2nd July 2013
US: Abuse charges against gay former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash dropped 10
6:25 PM — Three lawsuits brought by men who claimed former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sexually abused them when they were underage have been thrown out by a judge.
Greece: Gay rights campaigners appalled as health minister sanctions forced HIV tests 41
4:25 PM — Greece's new health minister has reintroduced a measure to allow the police to carry out forced HIV tests.
Singapore’s first out gay politician urges for repeal of anti-gay laws 4
3:13 PM — Singapore’s first openly gay politician says he is hopeful that the state will eventually abolish laws banning homosexuality.
South Africa: Lesbian found murdered and sexually mutilated east of Johannesburg 17
11:22 AM — A 26-year-old lesbian has been found murdered and also sexually mutilated in South Africa, reports say.
1st July 2013
UN condemns Nigeria’s Parliament for passing anti-gay law 11
1:37 PM — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned Nigeria’s Parliament for passing a law that further criminalises homosexuality.
Labour welcomes LGBT consultation but says government could be doing things now 8
11:28 AM — Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has told PinkNews.co.uk that she welcomes the government’s decision to start a consultation on the future of LGBT policy in the autumn.
28th June 2013
Lebanon: Human Rights Watch details anti-LGBT police brutality in new report 3
5:57 PM — A report issued by Human Rights Watch this week has revealed abuse, torture and ill-treatment of both trans and gay people by Lebanese internal xecurity forces, including physical violence, intimidation, humiliation, and forced confessions.
Blackburn: Family charged with attempted kidnap of lesbian
3:40 PM — A woman and five of her children have appeared in court charged with the attempted kidnap of a woman who was in a same-sex relationship with one of her daughters.
Maria Miller: I want PinkNews readers to tell me the biggest issues facing the LGBT community 84
3:07 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Culture Secretary Maria Miller says she is "proud" that equal marriage legislation is on track to becoming law. She also reveals a public consultation on where the government should focus its efforts next on LGBT policy will begin this autumn.
Ed Miliband: ‘The terrible death of Lucy Meadows shows the trans community still face prejudice’ 9
1:16 PM — Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband says he is “delighted” to be supporting this weekend’s Pride in London event, but adds the death of transgender teacher Lucy Meadows shows more needs to be done to end prejudice in society.
Trans teen forced to carry out sentence in Scotland’s most violent prison 13
12:27 PM — A transgender woman has been sent to Scotland's most violent jail after being charged with robbery and assault.
27th June 2013
Amnesty: Baltic Pride must be allowed to take place in Lithuania 1
3:44 PM — Amnesty International says a cancelled Pride march in Lithuania must be allowed to take place.
Sunderland: Homophobic attack report may have been false, say police
1:07 PM — Police investigating last week's reported homophobic crime attack on two women in Sunderland say the incident may have been falsely reported.
26th June 2013
Jamaica: Gay rights activist attempts constitutional challenge to anti-sodomy law 5
5:58 PM — A gay rights activist in Jamaica, was granted a court hearing on Tuesday, as he hopes to bring a constitutional challenge to the country's anti-sodomy law.
Vladimir Putin says anti-gay Russian laws are about ‘protecting children’ 30
2:04 PM — Vladimir Putin has once again denied claims that gay citizens are being persecuted in Russia following the passing of laws against ‘Homosexual propaganda’.
25th June 2013
Gay asylum seeker gives evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee 5
6:11 PM — A gay asylum seeker from Senegal has given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee about his experiences of going through the system.
Sunderland: Teen arrested following homophobic attack in chip shop
4:52 PM — Northumbria Police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a homophobic attack in Sunderland.
MEPs condemn attack on LGBT centre in Macedonia’s capital and cancellation of Pride event 3
2:37 PM — An attack on an LGBT centre in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, has been condemned by Members of the European Parliament.
Sunderland: Two women suffer homophobic attack by gang of youths 3
12:19 PM — Police are appealing for information after a homophobic attack in Sunderland.
Amnesty: Homophobia reaching ‘dangerous levels’ in Africa 15
11:54 AM — Human rights organisation Amnesty International says homophobia across Africa is reaching “dangerous levels”.