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.
Boy George defends Elton John over ‘gay Jesus’ comments 10
4:08 PM — Boy George has defended Elton John for his controversial remarks about Jesus. John received a death threat for describing Jesus as a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems".
Australian government withdraws non-specified gender status 18
3:32 PM — The Australian government has changed its mind about awarding a gender activist a status of "gender not specified".
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 Amendments were introduced in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday although both were withdrawn before a vote.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.
Children rejected from US Catholic school for having lesbian parents 16
6:11 PM — A Catholic school in Colorado, US, has barred two children from re-enrolling because their parents are lesbians.
London protest will call for release of gay Malawi couple 5
5:31 PM — A protest will be held in central London next week to call for the release of two gay men arrested for having gay sex in Malawi.
Kathy Griffin to lead rally against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell 3
3:49 PM — Comedian and gay rights advocate Kathy Griffin is to lead a rally tomorrow in Washington DC to protest about the US military's ban on out gay soldiers.
General Petraeus supports review of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell 2
12:20 PM — General David Petraeus, the Commander of the United States Central Command, has said that he supports a review of the US ban on out gay soldiers.
16th March 2010
Slash sorry for calling Michael Jackson song ‘gay’ 13
6:58 PM — Former Guns N 'Roses guitarist Slash has apologised for calling a Michael Jackson song 'gay'. He said he meant it sounded "happy".
Lesbian student sues over cancelled prom 9
6:53 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit over a prom which was cancelled because of a lesbian student. Constance McMillen, an 18-year-old student at Itawamba Agricultural High School, was barred from attending the event in a tuxedo and with her girlfriend.
Irish Catholic bishops say civil partnerships bill will ‘undermine’ marriage 27
4:29 PM — Bishops in the Catholic Church of Ireland have attacked a civil partnerships bill for "undermining" marriage. They said that gay relationships could never be equal to heterosexual marriage.
Trial resumes over 2006 murder of South African lesbian 1
12:36 PM — The trial of nine men accused of murdering a lesbian in Khayelitsha, South Africa, has resumed. Football player Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned, beaten and stabbed to death on February 4th 2006 in the township on the outskirts of Cape Town.
HIV infections in gay men ‘increasing in homophobic countries’ 5
11:57 AM — Rates of HIV infections in gay men are increasing in countries which have homophobic attitudes, the chief of the UN AIDS agency has said.