9th January 2013
Witness accusing Big Brother star Jason Cowan of assault ‘thought he was gay’
4:06 PM — Former Big Brother runner-up Jason Cowan allegedly sexually assaulted a woman who had earlier thought he was gay, a jury has been told.
US: Judge rules Bradley Manning mistreated in military detention 2
2:58 PM — A gay US solider will have 112 days taken off his possible sentence on the grounds that he was subjected to excessively harsh treatment in military detention.
Peter Tatchell: Ugandan leader pulls back on ‘Kill the Gays’ bill? 1
2:02 PM — Amid fears that Uganda’s notorious ‘Kill the Gays’ Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be revived in parliament, the country’s Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, has appeared to distance himself from aspects of the proposed legislation.
Cafe owner denies speaking at Ugandan anti-gay rally, attempts to stop protest 17
12:50 PM — The owner of a Christian bookshop has denied claims that he is homophobic, and that he attended an anti-gay rally, in order to try to stop a demonstration which was being planned at the premises.
UK: Lesbian drug addict couple accused of torturing pensioner to death
10:34 AM — A lesbian couple are accused of torturing a pensioner to death in order to get his bank PIN details, Norwich Crown Court has heard.
8th January 2013
Michigan: Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by HIV-positive dental worker 9
7:17 PM — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former dental centre employee in Michigan who claimed he faced discrimination at work and was fired because he is HIV-positive.
Facebook removes page designed to out gay Ugandans 4
12:20 PM — A homophobic Facebook page aimed at outing gay Ugandans has been removed.
US: Teen to be charged with plotting to kill gay teacher and black students in school explosion 14
1:50 AM — An Alabama student is to face court after police uncovered what they said was a plot to kill a gay teacher and six students using homemade explosives.
7th January 2013
Kenya: Police hunt gang accused of raping gay men 7
1:01 PM — Police in Kenya are investigating reports of a gang accused of blackmailing – and in some cases even raping gay men in the African nation.
US: Gay employee sues airline association after being called a ‘fag’ and ‘bone sucker’ 16
10:22 AM — A gay man in Washington DC is suing an airline association after he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a supervisor.
4th January 2013
UK: Preacher who promotes anti-gay hatred offers student retreats for £120 62
5:55 PM — A homophobic Islamic preacher, who describes being gay as a “criminal act” and “evil,” is offering students the chance to go on a retreat with him.
UK: Killer escapes psychiatric hospital and heads for gay bar drag show 23
2:09 PM — A convicted killer who went on the run after escaping from a secure psychiatric hospital has been found in a Newcastle gay bar.
US: Possible plea deal in anti-gay Family Research Council shooting case 7
11:39 AM — Floyd Corkins, who is accused of carrying out a shooting at a US homophobic Christian lobby group, could be about to reach a plea deal.
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively to stand trial for ‘crimes against humanity’ 36
8:20 AM — An anti-gay evangelist will face trial starting on Monday for the first sexuality-based lawsuit using a statute which allows foreign parties to sue in American courts.
3rd January 2013
Scott Mills: I want to go back to Uganda — but can’t because it’s too dangerous 6
5:28 PM — Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills has ruled out returning to Uganda in order to make a follow-up programme about the amount of violent homophobia in the country.
California’s governor seeks to restore gay ‘cure’ ban 7
11:33 AM — California Governor Jerry Brown has now appealed a court injunction that has so far prevented the enforcement of a new law designed to ban gay conversion therapy for children.
2nd January 2013
Jim Davidson arrested by sexual abuse inquiry police
9:52 PM — The controversial comedian Jim Davidson has been arrested by police investigating allegations of sexual abuse. Last year, Davidson weighed in on the Jimmy Savile scandal by suggesting gay entertainers are more likely to be sexual abusers.
Ugandan preacher issues anti-gay New Year’s message at large-scale rally 16
6:37 PM — A preacher in Uganda decided to ring in 2013 by urging the country to pass its lingering Anti-Homosexuality Bill in front of a screaming crowd.
Pakistan: Uproar over homoerotic paintings of Muslim clerics 16
3:35 PM — An artist and college in Pakistan may be charged with blasphemy for publishing a series of religious paintings with strong homoerotic overtones.
Uganda: British producer of gay play has charges dropped 3
1:39 PM — A Ugandan court has dismissed the case against a British theatre producer who faced two years in jail for staging a play which featured a gay storyline.