21st September 2012
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.
Scottish footballer to stand trial over homophobic threats
4:27 PM — A former Hibernian footballer is to stand trial charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh.
Disabled man attacked in Manchester’s Gay Village 13
2:07 PM — A 26-year-old man with cerebral palsy says he is now too scared to leave his home after he was attacked in the city’s famous LGBT district.
Russian PM calls for the release of Pussy Riot 13
12:38 PM — Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for three members of the LGBT-supporting feminist punk band Pussy Riot to be freed.
Cleaner steals more than £30,000 from Derren Brown
11:43 AM — A cleaner has admitted to stealing cheques from the gay TV magician Derren Brown.
13th September 2012
US: Pro-equal-marriage sit-in trio found not guilty of trespassing
8:36 PM — On Wednesday, three people arrested in North Carolina for attending a sit-in for equal marriage rights, were found not guilty of trespassing charges.
UK theatre producer held in Ugandan jail for showing gay play 4
5:17 PM — The British producer of a play about being gay in Uganda is in jail pending his trial on charges that he had the work performed without official authorisation.
Iraqi police behind anti-gay killings, says TV documentary 25
10:08 AM — A BBC World Service programme has revealed that law enforcement agencies in Iraq are involved in the sustained systematic persecution of the country’s LGBT community.
12th September 2012
Aberdeen: Trainee lawyer found guilty of homophobic attack 11
6:33 PM — A second-year trainee lawyer has been found guilty of making homophobic remarks and attacking two students outside a nightclub in Aberdeen.