This was the month an 18-year-old lesbian student in the U.S.
won the right to wear a tuxedo to her high school prom.
Belinda Sanchez, a student at Proviso East High School, was
initially told by the Maywood school's principal, Milton Patch,
that she needed to wear a dress.
In defiance, she contacted the American Civil Liberties Union
who sent a letter to Patch requesting that the decision be
u-turned. Within days, the school district responded saying Sanchez
could wear a tuxedo.
Royal wedding fever was gripping Britain in April - and the
lesbians were not unaffected. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
(pictured) agreed to write a poem to mark the occasion - despite
previous indications that she would not. The verse, entitled Rings,
was published on the morning of the wedding between William and
Duffy's decision to write the poem prompted fellow poet Wendy
Cope to state that she had "lost respect" for her. According to The
Telegraph, Cope said: "I am sure she will manage to do it without
compromising her integrity, but, as I say, I would have had more
respect for her if she had said 'no'."
In other news, a lesbian singer who had a striking resemblance to
teen sensation Justin Bieber became an online success. Dani Shay's
video - a cover of Eminem's Love The Way You Lie - was viewed more
than 100,000 times in one April week alone. Compounding that, her
interpretation of his hit Baby was viewed almost 500,000 times when
the story first went live.