15th August 2012
Mennonite pastor charged with aiding kidnapping in same-sex child custody dispute 25
11:01 AM — A Mennonite pastor in Vermont has been charged with aiding in international kidnapping after he helped a woman flee the US with her child - because she did not want to share custody with her former lesbian partner.
14th August 2012
Police raid headquarters of Zimbabwean LGBT rights group 19
10:01 AM — A police raid took place on the headquarters of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) association in Harare over the weekend, in which police arrested 44 gay rights activists.
13th August 2012
Homophobic slur made on gay-friendly Midwestern church 5
1:24 PM — A homophobic slur appeared in a vandalised car parked outside a church in St Paul, Minnesota, where a service was taking place for an openly gay Lutheran pastor.
10th August 2012
Police in Michigan fail to take action against gay hate protest group 34
5:37 PM — Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, have said they would not be charging a group of Bible-preaching protesters who threatened to rape a woman at a gay event because no one came forward with a "specific complaint".
Digital traffic sign in Utah displays homophobic message after being hacked 22
1:25 PM — A computerised traffic sign in Provo, Utah was hacked on Wednesday, so that the display alternated between "GOD HATES GAYS" and "FOLLOW DETOUR".
Anti-homophobia march takes place at University of Alberta in support of assaulted student 3
11:03 AM — A fortnight after an apparent homophobic attack on a student from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, hundreds of locals showed their support for the victim in a march against homophobia.
9th August 2012
CPS ‘does not endorse’ barrister’s sexual health clinic question at ‘#porntrial’ 14
3:47 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has said it "does not endorse" a question by a barrister which presupposed that sexual health clinics were for people who had "riskier" sex lives.
8th August 2012
US: Montana man falsely claimed he was beaten in anti-gay attack 13
11:35 PM — A Montana man has admitted falsely reporting that he was injured in an anti-gay attack. According to police, Joseph Baken claimed that he was beaten early on Sunday morning by three men after entering a Missoula bar and asking where he could find a gay bar.
Gay former mayoral aide not guilty of extreme image charges at ‘#porntrial’ 77
2:41 PM — Gay former London mayoral aide, barrister and city alderman Simon Walsh has been found not guilty of five counts of possessing extreme pornography and one count of possessing an indecent image.
7th August 2012
Manchester: Nurse convicted of homophobic verbal abuse against policeman 22
1:50 PM — A nurse in Manchester has been convicted of homophobic abusing a policeman as he tried to break up a racially aggravated argument.
6th August 2012
‘Porn trial’ barrister ‘asks if sexual health clinics are for those who have riskier sex’
5:59 PM — A Crown Prosecution Service barrister has reportedly asked a trial witness whether people who attend sexual health clinics do so because they engaged in risky sexual practices.
3rd August 2012
Tom Daley gay hate tweet footballer arrested 297
12:01 PM — A footballer in South Wales has been arrested following an anti-gay tweet about Olympic divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield.
1st August 2012
Bid to decriminalise gay acts in Northern Cyprus at European court 11
6:00 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has registered a case to decriminalise homosexuality in Northern Cyprus, the last place in the Council of Europe where being gay is a criminal offence.
Call for policing guidance after Tom Daley gay hate and death threat tweets 51
4:53 PM — Following threatening and anti-gay tweets sent to young British diver Tom Daley, police have said they are currently forced to 'make it up as they go along' in Twitter abuse cases, as the 17-year-old behind the original message received anti-gay abuse from the public.
31st July 2012
Buckinghamshire: Police appeal over potentially homophobic attack 10
5:42 PM — Thames Valley Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses in High Wycombe after a man was physically assaulted and was thought to be subjected to verbal homophobic abuse in the early hours of Sunday morning.
27th July 2012
Belgium: Gay man killed at cruising spot 19
10:13 AM — A suspect is being detained by police after a 61-year-old man was found dead at a gay cruising area of a park in the centre of Liège, Belgium.
25th July 2012
Lords bill aims to pardon gay computer genius Alan Turing 28
4:55 PM — A private member's bill has been introduced in the House of Lords today seeking to pardon the gay computer genius Alan Turing, who was prosecuted for gross indecency in 1952 after a relationship with another man.
Australia: Extremist preacher bailed on Mardi Gras terror charge 16
4:09 PM — An extremist Muslim preacher has been bailed in Australia after answering charges for allegedly threatening a terrorist attack on Sydney's gay Mardi Gras parade and for possessing images of child abuse.
24th July 2012
Police appeal over Brighton man’s death 3
1:53 PM — Police are appealing for information after the body of a 63-year-old gay man was found in Brighton.
Nebraska: Hundreds attend candlelit vigil for lesbian after attack 12
11:36 AM — Hundreds of people have attended a vigil for the Nebraskan woman who had gay slurs carved into her skin and her home set on fire while she was bound inside it.