31st March 2010
Ricky Martin says he’s ‘stronger than ever’ after coming out 13
11:29 AM — Ricky Martin says he is "stronger than ever" after coming out. The star thanked his fans for their support after he announced he was gay this week.
Dead soldier’s father must pay £11,000 to anti-gay church 37
11:13 AM — The father of a US soldier whose funeral was picketed by the controversial Westboro Baptist Church has been told he must pay their legal fees of $16,500 (£11,000).
30th March 2010
Chaz Bono applies to formally change name and gender 35
5:13 PM — Cher's son Chaz Bono has applied to a judge to formally change his name and gender. Court documents signed by his doctor say his transition is now complete.
US general sorry for blaming massacre on gay soldiers 11
4:29 PM — A former US general has apologised for suggesting that gay soldiers were partly responsible for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Ricky Martin announces he is gay 33
11:02 AM — Latin American singer Ricky Martin has come out, describing himself as a "fortunate homosexual man". The star posted a message on his official website yesterday in English and Spanish which said: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."
29th March 2010
‘Gay cure’ doctor charged with sexual abuse of patient
4:39 PM — A Canadian psychiatrist who was known as Doctor Shock for experiments on gay people in apartheid-era South Africa has been accused of sexually abusing a male patient.
26th March 2010
School which cancelled prom suspended trans student 11
5:41 PM — The Mississippi school which cancelled prom because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend recently suspended a student for being trans.
Anger over ‘grotesque’ transgender film 15
3:12 PM — A film to be screened at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival has been attacked for being "grotesque" and exploitative of trans women.
OJ Simpson ‘has gay prison fanbase’ 13
3:02 PM — A US report claims that OJ Simpson has a prison fan group of gay and trans prisoners who give him massages and treat him like royalty.
Elton John to headline concert for teenager who died of AIDS 2
12:04 PM — Gay singer Elton John is to headline a concert in Indiana, US, for a teenager who died of AIDS after receiving a contaminated blood transfusion.
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.