18th July 2014
Turkey: Highest court makes first acknowledgment of homophobic speech as hate crime 3
4:00 PM — Turkey’s highest court has ruled that calling members of the LGBT community “perverts” constitutes hate speech, in what is reportedly its first acknowledgement of homophobia as a hate crime.
Manchester police unveil new Pride-themed patrol car 18
3:00 PM — Greater Manchester Police have unveiled a new rainbow-themed patrol car, as part of a bid to tackle hate crime reporting.
9th July 2014
US: Gay man punched and called ‘faggot’ in DC supermarket 1
5:38 PM — A gay man was the victim of a homophobic attack in a Washington DC supermarket, according to reports.
4th July 2014
US: Suspected Seattle murderer may have met victims on gay hookup app 1
3:54 PM — A man suspected of killing two gay men in Seattle may have met his victims on a gay hookup app.
Consultation launched into tackling hate crime in London 3
12:52 PM — A consultation has been launched into how to tackle hate-crime in the capital city.
24th June 2014
Mongolian Government may introduce LGBT protections in face of neo-Nazi violence 2
2:40 PM — The Mongolian government is considering the implementation of anti-discrimination legislature to protect its LGBT citizens in the face of rising neo-Nazi violence.
23rd June 2014
Turkey: Trans Pride demonstrators vow to ‘keep on fighting’
12:56 PM — Protesters on Turkey’s 5th annual Trans Pride march, which has been hosted in Istanbul this week, have promised to “keep on fighting” against the country’s “corrupt regime”.
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.