22nd October 2012
US: Gay man falsely imprisoned by extremist church 25
6:00 PM — Four members of a church in North Carolina have been charged with false imprisonment over allegations that they held a young gay man against his will.
London: Gay councillor charged with assault
4:36 PM — Brian Coleman, the gay former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been charged with assaulting a woman in north London.
David Cameron: Hate crime levels are ‘appalling’ 45
1:37 PM — David Cameron has reaffirmed the government’s commitment in tackling homophobic crime and has described the current hate crime statistics for England and Wales as “appalling”.
London: Low turnout for hate crime vigil 32
12:13 PM — Organisers of Saturday’s London Vigil against Hate Crime say they were left disappointed at the low turnout but believe it was still a success.
21st October 2012
UK: Gay couple refuse to seek prosecution of Nick Griffin 65
9:09 PM — Michael Black and John Morgan, the gay couple on the receiving end of abuse from Nick Griffin, say they will not press for charges against the BNP leader.
20th October 2012
US: Same-sex marriage scam angers former couple who thought they were married 8
11:56 PM — A Florida man has spoken out about his anger at being issued an invalid marriage license by an Iowa courthouse, and says his case represents wider problems faced by gay couples who cannot marry in their home states.
19th October 2012
Peter Tatchell blasts BNP leader Nick Griffin over ‘smears’ 40
11:03 PM — Peter Tatchell has accused Nick Griffin of launching a “smear” campaign against him and the human rights organisation Liberty after he called on the British National Party leader to be prosecuted for remarks made on Twitter.
Kentucky: Bisexual wife of gay attacker testifies against husband
3:46 PM — The wife of Anthony Ray Jenkins has given evidence against her husband who stands accused of attacking a gay man in the US state of Kentucky.
BNP leader Nick Griffin defends gay couple protest remarks 80
11:15 AM — The leader of the British National Party is refusing to apologise for putting the address of a gay couple who won a court case on the internet and has said people have the “right to discriminate”.
US: Court official faces same-sex marriage fraud charges 1
2:01 AM — An investigation has been launched into the case of a court official from Iowa, who allegedly filed false documents saying she had married a same-sex couple from Florida, despite never having met the men, who had never travelled to Iowa for a ceremony.
18th October 2012
Manchester: Christian equal marriage Facebook case begins 37
10:03 PM — A Christian man in Manchester who was demoted after questioning the merits of religious same-sex marriages on his private Facebook page has taken his employer to court.
Far-right Greek MP filmed shouting homophobic abuse over ‘gay’ play 30
9:42 PM — An extremist Greek MP, who last week was captured shouting homophobic and racist insults at a theatre director in a YouTube video, has spoken of his pride at his violent behaviour.
BNP leader Nick Griffin urges supporters to protest outside gay couple’s home 115
9:16 PM — Cambridgeshire police has launched an investigation after the leader of the British National Party reportedly posted the address of a gay couple on the internet.
UK: Gay couple win B&B case against Christian owners 81
1:44 PM — Michael Black and John Morgan have each been awarded £1,800 each at Reading County Court.
US: Westboro Baptist Church loses appeal against Missouri funeral picketing restrictions 19
1:45 AM — The Westboro Baptist Church lost an appeal this week against a law in the state of Missouri restricting their protests at military funerals, which often contain anti-gay slurs.
17th October 2012
Madonna ordered to appear in Russian court for breaking anti-gay law 43
9:18 PM — Madonna has been sent a summons to appear in a Russian court for breaking St Petersburg’s homophobic censorship law, during her concert in the city, earlier this summer.
US: Cousins accused of attacking gay victim in a park stand trial 9
8:44 PM — Two cousins in the US state of Kentucky charged with attacking a gay man in a park have gone on trial.
Cameroon urged to release jailed men for wearing ‘gay’ clothes and for drinking Baileys 15
6:13 PM — The US, EU and campaign groups have strongly condemned Cameroon’s appalling gay rights record ahead of a court appeal involving two men.
US: Gay prisoner sues jail, claims another prisoner bit off part of his nose
2:16 AM — On Tuesday, a gay inmate of a Kentucky prison filed a lawsuit against a fellow prisoner, as well as the prison itself, claiming that he had part of his nose bitton off in an attack following days of harassment.
16th October 2012
Anti-gay church pickets funeral of lesbian US Army sergeant 34
9:25 PM — Westboro Baptist Church has attempted to disrupt the funeral of US Army Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson, a married lesbian soldier who was killed this month along with several other people in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.