23rd April 2015
Proposed law in California would fine trans people $4,000 for going to the toilet 13
4:24 PM — A new law proposed in California could see transgender people faced with a $4,000 fine for using public toilets that don't match their biological sex at birth.
21st January 2015
France: Twitter users fined for hashtags saying gay people should be burned 9
6:10 PM — For the first time a French court fined several Twitter users for using hashtags which called for gay people to be killed.
28th September 2014
Two Sussex teens fined over homophobic attack 11
5:35 PM — Two Sussex teenagers have been fined after they attacked a gay man in the town of Battle.
26th September 2014
Kazakhstan: Court fines ad company over gay kiss poster 1
12:06 PM — An advertising agency in Kazakhstan has been hit with a fine over a poster of two 19th Century cultural figures kissing.
15th August 2014
US: New York farm receives hefty fine for refusing to host same-sex wedding 12
5:16 PM — Owners of a New York farm have been ordered to pay $13,000 in fines and restitution to a same-sex couple for refusing to host their wedding on their property.
7th August 2014
Italy: Ex-MP fined for admitting he would ‘never hire’ gays 5
11:31 AM — A former Italian MP has been fined €10,000 after claiming he would never hire a gay person.
2nd August 2014
UK: Man fined £280 after calling for gays to be ‘slaughtered’ on Facebook
12:29 PM — A man has been handed a £280 fine by a court, after leaving messages on a newspaper's Facebook page calling for gays to be "slaughtered".
6th June 2014
Belfast man fined for calling hotel staff: ‘Gay Afghan slaves’ 4
5:50 PM — A hotel guest in Belfast who called staff "gay Afghan slaves" has been fined £350 and told to grow up by a judge.
4th May 2014
Australia: Rugby League investigating player who called opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 16
3:34 PM — A New South Wales rugby player could face a fine or suspension, after he was heard calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t" on live TV.
9th October 2013
Russian LGBT film festival wins appeal against fines under ‘foreign agent’ law 3
7:14 PM — The Side by Side (Bok o Bok), film festival, has won its appeal against fines under a recently introduced "foreign agent", law in Russia.
24th September 2013
Tesco store with super mouse infestation blamed on gay pride support by Christian Voice, fined £45,000 21
5:04 PM — A branch of Tesco which was infested with a super mouse which was blamed on the company's support for gay pride, has been fined £45,000 for the rodent infestation.
19th June 2013
Russia: LGBT rights group fined 500,000 rubles under ‘foreign agent’ law 9
7:30 PM — A Russian LGBT organisation has is the second to be fined under the "foreign agent" law, in two weeks, and has had its future put at risk by the fine.
10th June 2013
Russia: LGBT film festival fined under ‘foreign agent’ laws 7
10:16 PM — A Russian LGBT film festival has been targeted under "foreign agent" laws, and fined a substantial amount for allegedly failing to declare foreign funding, which organisers deny having received.
3rd June 2013
NBA’s Roy Hibbert fined $75,000 for homophobic slur and swearing
2:26 PM — Professional basketball player Roy Hibberts has been fined $75,000 (£49,173) by the National Basketball Association for swearing and using homophobic language in a press conference.
17th May 2013
US: Mixed martial arts fighter suspended for tweeting the word ‘fag’ 3
6:12 PM — An Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts fighter has been suspended after he tweeted defending a fellow fighter who lost his bonus as a fine for smoking marijuana, in which he included the word "fag".
15th April 2013
Ecuador: Former presidential candidate barred from politics for saying ‘gays are immoral’ 5
4:21 PM — A former Ecuadorian presidential candidate who was previously fined for making homophobic comments has been banned from political activity for a year.
30th January 2013
European Union High Representative pushes Russia to drop anti-gay law 12
5:51 PM — The High Representative for the European Union has condemned a Russian draft law, which woud make the "promotion" of homosexuality illegal, and urged the country to "protect" the rights of gay people.
28th December 2012
Moldova: Anti discrimination law passes second stage of parliament 5
12:27 AM — An anti-discrimination law, which could mean that crimes against LGBT people would be punishable by fines, or prison, has passed the second stage of parliament in the Republic of Moldova.
25th December 2012
Feature: The weirdest and most unexpected LGBT stories of 2012 3
7:40 PM — As 2012 draws to a close, PinkNews.co.uk takes a look back at the most important stories of the last twelve months. While we have looked at the top fifteen stories that have changed LGBT life the UK this year, this category is dedicated to the strangest stories of the year: the news in 2012 which took us completely by surprise.
8th December 2012
Chile: Motel fined for discriminating against lesbian couple 4
12:34 AM — In the first ruling under a new anti-discrimination law, a Chilean judge has fined a motel for refusing entry to a same-sex couple, and ordered that it can't refuse entry in future.