17th January 2013
Yvette Cooper warns against ‘unfair’ police DNA targeting of gay men 15
6:43 PM — Labour’s shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says she is concerned by allegations of gay men being forced to give DNA samples to police officers.
New York: Gay man accuses police officers of carrying out homophobic attack 7
6:00 PM — The New York City Police Department is launching an investigation into some of its own officers after a gay man claimed he was beaten up by cops.
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore attacks PinkNews 87
1:55 PM — Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore has launched an outspoken attack on PinkNews after it published a story about the killing of a trans woman in Brazil.
Louisiana: Gay couple and friends assaulted at Barbra Streisand movie screening 17
11:24 AM — A Louisiana man says he and his partner were attacked at a movie cinema because of their sexual orientation.
16th January 2013
Former prime minister of Singapore hears sermon of anti-gay pastor 13
6:23 PM — The pastor of a megachurch in Singapore has used a religious service as a platform to rally his audience, which included a former prime minister, to support the current ban on gay sex.
Manchester: Police apologise to gay former soldier over DNA sampling 28
5:05 PM — A former soldier who denounced the Greater Manchester Police for taking a DNA sample from him because of a consensual gay sex act in 1983 has received a formal apology.
US: Gay solider Bradley Manning’s legal team to focus on delays at hearing 15
4:05 PM — A gay US Army private charged with sending US secrets to WikiLeaks is attending a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday and contends that lengthy delays have violated his right to a speedy trial.
Reports: Brazilian transwoman shot dead 54
3:28 PM — It's being reported that a transwoman has been shot dead in Brazil.
US: Man facing hate crime charge for spraying anti-gay graffiti
3:19 PM — A man from Southern California is facing felony hate crime charges, after officers caught him spray painting an anti-gay slur on campus buildings of his university.
Hampshire Constabulary Chief receives Stonewall ‘Champion of the Year’ award 1
1:33 PM — The Chief Constable for Hampshire's Constabulary has been named Stonewall's Individual Champion of the Year for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Maine: Transwoman receives honourable discharge from US Marines 3
1:08 PM — A transgender woman who went absent without leave from the US Military 31 years ago has received an honourable discharge.
South African student defends gay ‘cure’ college and says she’s no longer a lesbian 20
11:48 AM — A student has defended a South African arts academy and claims that it helped “cure” her of being a lesbian.
15th January 2013
Maryland: Anti-gay Republican blames same-sex marriage for alcohol abuse 32
7:05 PM — A Republican Maryland politician says legislators who voted for the state’s same-sex marriage bill contributed to his alcohol abuse.
Georgian prosecutors report gay ‘honey trap’ network in military police 5
4:35 PM — Military prosecutors in Georgia have reported that they are investigating a network formed to blackmail celebrities by filming them having gay relationships.
UK: Hate crime charity criticises Julie Burchill for writing ‘transphobic hatred’ 9
4:14 PM — Hate crime charity Galop has become the latest LGBT organisation to criticise Julie Burchill for writing a highly offensive article about the trans community in last weekend’s Observer newspaper.
Government to remove ban on issuing insults 46
1:52 PM — A Lords amendment proposing to drop "insulting" behaviour from Section 5 of the Public Order Act, which has been used by lawyers to prosecute both homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners, has won government approval.
UK: Defeat for anti-gay Christians at European Court of Human Rights 87
11:46 AM — Two Christians, who claim that they were fired because they wouldn’t work with gay couples, have lost their anti-discrimination case at the European Court of Human Rights.
Peter Tatchell accuses police of homophobic witch hunt against gay men 37
10:41 AM — Police in Manchester, Northumbria, and the West Midlands, are visiting gay men convicted of consenting, victimless same-sex behaviour and demanding they provide DNA samples, according to Peter Tatchell.
Canada: Vancouver Judge acquits brothers in attack on gay couple 15
5:16 AM — Two brothers have been acquitted in the case of an assault on two gay men, after a judge ruled that prosecutors had not proven they were the same men who beat up the men outside their Vancouver condo.
14th January 2013
Scottish trans equality charity warns of ‘rising transphobia’ in the UK media 6
2:57 PM — A leading transgender equality charity has warned of "rising transphobia in the British media” which it says could have a damaging impact on the mental health of transgender people.