22nd February 2012
‘Gay Slayer’ Colin Ireland dies in prison 74
9:44 AM — Colin Ireland, a serial killer who murdered five gay men in the early 1990s has died in prison. Ireland, who was sentenced to whole life imprisonment in 1993 and dubbed the 'Gay Slayer', is reported to have died from natural causes aged 57.
21st February 2012
Northampton police seek man after anti-gay attack 12
4:16 PM — Police in Northampton have released an image of a man they believe was involved in a homophobic attack last month.
17th February 2012
Liberian senator tables ‘gay death penalty’ bill 64
1:58 PM — The former first lady of Liberia has reportedly tabled a bill which could make homosexuality in the country punishable by death in her new capacity as a senator.
St Petersburg lawmaker dismisses ‘fake’ mothers’ plea over anti-gay law 51
12:51 PM — A letter sent by the mothers of gay children to St Petersburg lawmakers asking them to reconsider their 'gay propaganda' law has been dismissed as a fake by a senior official who reportedly said "no one cares about offending the gay community".
16th February 2012
Police appeal over anti-gay Birmingham train abuse 63
5:26 PM — British Transport Police are appealing for information after a rail passenger shouted homophobic abuse at a another man in a Birmingham train station.
Builder fined for taunting man with cement penises 48
10:29 AM — A builder has been fined after subjecting a Bristol man to homophobic abuse and leaving cement penises on a wall outside his house.
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.