28th December 2012
Turkish gay fashion designer receives bloody nose in Istanbul attack 26
4:10 PM — Gay rights activists in Turkey have condemned the attack on gay fashion designer Barbaros Şansal.
Maryland: Gay hairstylist viciously attacked on Christmas Eve 35
3:08 PM — A gay man in the US city of Baltimore, Maryland, has been left battered and bruised after he was attacked on Christmas Eve.
Ugandan bishop: I have never seen homosexuality in my country — only in Europe 53
11:12 AM — According to an Anglican Bishop in Uganda, same-sex relationships don’t occur in his country because “African sexual values are completely heterosexual".
Moldova: Anti discrimination law passes second stage of parliament 5
12:27 AM — An anti-discrimination law, which could mean that crimes against LGBT people would be punishable by fines, or prison, has passed the second stage of parliament in the Republic of Moldova.
27th December 2012
Westboro Baptist Church blames ‘fag marriage’ for New York Christmas Eve shooting 40
7:30 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church, is blaming same-sex marriage for the shooting dead of two firefighters near Rochester in New York on Christmas Eve.
UK: Sexual element linked to MI6 spy’s death 26
3:55 PM — The death of Gareth Williams was not the result of assassination by the security services, but instead “auto-erotic activity”, a police source has said.
Feature: The top international LGBT stories of 2012 3
1:16 PM — As 2012 draws to a close, PinkNews.co.uk takes a look back at the biggest international stories of the last twelve months.
24th December 2012
New York: Ex-model found guilty of murdering and castrating gay TV presenter 2
12:38 PM — A Portuguese former underwear model has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering and castrating a gay Portuguese TV presenter.
21st December 2012
New Hampshire’s first transgender representative signals fight back to office 2
4:57 PM — A transgender New Hampshire state representative, who resigned last month, says she will stand again for election next year.
20th December 2012
Interview: Gay couple hope to find closure in 2013 following Christian anti-gay B&B case 34
10:41 AM — Despite winning a legal case against the homophobic owner of a bed and breakfast – John Morgan and Michael Black say they won’t have complete closure until it is settled at the Court of Appeal.
US: Judge approves legal fees for trans woman prisoner, denies personal costs 2
2:36 AM — A US judge has approved the payment of legal fees to the lawyers representing a trans woman prisoner, who is to be allowed gender-reassignment surgery as treatment for her gender dysphoria.
19th December 2012
Brighton: Police launch special website into gay man’s murder 7
7:11 PM — A website to assist Sussex Police in tracing a suspect being sought over the unsolved murder of a Brighton gay man has been set up by the force.
New York: Gay hospital worker jumps in front of train after paedophilia charges 13
4:01 PM — A man who was one of the first gay people to marry on top of the Empire State Building has been hit by a subway train just hours after he was bailed in relation to indecent images of children.
Moscow: Gay rights campaigners attacked outside Russian Parliament 1
2:56 PM — Gay rights campaigners have been attacked outside the Russian Parliament as lawmakers debate passing a federal homophobic law.
US: Republican Todd Akin pushes for homophobic ‘licence to bully’ law 44
1:57 PM — Missouri Republican Representative Todd Akin is giving one last push to an anti-gay bill before leaving the US House of Representatives.
Ireland: ‘Gay’ chef to spend 8 years behind bars for raping lesbian 6
11:13 AM — A 46-year-old man accused of raping a lesbian, having previously told her he was gay, has been jailed.
US Pentecostal churches blamed for homophobia ‘surge’ in Africa 25
10:38 AM — Extreme elements of the US Pentecostal Church are behind the ‘surge’ in homophobia across Africa, according to human rights groups.
18th December 2012
US: Anti-gay Christian radio host links Connecticut shooting to same-sex marriage 65
5:03 PM — Yet another anti-gay US evangelist is seeking to blame the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on America’s growing acceptance of gay equality.
New York: Body-building fireman acquitted of attacking trans partner 2
3:35 PM — A jury has acquitted a firefighter of several assault charges brought against him by his transgender ex-girlfriend – and in a twist to the story is now dating another transgender woman who herself was cleared of a fatal strangulation charge.
17th December 2012
Brighton: Gay couple left devastated and traumatised after homophobic attack 32
6:56 PM — Sussex Police are appealing for information after a gay couple were violently attacked in Brighton while holding hands on a street.