27th December 2014
Egypt reduces jail time for men in ‘gay wedding’ video 7
2:30 PM — Several men who were jailed for appearing in a video which appeared to show a mock same-sex wedding have had their jail sentences reduced at appeal.
26th December 2014
UK: Transphobic crimes soared in 2014 11
1:37 PM — Transgender hate crimes increased substantially this year, figures show.
25th December 2014
Morocco: Two men imprisoned for three years for gay sex 325
7:08 PM — Just months after an international outcry which led to the release of a British tourist imprisoned there, Morocco has jailed two men for having gay sex.
24th December 2014
Canada: Anti-gay hate group leader found innocent of ‘mischief’ charge 20
3:29 PM — The leader of a listed hate group has been found innocent of a mischief charge, after distributing graphic homophobic leaflets at a Canadian university.
23rd December 2014
Luka Magnotta found guilty in murder trial 8
11:27 PM — Former porn actor Luka Magnotta has been found guilty in the murder and dismemberment of a Chinese student back in 2012.
Gambia: Three men arrested accused of ‘homosexual acts’ 25
11:23 AM — Three men have been arrested in Gambia accused of "homosexual acts".
22nd December 2014
Zimbabwean gay rights campaigners attacked and injured 3
7:59 PM — The leading Zimbabwean LGBT rights group has responded to reports that its members were injured after an attack on Friday.
LGBT magazine launched in Uganda to ‘reclaim the media’ 3
7:33 PM — An LGBT magazine has been launched in Uganda, in an attempt to "reclaim the media" and to promote acceptance of the gay and trans community there.
US: Police department apologises for transphobic tweet 1
4:15 PM — A police department in the US has apologised after being accused of tweeting a transphobic message.
Domestic violence charity’s tips for surviving Christmas at home
1:38 PM — LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow has released a guide to staying safe throughout Christmas.
20th December 2014
US: Army veteran avoids prison sentence after brutal attack on gay couple 43
4:21 PM — An Army veteran who beat a gay couple at a Pride parade in Austin, Texas will not face a prison sentence.
19th December 2014
Man used homophobic slurs against police to get arrested 1
5:55 PM — A man who drunkenly dialled 999 to get police to an Aldi car park before hurling homophobic abuse at them wanted to go to prison, a court has heard.
Grieving partner pays tribute to café manager killed during Sydney siege 3
1:06 PM — A man has paid tribute to his life partner Tori Johnson, who was killed during the 16-hour siege in Sydney.
US: Anti-gay pastor arrested for sexually harassing a man 33
12:59 PM — Pastor Gaylard Williams of anti-gay Praise Cathedral Church of God in Indiana has been arrested for sexually harassing a man at a lake.
Police search for woman in ‘unprovoked homophobic tirade’ on London Underground 11
11:17 AM — Police have released CCTV images of a woman they wish to speak to in connection with a "prolonged verbal tirade" of "homophobic abuse" on the London Underground.
18th December 2014
UK: Man jailed for five years over clingfilm bondage death 4
6:13 PM — A man has been jailed for five years over the death of a man covered in clingfilm during a sex game.
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker released from detention 2
5:39 PM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker from Britain to Uganda has been stopped.
17th December 2014
Egypt: Men accused of ‘spreading AIDS’ in bathhouse to go to trial 8
4:12 PM — Dozens of men who were recently arrested in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo, Egypt went to trial this week accused of "debauchery".
Plans to tackle under-reporting of LGBT hate crime 3
12:02 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new project to tackle under-reporting of LGBT hate crime.
16th December 2014
US: Appeals court overturns ruling that trans inmate must have gender reassignment surgery 33
6:49 PM — In a blow for a trans inmate, an appeals court has overturned a previous ruling which said she should be given gender reassignment surgey whilst in prison.