16th March 2011
Bradley Manning’s father criticises prison treatment 18
12:12 PM — The father of Bradley Manning has criticised his son's treatment in a military jail. The US soldier, who is understood to be gay, is accused of leaking secret cables to WikiLeaks.
15th March 2011
Lady Gaga raises $250,000 for Japan crisis using Twitter 10
5:29 PM — Lady Gaga says she has raised $250,000 in just 48 hours for victims of Japan's hurricane and tsunami. The bisexual singer has been selling $5 'prayer bracelets' of her own design on her official website.
South African lesbians campaign against corrective rape 21
2:00 PM — Lesbian activists in the South African capital of Cape Town held a demonstration outside parliament yesterday to call for more action on the problem of 'corrective rape'.
Vanity Fair apologises for gay writer’s ‘fags’ comment 17
10:08 AM — Vanity Fair has apologised after a gay writer used the word 'fags' in an article about Glee. Brett Berk wrote: "Nice singing. But how can having girls in the audience make these cartwheeling, foam-party fags straight-sexy?"
14th March 2011
US celebrities and entrepreneurs call on Obama to support gay marriage equality 20
10:39 PM — American gay and straight celebrities and entrepreneurs have written to US president Barack Obama to call for full federal marriage equality. The letter has been signed by gay celebrities including Rufus Wainwright, Ellen & Portia DeGeneres, Glee star Jane Lynch together with straight celebrity Martin Sheen and Marc Pincus, the chief executive of Zynga, the home of FarmVille and CityVille.
Interview: Dan Choi on ‘direct action’ gay rights campaigning 42
5:29 PM — Lieutenant Dan Choi is a controversial figure in the world of American gay rights. Critical of many mainstream gay lobby groups, he proudly states the only organisation he is a member of is the US Army. Laurence Watts meets him to find out more.
David Norris launches bid to become Irish president and world’s first gay head of state 82
3:33 PM — Gay senator David Norris has formally announced his bid to become the next president of Ireland. If successful, he will become the first openly gay head of state. Mr Norris, an independent senator is currently the front runner to win the position, which is primarily ceremonial.
Gay dating app Grindr to launch straight counterpart 3
3:21 PM — Grindr, the revolutionary iPhone, BlackBerry and Android application for the gay community is to launch a mainstream version of their social networking concept. Grindr has more than 1.65 million regular users in 180 countries worldwide, with London being the app’s most popular city.
13th March 2011
US state department official resigns after calling Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupid’ 20
9:54 PM — US state department spokesman PJ Crowley has tendered his resignation after he called the treatment of Bradley Manning, the solider accused of leaking secret cables to Wikileaks, "stupid."
11th March 2011
US bill introduced to protect LGBT students 6
10:55 AM — A bill was introduced in both the House and Senate yesterday to protect LGBT students from discrimination, including harassment “based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity” in public elementary and secondary schools.
10th March 2011
US House will defend gay marriage ban 11
6:56 PM — The US House is to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of gay marriage. Today, a five-member panel appointed by House Speaker John Boehner voted 3-2 on party lines to defend the law. The chamber is Republican-controlled.
New York actor and model uses gay inequality to dodge jury duty 44
5:58 PM — A New York gay man dodged jury duty this month by saying he could not be impartial because he is treated as a second-class citizen. Jonathan D Lovitz pointed out that he could not marry or adopt a child.
New York governor pledges ‘personal’ push for gay marriage 7
5:19 PM — Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat governor of New York, has told gay rights campaigners he will devote his "full attention" to marriage equality. Speaking to campaigners in a closed meeting, he reportedly said: “For me, this is personal."
Video: Glee attacked for using Gary Glitter track 26
3:55 PM — Gay-friendly comedy Glee has been criticised for using a track by convicted paedophile Gary Glitter. In the episode, actress Gwyneth Paltrow sings a version of Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah) to a group of students during a sex education class.
Founder of Fabulis/ Fab.com blames gay rights progress for failure of his gay social network 28
1:33 PM — Fab.com, the gay social network that launched originally as Fabulis, has closed after its founder said that advances in gay rights mean there is less need for a gay version of Facebook.
BBC World Debate programme asks ‘Is homosexuality un-African?’ 70
1:28 PM — A BBC World News Debate will be screened next week on the topic 'Is homosexuality un-African?' The debate, which will not be broadcast in the UK but will be available to view online, features notorious Ugandan anti-gay MP David Bahati as a panellist.
Facebook gay casanova con artist being hunted in Malaysia 3
12:04 PM — A gay casonova in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is believed to have conned nearly 200 young men of money and valuables after having sex with them following Facebook hookups.
Off The Rails star Brendan Courtney speaks out following homophobic attack 5
11:20 AM — The presenter of Off The Rails, Brendan Courtney, has spoken out after being punched in the face in what he believes is a homophobic attack in Dublin.
US retailer Target fires back at Lady Gaga following row over anti-gay donations 21
10:38 AM — US retail giant Target has hit back at Lady Gaga after she walked away from an exclusive deal for the sale of her single Born This Way over the company's controversial donations to political groups who back anti-gay policies.
9th March 2011
Maryland House begins debate on gay marriage bill 3
5:21 PM — The US state of Maryland's House of Delegates began debate on a gay marriage bill today. The bill, to give gay couples marriage equality, has already been passed by the Senate.