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 Amendments were introduced in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday although both were withdrawn before a vote.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.
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.