Last Tuesday I heard back from Tim Levell about Newsround. Nothing too definite yet, so we'll have to see whether the programme changes in conformity with the BBC Statements of Programme Policy 2007/2008.
Newsround has covered about 480 stories on the weekday 5.25pm CBBC1 programmes between Tuesday 2 January - Monday 30 April 2007. None mentioned lgbt issues. The stories are broken down into eight categories:
Main news 14.7%
Kids/school news 9.3%
Sports news 19.1%
Celeb,music,films arts 24.4%
Stories and viewers' responses about, or touching on 'bullying':
16 & 17 Jan 2007
5, 15 & 16 February 2007
27 March 2007
10 April 2007
Newsround's In The News web forum has included a small number of lgbt-related items. At present there is a debate about homophobia in moscow.