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.
US: Gay man falsely imprisoned by extremist church 25
6:00 PM — Four members of a church in North Carolina have been charged with false imprisonment over allegations that they held a young gay man against his will.
London: Gay councillor charged with assault
4:36 PM — Brian Coleman, the gay former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been charged with assaulting a woman in north London.
David Cameron: Hate crime levels are ‘appalling’ 45
1:37 PM — David Cameron has reaffirmed the government’s commitment in tackling homophobic crime and has described the current hate crime statistics for England and Wales as “appalling”.
London: Low turnout for hate crime vigil 32
12:13 PM — Organisers of Saturday’s London Vigil against Hate Crime say they were left disappointed at the low turnout but believe it was still a success.
21st October 2012
UK: Gay couple refuse to seek prosecution of Nick Griffin 65
9:09 PM — Michael Black and John Morgan, the gay couple on the receiving end of abuse from Nick Griffin, say they will not press for charges against the BNP leader.
20th October 2012
Gay boxer wins first fight since decision to come out 32
11:54 AM — Orlando Cruz has won his first fight since publicly declaring that he is indeed a gay man.
Minnesota student defends wearing anti-equal marriage T-shirt 131
12:11 AM — A student in Minnesota has decided to make her own anti-gay T-shirt to wear on campus ahead of the state’s public referendum on equal marriage.
19th October 2012
Peter Tatchell blasts BNP leader Nick Griffin over ‘smears’ 40
11:03 PM — Peter Tatchell has accused Nick Griffin of launching a “smear” campaign against him and the human rights organisation Liberty after he called on the British National Party leader to be prosecuted for remarks made on Twitter.
President Obama vows to protect LGBT rights in Daily Show appearance 22
9:28 PM — Taking aim at his Republican rival Mitt Romney, President Obama has said in a TV interview that he will not allow the US Constitution to be used to restrict the rights of LGBT Americans.
Poll claims 3.4% of US adults identify as LGBT 20
8:05 PM — The research was conducted by both Gallup and the Williams Institute and was based on interviews with more than 121,000 people.
France delays equal marriage debate 13
6:54 PM — French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has reportedly confirmed that the country's draft equal marriage bill will now be introduced at the later date of 7 November 2012.
Kentucky: Bisexual wife of gay attacker testifies against husband
3:46 PM — The wife of Anthony Ray Jenkins has given evidence against her husband who stands accused of attacking a gay man in the US state of Kentucky.
Attorney general apologises for suggesting gay people are a bit ‘weird’ 41
2:06 PM — The Conservative frontbencher Dominic Grieve has been accused of using “language of the 19th century” during an Oxford Union debate with the Labour MP Chris Bryant.
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw says he enjoys using Grindr for pranks 14
12:28 PM — Nick Grimshaw, Radio 1’s new breakfast show presenter, apparently is a fan of Grindr, and is said to have used the gay dating app with his best friend during filming for his TV shows.
BNP leader Nick Griffin defends gay couple protest remarks 80
11:15 AM — The leader of the British National Party is refusing to apologise for putting the address of a gay couple who won a court case on the internet and has said people have the “right to discriminate”.
18th October 2012
Manchester: Christian equal marriage Facebook case begins 37
10:03 PM — A Christian man in Manchester who was demoted after questioning the merits of religious same-sex marriages on his private Facebook page has taken his employer to court.
Far-right Greek MP filmed shouting homophobic abuse over ‘gay’ play 30
9:42 PM — An extremist Greek MP, who last week was captured shouting homophobic and racist insults at a theatre director in a YouTube video, has spoken of his pride at his violent behaviour.