27th January 2015
Bank ordered to pay compensation after mistaking trans woman for ‘fraud’ 13
11:21 AM — The Financial Ombudsman Service has ordered a bank to pay compensation, after a trans woman was blocked from her account because she has a deep voice.
5th August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
13th June 2013
UK: Jailed women in sexual ‘fraud’ case freed by Court of Appeal 22
1:05 PM — An 18-year-old woman jailed for three years on the grounds of obtaining the sexual consent of another woman “by fraud” has been freed by the Court of Appeal after serving 82 days in prison.
9th April 2013
Scotland: Equality Network writes to chief public prosecutor after trans man sentenced over sex ‘by fraud’ 2
2:56 PM — An LGBT rights group has written to Scotland’s chief public prosecutor over the decision to prosecute a trans man on the charge of “obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud”
12th March 2013
Scotland: Case of trans man facing jail for sex ‘by fraud’ raises concerns of Scottish Transgender Alliance 23
2:38 PM — The sentencing of Chris Wilson, a Scottish trans man who faces jail for "fraud" after he had relationships with two women without revealing his gender history, has shocked the Scottish Transgender Alliance who say the verdict will cause "fear and alarm" among the trans community.
12th February 2013
London: Serial thief who targeted gay men banned from every Soho public toilet 23
11:36 AM — A thief who preyed on gay men in London for more than a decade has been banned from every public toilet in Soho.
8th January 2013
Chinese Court: Gay man who married a woman that committed suicide not to blame for her death 6
6:31 PM — A lawsuit was rejected today by a local court in China, brought by the parents of a woman who committed suicide after finding out her husband was gay.
21st December 2012
New Hampshire’s first transgender representative signals fight back to office 2
4:57 PM — A transgender New Hampshire state representative, who resigned last month, says she will stand again for election next year.
28th November 2012
Future of New Hampshire’s first elected transgender representative uncertain 3
7:38 PM — Representative-elect Stacie Laughton of Nashua, New Hampshire, who won election just a few weeks ago but seemed on Tuesday to step down, now wants New Hampshire’s residents to decide her fate.
29th October 2012
Lincolnshire: Gay fraudster tricks police commissioner hopeful 11
1:25 PM — A 28-year-old gay man is on the run after fleecing a naive police commissioner candidate out of an estimated £100,000.
14th February 2012
Gaydar’s £300,000 fraudster must repay £2 this month 9
10:58 AM — A man who was jailed after trawling Gaydar to steal from gay men must immediately repay only £2 of the £300,000 he acquired and forfeit any future windfalls when he leaves prison.
29th December 2011
Trans teenager pleads guilty to £2,500 Katie Price identity theft 16
12:46 PM — A teenager from Lincolnshire has admitted stealing thousands of pounds from former glamour model Katie Price by pretending to be her at a local bank. Kerry Marshall, 18, appeared before Lincoln Crown Court and pleaded guilty to five charges of fraud this autumn.
21st October 2011
Interview: Steven Russell on infamy, escaping prison and Phillip Morris 27
4:58 PM — Steven Russell was originally imprisoned for fraud. Four successful, non-violent, love-fuelled prison-escapes later and he has achieved infamy. His life is immortalised in the film 'I Love You Phillip Morris', in which he is portrayed by Jim Carrey. He is currently serving a 144-year sentence in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility. Laurence Watts interviewed him by exchange of letters.
13th May 2011
Man jailed for conning gay prostitutes – again 113
11:50 AM — A man jailed for conning male prostitutes has been handed another prison sentence for the same offence. Michael Goldsmith, 40, of Menai Bridge, Wales, was caught out when he tried to con an earlier victim again.
11th March 2011
‘Fraudster’ wanted for targeting gay men
3:42 PM — Police are hunting for a suspected fraudster who targets gay men after meeting them on the internet. Matthew Attenborough, 30, who also goes by the name of Saul White, is wanted for fraud and deception by nine police forces across the UK.
14th January 2011
Woman accused of pretending to be a man to trick women into sex
4:11 PM — A Scottish woman has been accused of tricking two women into sex by pretending to be a man. Samantha Brooks, 26, of Perthshire, is said to have posed as a man called Lee Brooks for nine years and hidden her genitals by claiming she had testicular cancer.
14th December 2009
Author Jeanette Winterson attacks ‘anti-gay’ tabloids 12
3:36 PM — Lesbian author Jeanette Winterson has attacked the 'negative' use of the word lesbian in newspapers. Writing on her blog, the Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author complained that tabloids tended to emphasise the sexual orientation of gay or lesbian criminals.