17th April 2012
Canada: Prominent gay activist killed in apparent hate crime 60
9:26 PM — A prominent gay rights activist and journalist in Halifax was beaten to death outside a popular gay bar, Canadian media organisations report, in what seems to be a homophobic hate crime.
13th April 2012
US gay hate-crime law leads to its first indictments 12
10:50 PM — In the first set of indictments that follows from a federal hate crime law which protects against attacks motivated by sexual orientation, two women from Kentucky have pleaded guilty to helping in the kidnap and assault of a gay man.
30th March 2012
Chile ponders hate crime legislation as thousands attend gay man’s funeral 14
10:36 PM — In the wake of a gay man’s torture and death at the hands of four neo-Nazis, Chile is under pressure to pass a hate crime legislation, as thousands attend his funeral in Santiago.
Edinburgh: Two men jailed for killing gay man 35
9:05 PM — Two men have each been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for killing a 44-year-old gay man, and then dumping his semi-naked body in a lift at a block of flats in Edinburgh.
71-year-old Texan woman charged with gay hate crime 77
2:48 PM — A 71-year-old Texan woman was yesterday charged with committing a hate crime after being accused of beating and choking a 25-year-old man with a wooden cane because she believed he was gay and had AIDS.
23rd March 2012
Dharun Ravi denies responsibility for suicide of gay room-mate Tyler Clementi 23
9:57 PM — In his first interview since being convicted on fifteen charges last week, Dharun Ravi has denied acting out of homophobic hatred, and has said that he never felt uncomfortable with Tyler Clementi’s sexuality.
22nd March 2012
Video: Film urges reporting of anti-gay crimes in Hampshire 5
12:21 PM — Police in Hampshire have released a new film demonstrating the work of their liaison officers with the gay, bi and trans community and encouraging victims and witnesses of hate crimes to report them.
16th March 2012
Tyler Clementi’s room-mate guilty on hate crime charges 56
5:56 PM — A jury has found a New Jersey university student who watched Tyler Clementi kissing another man in their room days before he killed himself guilty of 15 charges.
12th March 2012
Ken Livingstone: London ‘not on top’ of gay hate crime 32
10:33 PM — Ken Livingstone has accused Mayor Boris Johnston and the Metropolitan Police of complacency when it comes to tackling homophobic crime in the capital.
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.
13th February 2012
Malta: Lesbian assault victims ‘to be charged with breaching peace’ 16
3:19 PM — The lesbian victims of an assault which led the prime minister to promise new hate crime laws now face charges themselves, reports say.
Homophobic graffiti man jailed in east London 74
10:28 AM — A man who daubed a housing block in London's Shadwell with homophobic graffiti has been jailed for eight weeks.
7th February 2012
Malta considers hate crimes after bus attack on lesbians 10
11:35 AM — An off-duty Maltese bus driver has been charged after physically attacking two lesbian fellow passengers, reportedly for kissing. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has reportedly now issued instructions to strengthen Malta's laws.
24th January 2012
Malta: Lesbian attack prompts call for hate crime law 7
3:17 PM — An attack in Malta which left a 16-year-old lesbian with a fractured nose has prompted calls for the government to introduce hate crime legislation to protect gays.
4th January 2012
18-year-old jailed for two months after Stonewall Inn assault 14
3:08 PM — A man has been jailed in New York for two months attacking a man in the toilets of the city's Stonewall Inn. Christopher Orlando had admitted one charge of third-degree assault as a hate crime and one charge of second-degree attempted robbery against Benjamin Carver, 34.
8th December 2011
Government launches first-ever action plan to advance transgender equality 68
11:46 AM — Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said the government plans to work "with schools, businesses and communities so that together, we can drive change and help consign transphobia to the past.”
21st November 2011
Updated: St Petersburg passes first “gay propaganda” law reading 42
2:24 PM — Gay rights campaigner says Russia's second largest city has issued a ban on pro-gay materials "anywhere where kids could be present".
14th November 2011
St Petersburg lawmakers consider fines for “gay propaganda” 34
11:40 AM — Fines for distributing material to minors could range from £20 to £1,000 in the Russian city, which would be the third local authority to introduce such laws this year.
23rd September 2011
Three students may face charges over teenager’s suicide 59
3:12 PM — New York police are considering charging a number of students over the suicide of a 14-year-old boy. Jamey Rodemeyer, a student at Williamsville North High School, killed himself last Sunday after suffering years of anti-gay bullying.
9th September 2011
Police figures show rise in recorded anti-gay and transphobic crimes 86
3:52 PM — Recorded hate crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland fell by seven per cent last year - but crimes based on sexual orientation, transgender status and disability rose.