25th October 2012
Scissor Sisters announce ‘hiatus’ at London gig 8
1:46 PM — The Scissor Sisters closed their UK tour last night in London and announced an indefinite hiatus at their Camden Roundhouse gig.
Manchester: LGBT hustings for police commissioner candidates 1
12:56 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has announced that those running to become the first elected police and crime commissioner for Greater Manchester are due to take part in a hustings event for the LGBT community.
Kentucky: 2 men acquitted on gay hate charges 11
11:01 AM — Anthony Ray Jenkins and his cousin David Jason Jenkins have both been found guilty over charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap in connection with the assault on a gay man in Kentucky but not of breaking US federal hate crime laws.
24th October 2012
Senegal: Gay journalist jailed for stabbing partner 3
9:50 PM — A judge has sentenced a well-known gay Senegalese journalist to four years in prison.
Private life of gay former Tory MP and Thatcher aide under spotlight 44
8:48 PM — The personal life of the late Sir Peter Morrison, a former Conservative MP and parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, who was seen to be gay by several respected political commentators, has come under the public spotlight following remarks made in parliament by the Labour MP Tom Watson.
Lana Wachowski: I used to think there was something ‘wrong’ with me 16
5:34 PM — Co-director of the Matrix films Lana Wachowski, who came out as transgender earlier this year, says she almost committed suicide as a young adult because of her identity struggles.
Boris Johnson launches bidding process for capital’s Pride event 7
3:26 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson is inviting non-profit community based organisations to submit bids to run and develop Pride in the capital over a five year period under a grant agreement worth up to £500,000.
Stonewall appoints new chairwoman 5
2:37 PM — Jacqueline Davies has been appointed the new chair of stonewall.
Ugandan parliamentary speaker blasts Canada over gay rights criticism 71
12:03 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims that Canada has refused to grant visas for several of the country’s politicians due to its ban on same-sex marriage.
Minnesota: Anti-gay group apologies for Hitler remarks 6
11:02 AM — An anti-gay group in Minnesota who are trying to secure a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has apologised after one of its officials suggested that equal marriage supporters were using techniques similar to Hitler.
23rd October 2012
Kentucky: Relative gives evidence in gay hate trial
10:11 PM — A relative of two men charged in connection with a homophobic attack in the US state of Kentucky has said the two suspects laughed about assaulting the victim and said they did it because the man is gay.
Wales: Judge’s anger at light sentence for anti-gay neighbour 13
9:06 PM — A judge has spoken of his frustration after he was forced to allow a woman who has caused years of homophobic torment for her neighbours, to be given a suspended sentence.
Home address of Nick Griffin shared on Facebook 18
8:02 PM — Six days after he caused a media storm by tweeting the address of a Cambridgeshire gay couple and calling for a protest outside their house, the address of Nick Griffin has reportedly been posted on Facebook.
UK: Doctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage 20
6:34 PM — Medical experts say sniffing poppers, commonly sold in gay clubs across the UK, can cause lasting damage to the eyes.
Macedonia: Anti-gay attacks on the rise 14
3:42 PM — MEPs have expressed concern over an increase in homophobic incidents in Macedonia.
US: Research shows rise in teenage suicides from bullying 8
1:24 PM — The number of teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and homophobic bullying has increased dramatically over the past seven years, according to research.
French president accused of making U-turn on gay fertility rights 9
12:31 PM — French President Francois Hollande has been accused of dropping plans to allow same-sex couples access to fertility treatment.
22nd October 2012
Canada: Man waits 42 years to get apology over anti-gay yearbook photo 22
9:36 PM — A man in British Columbia who had a homophobic remark written next to his photo in his high school yearbook has finally received a formal apology from the North Vancouver school board – more than 40 years after the incident took place.
US: Bullied trans student gets suspended 18
9:20 PM — A transgender student in Maryland was suspended last week from school for getting into a fight after a fellow student allegedly assaulted her.
New York: Lesbian couple banned from wedding venue 20
8:52 PM — A lesbian couple in New York have filed a discrimination complaint after they were turned away from a wedding venue.