18th May 2012
Malawi: New president ‘to decriminalise homosexuality’ 103
4:06 PM — The Malawian president has said she will repeal the laws which make it illegal to be gay in the central African state, it has been reported.
Woman jailed for train attack on 16-year-old lesbian 70
10:08 AM — A 20-year-old woman has been jailed after she launched a physical attack on a young lesbian who had kissed her partner on a train.
16th May 2012
UAE: Two men jailed for alleged public gay ‘fondling’ highlight privacy issues 29
10:31 AM — Two men were sentence for jail terms and deportation from the UAE following a complaint from a member of the public.
15th May 2012
Portsmouth police crack down on homophobic abuse from passing cars 41
2:04 PM — Police in Portsmouth have launched a new operation to target homophobic abuse following reports of anti-gay message directed at people outside gay and gay-friendly venues in the city centre.
14th May 2012
LGBT Iranians to speak in London as four men sentenced to death 3
4:22 PM — An event launching a report on the way the internet affects LGBT life in Iran will be hosted in London this week, days after it was announced that the country was to execute four men on sodomy charges.
11th May 2012
Man who put up ‘gay free zone’ posters in London sentenced over al-Qaida material 65
6:13 PM — Mohammed Hasnath, the man fined for putting up stickers in east London declaring it a 'gay free zone' has been jailed for possessing material from terrorist group al-Qaida.
10th May 2012
Chile passes hate crime bill in the wake of gay man’s killing 13
9:40 PM — In the wake of a national outcry over the homophobic killing of a young man, the Chilean Congress has approved an anti-discrimination bill that outlaws discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender, and/or sexual orientation.
4th May 2012
Kenya: Government watchdog backs repeal of laws against homosexuality and prostitution 8
1:03 PM — The Kenya National Human Rights Commission has published a report calling for the decriminalisation of homosexuality and prostitution in the east African state.
Nikolai Alekseev first to be convicted of ‘gay propaganda’ in St Petersburg 27
9:58 AM — Gay rights campaigner Nikolai Alekseev has become the first man to be convicted under St Petersburg's recent 'gay propaganda' laws.
3rd May 2012
Belgium: Gay man’s death may be first to be classed as homophobic 16
4:49 PM — The death of Belgian man whose body was found this week may be the first to be treated as a homophobic killing under Belgium's new laws.
1st May 2012
Law to wipe gay sex convictions given royal assent 60
4:55 PM — The Protection of Freedoms Act, which will enable men to wipe the records of thousands of convictions for consensual gay sex under now-repealed laws, has received Royal Assent today.
Convicted murderer ‘killed neighbour after second gay advance’
12:27 PM — A convicted murderer has told a court he killed his neighbour, claiming he became 'very, very angry' after the man made a sexual advance.
26th April 2012
Iran believed to have executed a ‘gangster’ for engaging in gay sexual activities 27
4:51 PM — A young man described as a 'gangster' who is known only by the initials CH M was hanged publicly in Marwdasht, Fars Province, Iran, for allegedly engaging in 'sodomy' with another man.
Shadow foreign minister for human rights speaks out against Ugandan anti-gay bill 14
12:50 PM — The Shadow Foreign Minister for Human Rights, Kerry McCarthy MP, has spoken out against the ongoing persecution of gay, bi and transgender people in Uganda.
Man jailed for assaulting gay man and biting police officer 23
11:32 AM — A Nottinghamshire man has been jailed after taking part in a homophobic assault and biting a police officer.
25th April 2012
India: Man arrested for allegedly murdering friend who ‘forced him into a gay relationship’ 7
12:25 PM — Police in New Delhi have arrested a 20-year-old man, identified only as Wasim, who is accused of murdering a friend who he claimed continually forced him into a homosexual relationship.
24th April 2012
Straight Russian man cleared of ‘gay propaganda’ charge in St Petersburg 5
10:47 AM — A judge in St Petersburg has cleared the first man to be charged under the newly-created offence of promoting homosexuality around minors but convicted him of disobeying police orders.
20th April 2012
Northern Ireland: Homophobic killer’s appeal refused 11
10:06 PM — A man who was jailed for the homophobic murder of a gay man in Northern Ireland has been denied the chance to appeal the judgment.
18th April 2012
Comment: The gay community, the police and the question of trust 73
3:13 PM — Stuart Ross writes that police services need to continue rebuilding confidence with the LGBT communities, and communities need to challenge police by reporting hate crime.
Canada: Man to be charged today over murder of gay rights activist
2:03 PM — A man is due to be charged with second-degree murder today following the death of a popular gay rights activist.