1st May 2012
Law to wipe gay sex convictions given royal assent 60
4:55 PM — The Protection of Freedoms Act, which will enable men to wipe the records of thousands of convictions for consensual gay sex under now-repealed laws, has received Royal Assent today.
Convicted murderer ‘killed neighbour after second gay advance’
12:27 PM — A convicted murderer has told a court he killed his neighbour, claiming he became 'very, very angry' after the man made a sexual advance.
26th April 2012
Man jailed for assaulting gay man and biting police officer 23
11:32 AM — A Nottinghamshire man has been jailed after taking part in a homophobic assault and biting a police officer.
24th April 2012
Straight Russian man cleared of ‘gay propaganda’ charge in St Petersburg 5
10:47 AM — A judge in St Petersburg has cleared the first man to be charged under the newly-created offence of promoting homosexuality around minors but convicted him of disobeying police orders.
18th April 2012
Iranian cleric criticises western laws allowing ‘disgusting’ gay acts 54
5:20 PM — An Iranian cleric has described gay men and the politicians who pass laws protecting them as being 'worse than pigs and dogs'.
Comment: The gay community, the police and the question of trust 73
3:13 PM — Stuart Ross writes that police services need to continue rebuilding confidence with the LGBT communities, and communities need to challenge police by reporting hate crime.
Canada: Man to be charged today over murder of gay rights activist
2:03 PM — A man is due to be charged with second-degree murder today following the death of a popular gay rights activist.
17th April 2012
Dubai: Scottish man jailed for public gay sex was ‘only kissing and cuddling’ 55
3:52 PM — A Scottish man jailed in Dubai for having gay sex behind a petrol station one night claims has said there was 'no sex involved'.
16th April 2012
St Petersburg: First hearings for men arrested under anti-gay law postponed 5
3:41 PM — The trial of two men who are the first to be prosecuted under St Petersburg's new law banning the promotion of homosexuality among minors has reportedly been adjourned due to missing documents.
Michael Cashman MEP meets Northern Cyprus leaders over anti-gay law 8
10:53 AM — Last week, openly gay MEP Michael Cashman met leaders and non-governmental organisations in the northern part of Cyprus, advocating for the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
Saudi Arabia: Schools ‘ban tomboys and gays’ 51
10:17 AM — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly banned gays and tomboys from its schools citing efforts to tackle the two 'phenomena'.
12th April 2012
Dubai: British man jailed for three years for public gay sex 60
1:15 PM — Two men have been sentenced for three years in jail for having drunken gay sex in public in Dubai.
Malta: Court hears details of assault on teenage lesbian couple 2
11:21 AM — Further details of an attack against a lesbian couple in the Maltese town of Hamrun emerged at a court hearing yesterday, with a defendant reportedly head-butting one of the girls.
Two women and a man arrested in the Gambia on gay charges 18
10:23 AM — Three people have been arrested in the Gambia this week on indecency charges related to homosexuality.
Teenager’s sentence altered after anti-gay stabbing 60
9:05 AM — A London teenager who stabbed a gay man in the chest and leg has had his sentence changed from an indefinite period to a nine-year term due to his age.
11th April 2012
Gloucester police appeal after man bitten in anti-gay attack 9
11:32 AM — Gloucester police have released an image of a bite injury sustained by a man who was subjected to homophobic abuse in an early-morning assault.
10th April 2012
Devon police appeal for witnesses to driver’s homophobic comments 7
12:42 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an incident in Gold Street in the Devon town of Tiverton.
European court rules homophobic cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to US 66
11:30 AM — The European Court of Human Rights has said the anti-gay Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri may be extradited to the US on terrorism charges.
Three admit drunken assault after anti-gay taunts 29
9:58 AM — Two women and a man have admitted drunkenly assaulting a man outside a gay pub saying they were provoked by his gestures through the window and homophobic taunts.
5th April 2012
Victim denies homophobia prompted pizza restaurant attack 8
11:18 AM — The victim of an assault denied a lawyer's suggestion she inflamed the incident by making homophobic comments to her attacker, as her assailant was jailed yesterday.