22nd July 2014
Comment: Why we still need to fight against hate and intolerance 11
4:32 PM — Patrick Cash writes on being the victim of a hate crime in London, and why we still need to fight against intolerance.
Man pretended to be lesbian online using stolen Facebook photos 1
2:33 PM — A man has been found guilty for posing as a lesbian online, in a bid to meet up with women.
Commons Speaker John Bercow: The Commonwealth must do more to support LGBT rights 27
2:06 PM — Ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tomorrow, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it is sad that some athletes will not be able to compete because they are LGBT.
Indian Government to wait for Supreme Court decision over anti-gay law 6
12:44 PM — India will take no decision on amending a law banning same-sex sexual activity until the Supreme Court rules, a government minister says.
Government rejects calls to posthumously pardon men convicted of homosexuality 50
11:34 AM — The government has rejected calls for convictions for homosexual acts to be posthumously disregarded.
21st July 2014
Guyana: Two stabbed to death by ‘jilted lover’ 1
6:56 PM — Two people from the LGBT community were stabbed to death in Guyana in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Lesbians told to ‘move or die’ following Michigan break-in 6
6:50 PM — Following a break-in during which their wedding photographs were destroyed, a lesbian couple were told to "move or die", in letters scrawled across a wall.
20th July 2014
US: Suspect wanted over Seattle gay murders arrested in New Jersey 5
11:36 AM — A man who is wanted in connection with the murder of two gay men in Seattle has finally been arrested in New Jersey.
19th July 2014
US: Attorney claims new evidence vindicates police officer accused of making ‘violent’ Pride arrest 1
1:14 PM — The attorney of a police officer accused of making a violent arrest at a Pride parade claims he will be fully vindicated by an investigation.
18th July 2014
Texas lesbian couple: Sue the bar that kicked us out for kissing 4
5:59 PM — A lesbian couple who said they were thrown out of a bar in San Antonio, Texas, are asking the city to sue the business for violating nondiscrimination laws.
US: Woman arrested for violently beating her 17-year-old lesbian daughter with a shoe 5
5:32 PM — A woman in the state of New Mexico has been arrested after allegedly beating her daughter with a shoe for coming out as gay, and forcing her to strip naked and masturbate.
Turkey: Highest court makes first acknowledgment of homophobic speech as hate crime 3
4:00 PM — Turkey’s highest court has ruled that calling members of the LGBT community “perverts” constitutes hate speech, in what is reportedly its first acknowledgement of homophobia as a hate crime.
Manchester police unveil new Pride-themed patrol car 18
3:00 PM — Greater Manchester Police have unveiled a new rainbow-themed patrol car, as part of a bid to tackle hate crime reporting.
Australia: Melbourne flags to be flown at half mast for AIDS conference after MH17 crash
2:13 PM — Flags in Melbourne will be flown at half mast for the entirety of the International AIDS Conference, as a mark of respect to AIDS activists who died in yesterday's Malaysia Airlines crash.
US: Chelsea Manning to receive gender confirmation treatment while in all-male military prison 1
12:11 PM — Chelsea Manning is to start treatment to aid her transition from male to female while in an all-male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, it was announced Thursday.
AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash 39
11:02 AM — A number of people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.
17th July 2014
‘Simon Cowell is gay’, claims N-Dubz Tulisa’s manager during drugs trial
7:04 PM — During the first day of former X-Factor judge Tulisa's drugs trial, the court heard claims that music producer Simon Cowell is gay.
Leeds: Police appeal over anti-gay assault at train station
3:03 PM — Police are appealing for information following a homophobic assault at Leeds train station.
Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out
2:08 PM — Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.
US: Second Baltimore trans woman found murdered since June 2
1:19 PM — Police are investigating the second murder of a trans woman in Baltimore, Maryland this summer, after a body was found in an alleyway during the early hours of Wednesday morning.