12th May 2014
Spain: Anti-LGBT incidents make up 40% of overall hate crimes 5
1:51 PM — Hate towards the LGBT community is the most common form of hate crime in Spain. Last year, 452 hate crimes were linked to sexuality or identity out of a total of 1,172 confirmed offenses in the European country.
UN study finds gays increasingly accepted in Philippines, but hate crimes remain a threat 5
12:15 PM — A study backed by the UN has found that while LGBT people have become more accepted in the Philippines, discrimination still persists.
9th May 2014
UK: Traveller fined for calling police officer ‘a gay boy’ 11
4:17 PM — A traveller who unleashed a torrent of homophobic abuse at a police officer has pleaded guilty in Kent.
8th May 2014
UK: Lawyer of X-Men director Bryan Singer attacks ‘absurd’ London-based abuse lawsuit 25
9:45 PM — Gay X-Men director Bryan Singer's lawyer has attacked the filing of a second abuse suit against him, claiming it is "replete with absurd factual inaccuracies".
US: Judges hear arguments in state appeal against gender reassignment for trans prisoner 3
6:18 PM — Attorneys acting for a US convict went to court on Thursday as state officials argued that her gender reassignment should not be paid for by taxpayers.
Dorchester Collection responds to boycott over Brunei ‘stone the gays’ law 50
5:42 PM — A chain of hotels currently the subject of a boycott because they are owned by the Sultan of Brunei has responded to plead that the boycott should end.
France: Lesbian daughter kidnapped by family after escaping arranged marriage 7
4:43 PM — A family who kidnapped their lesbian daughter after she fled an arranged marriage have been caught by police.
Ugandan man charged with breaking anti-gay laws granted bail 2
1:20 PM — One of two men on trial for breaking Uganda’s anti-gay laws has been granted bail.
7th May 2014
US: Philadelphia man strangled and bludgeoned during Grindr meet up 18
1:37 PM — A 25-year-old Philadelphia man was found dead last week after meeting up with a man he met on Grindr.
US TV host Jay Leno joins celebrities boycotting Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel 2
1:22 PM — US TV host Jay Leno has joined other celebrity entertainers in a boycott of Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel over country's "stone the gays" law.
Beverly Hills City Council asks Brunei Sultan to sell hotel amid ‘stone the gays’ law controversy 6
12:42 PM — The city council in Beverly Hills has passed a resolution condemning Brunei's law to introduce death by stoning as a penalty for homosexuality, and urged the country's Sultan to sell a hotel subject of a boycott.
Uganda: Trial begins of two men charged under anti-gay law 2
12:20 PM — The trial of two men in Uganda charged with engaging in acts "against the order of nature", under a new anti-gay law has begun.
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers pleads guilty to drug charges 3
11:20 AM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has pleaded guilty to drug possession, at Leeds Magistrates' Court.
6th May 2014
Human rights campaigners call for Brunei to be removed from the Commonwealth 21
5:42 PM — Human rights campaigners are calling for Brunei's membership to the Commonwealth to be suspended over its decision to introduce death by stoning as punishment for homosexuality.
5th May 2014
X-Men director Bryan Singer hit by second sex abuse lawsuit 17
8:29 PM — Gay X-Men director Bryan Singer is the subject of a second sex abuse lawsuit.
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.
US: Appeals court to hear appeal against gender reassignment for trans inmate 3
1:19 PM — A federal appeals court is set on Thursday to hear arguments from prison officials in an appeal against a ruling that an inmate must be given gender reassignment surgery.
4th May 2014
US: Man jailed for shooting trans woman he met on Craigslist 8
4:09 PM — A Florida man has been jailed for four years and nine months, after he shot a transgender woman six times with a pistol.
US: Suspect pleads guilty to setting fire to Seattle gay bar on New Year’s Eve 4
2:16 PM — A man has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge, after setting light to a Seattle gay bar on New Year's Eve.
3rd May 2014
Ireland: 16-year-old accused of stamping on man’s head in ‘gay hate’ attack seeks bail 5
4:25 PM — A 16-year-old who is accused of assaulting and robbing a man in an anti-gay attack is seeking bail.