9th April 2013
Ugandan asylum seeker freed from Bedfordshire detention centre
11:52 AM — A Ugandan female asylum seeker, who campaigners claim was raped by her father, has been freed from a detention centre in Bedfordshire.
8th April 2013
Zambia: Gay rights activist arrested for ‘inciting indecent activities’ 1
7:07 PM — Zambian activist, Paul Kasonkomona, was arrested on Sunday following a television appearance in which he argued for gay rights.
France: Gay couple beaten in Paris for walking arm in arm 28
5:30 PM — A gay couple were beaten badly in Paris on Saturday, which campaigners say is symptomatic of a 30% rise in homophobic attacks in France since debates on same-sex marriage began.
5th April 2013
Sydney: Gay rights campaigner pleads not guilty to police assault charge 4
6:15 PM — A gay rights campaigner has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting police and resisting arrest at last month's Sydney Mardi Gras.
UK: Judges accused of asking lesbian asylum seekers ‘inappropriate’ questions such as ‘Have you read Oscar Wilde?’ 11
5:25 PM — New research shows LGBT asylum seekers are regularly being asked “inappropriate and insensitive” questions by judges.
Texas: Gay HIV positive student subjected to poster smear campaign 19
11:34 AM — Police in Texas have launched an investigation after flyers surfaced on a university campus detailing the HIV status of a gay student.
4th April 2013
UK: Hate crime charity welcomes Greater Manchester Police’s decision to record attacks on subculture groups 8
2:37 PM — Stop Hate Crime UK has welcomed Greater Manchester Police’s decision to recognise attacks on members of subcultures, such as goths, punks and emos, as hate crimes.
Greater Manchester Police to treat crimes against goths and punks as seriously as homophobia 12
10:27 AM — Greater Manchester Police is to become the first force in the country to recognise alternative subculture – such as “goths, emos, punks and metallers” as a recordable motivation for hate crime.
3rd April 2013
UK: Government think tank gives cautious response to Border Agency reforms
5:22 PM — The Institute for Government has commented on the decision to scrap the UK Borders Agency – which handles claims made by asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.
New York: Former LGBT community leader jailed for stealing more than $300,000
3:02 PM — The former head of an LGBT community centre in New York City has been jailed for embezzling more than $300,000 from the organisation.
2nd April 2013
Surrey: Man cleared over bus gas poison plot 13
5:21 PM — A man who claimed he became HIV positive as a result of sexual abuse by a “homosexual paedophile gang” has been cleared of planning to carry out a poison gas attack.
US: Appeals court to hear arguments around inmate gender reassignment case 2
3:56 PM — The US Circuit Court of Appeals is to hear arguments around the case of a trans woman prisoner who was granted gender reassignment surgery as treatment for her gender dysphoria.
Texas: Parents of gay teenage suicide victim drop school district lawsuit 8
1:13 PM — The parents of gay teenage suicide victim Asher Brown have decided to drop their lawsuit against their son's former school district.
1st April 2013
Arizona: Man jailed for homophobic attack on Phoenix City Council candidate
7:36 PM — A man in Arizona has been jailed for two and a half years for attacking a political candidate in a homophobic assault.
Wife of Uganda’s president denies Anti-Homosexuality Bill is designed for persecuting gays 27
4:51 PM — First Lady Janet Museveni reportedly told a delegation last month that the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is not for persecuting gay Ugandans.
US: Muslim caller tells TV host gay Americans should be beheaded 63
2:50 PM — The host of a phone-in programme in New York was left stunned after a caller suggested gay Americans should be beheaded in accordance with Sharia law.
Scotland: Friends fear Catholic priest who exposed sexual bullying could be sacked 33
10:52 AM — The friends of a priest who made explosive claims about sexual bullying in Scotland’s Catholic Church fear he could be sacked.
29th March 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Dan Choi’s $100 fine is a victory for him but he’s been left exhausted’ 11
5:31 PM — The decision of a judge to fine a gay former solider $100 for chaining himself to the White House fence is a “victory” for the “exhausted” defendant, says Peter Tatchell.
US: Gay former solider fined $100 for White House protest 10
2:54 PM — Former US Army lieutenant Dan Choi, who chained himself to the White House fence in protest over America’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law, has avoided a prison sentence.
28th March 2013
UK: Sexual abuse victim claims council would have treated case differently if father had not been gay 10
6:06 PM — A man who was sexually abused by his gay father and his partner claims the abuse was swept under the carpet by Wakefield Council.