25th September 2012
Russian politician says being gay is a ‘bad habit’ that can be treated with prayer 42
4:39 PM — Vitaly Milonov, city councillor and author of St Petersburg’s homophobic censorship law, has referred to homosexuality as a “bad habit” that can be treated by fasting and prayer.
New York: Arrest in McDonald’s anti-trans attack case
2:30 PM — 24-year-old Jamar McLeod was attacked by a man who reportedly made homophobic slurs about his transgender girlfriend, Jaslisa Griffin.
UK: Christian anti-gay activist acquitted over Tesco leaflets 26
1:46 PM — A Christian activist has been found not guilty of a public order offence after he handed out leaflets for the group Christian Voice that criticised Tesco’s decision to donate £30,000 to this year’s World Pride.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza’s US extradition approved 38
11:30 AM — Abu Hamza had previously said AIDS had been sent as a curse on gay people and he also claimed that transgender people were cursed too.
Manchester: Vigil for PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes
10:19 AM — A vigil in memory of PC Fiona Bone, a lesbian police officer who was murdered in Greater Manchester along with her colleague PC Nicola Hughes, is taking place today.
21st September 2012
Israel: Lesbian couple awarded payout in landmark ruling 9
8:43 PM — An Israeli lesbian couple is celebrating after a judge ruled that a wedding hall could not reject their custom.
Scotland: Teenager apologies to TV weatherman for anti-gay abuse 15
8:24 PM — A 16-year-old boy has issued a public apology to a Scottish weather forecaster Sean Batty for posting homophobic remarks on his official Twitter account.
New York: Anti-gay razor attack at McDonald’s 10
5:32 PM — The New York Police Department is looking for a suspect responsible for a homophobic attack with a razor blade on a 22-year-old man inside a fast food restaurant in Manhattan.
London: Gay former Tory AM Brian Coleman arrested over assault allegation
4:35 PM — Brian Coleman, the former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been arrested on suspicion of common assault.
San Francisco: Gay rights campaigner arrested on paedophilia charges
1:37 PM — San Francisco police have arrested a veteran gay rights campaigner in connection with paedophilia allegations.
Manchester: Man charged with killing lesbian PC and her colleague
10:09 AM — A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the murders of a lesbian police officer, her colleague and two men in Greater Manchester.
20th September 2012
Manchester: Murdered police officer had been planning civil partnership ceremony
4:36 PM — It’s been revealed that one of the two female Police officers murdered in Greater Manchester earlier this week had been planning a future with the woman she loved and the child she was helping to bring up as her own.
CPS: New Twitter abuse rules following Tom Daley case 16
11:54 AM — The Director of Public Prosecutions is to issue new social media rules on abuse, after Team GB diver Tom Daley received offensive Twitter messages about his late father – and of a homophobic nature, earlier this summer.
19th September 2012
Scotland: Male nurse who pretended to be a lesbian has jail term cut 2
8:05 PM — A former male nurse who pretended to be a teenage lesbian and preyed on 49 girls on social networking sites has had his minimum jail term reduced.
18th September 2012
Berkshire: Gay couple take B&B owner to court 132
11:54 AM — A gay couple have sued the owner of a bed and breakfast after she refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.
17th September 2012
US: Trans prisoner may be given legal costs as well as surgery 3
8:03 PM — The legal costs of a trans woman incarcerated in a male prison, who has been allowed to have gender reassignment surgery whilst still serving her sentence, may also be eligible to have her legal costs covered, a court has ruled.
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail 3
12:47 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
Police investigate south London homophobic attack 1
12:04 PM — Police are seeking to identify two suspects involved in a homophobic attack which took place last month on Kennington Road near Vauxhall.
14th September 2012
US: Accused in brutal murder case said he did it to ‘make the world a better place’ 32
10:25 PM — Jury selection will take place next week in a case where the young lover of a Portuguese writer admitted bludgeoning him to death and castrating him.
San Francisco: Supervisor Wiener asked to ban public nudity in ‘cock ring’ row 64
6:56 PM — Gay district supervisor Scott Wiener says he is open to introducing legislation that would ban public nudity due to the increased number of men seen wearing cock rings in San Francisco’s Castro district.