25th September 2013
Welsh Assembly Member says victims of domestic violence in same-sex relationships need more support 2
4:26 PM — The Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales, Rebecca Evans, has asked the Welsh Government to ensure that victims of domestic violence in same-sex relationships are not disadvantaged when it comes to accessing services and support.
Texas: Gay man viciously attacked after meeting man on phone app 10
3:34 PM — Police in Texas are treating a vicious attack on a young gay man as a possible hate crime.
Northern Ireland: Man stands trial for allegedly raping woman in a Belfast gay club
1:44 PM — A man has gone on trial for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of a woman in a Belfast gay club in 2010.
Downing Street protest in support of LGBT asylum seekers 2
1:27 PM — A protest designed to raise awareness of the plight of LGBT asylum seekers will take place opposite Downing Street on Friday, campaigners have announced.
LBC radio presenter Iain Dale to face further questioning over Labour conference scuffle 12
12:27 PM — Gay broadcaster, journalist and political blogger, Iain Dale is to face further questioning by police in connection with an alleged assault on Brighton seafront with an anti-nuclear protester.
24th September 2013
Video: Italian politicians stage kiss-in protest during debate over LGBT discrimination protection bill 7
6:10 PM — A political party in Italy interrupted a debate over an LGBT discrimination protection bill, to stage a kiss-in protest in solidarity with the LGBT community.
Australia: Gay man convicted of murdering partner with antique mannequin 6
3:39 PM — A gay man murdered his partner with an antique mannequin, a court in Sydney has heard.
Australia: Man kills boyfriend in truck accident 2
2:01 PM — An Australian truck driver accused of killing his boyfriend after he ran over him with a truck has been left “devastated” by what his lawyer says is “an accident gone wrong”.
US: Judge rules woman must testify against civil partner in murder trial despite spousal privilege law 5
1:18 PM — A judge in the US state of Kentucky has ruled that the wife of a murder defendant must testify against her civil partner, despite state law exempting spouses from being compelled to testify against each other, because of a lack of legal recognition of same-sex marriages in the state.
US: Gay black judge’s nomination blocked by Republican senator 4
1:13 PM — The nomination of a gay black Miami judge to the US federal bench has effectively been blocked after a Republican senator announced he was withdrawing support.
UK: Police destroy DNA records of men convicted of historic consensual sex offences 7
12:01 PM — Greater Manchester Police says it has now destroyed dozens of DNA samples taken from men convicted of historic consensual same-sex sexual offences, following criticism of the practice earlier this year.
23rd September 2013
Former Commonwealth Head of Human Rights condemns Sri Lanka over gay harassment 7
1:53 PM — The former head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth, Dr Purna Sen, has condemned the Sri Lankan Government over the harassment of activists campaigning for LGBT rights.
Man hit in the face with a bottle in homophobic attack in Edinburgh
12:49 PM — A man has been hit in the face with a bottle in Edinburgh in what police are treating as a homophobic attack. The 27-year-old man had been at CC Blooms, a gay bar in the city centre, before the attack, which occurred just after 1am on Sunday morning.
20th September 2013
Grindr to fight against Turkish court ban 1
6:57 PM — Popular gay dating app Grindr, which was banned by a Turkish court last week, is set to fight against the ban and get back online. The company has announced that it is working with Kaos GL, a Turkish gay-rights organisation, and campaigning group All Out to launch a petition to force the Turkish government to rescind the ban.
Anti-gay wife-beating former MSP Bill Walker jailed for 12 months 16
12:17 PM — A former MSP who said gay relationships are not in “any way equal” to straight ones has been jailed for 12 months after being convicted of attacking three former wives and a step-daughter.
19th September 2013
UK: Anti-gay Christian B&B couple receive death threats and website hacked with porn 85
10:55 AM — Two Christian guest house owners who prevented a gay couple from staying in one of their double bedrooms claim they have been the victims of abuse and have even had their website corrupted with porn.
18th September 2013
New York officials condemn alleged anti-gay stabbing as ‘horrific’
5:26 PM — Officials in New York City have condemned an anti-gay hate crime where a man was stabbed to death because a suspect allegedly thought he was gay.
Gay man jailed for attacking husband on wedding day following row about mother-in-laws 10
3:01 PM — A 22-year-old man in the northern French city of Alencon has been jailed for attacking his new husband just hours after tying the knot.
Gay MP Nigel Evans appears in court over sex charges
10:54 AM — Nigel Evans, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, has made his first court appearance after being charged with sex offences.
Amnesty report shows Germany, Czech Republic and Italy poor against hate crime 5
10:43 AM — Amnesty International has launched a new report in Brussels on the state of homophobia and transphobia across the European Union.