23rd October 2012
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.
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.