21st October 2014
Report documents widespread anti-LGBT violence in Jamaica 21
7:00 PM — A report by Human Rights Watch has documented widespread discrimination against Jamaica’s LGBT community.
Paul Gambaccini to return to BBC Radio in November 7
5:39 PM — The BBC’s Paul Gambaccini is to return to the airwaves next month after a year away from broadcasting following his arrest over allegations of historic sex crimes.
20th October 2014
House of Lords agrees to make revenge porn a criminal offence 2
11:11 PM — The Lords agreed that sharing naked photographs of ex-partners should be a criminal offence.
UK: Slovakian woman ‘on the run’ after sham same-sex marriage conviction 5
7:44 PM — A Slovakian woman has reportedly gone on the run, after failing to attend her own sentencing for involvement in a sham same-sex wedding scam.
Anti-gay group protests to ban straight shirtless boy band in stilettos 12
4:42 PM — An anti-gay group has protested to block a boy band from performing in Kyrgyzstan despite that it currently has no gay members.
London: Bus driver tells gay couple to stop kissing or get off 66
8:30 AM — Transport for London are investigating after a gay couple said they were told to stop kissing or get off the bus after a homophobic rant by its driver.
19th October 2014
US: Hate crime charges dropped against teen who set agender student on fire 10
5:44 PM — Hate crime charges have been dropped against a teenager who set a gender non-confirming student on fire, as part of a plea deal.
18th October 2014
France: Artist punched in face over giant inflatable Christmas tree that looks like sex toy 24
5:28 PM — The artist behind an inflatable Christmas tree in Paris that like a sex toy has been punched in the face, after anti-gay groups stirred objections to the piece.
Giant inflatable Christmas tree that looks like sex toy destroyed by vandals 18
1:18 PM — An inflatable Christmas tree in Paris, that upset anti-gay groups because it looks like a sex toy, has been destroyed by vandals.
Philippines: US ‘will ensure justice is served’ after Marine charged with murder of trans woman 1
11:54 AM — The US Military says it will comply with a subpoena, after a Marine was charged with the murder of a transgender woman.
17th October 2014
EXCLUSIVE Crime Minister: Police haven’t paid enough attention to homophobia and transphobia 22
4:50 PM — Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker has spoken to PinkNews about how he thinks hate crimes are under-reported, and that anti-gay and anti-trans crimes have "not been given the rigorous attention" they need by police.
France: Plaque unveiled for last men executed for being gay 13
4:30 PM — A memorial plaque has been unveiled for the last men executed in France for homosexuality.
Sunday school teacher abused and claimed to ‘cure’ gay teen he threatened with ‘warlock powers’ 9
11:30 AM — A Sunday school teacher in the US state of Kentucky has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor under 18, after he threatended him with "warlock powers" in an attempt to stop him from speaking out.
16th October 2014
Uganda: ‘Toxic laws’ cause surge in homophobic hate crimes 11
3:26 PM — Uganda's legislation in the past 18 months has fueled repression and abuse of LGBT people
Home Office: 54% rise in transphobic crime 11
1:00 PM — Transgender hate crime has increased by 54%, new Home Office figures show.
15th October 2014
UKIP deselects candidate over ‘cruelty to sheep’ 88
7:16 PM — UKIP, which has stood by members who made homophobic statements, has deselected a candidate over cruelty to sheep.
Philippines: US marine charged with murder of transgender woman 25
6:16 PM — A US Marine has been charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender woman in Olongapo.
Shia LaBeouf: I was arrested in a theatre because Alan Cumming is too sexy 13
5:53 PM — Troubled actor Shia LaBeouf has blamed his arrest in a New York theatre on Alan Cumming being "sexy".
Republican advisor: Gay candidate Carl DeMaio could lose election over sexual harassment claims 3
5:37 PM — A former Republican advisor has warned that sexual harassment claims could cost gay candidate Carl DeMaio a victory.
US: New York trans woman ‘in critical condition’ after brutal assault 5
2:01 PM — A transgender woman is in critical condition, after she was savagely beaten in New York this week.