29th February 2012
Protesters urge St Petersburg not to enact anti-gay law 1
4:38 PM — The British Foreign Office is among a number of bodies and groups of protesters around the world urging St Petersburg not to enact the anti-gay law its legislature passed today.
Police appeal after gay teens abused in Hampshire gadget shop 48
1:18 PM — Police are seeking witnesses after a young gay couple were subjected to homophobic verbal abuse in shop in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
St Petersburg passes ‘gay propaganda’ law 8
10:51 AM — St Petersburg has joined three other Russian cities in passing a law banning the promotion of gay and trans identities among minors.
28th February 2012
Embassy protests today ahead of final St Petersburg ‘gay propaganda’ vote 3
4:09 PM — Protests are being held at Russian embassies around the world ahead of a final vote tomorrow by St Petersburg's legislature on its 'gay propaganda' ban.
Pub attacker who shattered gay man’s jaw jailed for ten years 32
10:35 AM — A Birmingham man has been jailed for ten years after he launched a violent attack on two gay men who had stopped at his local pub for a drink.
27th February 2012
Restraining order for trans teen who impersonated Katie Price 27
4:16 PM — A transgender teenager who impersonated Katie Price at a local branch of HSBC and stole thousands of pounds of her money has been given a restraining order against the former glamour model.
24th February 2012
Police appeal after Lancashire boy, 16, has jaw broken in homophobic attack 36
3:29 PM — Lancashire police are appealing after a teenage boy was the victim of a homophobic assault in the town of Nelson earlier this month which left him with a broken jaw.
Liberian senate set to consider anti-gay bill 23
2:44 PM — The Liberian senate is reported to be considering a bill today which would increase the penalties against gay people in the west African state, but there are conflicting reports of what sanction the crime would attract.
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.
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.
13th February 2012
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.
2nd February 2012
Guilty verdict for killer of gay teen Jack Frew 18
2:08 PM — A jury in Scotland has found gay teenager Craig Roy guilty of the murder of Jack Frew in 2010.
20th January 2012
Blackmail alleged at gay teen murder trial
1:08 PM — The jury at the Scottish trial of Craig Roy, accused of killing gay teenager, Jack Frew, has heard claims that the defendant was being blackmailed by the schoolboy and that the two had slept together.
12th January 2012
Sean Bean takes on trans role for BBC drama 75
10:10 AM — The BBC has announced Sean Bean will play a transgender character in an episode of its drama Accused, in a storyline it said was "untold on mainstream television".
15th September 2011
Two assaults in Liverpool’s gay quarter 6
5:05 PM — Liverpool police are investigating two attacks on young men on streets in the city's gay quarter. Police say there is no evidence yet that the assaults were motivated by homophobia but have sought to reassure the gay community.
20th April 2011
US student charged for lying about anti-gay attack 28
10:25 AM — A student who lied about being the victim of a homophobic attack has been charged with filing a false report. Quinn Matney, a 19-year-old freshman at the University of North Carolina, claimed that a man shouted anti-gay abuse at him and burned his wrist.
8th February 2011
Scotland sees huge increase in reported homophobic hate crime 12
11:39 AM — The number of reported homophobic hate crimes has risen five-fold in Scotland in the last five years. Figures show that there were 666 reported incidents in 2009-10, a substantial increase from 2004-5, when just 114 incidents were reported.
1st December 2010
Virginia politician says airport patdowns are ‘part of the homosexual agenda’ 62
4:58 PM — A politician in the US state of Virginia has caused bemusement by claiming that airport security patdowns are "part of the homosexual agenda". Republican Eugene Delgaudio is known for his strong views against homosexuality.