19th December 2012
Ireland: ‘Gay’ chef to spend 8 years behind bars for raping lesbian 6
11:13 AM — A 46-year-old man accused of raping a lesbian, having previously told her he was gay, has been jailed.
US Pentecostal churches blamed for homophobia ‘surge’ in Africa 25
10:38 AM — Extreme elements of the US Pentecostal Church are behind the ‘surge’ in homophobia across Africa, according to human rights groups.
18th December 2012
US: Anti-gay Christian radio host links Connecticut shooting to same-sex marriage 65
5:03 PM — Yet another anti-gay US evangelist is seeking to blame the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on America’s growing acceptance of gay equality.
New York: Body-building fireman acquitted of attacking trans partner 2
3:35 PM — A jury has acquitted a firefighter of several assault charges brought against him by his transgender ex-girlfriend – and in a twist to the story is now dating another transgender woman who herself was cleared of a fatal strangulation charge.
17th December 2012
Brighton: Gay couple left devastated and traumatised after homophobic attack 32
6:56 PM — Sussex Police are appealing for information after a gay couple were violently attacked in Brighton while holding hands on a street.
Uganda’s president: Gay people should not be killed or persecuted 26
4:44 PM — Uganda's president has said gay people should not be killed or persecuted as the country’s parliament runs out of time to pass the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill for this year.
Cameroon: Court refuses to release man serving 3-year sentence for ‘homosexual behaviour’ 14
1:24 PM — A court in Cameroon has upheld a conviction against a man found guilty of "homosexual behaviour" for sending a text message to another man.
Russian football fan club: Please, no gay or black players in our team 20
12:35 PM — A group representing the supporters of a Russian football team say they don’t want gay or black players in their team – but deny it’s got anything to do with bigotry.
14th December 2012
Source: Uganda’s anti-gay bill misses Christmas deadline as parliament breaks for recess 11
8:16 PM — Uganda’s Parliament has closed for the end of year recess without passing the country’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill, according to LGBT campaign group AllOut.
Brazilian student strangled to death with seatbelt in homophobic murder 10
2:25 PM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old student in Brazil, with one of the suspects declaring: “He wanted to kiss me and I wanted to kill him.”
Campaigner: Uganda’s anti-gay bill may not be passed in time for Christmas 7
1:16 PM — The executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda believes the Ugandan Parliament may break up for the year without passing the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Pope gives blessing to Uganda’s anti-gay parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga 90
11:32 AM — Pope Benedict XVI has been pictured giving a blessing to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a “Christmas gift”.
13th December 2012
UK: Former policeman accused of stabbing wife to death after revealing gay affair
5:32 PM — A court has heard a former Kent policeman told his wife she "couldn't compare" to his gay partner months before he stabbed her to death.
FBI: Anti-gay hate crime rising while other hate crimes fall 7
4:06 PM — The FBI has said that while hate crimes overall are declining in the USA, anti-gay hate crime are on the rise.
MSP blasts anti-same sex marriage opponent who warns of polygamy 14
3:55 PM — A claim that same-sex marriage in Scotland could lead to "sexual chaos" has been branded offensive by independent MSP John Finnie.
US: Trans model still loves ex-partner despite violent attack 3
3:07 PM — The trial of a New York fire fighter accused of attacking his transgender ex-partner in a hotel room is drawing to a close.
Peter Tatchell hails House of Lords’ decision to pass insults law amendment 12
2:27 PM — Peter Tatchell has welcomed the House of Lords’ decision to pass an amendment to remove the word "insulting" from Section 5 of the Public Order Act – which in the past has been used by lawyers to prosecute homophobic religious preachers and gay rights activists alike.
12th December 2012
Lady Gaga defies anti-gay Russian law and speaks up for LGBT rights 5
2:00 PM — A political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking legal action against American pop star Lady Gaga for promoting LGBT rights to minors during a concert.
UK: Home Office threatens to ban Ugandan politicians from entering Britain over anti-gay law 34
12:24 PM — The Home Office has indicated that if Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is passed by the country’s parliament, the UK may ban senior Ugandan politicians from entering Britain.
11th December 2012
Uganda anti-gay law protest takes place outside London embassy
9:52 AM — Campaigners have staged a protest outside the Ugandan embassy in London over the country’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.