28th August 2014
US: California bill outlawing trans and gay panic defenses headed to governor 8
5:21 PM — A California bill looking to ban gay and transgender "panic” defenses in court is headed to the governor.
11th June 2014
US: Murder suspect claims gay victim ‘tried to rape him’ 8
11:53 AM — A Kentucky man suspected of murder claims his victim had tried to force him into having sex.
17th May 2014
Australia: New South Wales repeals murder ‘gay panic’ defence law 11
2:22 PM — New South Wales has repealed a law which allowed murderers to get off with a lighter sentence if they claimed a gay victim 'provoked' them into the attack.
12th July 2012
Queensland priest relaunches campaign against ‘gay panic’ defence 9
2:22 PM — A Queensland priest who started a campaign to have the 'gay panic' comprehensively removed from local law in Australia has relaunched his campaign.
11th January 2012
Stephen Fry supports Catholic priest’s ‘gay panic’ petition 6
10:01 AM — Stephen Fry backed an Australian Catholic priest's petition to eliminate the "gay panic" defence from Queensland's criminal courts as signatures reached 10,000. He recently topped a PinkNews.co.uk list of the most influential Tweeters on gay life.
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.
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.