26th April 2010
Illinois House approves bill against homophobic and transphobic bullying 1
6:07 PM — The House in the US state of Illinois has unanimously approved a bill to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying.
God Hates Fags church will picket lesbian student’s graduation 23
5:45 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church has announced it will picket the graduate of lesbian student Constance McMillen, who challenged her school's anti-gay policy.
US students ‘tried to push lesbian off cliff’
2:25 PM — Two teenagers in the US state of Kentucky were arrested last week after allegedly trying to kill a lesbian classmate.
Second Puerto Rican LGBT killing in six months 1
11:22 AM — Puerto Rican police are investigating after a trans woman was found murdered in her home last week. Ashley Santiago Ocasio, a 31-year-old beauty salon owner, was shot in the head in the central mountain town of Corozal last week
23rd April 2010
Survey finds more straight women barebacking than gay men 23
4:47 PM — A survey has found that heterosexual women are less likely to use condoms for anal sex than gay men. The research, carried out by the New York City Department of Health, found that only 23 per cent of women required their male partners to use condoms during anal sex, compared with 61 per cent of gay or bisexual men.
White House protesters released 6
4:12 PM — Gay US soldier Dan Choi and five other military veterans have been released from jail after chaining themselves to the White House fence.
Archie comics to introduce gay character 7
3:01 PM — The first gay character for Archie comics will be introduced in an upcoming issue of Veronica. In the issue, titled 'Isn't It Bromantic?' new character Kevin Keller moves to Riverdale to enrol at high school.
Elton John ‘would give up fame and fortune’ for teenager who died of AIDS 4
11:04 AM — Elton John would give up everything to have a conversation with the boy he credits with saving his life, a letter reveals. The gay singer has said that he was able to beat his drug addiction in the 1980s because of Ryan White, who died aged 18 of AIDS in 1990.
22nd April 2010
Allowing gay divorce ‘strengthens’ Texas gay marriage ban 2
5:48 PM — An attorney from one of the gay men attempting to get a divorce in Texas has argued that it would actually strengthen the state's gay marriage ban.
Bolivian president says eating chicken turns men gay 56
5:04 PM — The president of Bolivia has said that eating chicken turns men gay. Evo Morales told a conference on climate change: "The chicken we eat is loaded with female hormones. So, when men eat it, they tend to deviate from their manhood."
Bisexual men ‘not gay enough’ for softball team 23
11:45 AM — Three bisexual American men are suing after they were ruled to be not gay enough to play in a gay softball league. The trio say they were interrogated about their sex lives.
21st April 2010
Gay soldier Dan Choi arrested again at White House 12
11:14 AM — Gay US soldier Dan Choi and five other people in uniform chained themselves to the White House fence yesterday to protest the military's ban on out gay soldiers. Lt Choi was arrested last month for a similar stunt.
20th April 2010
Anti-gay sign protected by law 34
6:15 PM — An American homeowner who painted his fence with an anti-gay phrase will be allowed to keep the message because it does not break the law. Chris Trumbull, who lives in Casper, Wyoming, painted the words "Leviticus 20:13, To be gay = death" on his fence.
Texas attorney general to appeal second gay divorce 6
4:29 PM — Texas attorney general Greg Abbott has said he will appeal a second gay divorce in order to protect heterosexual marriage in the state.
Video: Obama heckled by gay rights activists 13
3:03 PM — Gay rights activists interrupted a fundraiser yesterday to heckle US president Barack Obama on repealing the military gay ban.
Chaz Bono ‘very happy’ with gender reassignment 3
2:10 PM — Cher's son Chaz Bono has said he is "very happy" with his transition so far. Bono, 41, lived as a lesbian until last year, when he began transitioning.
19th April 2010
Gwyneth Paltrow pulls out of transgender film 10
5:01 PM — Gwyneth Paltrow has pulled out of appearing in The Danish Girl, a film about trans painter Einar Wegener. Paltrow was herself a replacement for Charlize Theron for the part of the painter's wife Gerda.
Glee and Tom Ford win at GLAAD awards 6
3:19 PM — Hit television series Glee won the award for best comedy at the annual GLAAD awards in California on Saturday. Creator Ryan Muphy and stars Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer were among those accepting the gong.
16th April 2010
Video: Ricky Martin is out, proud and nude 24
2:28 PM — Ricky Martin has celebrated coming out with a naked video. In the two-minute clip, called My Skin Talks, Martin is seen naked save for computer-generated tattoos and a strategically-placed shadow.
Obama gives gay partners equal healthcare rights 18
2:10 PM — US President Barack Obama has ordered almost all hospitals to give gay partners equal rights in visiting and making decisions for their loved ones.