9th August 2013
George Takei backs petition to move Russia Olympics to Canada over ‘horrific’ anti-gay laws 10
2:10 PM — Star Trek actor and gay rights activist George Takei has backed a petition to move the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Russia to the 2010 host city Vancouver because of "horrific" anti-gay legislation.
Armenia: Authorities withdraw proposal to ban discussion of gay and lesbian relationships 4
12:42 PM — Armenian police proposed a ban on the discussion of gay and lesbian relationships last week, but just days after its submission, officials in the country have said they are withdrawing the bill due to "shortcomings".
US: Californian doctor diagnoses gay patient with ‘chronic homosexual disease’ 47
12:10 PM — A doctor in California has diagnosed a gay man with chronic "homosexual behaviour" after a routine medical examination, which she later defended was still medically classified as a "disease".
Philippines: Lawmaker seeks to ban same-sex adultery but says he is not anti-gay 5
11:13 AM — A Philippines House of Representatives member has filed a bill that would criminalise married people who cheat on their partners with a person of the same-sex, but said he not anti-gay and just wanted to see everyone treated equally.
8th August 2013
Video: Friends of murdered Matthew Shepard launch campaign to screen 15th anniversary documentary 5
4:14 PM — A US filmmaker has turned to Kickstarter to fund her feature film "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine," a documentary to commemorate the passing of the young man Matthew Shepard who was murdered in a gay hate crime in 1998.
Armenia: Police seek to ban discussion of gay and lesbian relationships 9
1:55 PM — Armenia has become the latest former Soviet state to seek to ban discussion of "non traditional sexual relationships".
Scotland: Petition calls for Glasgow to cut cultural ties with Russian twin city over anti-gay laws 3
12:58 PM — A petition has been started to have Glasgow City Council break cultural ties with its Russian twin city Rostov on Don, over recently passed anti-gay legislation in Russia.
Russian Foreign Ministry: Anti-gay laws do not violate any ‘international obligations’ 24
12:11 PM — A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official has defended the recent controversial passing of anti-gay laws in Russia, saying they do not breach any "international obligations", and that any claims they violate human rights are "groundless".
2nd August 2013
Lucy Meadows coroner rebuked by complaints office for criticising transphobic press 11
4:04 PM — The coroner who wrote to the Culture Secretary to express his disgust at the press following the death of transgender school teacher Lucy Meadows is reported to have been given an official rebuke by the Office for Judicial Complaints.
UK: Around 100 LGBT hate crimes are recorded each week by police 21
2:00 PM — A new report by hate crime charity Galop shows that although crime rates may be dropping, LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse in the UK.
1st August 2013
Germany: Drag queen campaigner sews mouth shut over Russian anti-gay laws 9
3:28 PM — An online video has made the rounds recently, depicting a German drag queen sewing up her mouth in protest of the controversial anti-gay laws and violence in Russia.
Russian sports minister: Gay athletes ‘must respect Russian law’ 25
12:02 PM — A Russian sports minister has said that gay athletes are welcome to participate in Russia's 2014 Winter Olympic Games, but must also obey the controversial law banning "gay propaganda".
28th July 2013
Cameroon: Three held for questioning in connection with murder of LGBT rights activist 6
9:43 PM — Three people were held for questioning on Saturday in relation to the recent murder of a Cameroonian LGBT rights, and human rights activist.
25th July 2013
Reading: Two men robbed in homophobic attack 4
5:33 PM — A gang attacked and robbed two gay men on Sunday evening in a suburb of Reading, as they walked home from a party.
23rd July 2013
New York: 4 charged over homophobic assault on Long Island 6
10:49 AM — Four young men have been charged in connection with a homophobic attack on Long Island, New York.
10th July 2013
Turkey: 24-year-old trans woman stabbed to death in her own home 4
1:16 PM — A 24-year-old trans woman was found dead at her home in Turkey yesterday following yet another attack in a long line of transphobic violence in the country.
7th July 2013
US: Cult leader sentenced for killing of woman and ‘gay’ 4-year-old boy 28
12:14 PM — Cult leader Peter Lucas Moses was given two life sentences on Friday for the 2010 murders of a woman who tried to leave the cult he led, and of a four-year-old boy Moses believed to be gay.
5th July 2013
Irish ‘hacktivist’ takes down Nigerian government website over anti-gay bill 10
4:09 PM — An Irish hacker opposed to Nigeria's stance on homosexuality has attacked the country's official government website in protest of an "anti-gay" bill which seeks to further criminalise gay people.
4th July 2013
Video: Homophobic street preacher arrested in London 138
3:09 PM — A Christian street preacher has been arrested and questioned about his beliefs after saying that “fornication” and homosexuality are a sin.
28th June 2013
Lebanon: Human Rights Watch details anti-LGBT police brutality in new report 3
5:57 PM — A report issued by Human Rights Watch this week has revealed abuse, torture and ill-treatment of both trans and gay people by Lebanese internal xecurity forces, including physical violence, intimidation, humiliation, and forced confessions.