13th March 2012
St Petersburg governor signs ‘gay propaganda’ bill into law 46
2:36 PM — St Petersburg's governor has signed into law a bill making it an offence to 'promote' gay or transgender personal identities with commentators fearing how badly it will 'encourage hate' towards the city's gay, bi and trans people.
Gay dean: Church of England’s relationship with gays is ‘a disaster’ 51
9:48 AM — Dr Jeffrey John, who has twice lost out on a post as bishop because of his public homosexuality, says his denomination has become the 'last refuge of prejudice' and is treating gay relationships as 'inferior' to straight ones.
9th March 2012
Labour MP Eric Joyce fined £3,000 after attack on gay Tory in Commons bar 37
5:22 PM — Eric Joyce, Labour MP for Falkirk in Scotland, has been given a £3,000 fine and banned from pubs for three months after head-butting openly gay MP Stuart Andrew in a House of Commons bar brawl.
Comment: Gay marriage slurs will not keep us from equality 32
11:41 AM — Sarah Ludford MEP writes that the "very fact that those opposed to same-sex marriage cannot have a reasoned debate about the issue just proves that they are bereft of any real arguments".
Analysis: Did the Catholic Voices poll show a Britain opposed to gay marriage? Not really 55
11:07 AM — Can it be right that 70 percent of Britons oppose equal marriage, Edmund Broch asks, or would a single four-letter word missing from that question have changed the result?
Multi-million pound ‘gay divorce’ tests civil partnership law 24
10:04 AM — A case at the Court of Appeal over the splitting of a gay couple's £4 million assets has made headlines due to the couple's differing financial situations.
7th March 2012
Chile: Gay man scarred with swastikas after homophobic attack 20
5:35 PM — The cause of a young gay man in Chile who was attacked and will be left permanently scarred with swastikas on his chest has prompted an outcry for hate crime laws.
5th March 2012
Man denies burn assault at Leicester gay pub
1:09 PM — A man has appeared at Basildon Crown Court after being charged for allegedly setting two gay men alight in a pub garden.
2nd March 2012
Video: Call to boycott St Petersburg over anti-gay law 17
5:07 PM — International protest against St Petersburg's new law banning the promotion of "sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism” have continued with a video highlighting the law's effect.
29th February 2012
Protesters urge St Petersburg not to enact anti-gay law 1
4:38 PM — The British Foreign Office is among a number of bodies and groups of protesters around the world urging St Petersburg not to enact the anti-gay law its legislature passed today.
St Petersburg passes ‘gay propaganda’ law 8
10:51 AM — St Petersburg has joined three other Russian cities in passing a law banning the promotion of gay and trans identities among minors.
28th February 2012
Embassy protests today ahead of final St Petersburg ‘gay propaganda’ vote 3
4:09 PM — Protests are being held at Russian embassies around the world ahead of a final vote tomorrow by St Petersburg's legislature on its 'gay propaganda' ban.
Pub attacker who shattered gay man’s jaw jailed for ten years 32
10:35 AM — A Birmingham man has been jailed for ten years after he launched a violent attack on two gay men who had stopped at his local pub for a drink.
India: Supreme Court rebukes ministers for conflicting gay views 5
10:06 AM — Supreme Court judges hearing the case for reintroducing a ban on gay sex in India have warned the government for making contradictory statements about homosexuality.
27th February 2012
Restraining order for trans teen who impersonated Katie Price 27
4:16 PM — A transgender teenager who impersonated Katie Price at a local branch of HSBC and stole thousands of pounds of her money has been given a restraining order against the former glamour model.
24th February 2012
Police appeal after Lancashire boy, 16, has jaw broken in homophobic attack 36
3:29 PM — Lancashire police are appealing after a teenage boy was the victim of a homophobic assault in the town of Nelson earlier this month which left him with a broken jaw.
Liberian senate set to consider anti-gay bill 23
2:44 PM — The Liberian senate is reported to be considering a bill today which would increase the penalties against gay people in the west African state, but there are conflicting reports of what sanction the crime would attract.
22nd February 2012
‘Gay Slayer’ Colin Ireland dies in prison 74
9:44 AM — Colin Ireland, a serial killer who murdered five gay men in the early 1990s has died in prison. Ireland, who was sentenced to whole life imprisonment in 1993 and dubbed the 'Gay Slayer', is reported to have died from natural causes aged 57.
21st February 2012
Gove urged to clarify position on anti-gay texts in schools 61
12:12 PM — Michael Gove's reported response to an enquiry about homophobic leaflets being shown to schoolchildren in Lancashire has prompted confusion over when pupils can legally be shown anti-gay texts.
17th February 2012
Canada expected to fill gay marriage ‘gap’ today 21
4:24 PM — Canada is expected to announce changes to its Civil Marriage Act today which will stem fears about the validity of gay marriages between couples who could wed in Canada but not their home countries.