15th January 2013
UK: Hate crime charity criticises Julie Burchill for writing ‘transphobic hatred’ 9
4:14 PM — Hate crime charity Galop has become the latest LGBT organisation to criticise Julie Burchill for writing a highly offensive article about the trans community in last weekend’s Observer newspaper.
Government to remove ban on issuing insults 46
1:52 PM — A Lords amendment proposing to drop "insulting" behaviour from Section 5 of the Public Order Act, which has been used by lawyers to prosecute both homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners, has won government approval.
UK: Defeat for anti-gay Christians at European Court of Human Rights 87
11:46 AM — Two Christians, who claim that they were fired because they wouldn’t work with gay couples, have lost their anti-discrimination case at the European Court of Human Rights.
Peter Tatchell accuses police of homophobic witch hunt against gay men 37
10:41 AM — Police in Manchester, Northumbria, and the West Midlands, are visiting gay men convicted of consenting, victimless same-sex behaviour and demanding they provide DNA samples, according to Peter Tatchell.
Canada: Vancouver Judge acquits brothers in attack on gay couple 15
5:16 AM — Two brothers have been acquitted in the case of an assault on two gay men, after a judge ruled that prosecutors had not proven they were the same men who beat up the men outside their Vancouver condo.
14th January 2013
Scottish trans equality charity warns of ‘rising transphobia’ in the UK media 6
2:57 PM — A leading transgender equality charity has warned of "rising transphobia in the British media” which it says could have a damaging impact on the mental health of transgender people.
South African arts academy claims it can ‘cure’ students of being gay 15
11:21 AM — A Christian arts academy in the South African city of Bloemfontein claims it can “cure” gay students of their sexuality and has likened its approach to a drug rehabilitation programme.
12th January 2013
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly mocks trans prisoner’s appearance and calls her ‘he’ 29
11:56 AM — Fox News hosts Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly have mocked the physical appearance of a transgender prisoner, repeatedly calling her 'he' and joked that she isn't attractive enough to be in danger of being physically assaulted in prison.
11th January 2013
Facebook post on anonymous Australian confession page boasts of anti-gay assaults 10
3:20 PM — An Australian Facebook page for anonymous confessions posted the story of a man who said he committed hate crimes, including assaults and robberies, by pretending to be gay.
South Africa: Campaigner links man’s death to homophobic killings 1
12:08 PM — A gay rights group believe a gang allegedly targeting gay men in Johannesburg may have started operating in South Africa’s capital, Cape Town.
Serbia: Court makes landmark ruling against homophobic discrimination 8
3:38 AM — A court in a city in northern Serbia set a legal precedent when it fined a man for discriminating against a work colleague because he was gay.
10th January 2013
Video: Bryan Fischer defends anti-gay evangelist who said gay rights brought Noah’s flood 8
4:37 PM — Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association has come to the defence of an anti-gay evangelist who is being sued for supporting a Ugandan bill to intensify punishments for homosexuality, and claimed that "the left" is trying to "destroy" him.
9th January 2013
US: Maine man could face hate crime charges for threatening gay men with a knife
5:42 PM — A man from Maine who asked another man if he wanted to join him in "getting" two gay men walking in front of them, before showing the man and his girlfriend a knife, could face hate crime charges as well as criminal threatening and trespass charges.
Witness accusing Big Brother star Jason Cowan of assault ‘thought he was gay’
4:06 PM — Former Big Brother runner-up Jason Cowan allegedly sexually assaulted a woman who had earlier thought he was gay, a jury has been told.
US: Judge rules Bradley Manning mistreated in military detention 2
2:58 PM — A gay US solider will have 112 days taken off his possible sentence on the grounds that he was subjected to excessively harsh treatment in military detention.
Peter Tatchell: Ugandan leader pulls back on ‘Kill the Gays’ bill? 1
2:02 PM — Amid fears that Uganda’s notorious ‘Kill the Gays’ Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be revived in parliament, the country’s Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, has appeared to distance himself from aspects of the proposed legislation.
Cafe owner denies speaking at Ugandan anti-gay rally, attempts to stop protest 17
12:50 PM — The owner of a Christian bookshop has denied claims that he is homophobic, and that he attended an anti-gay rally, in order to try to stop a demonstration which was being planned at the premises.
UK: Lesbian drug addict couple accused of torturing pensioner to death
10:34 AM — A lesbian couple are accused of torturing a pensioner to death in order to get his bank PIN details, Norwich Crown Court has heard.
8th January 2013
Michigan: Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by HIV-positive dental worker 9
7:17 PM — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former dental centre employee in Michigan who claimed he faced discrimination at work and was fired because he is HIV-positive.
Facebook removes page designed to out gay Ugandans 4
12:20 PM — A homophobic Facebook page aimed at outing gay Ugandans has been removed.