18
6:15 PM — Lady Gaga has spoken about her "groundbreaking" new video and reactions to its gay themes. The bisexual star's provocative video for Telephone, also starring Beyonce, is getting plenty of media attention.
Dutch prime minister calls gay Srebrenica comments ‘disgraceful’ 5
6:00 PM — Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende has attacked a retired US Army general for claiming that the Srebrenica massacre was partly caused by allowing out gay soldiers.
Gay soldiers remain in custody after White House stunt 9
4:56 PM — Two gay soldiers who chained themselves to the White House fence remain in custody today. Lt Dan Choi and Captain Jim Pietrangelo interrupted a sedate march against the military gay ban in Washington DC yesterday for the act of civil disobedience.
US general blames out gay soldiers in part for Srebrenica massacre 56
12:05 PM — A US Army general has provoked anger from the Dutch for claiming that allowing out gay soldiers to serve in the Dutch military helped lead to a failure to prevent the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
18th March 2010
New Jersey campaigners will return to court for gay marriage 2
5:57 PM — Gay marriage campaigners in the US state of New Jersey have announced they will go back to court to fight for the right. A bill failed 20-14 votes in the Senate in January.
Florida debates gay adoption ban 2
5:25 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Florida debated the ban on gay couples adopting for the first time in 33 years. Amendments were introduced in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday although both were withdrawn before a vote.
Gay participants excluded from some clinical trials 8
4:47 PM — Some clinical research trials are explicitly excluding gays and lesbians, a study has found. Research sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health, the US government and private companies found that 15 per cent of the trials were found to bar gay people.
Final approval for second gay bishop Mary Glasspool 5
12:01 PM — The US Episcopal Church has given its final approval to the appointment of a lesbian as assistant bishop of Los Angeles. The Rev Mary Glasspool, 57, was selected in December but her appointment provoked anger from conservatives.
17th March 2010
Police ‘homophobic’ for joining New York St Patrick’s Day parade 12
6:48 PM — A New York gay group has attacked the police for marching in a "homophobic" St Patrick's Day parade. The traditional St Patrick's Day Parade excludes members of the LGBT community on the grounds that it is a religious event.