22nd June 2014
US: Man pleads guilty to brutal homophobic kidnapping, hate crime charge dropped 27
7:05 PM — Prosecutors have dropped a hate crime charge against a man who brutally assaulted a victim he found on a gay hookup app, after he plead guilty to kidnapping.
US: Man finally arrested over shooting of teen lesbian couple 1
1:10 PM — A man has finally been arrested for the alleged shooting a teenage lesbian couple, after a two-year manhunt.
18th June 2014
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.
13th June 2014
US study shows 21% increase in anti-LGBT physical violence 3
5:46 PM — A US study has found a marked increase in anti-LGBT physical violence, and a disproportionate rise in anti-trans violence.
UK: Homophobic hate crimes increase by 22% in Scotland 6
4:45 PM — Hate crimes based on sexual orientation have surged by 22% in the past year in Scotland.
10th June 2014
Police continue search for suspect in homophobic bleach attack outside London club 11
10:34 AM — Police are continuing their search for a man spotted on CCTV in the case of a clubber who may lose his eyesight after being sprayed in the face with bleach outside a London nightclub.
9th June 2014
US: Murdered Baltimore trans woman was ‘fun-loving, caring’
4:39 PM — A friend of a trans woman murdered in Baltimore last week has paid tribute to her.
Clubber may lose eyesight after homophobic bleach attack outside London nightclub 55
11:11 AM — A man may lose his eyesight following a bleach attack outside a London nightclub, doctors have warned, as police appeal for information.
5th June 2014
US: Atlanta man surrenders to police after punching cyclist and calling him ‘faggot’
9:15 PM — An Atlanta man has turned himself in to police, after attacking a cyclist and branding him a "faggot".
3rd June 2014
France: Men jailed for two and a half years for horrific homophobic attack 12
4:17 PM — Two men have today been jailed for two and a half years, after savagely beating a gay couple in Paris.
30th May 2014
US: Crimes against gay and trans community are getting more violent
7:45 PM — A report released Thursday shows the number of attacks against LGBT individuals in the US remains steady but with a substantial increase in the severity of violence.
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.