7th April 2010
Rising support for gay marriage in California 5
3:49 PM — A new poll has found that 52 per cent of Californian respondents support allowing gay marriage in the state. Fifty-two per cent of the 1,515 people surveyed agreed that "same-sex couples should be allowed to become legally married in the state of California", while 40 per cent disagreed.
Cyndi Lauper opens shelter for homeless gay young people 13
2:16 PM — Pop singer Cyndi Lauper has announced she is opening a shelter in New York for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people. The gay icon said the shelter would support people who had been kicked out by their parents.
California considers repealing gay cure law 12
10:50 AM — California lawmakers are considering whether to repeal a law which requires the state to look for cures for homosexuality. The 1950s legislation says gays are "sexual deviants".
6th April 2010
Man accused of raping South African lesbian
5:19 PM — A South African man has gone on trial accused of raping a lesbian to "turn her into a woman". Andile Ngcoza, 43, of Gugulethu, is accused of dragging the 30-year-old woman into his shack and beating and repeatedly raping her.
88 gay couples marry in Mexico City 3
4:29 PM — Official figures show that 88 gay couples have married in Mexico City since same-sex marriage was legalised last month. Another 37 will marry in the next eight weeks.
School sent lesbian teenager to ‘fake’ prom 19
4:11 PM — The lesbian teenager who won a court victory against her Mississippi school for its prom policy says she was sent to a "fake" event so other students would not have to see her with her girlfriend.
English Patient inspiration had gay lover 7
2:40 PM — The man who was the inspiration for the film The English Patient had a gay Nazi lover, letters have suggested. Count Laszlo de Almásy, a Hungarian-born adventurer, was the inspiration for the heterosexual hero played by Ralph Fiennes in the film.
Gay wrestler Chris Kanyon found dead 6
1:30 PM — One of the first out gay professional wrestlers has been found dead at his home in an apparent suicide. Chris Klucsaritis, 40, was found by his brother in his New York apartment on Friday and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
2nd April 2010
Human Rights Watch urge Malawian President to intervene in gay marriage case 6
12:52 PM — Human Rights Watch has written to the President of Malawi urging him to intervene in the sentencing tomorrow of two gay men convicted for taking part in a marriage ceremony.
1st April 2010
Analysis: Why are gays excluded from some clinical trials? 12
3:49 PM — Gay men and lesbians are routinely excluded from clinical trials for new treatments for sexual dysfunction, according to US research published last week. The question is whether this is a case of discrimination or just questionable experimental design.
True Blood star Anna Paquin announces ‘I’m bisexual’ 39
3:34 PM — Anna Paquin, the American actress, has announced she is bisexual. Paquin, who is engaged to her male co-star, has never spoken about her sexual orientation publicly.
US general avoids punishment for criticising repeal of military gay ban 4
2:40 PM — A US general who publicly criticised President Barack Obama's plans to repeal the ban on out gay soldiers will not be reprimanded.
US Army secretary won’t expel gay soldiers 5
1:42 PM — The US Army Secretary has said he will not discharge soldiers who tell him they are gay, despite the fact that Don't Ask, Don't Tell remains official policy.
31st March 2010
Britain ‘could force Gibraltar to adopt equal age of consent’ 33
5:00 PM — The British government could force Gibraltar to equalise the age of consent for gay men if the territory does not take action to change the law.
Lesbian Glee star Jane Lynch to be honoured 3
3:10 PM — Lesbian actress Jane Lynch is to be honoured at this year's Outfest Film Festival. The star, who plays the villainous Sue Sylvester in Glee, will receive the 14th annual Achievement Award, which is the festival's highest honour.
Teachers to face misconduct charges for ‘naked classroom romp’ 8
12:01 PM — Two female teachers at an American high school will face misconduct charges after a janitor allegedly saw them having sex in a classroom.
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.