3rd October 2012
Russian court backs St Petersburg’s anti-gay law 15
2:32 PM — Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s second largest city of St Petersburg can continue to enforce its homophobic censorship law.
Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza should not be sent to the US, says UN adviser 24
1:07 PM — The UK government would be complicit in torture if it extradites anti-gay Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and his fellow terror suspects to the United States, a senior UN adviser has warned.
2nd October 2012
Missouri: 17-year-old pleads guilty to anti-gay attack 7
6:26 PM — A teenager in the US state of Missouri has pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge over the beating of a gay neighbour in July of this year.
Ukraine gives initial approval to anti-gay law 11
4:45 PM — Human rights campaigners have criticised Ukraine after the country’s parliament passed a draft LGBT censorship law.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza in ‘poor health’ ahead of extradition 34
2:44 PM — Lawyers for Abu Hamza have asked the High Court for an injunction so they can carry out further medical tests on the radical anti-gay cleric.
Sydney: Death of gay man ‘possible’ hate crime
11:09 AM — Police in the Australian city of Sydney are treating the death of a gay man in an apartment fire as “suspicious”.
1st October 2012
California bans teenage gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
5:55 PM — Campaigners and medical professionals have welcomed California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to ban teenagers from accessing discredited treatments that seek to reject an LGBT identity.
Russia: Pussy Riot appeal case delayed
4:13 PM — A Russian court has adjourned the appeal hearing of three activists from the LGBT-supporting punk band Pussy Riot.
Malawi: President Joyce Banda U-turns on gay rights 25
1:36 PM — Malawi's President Joyce Banda believes her country isn't ready to repeal a law which outlaws homosexuality, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
UK: Law on quashing consensual gay sex charges comes into force 24
11:41 AM — From today men with historic convictions for consensual gay sex can apply to have them wiped, as the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 comes into law.
28th September 2012
Sussex: Police commissioner candidates to be quizzed on homophobic crime 14
4:34 PM — Those hoping to become the first elected police commissioner for Sussex are due to take part in a hustings event on homophobic crime.
John Travolta wins latest ‘gay spa’ legal case 27
11:35 AM — Hollywood actor John Travolta has won another legal case over allegations about his private life.
27th September 2012
Brighton: Crimewatch appeal over gay man’s death
11:27 AM — Police investigating the death of a gay man in Brighton will make a renewed plea for information on BBC One’s Crimewatch programme tonight.
San Francisco: Gay rights campaigner pleads not guilty over paedophilia charges
10:33 AM — Veteran San Francisco gay rights campaigner Larry Brinkin is pleading not guilty to six counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.
26th September 2012
US: State to appeal against gender reassignment ruling for trans prisoner 21
11:12 PM — The Department of Correction is to appeal against a judge's ruling that a trans woman incarcerated in a male-only prison should be given gender-reassignment surgery as the only way to treat her condition.
UK: Police seek to trace man over anti-gay train station assault
3:20 PM — The British Transport Police is appealing for information after a homophobic incident at Haywards Heath railway station in Sussex.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza launches new appeal 49
1:48 PM — Abu Hamza has launched a last minute High Court appeal to avoid extradition to the US on terror charges.
25th September 2012
Minnesota: Court acquits HIV man in transmission case 16
6:27 PM — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV positive man who was accused of passing the virus to another man through unprotected sex.
Russian politician says being gay is a ‘bad habit’ that can be treated with prayer 42
4:39 PM — Vitaly Milonov, city councillor and author of St Petersburg’s homophobic censorship law, has referred to homosexuality as a “bad habit” that can be treated by fasting and prayer.
New York: Arrest in McDonald’s anti-trans attack case
2:30 PM — 24-year-old Jamar McLeod was attacked by a man who reportedly made homophobic slurs about his transgender girlfriend, Jaslisa Griffin.