11th November 2013
CPS denies ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ against men looking at ‘twink porn’ 22
12:50 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has denied claims that it has been targeting gay men for looking at legal adult pornography.
10th September 2013
Nigel Evans resigns as Deputy Speaker after he is charged with sexual offences
10:02 PM — Nigel Evans has resigned from his post as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons after the Crown Prosecution Service announced that there is sufficient evidence to charge him.
23rd August 2013
BBC asks whether tougher bans for homophobic football fans are an ‘overreaction’ 41
12:27 PM — A Twitter question from BBC Newsbeat has asked followers whether bans for football fans who use homophobic language is an "overreaction", and questions whether homophobic chants constitute "abuse", or whether it is just "banter".
New police policy set out to tackle ‘frighteningly often’ occurrences of homophobia at football matches 3
11:47 AM — A new policy for tacking homophobic abuse by football supporters has been set out, which names homophobia as the last major form of discrimination at football mateches, and which, including a "robust prosecution policy" for dealing with both online and offline abuse.
22nd April 2013
Kent: No further action to be taken over former youth crime commissioner’s anti-gay tweets 6
11:17 AM — Former youth police and crime commissioner Paris Brown will not face prosecution over homophobic and racist comments she made on Twitter.
30th November 2012
BNP leader Nick Griffin in the clear over anti-gay tweets 35
11:26 AM — BNP leader Nick Griffin will not face any further action after he was investigated by police for tweeting the address of gay couple.
9th August 2012
CPS ‘does not endorse’ barrister’s sexual health clinic question at ‘#porntrial’ 14
3:47 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has said it "does not endorse" a question by a barrister which presupposed that sexual health clinics were for people who had "riskier" sex lives.
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.
10th January 2012
8,500 sign Catholic priest’s petition to end “gay panic” defence 28
11:24 AM — A Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia has seen huge support for his petition to have the “gay panic" defence struck out. Defendants claim "gay panic" in murder cases to try and downgrade the charge, saying the victim made a gay advance and they lost control of their actions.
9th January 2012
Five men on trial today for “gay death penalty” leaflets
2:14 PM — The trial of five men accused of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation begins today. The defendants are accused of breaking new laws by handing out leaflets calling for gays to be executed.
6th January 2012
Not guilty verdict in gay escort’s obscenity trial 53
3:33 PM — A jury in London has returned a unanimous not guilty verdict for a man charged under the Obscene Publications Act for distributing DVDs containing scenes of extreme gay sex acts. Michael Peacock was cleared of six charges earlier this afternoon, in what has been described as "the most significant obscenity trial of the decade".
30th December 2011
Catholic priest petitions to remove Australian “gay panic defence” 53
10:14 AM — A Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia has started an online petition to ensure the complete removal of the "homosexual advance defence", which has been used to attempt to have murder charges lessened to manslaughter if the victim had propositioned the killer.
29th December 2011
Former Mr Gay UK returns to police duties after being cleared of rape charges 47
3:01 PM — PC Mark Carter, the winner of the 2006 Mr Gay UK title has returned to police work this week after being cleared of charges that he raped a man and sexually assaulted two others in 2009.
20th September 2011
Gay policeman and former Mr Gay UK cleared of all charges 49
10:57 AM — A gay policeman who won Mr Gay UK has had the last of a series of charges against him dropped. PC Mark Carter, from Birkenshaw, was cleared in June of three counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.
28th January 2011
Three appear in court over anti-gay leaflets
5:14 PM — Three men appeared in court today on charges of distributing threatening written material to stir up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation.
Men charged with anti-gay hatred over execution leaflets
10:50 AM — Two men in Derby are the first to be charged under new laws against stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation. Razwan Javed, 30, and Kabir Ahmed, 27, were accused of handing out leaflets called 'The Death Penalty?' outside a Derby mosque.
2nd November 2010
Men accuse TfL of ‘failing to investigate anti-gay tube abuse’ 18
6:41 PM — Three gay friends are considering legal action against Transport for London (TfL) after they say the company failed to properly investigate an incident in which they claim they were subjected to homophobic abuse by a member of tube staff
18th December 2009
Convictions for homophobic hate crime increase 5
4:28 PM — Figures from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have shown a ten per cent rise in four years in the numbers of people being convicted for homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.