4th April 2013
Greater Manchester Police to treat crimes against goths and punks as seriously as homophobia 12
10:27 AM — Greater Manchester Police is to become the first force in the country to recognise alternative subculture – such as “goths, emos, punks and metallers” as a recordable motivation for hate crime.
25th March 2013
UK: Attorney general asked to review ‘unduly lenient sentence’ for the killing of gay teenager Steven Simpson 28
12:26 PM — The attorney general has been asked to review a decision of a judge to hand down a three and a half year sentence for the killing of a gay teenager who was burnt to death.
19th March 2013
Florida: State appeals court makes key ruling in Facebook gay hate case
2:57 PM — In an apparent first in Florida law, a state appeals court has ruled that posting threats on one's personal Facebook page can be prosecuted under state law.
14th March 2013
California: Gay man viciously attacked in front of cousin 21
6:26 PM — A gay man is recovering after a violent homophobic attack in California – his younger cousin was close by at the time.
11th March 2013
Mississippi: Funeral held for slain gay politician Marco McMillian 1
6:36 PM — The funeral of Marco McMillian, a gay Mississippi mayoral candidate who was killed late last month has taken place.
8th March 2013
FBI investigates gay and racist hate incidents at Ohio’s Oberlin College
4:06 PM — The FBI has launched an investigation following a series of homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic incidents at an American university historically known for its tolerance.
7th March 2013
US: FBI to investigate killing of Mississippi gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime 5
6:03 PM — The FBI will investigate last week's killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime, the agency has confirmed.
6th March 2013
US: Congressman calls on FBI to investigate the killing of gay Mississippi mayoral candidate 1
5:38 PM — A Mississippi congressman is asking the FBI to investigate the killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.
4th March 2013
US: Man attacks lesbian mother after she protects son from school bullies 13
3:37 PM — A Texas lesbian is claiming that she was a victim of hate crime after being attacked by a man for trying to protect her partner’s son from bullies.
20th February 2013
New York: Gay man attacked on subway and called ‘faggot’ as other passengers look on 39
7:13 PM — A 23-year-old gay man was attacked while riding the New York subway with his partner, who said that other passengers watched while he was beaten.
15th February 2013
Nebraska: Lesbian hate crime hoax sentencing postponed
10:01 AM — A judge has rescheduled the sentencing date for a Nebraska lesbian who pleaded no contest to faking an anti-gay hate crime.
31st January 2013
Cumbria Police to increase homophobic crime team to coincide with LGBT History Month 4
12:58 PM — Cumbria Police has assigned a team of 20 officers to tackle homophobic hate crime and give victims extra support.
16th January 2013
Reports: Brazilian transwoman shot dead 54
3:28 PM — It's being reported that a transwoman has been shot dead in Brazil.
US: Man facing hate crime charge for spraying anti-gay graffiti
3:19 PM — A man from Southern California is facing felony hate crime charges, after officers caught him spray painting an anti-gay slur on campus buildings of his university.
15th January 2013
Canada: Vancouver Judge acquits brothers in attack on gay couple 15
5:16 AM — Two brothers have been acquitted in the case of an assault on two gay men, after a judge ruled that prosecutors had not proven they were the same men who beat up the men outside their Vancouver condo.
11th January 2013
Facebook post on anonymous Australian confession page boasts of anti-gay assaults 10
3:20 PM — An Australian Facebook page for anonymous confessions posted the story of a man who said he committed hate crimes, including assaults and robberies, by pretending to be gay.
9th January 2013
US: Maine man could face hate crime charges for threatening gay men with a knife
5:42 PM — A man from Maine who asked another man if he wanted to join him in "getting" two gay men walking in front of them, before showing the man and his girlfriend a knife, could face hate crime charges as well as criminal threatening and trespass charges.
8th January 2013
US: Teen to be charged with plotting to kill gay teacher and black students in school explosion 14
1:50 AM — An Alabama student is to face court after police uncovered what they said was a plot to kill a gay teacher and six students using homemade explosives.
31st December 2012
Comment: The leadership of the Catholic Church are hate-fuelled bigots 116
12:29 PM — In light of today’s dramatic announcement that Pope Benedict XVI intends to step down – let us point you to this PinkNews comment piece by Adrian Tippetts – published at the end of last year about the Catholic Church’s leadership.