1st August 2014
US: Judge doubles recommended sentence for Seattle gay club arsonist 4
11:55 AM — An arsonist who pleaded guilty to an arson attack on a Seattle gay nightclub has been handed a ten-year prison sentence - double the length of the sentence requested by the prosecution.
31st July 2014
US: Florida police arrest man for burning trans woman to death
11:40 AM — Florida police have arrested and charged a man for the violent murder of a trans woman in June.
30th July 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Gays will make you ‘have open sex with anybody’ 42
6:50 PM — Pat Robertson, who is well-known for criticising homosexuality, has claimed that gays will force people to have sex or else lose their homes and businesses.
UK: Paramedic who pretended he was gay found guilty of raping women
6:34 PM — A male paramedic who pretended he was gay in order to get close to his female victims has been convicted of rape.
Obama urged to fight for LGBT rights in Africa 6
4:33 PM — Two human rights groups have urged President Obama to bring up LGBT rights when he attends the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit next week.
Amnesty International marks first year of Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence with new calls for release 2
1:30 PM — Amnesty International has renewed its calls for the release of Chelsea Manning from prison, one year into her 35-year sentence under the Espionage Act for disseminating classified information via WikiLeaks.
29th July 2014
Athens: 10 police officers attack men for holding hands 63
3:23 PM — Two young men have reportedly been attacked in Athens by up to 10 police officers after they were spotted holding hands.
28th July 2014
Spain: LGBT people disproportionally affected by hate crime 14
5:26 PM — The majority of the hate crime in Spain so far this year has been motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity.
UK: Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for ‘a soft life’ 10
4:40 PM — Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.
27th July 2014
Concerns raised that Belarus may enact anti-gay law similar to Russia’s 17
9:57 PM — Concerns have been raised by the Equal Rights Trust (ERT), that Belarus may enact a similar law to that passed in Russia last year banning the "promotion of non-traditional sexual relations."
US: Police chief admits signing Tea Party leader up to gay dating and porn sites 4
8:48 PM — A police chief in the US state of Wisconsin has pleaded no contest to charges of signing a local Tea Party leader up to gay porn and dating sites.
26th July 2014
US: Florida man stabbed during gay hookup in cemetery 22
12:18 PM — A Florida man was stabbed five times during sex, while hooking up with a man in a cemetery.
X-Men director Bryan Singer dismissed from sex abuse lawsuit 5
11:40 AM — One of two sex abuse lawsuits targeting X-Men director Bryan Singer has dropped the charges against him.
25th July 2014
Michele Bachmann: Gay people want to legalise child molestation 79
7:21 PM — Michele Bachmann, who is famed for her homophobic views, has said that gay people want to sexually abuse children.
Pensioner jailed for repeated for homophobic abuse of gay neigbours 25
3:43 PM — A pensioner in Plymouth has found himself back behind bars, after breaching the terms of a suspended sentence handed down after he continually hurled abuse at his gay neighbours.
24th July 2014
Crime survey: Third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs last year 40
5:49 PM — A third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs over the last year, the Crime Survey of England and Wales has found.
23rd July 2014
Saudi man jailed and to receive 450 lashes over Twitter ‘homosexual contacts’ 50
3:04 PM — A man in Saudi Arabia has been jailed for three years and will receive 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to promote “homosexual contacts”.
Police force gay porn star to undergo enema to remove Crystal Meth from anus 57
2:03 PM — Porn star Bruno Knight has been arrested in California, after attempting to smuggle crystal meth into the UK.
22nd July 2014
US: Man suspected of killing two gay men arrested after police chase 1
6:48 PM — A man suspected of killing two gay men, and who was being hunted by Seattle police, has been arrested in the state of New Jersey.
Comment: Why we still need to fight against hate and intolerance 12
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.