25th October 2012
Manchester: LGBT hustings for police commissioner candidates 1
12:56 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has announced that those running to become the first elected police and crime commissioner for Greater Manchester are due to take part in a hustings event for the LGBT community.
Kentucky: 2 men acquitted on gay hate charges 11
11:01 AM — Anthony Ray Jenkins and his cousin David Jason Jenkins have both been found guilty over charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap in connection with the assault on a gay man in Kentucky but not of breaking US federal hate crime laws.
24th October 2012
US: Judges hear gender reassignment appeal from incarcerated trans woman
10:44 PM — Attorneys representing a trans woman prisoner made an appeal today to a court in Richmond, Virginia, in an attempt to win her gender reassignment surgery.
Senegal: Gay journalist jailed for stabbing partner 3
9:50 PM — A judge has sentenced a well-known gay Senegalese journalist to four years in prison.
Private life of gay former Tory MP and Thatcher aide under spotlight 44
8:48 PM — The personal life of the late Sir Peter Morrison, a former Conservative MP and parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, who was seen to be gay by several respected political commentators, has come under the public spotlight following remarks made in parliament by the Labour MP Tom Watson.
23rd October 2012
Kentucky: Relative gives evidence in gay hate trial
10:11 PM — A relative of two men charged in connection with a homophobic attack in the US state of Kentucky has said the two suspects laughed about assaulting the victim and said they did it because the man is gay.
Wales: Judge’s anger at light sentence for anti-gay neighbour 13
9:06 PM — A judge has spoken of his frustration after he was forced to allow a woman who has caused years of homophobic torment for her neighbours, to be given a suspended sentence.
MEPs report Nick Griffin to European Parliament for tweeting gay couple’s address 10
8:59 PM — Just under a week since Nick Griffin caused controversy by tweeting the private address of a gay couple who won a legal battle against the owner of a bed and breakfast for refusing to allow them to stay, he has been formally reported to the European Parliament by Labour MEPs.
Home address of Nick Griffin shared on Facebook 18
8:02 PM — Six days after he caused a media storm by tweeting the address of a Cambridgeshire gay couple and calling for a protest outside their house, the address of Nick Griffin has reportedly been posted on Facebook.
Macedonia: Anti-gay attacks on the rise 14
3:42 PM — MEPs have expressed concern over an increase in homophobic incidents in Macedonia.
22nd October 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests that court assigns surgeon for her operation
11:59 PM — A trans woman incarcerated in an all-male prison in Massachusetts who was granted gender-reassignment surgery by a court has asked the state to find a surgeon, despite the need for her court victory to be upheld on appeal.
Canada: Man waits 42 years to get apology over anti-gay yearbook photo 22
9:36 PM — A man in British Columbia who had a homophobic remark written next to his photo in his high school yearbook has finally received a formal apology from the North Vancouver school board – more than 40 years after the incident took place.
US: Bullied trans student gets suspended 18
9:20 PM — A transgender student in Maryland was suspended last week from school for getting into a fight after a fellow student allegedly assaulted her.
New York: Lesbian couple banned from wedding venue 20
8:52 PM — A lesbian couple in New York have filed a discrimination complaint after they were turned away from a wedding venue.
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.