19th April 2010
Australian swimming champion Daniel Kowalski comes out as gay 24
10:22 AM — The former Australian Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski has come out. The 34-year-old, who won four Olympic medals during his career, said he was "tired of living a lie".
16th April 2010
TV star Brendan Courtney on suffering homophobic bullying 2
5:22 PM — Irish television presenter Brendan Courtney has spoken about the bullying he suffered at school for being gay. The Off The Rails presenter told the Sun: "It was physical and verbal because I was obviously gay.
Protests after Turkish minister calls homosexuality ‘a disease’ 24
3:52 PM — Gay rights activists held a protest over a Turkish minister who said that homosexuality was "a disease". Aliye Kavaf, the minister for women and family, made the remarks last month.
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.
15th April 2010
Ellen DeGeneres named ‘most powerful gay person’ 7
4:36 PM — Television presenter Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful gay person America. The lesbian star, who is now an American Idol judge, won the top spot in Out magazine's annual Power 50 rundown.
Catholic Church in England and Wales criticises Vatican over homosexuality comments 33
1:56 PM — The Catholic Church in England and Wales has rebutted comments made by the Pope's second in command on child abuse and homosexuality.
14th April 2010
Huckabee compares allowing gay marriage to legalising incest or polygamy 23
2:42 PM — Mike Huckabee, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and is a possible candidate for 2012 has said that allowing gays and lesbians to marry is as inappropriate as legalising incest, polygamy and drug use. He also condemned gays adopting saying "children are not puppies."
Britney Spears had gay time at Palm Springs White Party 1
12:24 PM — Britney Spears apparently had a gay old time at the annual gay White Party held in Palm Springs, California over the weekend. The pop star made an unscheduled appearance at the close of the event to support the signer Agnes who won the Swedish Pop Idol series in 2005.
13th April 2010
Australian Red Cross to review blood ban 5
6:06 PM — The Australian Red Cross has announced it will review its ban on gay men donating blood. Currently, gay men cannot donate blood if they have had sex with another man in the last 12 months.
Rufus Wainwright claims 50 Cent is gay 18
5:14 PM — Rufus Wainwright claims he just "knows" that rapper 50 Cent is gay. The Canadian musician told a magazine he loved his "cute little voice".
Soldier’s father will take Westboro Baptist Church to Supreme Court 19
4:26 PM — The father of a dead US soldier whose funeral was picketed by the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has said he will take his case to the US Supreme Court.
12th April 2010
Pope’s number two claims sexual abuse scandals due to homosexuality not celibacy 76
11:55 PM — The Vatican's second most senior cleric has said that the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church are linked to homosexuality rather than celibacy among priests. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone is the Vatican's secretary of state, effectively the deputy to Pope Benedict XVI made the controversial statement during a press conference in Chile.
Gay men’s bodies desecrated in Senegal 37
4:56 PM — A report says that the bodies of dead gay men in Senegal are being unearthed by homophobic mobs and in some cases being left on their families' doorsteps.
Police investigating gay link to death of white supremacist Eugene Terre’blanche 30
12:08 PM — South African police are investigating whether there is a gay link to the murder of the white supremacist Eugene Terre'blanche. A lawyer representing two of the labourers charged with his murder on a farm has claimed that he had sex with at least one of the men.
10th April 2010
Gay rights advocating former Polish Deputy PM among dead in plane crash 16
1:36 PM — The plane crash that killed the homophobic Polish President Lech Kaczynski has also claimed the life of Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, one of the most outspoken advocates for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) rights in Poland.
Polish President who said homosexuality will destroy human race dies in plane crash 130
9:55 AM — Polish President Lech Kaczynski who once said that the promotion of homosexuality would lead to the eventual destruction of the human race has died in a plane crash near Smolensk in Russia. Kaczynski's right wing Law and Justice party are in an alliance with the British Conservative party in the European Parliament.
9th April 2010
Malaysia could see first gay-themed film 2
5:57 PM — Cinema audiences in Malaysia could soon see the country's first gay-themed film after censorship guidelines were eased.
Philippines recognises gay political party 3
4:48 PM — A gay political party in the Philippines has won the right to be recognised as a legitimate party for the first time. The supreme court said Ang Ladlad could contest the national elections next month.
God Hates Fags church too extreme for KKK 47
3:16 PM — The Ku Klux Klan has distanced itself from Westboro Baptist Church, saying it "absolutely repudiates" the homophobic church's activities.