22nd April 2013
Kent: No further action to be taken over former youth crime commissioner’s anti-gay tweets 6
11:17 AM — Former youth police and crime commissioner Paris Brown will not face prosecution over homophobic and racist comments she made on Twitter.
20th April 2013
US: Second lawsuit filed against florist which refused to serve same-sex wedding couple 34
1:30 AM — A second lawsuit has been filed against a florist in the US state of Washington which refused to provide its services to a same-sex wedding, citing religious objections.
19th April 2013
Investigation into Iris Robinson’s ‘gay cure’ therapist taking place behind closed doors 6
4:40 PM — Investigations by the General Medical Council (GMC) into a psychiatrist whose work attempted to "cure" gay people, and who worked with shamed former MP Iris Robinson, are taking place in private.
Zambia: Gay rights activist claims police withheld HIV drugs 1
3:38 PM — A gay rights activist, who is due in court in May, claims he was denied access to his tuberculosis and HIV medication.
Zimbabwe: Campaigners mark country’s independence with call for LGBT rights
2:15 PM — With Zimbabwe marking 33 years of independence, campaigners are using the anniversary to remind people that the country is still a long way from securing LGBT rights.
UK: Thames Valley sees rise in recorded homophobic crime 5
12:58 PM — Thames Valley Police have recorded an increase in homophobic crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
US: Woman who faked homophobic hate crime given jail sentence 5
2:36 AM — A Nebraska woman who faked an anti-gay hate crime in an attempt to progress the gay rights movement, and claimed she was handcuffed, and had anti-gay slurs carved into her skin, has been found guilty of false reporting and sentenced to a week in prison.
18th April 2013
Governor of Montana to sign away obsolete gay sex ban 3
6:48 PM — Governor of Montana, Steve Bullock, will sign into law a bill that decriminalises gay sex, 16 years after the state’s Supreme Court ruled it to be unconstitutional.
UK: Court of Appeal to review sentence of man who burnt gay teenager to death 12
3:50 PM — The Attorney General's Office has told PinkNews.co.uk that a decision of a judge to hand down a three and a half year sentence for the killing of a gay teenager has now been referred to the Court of Appeal.
Gay police officer featured on Boston Marathon bombing Sports Illustrated cover 1
3:50 PM — An openly gay police officer of the Boston Police Department who was present during Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, has been featured in an iconic image which has been used on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated magazine.
European Parliament relaxes visa restrictions on Ukraine despite looming anti-gay bill 4
2:41 PM — Efforts to halt the European Parliament’s decision to relax visa restrictions on Ukraine, due to the country’s support for homophobic legislation have failed.
Gloucestershire: British Transport Police seek to identify youth over homophobic incident 7
1:41 PM — Police are appealing for help in identifying a youth after a train manager was the victim of homophobic abuse in Gloucestershire.
French President Francois Hollande condemns anti-gay attacks 17
12:56 PM — President Francois Hollande has condemned displays of homophobic violence in France.
France: 4 people detained over gay bar attack 8
12:00 PM — France’s Interior Ministry says four people have been detained on suspicion of carrying out an attack at a gay bar in Lille.
Peru: Father named ‘Hitler’ accused of setting his gay HIV positive son on fire 12
11:03 AM — A father in Peru has been accused of setting his son on fire after learning he was gay and HIV positive.
17th April 2013
Texas: El Paso Senator Jose Rodriguez urges repeal of sodomy law 2
4:34 PM — A Democratic lawmaker is proposing that Texas repeals an anti-gay law overturned by the US Supreme Court a decade ago.
European Parliament calls on European Commission to increase efforts against trans discrimination 7
1:21 PM — The European Parliament has asked the European Commission to step up its work against discrimination faced by transgender people.
16th April 2013
Westboro Baptist Church blames same-sex marriage for Boston Marathon bomb attack 89
11:39 AM — The vehemently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket the funerals of those killed in the Boston Marathon bomb attack.
Paris: Police arrest scores of anti-gay marriage protesters 20
10:36 AM — Around 70 protesters demonstrating against equal marriage have been arrested in Paris.
Hawaii: Judge rules in favour of lesbian couple turned away by B&B 6
1:46 AM — The judge in the case of a US lesbian couple who sued a bed and breakfast in Hawaii which denied them a room because of their sexuality, has ruled in favour of the couple.