3rd December 2012
US: Gay underwear model convicted of murdering and sexually mutilating lover 7
12:06 PM — A court in New York has convicted Renato Seabra, a Portuguese former underwear model of murdering a gay TV presenter and of mutilating his genitals in a Manhattan hotel room.
20th November 2012
US: Judge suspends gender reassignment order for trans woman prisoner, denies electrolysis 2
7:53 PM — A judge has suspended a previous order made in September, which ruled that a trans woman prisoner should receive gender reassignment surgery in treatment for gender dysphoria.
19th November 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests electrolysis, and for court to refer to her as female 5
9:49 PM — A trans woman prisoner incarcerated in an all male prison has requested electrolysis hair removal, and for the court to refer to her as female during ongoing proceedings, resulting in an appeal from prison officials.
2nd November 2012
Brighton MP talks of crime concerns for city’s gay quarter 6
4:28 PM — The Chairman of Brighton and Hove’s LGBT Community Safety Forum has welcomed an MP’s decision to speak out over the increasing number of criminal incidents that have been occurring in the city’s famous LGBT district.
16th October 2012
Wales: Teenager jailed for killing man after meeting victim on a gay website 31
6:56 PM — A teenager who murdered a man after meeting the victim through a gay website has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.
14th September 2012
US: Accused in brutal murder case said he did it to ‘make the world a better place’ 32
10:25 PM — Jury selection will take place next week in a case where the young lover of a Portuguese writer admitted bludgeoning him to death and castrating him.
5th September 2012
Four US Marines arrested for possible homophobic assault outside California gay bar 11
2:02 AM — Police in Long Beach, California, have arrested four members of the US Marine Corps for assaulting men outside a popular gay bar in the area.
2nd September 2012
Historic gay sex convictions will be able to be deleted from October 14
8:51 PM — From October, men with historic convictions for having consensual gay sex will be able to apply to have the convictions removed from official databases.
In a legal first, a trans woman who was convicted of public indecency has her sentence altered 4
8:24 PM — In a legal first, a trans woman has had her sentence altered due to the now unsuitable nature of a community order she was issued before gender reassignment.
30th August 2012
Egypt: Leader of “gay sex network” arrested by police 3
10:57 PM — Egyptian police have arrested a man from Cairo based on the accusation that he was the head of a "gay sex network".
27th August 2012
Update: Anti-gay former school teacher arrested after admitting sexually abusing children
10:49 PM — Police have appealed for more victims to come forward after a 52-year-old man in California was arrested following an admission that he sexually abused numerous children since the early 1980s.
22nd August 2012
Police: Fake hate crime victim wanted to “spark change” through hoax attack
7:52 PM — Police investigating an allegedly fake violent hate crime in the US state of Nebraska have said they believe to have found the motive behind the incident, during which the victim said she had derogatory words carved into her skin.
Alleged false hate-crime victim to plead not guilty 1
12:00 PM — A lesbian woman who allegedly made false claims that she was the victim of a violent hate crime, is to plead not guilty to the charge of false reporting.
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.
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.
23rd July 2012
New search rules for trans police officers and suspects drawn up 26
12:46 PM — It is all change for trans police and policing, as increased awareness of trans sensitivities sees new rules for searching suspects – both who can do the searching and how people should be searched – emerging in the last few weeks.
20th July 2012
Desmond Tutu: Anti-gay laws ‘as wrong as apartheid’ 94
10:21 AM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality to aid the fight against HIV, comparing anti-gay laws to racial segregation in his home country of South Africa.
18th July 2012
Turkey: ‘Twenty year old’ anti-gay stabbing circulates as news after paper goes online 3
3:48 PM — The killing of a gay Turkish man by his teenage brother, believed to have happened twenty years ago, has circulated internationally as news after a Turkish website digitised its archives and placed them online this month.