4th January 2013
UK: Preacher who promotes anti-gay hatred offers student retreats for £120 62
5:55 PM — A homophobic Islamic preacher, who describes being gay as a “criminal act” and “evil,” is offering students the chance to go on a retreat with him.
UK: Killer escapes psychiatric hospital and heads for gay bar drag show 23
2:09 PM — A convicted killer who went on the run after escaping from a secure psychiatric hospital has been found in a Newcastle gay bar.
US: Possible plea deal in anti-gay Family Research Council shooting case 7
11:39 AM — Floyd Corkins, who is accused of carrying out a shooting at a US homophobic Christian lobby group, could be about to reach a plea deal.
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively to stand trial for ‘crimes against humanity’ 36
8:20 AM — An anti-gay evangelist will face trial starting on Monday for the first sexuality-based lawsuit using a statute which allows foreign parties to sue in American courts.
3rd January 2013
Scott Mills: I want to go back to Uganda — but can’t because it’s too dangerous 6
5:28 PM — Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills has ruled out returning to Uganda in order to make a follow-up programme about the amount of violent homophobia in the country.
California’s governor seeks to restore gay ‘cure’ ban 7
11:33 AM — California Governor Jerry Brown has now appealed a court injunction that has so far prevented the enforcement of a new law designed to ban gay conversion therapy for children.
2nd January 2013
Jim Davidson arrested by sexual abuse inquiry police
9:52 PM — The controversial comedian Jim Davidson has been arrested by police investigating allegations of sexual abuse. Last year, Davidson weighed in on the Jimmy Savile scandal by suggesting gay entertainers are more likely to be sexual abusers.
Ugandan preacher issues anti-gay New Year’s message at large-scale rally 16
6:37 PM — A preacher in Uganda decided to ring in 2013 by urging the country to pass its lingering Anti-Homosexuality Bill in front of a screaming crowd.
Pakistan: Uproar over homoerotic paintings of Muslim clerics 16
3:35 PM — An artist and college in Pakistan may be charged with blasphemy for publishing a series of religious paintings with strong homoerotic overtones.
Uganda: British producer of gay play has charges dropped 3
1:39 PM — A Ugandan court has dismissed the case against a British theatre producer who faced two years in jail for staging a play which featured a gay storyline.
Israel: Lesbian teenager attacked with stones in homophobic assault 7
11:35 AM — A teenage lesbian has been reportedly attacked by a group of ultra-Orthodox students in central Israel.
31st December 2012
Welsh local authorities criticised for failing to record anti-gay school bullying 2
10:28 AM — The leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood says there needs to be greater consistency in the way homophobic school bullying is recorded by local authorities in Wales.
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.