30th January 2013
UK: Government minister Sayeeda Warsi condemns anti-gay east London ‘Muslim vigilante’ groups 22
4:00 PM — Faith and Communities Minister Sayeeda Warsi has condemned Muslim vigilante groups in east London – some of whom recently targeted a gay man with homophobic abuse.
San Francisco’s public nudity ban goes into force on Friday 13
2:00 PM — San Francisco’s public nudity ban will go into force on Friday – it has been confirmed by a US district court judge.
29th January 2013
Ireland: Gay couple kicked out of SPAR store by security guard for kissing 41
6:31 PM — A security guard in a store in Dublin allegedly called two gay customers "faggots" after they kissed.
Finland media boss fined for discriminating against lesbian newspaper editor 3
2:46 PM — The chief executive of one of Finland’s largest media companies has been fined for discriminating on the grounds of sexual orientation.
Frank Ocean due to press charges against Chris Brown over car park brawl 3
12:26 PM — Bisexual R&B star Frank Ocean will reportedly press charges against Chris Brown following an altercation at a recording studio in Los Angeles on Sunday night (27 January).
28th January 2013
UK: Finance director steals £170,000 from employer over ex-wife’s sexuality blackmail 3
4:28 PM — A man claims he was blackmailed by his wife into stealing £170,000 from the luxury goods firm where he worked, after she found out he had called gay chat lines.
East London ‘Muslim vigilantes’ homophobia victim makes contact with police
4:08 PM — A man who was subjected to homophobic abuse by a group of men claiming to be "Muslim vigilantes" has come forward to police.
UK: Catholics hand out 1 million anti-gay marriage postcards 75
3:09 PM — A million anti-gay marriage postcards were handed out at Catholic masses over the weekend.
25th January 2013
Russian national anti-gay law passes first reading 25
4:25 PM — On Friday, the Russian State Duma adopted the first reading of a homophobic censorship bill which would impose federal sanctions for the promotion of "gay propaganda".
London: Former volunteer antisocial behaviour mediator found guilty of abusing lesbian couple and sticking finger up woman’s nose 20
1:30 PM — A former volunteer antisocial behaviour mediator from Croydon has been found guilty of shouting abuse at a lesbian couple in a school playground and sticking her finger up the nose of a woman who tried to intervene.
London: Police make fifth arrest in connection with anti-gay ‘Muslim Patrol’ probe
12:44 PM — A fifth person has been arrested after a gang claiming to be Islamic vigilantes tormented members of the public, which included hurling homophobic abuse at a young man.
24th January 2013
Russia: Kaliningrad region approves anti-gay bill 9
6:47 PM — A bill forbidding "homosexual propaganda" has passed in the Kaliningrad outpost of Russia, similar to those passed in other areas of the country, which proposals suggested should be made national laws.
Gay chocolatier couple say they will leave Scottish village over homophobic abuse 44
6:00 PM — The entrepreneurs behind chocolatier Cocoa Mountain have said they will leave the village where they set up the business after receiving homophobic abuse.
US: Campaigners call on President Obama to legally protect LGBT workers 1
5:36 PM — Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees.
Turkey: Bishop’s killer claims he was subject to gay advances and receives reduced sentence 19
5:34 PM — A man who killed a Catholic priest received a reduced sentence, after telling the court in his defence, that the priest requested to have a gay affair with him.
Comment: A call for tolerance between London’s Muslim and LGBT communities 220
3:18 PM — In light of recent events in east London, Wais Islam, a former Tower Hamlets Labour councillor, says it’s important to remember the area belongs to people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions.
Amnesty International releases report on ‘horrid’ state of LGBT rights in Cameroon 1
2:03 PM — Amnesty International has renewed its pressure on Cameroon to change its anti-gay laws with a report released today.
Peter Tatchell welcomes ACPO response over police DNA sampling of gay men 4
12:59 PM — Peter Tatchell has welcomed a decision by the Association of Chief Police Officers to issue Chief Constables with new guidelines after it was revealed gay men were being forced to give DNA samples to police officers.
London: ‘Muslim Patrol’ homophobia YouTube victim urged to contact police
11:22 AM — A man subjected to homophobic abuse in east London by a group of men who said it was a “Muslim area” is being urged to contact the Metropolitan Police.
23rd January 2013
US: Worker allegedly sacked from Ashley Furniture HomeStore for being a married lesbian 9
1:29 PM — A married lesbian in New Jersey is suing a local franchise of one of America’s largest furniture companies for unlawful termination after a Christian supervisor allegedly said: “lesbos and gays would be judged.”