16th March 2010
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.
15th March 2010
Defendants in Atlanta bar raid found not guilty 2
5:42 PM — Three men who were arrested when police raided an Atlanta gay bar have been found not guilty of breaking licensing laws.
Gerry Adams attacked for no-gays St Patrick’s Day celebration 41
4:33 PM — Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been accused of hypocrisy for taking part in a pre-St Patrick's Day march which bans gays.
Lesbian air force sergeant discharged after police tell of her sexuality 9
3:58 PM — A lesbian sergeant in the US air force was discharged after police told her superiors about her sexual orientation.
Cynthia Nixon and Rachel Maddow win GLAAD awards 2
12:36 PM — Cynthia Nixon and television presenters Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar were honoured on Saturday night at the 21st GLAAD media awards in New York.
Stars on Ice denies Johnny Weir is not ‘family friendly’ 3
11:41 AM — Stars on Ice has denied it rejected figure skating champion Johnny Weir for not being "family friendly". Weir himself has claimed he was rejected from the show because of his perceived homosexuality.
12th March 2010
US teacher accused of threatening to ‘out’ straight pupil 20
10:13 PM — A New York teacher has been accused of threatening to 'out' a straight nine-year-old boy. Jared Alessandroni, 29, a teacher at the South Bronx Charter School, allegedly told the pupil he would tell the class he was gay.
German football boss says gay players should find another job 19
5:12 PM — A former German football manager has said gay men should not play football because they will be ridiculed. Rudi Assauer's comments have outraged German gay groups, with the Gay and Lesbian Federation saying they were "beneath contempt".
Anti-abortion campaigner arrested over ‘death threats’ to Elton John 20
3:23 PM — An American anti-abortion campaigner has been arrested for allegedly making threats on Elton John's life. Neal Horsley, who is notorious for producing a website listing the names, addresses and photos of abortion doctors, was arrested on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia.
US lesbian bishop receives votes for confirmation 14
2:55 PM — The assistant bishop-elect of Los Angeles, Mary Glasspool, has cleared an important hurdle in the confirmation process.
Figure skater Johnny Weir ‘not family friendly enough for Stars on Ice’ 34
1:23 PM — The American figure skating champion Johnny Weir has reportedly been rejected from the Stars on Ice Tour because he is not deemed "family friendly".
First gay marriages for Mexico City 12
11:45 AM — The first gay couples to marry in Latin America held their ceremonies yesterday in Mexico City. A lesbian couple were the first to tie the knot. Judith Vazquez and Lol Kin Castaneda wore matching white gowns for their ceremony at city hall, attended by Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard.
11th March 2010
Australia is first to recognise ‘non-specified’ gender 48
6:29 PM — Australia may have made gender history this week, as the New South Wales government lays claim to being the first in the world to recognise an individual’s sex as officially “not specified”.
Chief exorcist says the Devil is working in the Vatican 51
12:45 PM — The Catholic Church's chief exorcist has said that the Devil is at work in the Vatican. Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, says that in the Vatican, there are "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon".
US school cancels prom over lesbian student’s date 36
12:09 PM — A Mississippi school has cancelled its prom rather than allow a lesbian student to wear a tuxedo and arrive with her date.
10th March 2010
Gay activists shouted ‘you’re one of us’ at Roy Ashburn in 2005 15
7:03 PM — California senator Roy Ashburn was heckled in 2005 at an anti-gay marriage rally by gay campaigners who knew he was in the closet. They shouted: "We know you're one of us, Roy!"
Cuba pays for gender reassignment surgery 11
6:35 PM — Cuba has begun paying for trans men and women to have gender reassignment surgery. Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of former leader Fidel, confirmed to reporters yesterday that the country began paying for the procedures in 2008.
Washington Post defends photo of gay kiss 35
5:24 PM — The Washington Post's internal ombudsman has unequivocally defended the newspaper's decision to carry a front-page photo of a gay couple kissing. He received complaints and homophobic slurs from some readers.
Adam Lambert happy to be out and proud 8
3:46 PM — Gay US singer Adam Lambert has said he is happy to be out and proud. He also hit back at Kiss star Gene Simmons, who suggested Lambert had "killed" his own career by coming out.