31st March 2010
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.
Ricky Martin announces he is gay 33
11:02 AM — Latin American singer Ricky Martin has come out, describing himself as a "fortunate homosexual man". The star posted a message on his official website yesterday in English and Spanish which said: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."
29th March 2010
‘Gay cure’ doctor charged with sexual abuse of patient
4:39 PM — A Canadian psychiatrist who was known as Doctor Shock for experiments on gay people in apartheid-era South Africa has been accused of sexually abusing a male patient.
Cheap antibiotics could save tens of thousands of HIV patients 11
2:53 PM — A major study has found that giving HIV patients an inexpensive antibiotic could save tens of thousands of lives.
26th March 2010
Asian gay conference cancelled by police 11
6:47 PM — A gay and lesbian conference in Indonesia has been cancelled by police after Muslims protested. The event, held by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association was due to take place from today until Monday in Surabaya, East Java's capital.
School which cancelled prom suspended trans student 11
5:41 PM — The Mississippi school which cancelled prom because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend recently suspended a student for being trans.
Gay Berlin Holocaust memorial ‘shouldn’t include lesbians’ 67
4:44 PM — Holocaust scholars are arguing over whether a memorial in Berlin should include lesbians. The memorial consists of a concrete slab with a window where viewers can see a continuous film of two men kissing.
Anger over ‘grotesque’ transgender film 15
3:12 PM — A film to be screened at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival has been attacked for being "grotesque" and exploitative of trans women.
OJ Simpson ‘has gay prison fanbase’ 13
3:02 PM — A US report claims that OJ Simpson has a prison fan group of gay and trans prisoners who give him massages and treat him like royalty.
Mugabe refuses to protect gay rights in Zimbabwe 54
12:28 PM — Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has refused to support protecting gay rights in a new constitution. A new constitution is being drawn up under a power-sharing deal and gay groups in the country have called for recognition and protection in it.
Elton John to headline concert for teenager who died of AIDS 2
12:04 PM — Gay singer Elton John is to headline a concert in Indiana, US, for a teenager who died of AIDS after receiving a contaminated blood transfusion.
25th March 2010
US defence secretary makes it harder for military to kick gays out 11
3:33 PM — US defence secretary Robert Gates announced changes today to ease the law on firing gay soldiers. Mr Gates said anonymous complaints about soldiers' sexuality will no longer be regarded and discharges of those outed by third parties will be curbed.
California survey finds record support for gay marriage 9
2:33 PM — A survey of California residents has found the highest levels of support yet for allowing same-sex marriage. For the first time, more respondents were in favour of gay marriage than against it.
Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott supports ‘enduring’ gay unions 5
1:04 PM — Australian federal opposition leader Tony Abbott has explained his "poor choice of words" on homosexuality and said he would support recognising committed gay relationships.
Gay student kicked out by parents over prom date 42
11:54 AM — A gay student who persuaded his school to allow him to take his boyfriend to prom has been kicked out by his parents. Derrick Martin, 18, a student at Bleckley County High, in Georgia, US, is now staying with a friend.
24th March 2010
Pentagon expected to offer ‘humane’ solutions for gay soldiers 15
6:29 PM — The Pentagon is expected to make a number of "humane" suggestions on how to deal with gay soldiers this week.
Comment: Iraq is the most dangerous place on earth for gays 37
5:43 PM — It often shocks people to hear this but talk to Iraqi gays who've made it out and they'll tell you - life was better under Saddam.