12th February 2013
Manchester: Dale Cregan pleads guilty to murdering Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes
2:52 PM — Dale Cregan has now pleaded guilty to murdering two police officers - one of whom was planning to enter into a civil partnership.
London: Serial thief who targeted gay men banned from every Soho public toilet 23
11:36 AM — A thief who preyed on gay men in London for more than a decade has been banned from every public toilet in Soho.
Uganda: British producer of gay play deported from country 3
11:21 AM — UK theatre producer David Cecil, who was charged with breaking Uganda’s laws in relation to his play featuring a gay storyline has been deported from the country.
11th February 2013
UK: Muslim TV stations criticised by Ofcom for airing hate speech 39
6:55 PM — Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, has criticised several Muslim community stations after they allowed Islamic extremists to issue hate speech – in one case – calling for the murder and torture of gay people.
Ohio: Mayor resigns after calling police officer ‘queer’ 9
6:15 PM — The mayor of a small southeastern Ohio community has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer "queer" in front of his colleagues.
Kent: Bisexual councillor receives death threat letter 6
10:31 AM — A bisexual Kent councillor has received yet more homophobic abuse; this time a hand-written death threat letter.
8th February 2013
Gay Cameroon asylum seeker assaulted by private security team at Heathrow Airport 9
5:59 PM — An asylum seeker from Cameroon, who has previously been persecuted due to his sexuality in his home country, claims he was assaulted by private security at Heathrow Airport.
US: Man gets 18 months for homophobic petrol station assault 2
5:15 PM — The attacker in a homophobic assault at a petrol station in the US city of Detroit in 2011 has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty.
Uganda: British producer of gay play faces deportation 5
2:04 PM — UK theatre producer David Cecil, who was charged with breaking Uganda’s laws in relation to his play featuring a gay storyline, faces deportation from the country.
7th February 2013
UK: Bisexual teenage father hangs himself in woods after being bullied 59
5:36 PM — The body of a teenager found hanged in woodland in Lancashire has been revealed as 16-year-old Anthony Stubbs, a young father who had reportedly been bullied for being bisexual.
Russian appeals court supports decision to drop gay ‘propaganda’ case against Madonna 3
3:27 PM — Appeals court officials in Russia have upheld a previous ruling rejecting a $10.5 million lawsuit filed against Madonna for allegedly promoting LGBT rights in the country.
Manchester: Trial of man accused of killing PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes begins
2:40 PM — Dale Cregan is due to stand trial today for the murders of four people, including a police officer who had been making plans for a civil partnership with her girlfriend.
US: Family Research Council shooter pleads guilty to three charges 2
1:58 PM — The shooter in an incident at the Family Research Council in August pleaded guilty to three charges, and admitted buying over a dozen Chick-fil-A sandwiches to smear on the faces of his victims.
6th February 2013
US: State finds six surgeons to perform gender reassignment for trans woman prisoner
1:37 PM — The US state of Massachusetts has found six surgeons willing to perform gender reassignment on a trans woman prisoner allowed to have the surgery in prison.
Gay Saudi prince convicted of murder will return home to serve his sentence 13
12:10 PM — A gay Saudi Arabian prince who was jailed for life in Britain for murdering his servant is to be sent back to his home country, sources within the British government confirmed on Tuesday.
Frank Ocean accuses Chris Brown of homophobic slur and for threatening to shoot him 5
1:57 AM — Despite saying he would not press charges, Frank Ocean has accused fellow singer Chris Brown of threatening to shoot him, after one of his entourage called him a "faggot".
4th February 2013
US: University unveils memorial centre plan for gay student suicide victim Tyler Clementi 1
2:47 PM — A university in New Jersey plans to create a centre named after Tyler Clementi, the gay student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to spy on him kissing another man.
Benedict Cumberbatch in talks to play Alan Turing in biopic 8
2:13 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly in talks to play Alan Turing, in an upcoming biopic about the gay mathematician and codebreaker.
1st February 2013
London: Sixth arrest in anti-gay ‘Muslim Patrol’ investigation
2:10 PM — A sixth man has been arrested over a video posted online showing a man being subjected to homophobic abuse by self-styled "Muslim vigilantes".
UK: Lesbian couple found guilty of torturing pensioner to death 21
12:30 PM — Two women in a civil partnership, said to be "drug addicts", have been found guilty of torturing a pensioner to death in order to get his PIN code.