14th February 2012
Hate crime conviction rate rises in England and Wales
2:21 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service's latest report on hate crime figures shows that the rate of successful prosecutions for hate crimes in England and Wales rose in 2011 along with the total number of incidents referred to it.
Gaydar’s £300,000 fraudster must repay £2 this month 9
10:58 AM — A man who was jailed after trawling Gaydar to steal from gay men must immediately repay only £2 of the £300,000 he acquired and forfeit any future windfalls when he leaves prison.
13th February 2012
Malta: Lesbian assault victims ‘to be charged with breaching peace’ 16
3:19 PM — The lesbian victims of an assault which led the prime minister to promise new hate crime laws now face charges themselves, reports say.
Man who ‘did not remember’ anti-gay attack sentenced 11
2:11 PM — A man who repeatedly pushed a gay couple to the ground as they tried to make their way home in Cumbria told a court he had no recollection of the attack.
South Africa: Four in court over gay club owner’s death
12:05 PM — Four men are due to appear in Cape Town Magistrate's Court today following after the owner of a gay nightclub was found dead.
Homophobic graffiti man jailed in east London 74
10:28 AM — A man who daubed a housing block in London's Shadwell with homophobic graffiti has been jailed for eight weeks.
10th February 2012
Street preacher cleared of anti-gay verbal abuse charge 248
3:42 PM — A street preacher in Somerset has been cleared over charges he verbally abused a gay couple in a town centre.
Jail for gay hate leaflet men 248
3:09 PM — Three Muslim men from Derby have been jailed for distributing leaflets intended to stir up hatred against gays.
Trial begins for ‘gays burn in hell’ street preacher
2:17 PM — A street preacher has appeared in court in Somerset on charges of verbally abusing a gay couple. Michael Overd, 47, from Creech St Michael in Somerset, allegedly told Craig Manning and Craig Nichol that they were “evil” and would “burn in hell”.
Prison for anti-gay Kent bathroom attacker 4
12:06 PM — A man has been jailed after he climbed up a drainpipe and into a gay man's bathroom to attack him.
Gay hate leaflet men to be sentenced today 16
9:47 AM — Three men found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation are expected to be sentenced today in Derby.
9th February 2012
Ugandan government ‘does not support’ anti-gay bill 24
12:48 PM — The Ugandan government has distanced itself from the infamous bill which was reintroduced this week saying: "The facilitation of this debate should not be confused for the government's support for this bill."
Swedish anti-gay flyers not covered by free speech 17
11:41 AM — The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the conviction of four Swedish men who handed out leaflets to children which said being gay was "morally destructive" and that the "homosexual lobby" was trying to suppress paedophilia.
Man charged over burn assault at Leicester gay pub
11:02 AM — A man will appear in at a court next week charged with a burn attack at a gay pub in Leicester last year.
8th February 2012
St Petersburg anti-gay law passes second reading 17
3:28 PM — A third reading would mean St Petersburg would join other Russian regions including Ryazan and Arkhangelsk in forbidding the promotion of homosexuality in public.
Northern Cyprus: No charges yet on gay sex arrests 13
12:47 PM — An advisor to the leader in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus has said today that no charges have yet been brought against two men arrested for committing gay acts.
7th February 2012
Ugandan gay death penalty bill back in parliament 31
4:18 PM — An infamous gay death penalty bill has been reintroduced to the Ugandan parliament today.
Malta considers hate crimes after bus attack on lesbians 10
11:35 AM — An off-duty Maltese bus driver has been charged after physically attacking two lesbian fellow passengers, reportedly for kissing. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has reportedly now issued instructions to strengthen Malta's laws.
6th February 2012
Lesbians in rural train ‘attack’ after kiss
11:57 AM — A court has heard claims that a 16-year-old lesbian in Sussex was attacked on a train after kissing her girlfriend.
3rd February 2012
Gay verger ‘shocked’ by woman’s sexual assault claim
4:46 PM — A gay verger told a court today he had "no wish" to touch the breasts of a woman he stands accused of sexually assaulting at Wakefield Cathedral.