25th February 2013
Anti-gay Cardinal Keith O’Brien quits post following allegations of inappropriate behaviour 122
11:19 AM — Britain’s most senior anti-gay Catholic leader, who at the weekend was reported to the Vatican over historical allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving several male priests - has resigned from his post.
23rd February 2013
Male priests accuse anti-gay Cardinal Keith O’Brien of inappropriate acts and call on him to resign 244
11:49 PM — Britain's most senior Catholic leader, notorious for his anti-gay views, has been reported to the Vatican over historical allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving several male priests in Scotland.
Italy: British murder suspect thought to have targeted victims via gay chat rooms
9:43 PM — A man from London has been arrested in connection with the murder of a tour guide and the attempted killing of another man in Italy – with police sources indicating he met both victims through gay chat rooms.
22nd February 2013
New York: Police hunt for 6 suspects over anti-gay subway assault
6:10 PM — The New York Police Department are looking for six suspects in connection with an assault on a gay subway passenger.
Scotland: Two men jailed after stabbing father to death in row over alleged ‘poof’ remark
5:45 PM — Two men who stabbed a man to death in Glasgow after claiming he called one of their sons a "poof" have been jailed.
US: Hollywood restaurant sued by lesbian ex-employee over homophobic and racist abuse 1
3:57 PM — A lesbian who left her job as a chef at a Hollywood restaurant due to racist and homophobic discrimination has launched a lawsuit against the establishment and its owner.
London: Met police officers investigated for allegedly mocking transgender woman in Soho arrest
11:51 AM — The Directorate of Professional Standards has launched an investigation after Metropolitan Police officers were accused of mocking a transgender woman during an arrest in Soho.
21st February 2013
Northern Ireland: Bereaved mother appeals for information on death of her gay son 8
7:09 PM — The family of a gay rights campaigner, who died in February 2012, have appealed for information about his last movements, particularly regarding a possible homophobic attack on him the morning of his death.
US: Gay porn star arrested for masturbating on equipment at fire station 27
5:03 PM — A gay porn actor has been arrested and charged after he was found masturbating on equipment at a fire station in Louisville, Kentucky.
Source: Jamaican supermarket attacked by gang of gay men in drag 7
3:29 PM — A Jamaican newspaper has claimed that an attack on a supermarket last weekend was carried out by a group of gay men, some of whom were in drag.
Ghana’s president attempts to appease anti-gay critics of children’s minister 8
3:26 PM — Ghana’s President John Mahama has commented for the first time in the row over the country’s new children’s minister, with critics saying she is too sympathetic on the issue of homosexuality.
Australia: Gay kids bullied by teachers as well as other students says study 10
11:20 AM — A report by Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG), based in the Australian state of Queensland, says 70% of gay students have been bullied because of their sexuality, even by their teachers.
20th February 2013
New York: Gay man attacked on subway and called ‘faggot’ as other passengers look on 39
7:13 PM — A 23-year-old gay man was attacked while riding the New York subway with his partner, who said that other passengers watched while he was beaten.
Comment: The biggest challenge LGBT face is other people’s language 25
10:25 AM — LGBT youth volunteer Thomas Wales writes for PinkNews on the need for society to do more to stamp out homophobic language.
19th February 2013
France: Right-wing councillor accused of homophobic assault on gay rights activists 5
3:51 PM — Councillor Richard Jacob, a far-right local councillor in France has been accused of shouting homophobic abuse and physically attacking gay rights activists.
Manchester: Bisexual asylum seeker taxi driver jailed for raping men 12
1:18 PM — A bisexual asylum seeker from Algeria, who preyed on men in Manchester's Gay Village, has been jailed for seven years and ten months after pleading guilty to charges of rape.
Oscar Pistorius dropped from ‘It Gets Better’ South Africa campaign against anti-gay bullying 9
11:12 AM — The South African branch of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, which tackles anti-LGBT bullying, has severed its ties with Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius following his arrest over the shooting of his girlfriend.
18th February 2013
Cameroon: Lawyer vows return to defending gay rights despite death threats to his children 5
8:27 PM — A Cameroonian lawyer who received threats that his children would be "sacrificed" for his defence of gay people has said he hopes to return to his work in Cameroon rather than seek safety with his family in the US.
Peter Tatchell praises Muslim MPs for supporting equal marriage and blasts anti-gay fatwas 15
5:36 PM — A small number of Islamic clerics, who have been issuing fatwas against the decision of several Muslim MPs to vote in favour of the same-sex marriage bill, have been criticised by Peter Tatchell.
Michigan: Man apologises to police for ‘sucking on a dildo’ whilst driving 10
2:20 PM — Police in the US state of Michigan have arrested a man for “sucking on a dildo” whilst driving his car.