28th May 2014
Law Commission report recommends ‘stronger’ responses to anti-LGBT hate crimes
12:32 PM — A report published today by the Law Commission recommends that a "stronger and more coherent" response to hate crimes against LGBT people is taken.
25th May 2014
US: Jamaican rapper Queen Ifrica dropped from concert over homophobic lyrics 10
2:31 PM — A Jamaican rapper who was due to perform a show in New York has been dropped from the line-up, after protests over her homophobic lyrics.
22nd May 2014
UK: Teen jailed for attacking gay man as he waited for victim outside Co-op shop 6
12:47 PM — A teenager has been jailed for 21 months for a homophobic attack on a gay man in Hertford.
17th May 2014
UK: LGF launch new hate crime reporting app 7
1:50 PM — The Manchester-based Lesbian and Gay Foundation has launched a new web app to help people report hate crimes anonymously.
15th May 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott: Mayor of London must act over rising homophobic crime 23
5:31 PM — Labour’s Diane Abbott is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action following a 5.6% increase in homophobic crime across the capital.
Amnesty and HRW: Uganda’s anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ 15
12:07 PM — A new report shows homophobic persecution in Uganda has soared since the country passed its Anti-Homosexuality Act.
13th May 2014
France: Watchdog reports 78 percent rise in anti-gay attacks 9
10:32 PM — France's hate crime watchdog has reported a surge in anti-gay attacks over the past year, following the introduction of same-sex marriage.
London drag queen: Homophobic thugs tried to throw me off a bridge
5:34 PM — A popular London drag queen has spoken of a harrowing homophobic attack.
Homophobic crime in London up by more than 5% 29
12:03 PM — Homophobic crime in London has increased by 5.6% reversing a previous decline, latest figures from the Metropolitan Police Service show.
12th May 2014
Homophobes killed Welsh man’s cat and then sent sympathy card 20
6:20 PM — The chief executive of an LGBT support group has revealed that homophobes made his life a misery to the extent they killed his pet cat.
UN study finds gays increasingly accepted in Philippines, but hate crimes remain a threat 5
12:15 PM — A study backed by the UN has found that while LGBT people have become more accepted in the Philippines, discrimination still persists.
1st May 2014
Home Office Minister Norman Baker: We are making significant progress in the battle against hate crime 4
2:00 PM — The Coalition is making significant progress in the battle against hate crime, Lib Dem minister Norman Baker says.
30th April 2014
Remembering the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack 15 years on 10
2:46 PM — The 15th anniversary of the worst homophobic attack to ever occur in Britain will be marked this evening.
27th April 2014
UK: Merseyside police commissioner vows action after increase in hate crimes 3
3:01 PM — Merseyside's police commissioner has vowed to take action to stamp out hate crimes, after statistics showed they increased in 2013.
25th April 2014
Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman 35
10:58 AM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Istanbul.
19th April 2014
US: Washington police seek suspect after alleged anti-gay assault in nightclub
2:58 PM — Olympia police are searching for a man who punched a gay man in the face and yelled anti-gay slurs at him in a nightclub.
4th April 2014
US: Florida man charged with attempted murder of lesbian couple and eight children 6
10:13 PM — A Florida man has been charged with the attempted murder of a lesbian couple and their eight children, after attempting to burn their house to the ground.
24th March 2014
UK: Vandalised transgender memorial restored 4
5:41 PM — A vandalised memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has now been restored in Manchester.
20th March 2014
Peter Tatchell becomes a patron of anti-hate crime Muslim campaign group 36
12:13 PM — Peter Tatchell has been made a patron of the Muslim anti-hate crime campaign group, Tell Mama.
19th March 2014
Scotland: Mother fined £200 for punching gay son and calling him a ‘dirty queer’ 23
5:21 PM — A mother who punched her son in the face after he came out as gay has been fined £200 by a court in Perth.