29th January 2014
Amnesty: Ivory Coast authorities must investigate violent attacks against HIV workers
7:29 PM — Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Ivory Coast to investigate what it calls an "unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks", which have forced HIV workers into hiding.
UK: Brothers who were ‘having a laugh’ as they punched and stamped on trans woman, avoid prison 19
5:02 PM — Two brothers who punched, kicked and stamped on a trans woman whilst "having a laugh", will avoid a jail term, a court heard on Monday.
Nigeria: Trial of men accused of being gay suspended due to ‘mob justice’ fears 12
12:06 PM — Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have suspended the trials of 10 men accused of breaking laws against homosexuality over fears stones will once again be thrown at the defendants.
28th January 2014
Gay journalist undergoes brain surgery after hate attack in New York 3
3:09 PM — A journalist who suffered a violent homophobic assault on a New York street requires further surgery.
Labour councillor investigated over accusations of homophobic abuse towards fellow politician 27
1:45 PM — A top Labour councillor in Rochdale is being investigated over claims that he shouted homophobic abuse at a fellow councillor.
Manchester police branded ‘institutionally homophobic’ in damning report 13
1:38 PM — Greater Manchester Police is “still an institutionally racist, sexist, homophobic and disablist organisation”, a report has claimed.
27th January 2014
Pastor who helped woman flee US custody battle with lesbian partner appeals sentence 3
7:02 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of a US pastor who was sentenced for helping a woman flee to Central America to escape a custody battle with her lesbian partner, have filed an appeal against his sentencing in the state of Vermont, saying he should have been sentenced elsewhere.
Kuwait: Trans women arrested under law which bans ‘imitating the opposite sex’ 5
6:39 PM — More than half a dozen trans women have been arrested in Kuwait for "imitating the opposite sex", in the past week.
Ivory Coast: Security guard hospitalised after violent mob attacks office of gay rights group 9
4:55 PM — A mob has stormed the office of a gay rights group in the Ivory Coast.
UK man ‘relieved’ at having Ugandan anti-gay charges dropped 8
10:43 AM — A retired gay man from Kent who faced jail in Uganda for possessing a pornographic video has spoken of his relief after being deported to the UK.
25th January 2014
Blackburn family jailed for kidnap attack on sister’s same-sex partner 136
2:52 PM — Several members of a Blackburn family who were caught on CCTV attempting to kidnap their sister's same-sex partner have been jailed.
24th January 2014
MP Nigel Evans pleads not guilty to sex charges
5:51 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans denies committing sexual offences against seven men at a pretrial hearing.
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.
UK: Six relatives who tried to kidnap sister’s lesbian partner await sentencing
1:38 PM — Six members of a family, who admit to attempting to kidnap their sister's lesbian partner await sentencing in Preston.
Manchester: Calls to close off cruising site after man dies in canal 5
12:27 PM — A cruising site in Manchester may have to be closed off, following the death of a man who fell into nearby water, according to officials.
Ugandan boyfriend of deported British man ‘fears he will never see him again’ 3
11:41 AM — The Ugandan boyfriend of Bernard Randall, a gay British man arrested in Uganda after pictures of him having sex appeared in a newspaper, fears he will never see him again.
23rd January 2014
UK: Man lured to house and viciously attacked in homophobic assault by gang of three 14
4:14 PM — Three friends, who brutally beat a man in a homophobic assault in Cheshire, have pleaded guilty in court.
MP Nigel Evans due in court on Friday over sex charges
2:56 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on Friday for a pre-trial hearing in relation to several sexual assault charges.
Labour MP calls for parliamentary debate on Twitter trolls following Stan Collymore remarks 6
2:09 PM — Labour MP Steve Rotheram has called for a parliamentary debate on the problem of internet trolling, a day after ex-footballer Stan Collymore accused Twitter of “not doing enough” to combat racist and homophobic abuse.
Jury told Vicky Pryce ‘planned to out Chris Huhne as bisexual’
12:32 PM — The ex-wife of former energy secretary Chris Huhne planned to out him as bisexual in the media, a jury has heard.