2nd September 2012
Historic gay sex convictions will be able to be deleted from October 14
8:51 PM — From October, men with historic convictions for having consensual gay sex will be able to apply to have the convictions removed from official databases.
9th August 2012
CPS ‘does not endorse’ barrister’s sexual health clinic question at ‘#porntrial’ 14
3:47 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has said it "does not endorse" a question by a barrister which presupposed that sexual health clinics were for people who had "riskier" sex lives.
7th August 2012
Germany: Call for equal tax benefits for gay couples 18
5:35 PM — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union, have called for gay couples in civil unions the same tax breaks as married couples.
Manchester: Nurse convicted of homophobic verbal abuse against policeman 22
1:50 PM — A nurse in Manchester has been convicted of homophobic abusing a policeman as he tried to break up a racially aggravated argument.
6th August 2012
‘Porn trial’ barrister ‘asks if sexual health clinics are for those who have riskier sex’
5:59 PM — A Crown Prosecution Service barrister has reportedly asked a trial witness whether people who attend sexual health clinics do so because they engaged in risky sexual practices.
27th July 2012
Belgium: Gay man killed at cruising spot 19
10:13 AM — A suspect is being detained by police after a 61-year-old man was found dead at a gay cruising area of a park in the centre of Liège, Belgium.
23rd July 2012
New search rules for trans police officers and suspects drawn up 26
12:46 PM — It is all change for trans police and policing, as increased awareness of trans sensitivities sees new rules for searching suspects – both who can do the searching and how people should be searched – emerging in the last few weeks.
20th July 2012
Employer liable for joke ‘outing’ on Facebook 20
3:53 PM — An employment tribunal in south London has found an employer liable for its employees' joke 'outing' of their manager on Facebook.
Desmond Tutu: Anti-gay laws ‘as wrong as apartheid’ 94
10:21 AM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality to aid the fight against HIV, comparing anti-gay laws to racial segregation in his home country of South Africa.
19th July 2012
France: Concern as senate approves protections for ‘sexual’ not ‘gender’ identity 12
1:09 PM — Hopes that the election of a Socialist President and Assembly might usher in a new era of inclusivity in France took a blow last week, as Socialist Senators faced up to a first opportunity to legislate protections for the country’s trans minority but declined to do so.
Scotland ‘needs faith opt-out from Westminster’ for equal marriage 192
12:07 PM — The Scottish government will 'need' clarification of the UK-wide Equality Act to ensure religious celebrants are not forced to conduct gay weddings against their will, according to a leaked email.
13th July 2012
Jamaica ‘not intolerant of gays’, assistant police commissioner says 29
3:50 PM — Jamaica's third highest ranking police official has said the country is not as anti-gay as "public hype" suggests, despite laws criminalising homosexuality.
6th July 2012
Ukraine: Parliament reported to have cancelled vote on anti-gay law 22
5:36 PM — The Ukrainian parliament has cancelled a scheduled vote on legislation that would ban any Ukrainian citizen from speaking out favourably about gays or lesbians, the petition website AllOUt.org said today.
Feature: Decriminalising homosexuality in Belize 9
11:34 AM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to Caleb Orozco, the executive president of the United Belize Advocacy Movement about the bid to overturn the law in Belize which criminalises homosexuality.
4th July 2012
South Africa and Brazil demand UN action on gay rights 17
9:18 AM — United Nations ambassadors for South Africa and Brazil have demanded more action and discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity as part as universal human rights standards, and to combat hate crimes.
3rd July 2012
Suffolk: Man fined after threatening transgender neighbour 17
12:03 PM — A building worker in Ipswich has been convicted of what is believed to be the first offence officially motivated by transphobia in Suffolk.
2nd July 2012
Elton John criticises Ukraine’s ‘tragic’ anti-gay draft law 4
3:50 PM — Sir Elton John has said it is 'tragic' that Ukraine is currently considering laws which would severely curtail the freedom to discuss homosexuality in the country.
Stonewall launches advice leaflets for gay tourists in Britain 40
1:46 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a series of multilingual leaflets designed to promote gay freedoms in Britain to foreign visitors.
28th June 2012
Queensland: Groups fear three-year prison sentences under gay surrogacy ban 12
12:24 PM — Equality advocates are meeting to oppose the new Queensland government's plan to criminalise surrogacy arrangements for gay couples, single people and some straight couples.
Pride London to host conference on LGBT rights around the Commonwealth 8
10:17 AM — Pride London, as hosts of WorldPride 2012, will hold a conference focussing on the importance of global decriminalisation of homosexuality in the capital next week.