24th July 2012
Nebraska: Hundreds attend candlelit vigil for lesbian after attack 12
11:36 AM — Hundreds of people have attended a vigil for the Nebraskan woman who had gay slurs carved into her skin and her home set on fire while she was bound inside it.
23rd July 2012
Attacked Nebraska woman ‘had anti-gay slurs carved in her skin’ 6
9:54 PM — A lesbian in Lincoln, Nebraska, has reportedly told police that three attackers broke into her home, tied her up and carved homophobic slurs into her skin. The 33-year-old woman, who has not been named, was treated at a local hospital after the early Sunday morning attack, police said.
New search rules for trans police officers and suspects drawn up 26
12:46 PM — It is all change for trans police and policing, as increased awareness of trans sensitivities sees new rules for searching suspects – both who can do the searching and how people should be searched – emerging in the last few weeks.
20th July 2012
European court to hear life tariff appeal for killer of gay men 41
11:01 AM — European judges will hear an appeal from three British murderers, including one who killed four gay men, that the 'life tariffs' on which they are imprisoned violate their human rights.
16th July 2012
Texas: Lesbian teenager leaves hospital after shooting 4
10:15 PM — A lesbian teenager in Portland, Texas, has left hospital three weeks after being shot in the head. Mary Kristene Chapa, 19, was seriously injured in the attack while her girlfriend Mollie Olgin, also 19, was killed.
14th July 2012
US: Three Atlanta men jailed for anti-gay attack 16
11:59 PM — Three men in the Georgia city of Atlanta, US, have been sentenced to five years in jail and a further five on probation for an assault on a gay man.
13th July 2012
Video: Help offered to LGBT victims of forced marriage 24
5:23 PM — The government issued a warning about the dangers of forced marriage, which often involves young people being taken out of the country on what they think are holidays, only to find themselves at risk, with LGBT people at particular risk.
Jamaica ‘not intolerant of gays’, assistant police commissioner says 29
3:50 PM — Jamaica's third highest ranking police official has said the country is not as anti-gay as "public hype" suggests, despite laws criminalising homosexuality.
MP received malicious anti-gay email after Commons assault 61
10:27 AM — A court in Yorkshire has heard how gay MP Stuart Andrew received an abusive message containing a gay slur shortly after he was assaulted in a Commons bar earlier this year.
12th July 2012
Chile’s president signs hate crime legislation into law 15
10:14 PM — Chile's president Sebastian Pinera signed anti-discrimination legislation into law today. The move comes after the Neo-Nazi killing of a gay man, Daniel Zamudio (pictured), in March. Mr Zamudio's killing shocked Chile and sparked a national debate on hate crime.
Queensland priest relaunches campaign against ‘gay panic’ defence 9
2:22 PM — A Queensland priest who started a campaign to have the 'gay panic' comprehensively removed from local law in Australia has relaunched his campaign.
London: Body found in gay sauna 38
11:53 AM — The body of a man was found at the gay sauna Chariots in east London yesterday.
6th July 2012
Feature: Decriminalising homosexuality in Belize 9
11:34 AM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to Caleb Orozco, the executive president of the United Belize Advocacy Movement about the bid to overturn the law in Belize which criminalises homosexuality.
5th July 2012
Texas: Police release sketch of suspect in fatal shooting of lesbian couple 3
7:09 PM — Police in Portland, Texas, have released a sketch of a suspect wanted for the shooting of a teenage lesbian couple in a park last month. Mollie Olgin, 19, was shot dead while her girlfriend, Mary Christine Chapa, 18, remains in hospital after being shot in the head.
Foreign Office human rights minister praises ‘Illegal to be you’ video campaign 7
5:17 PM — Jeremy Browne, the Foreign Office minister for human rights has praised a new viral video imagining a world in personal traits like hair colour or height were criminalised in the same way as homosexuality.
4th July 2012
Connecticut student ‘faked anti-gay harassment’ 5
6:10 PM — A lesbian student at Central Connecticut State University is facing police charges of faking claims of anti-gay harassment. Police discovered that Alexandra Pennell, 19, had been sending herself homophobic notes to get attention and sympathy from other students.
Zimbabwe: Gay rights group to be charged with insulting Mugabe 58
10:09 AM — Police in Zimbabwe have summoned the director of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe group and intend to charge the organisation with insulting the president, Robert Mugabe.
South Africa and Brazil demand UN action on gay rights 17
9:18 AM — United Nations ambassadors for South Africa and Brazil have demanded more action and discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity as part as universal human rights standards, and to combat hate crimes.
3rd July 2012
Suffolk: Man fined after threatening transgender neighbour 17
12:03 PM — A building worker in Ipswich has been convicted of what is believed to be the first offence officially motivated by transphobia in Suffolk.
Mexico City: Gay journalist found dead in elevator shaft 19
10:06 AM — Armando Montano, an openly gay apprentice journalist working as a summer intern for the Associated Press in Mexico City, was found dead early Saturday. He was 22 years old.