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  • 21st December 2011

    Man serving life sentence tried to strangle gay inmate after relationship 9

    Robert Livesey will serve the sentence alongside his current prison term

    2:20 PM — A man who is currently serving a life sentence for murdering his brother has been sentenced for trying to kill a gay inmate after a brief relationship. After their relationship soured, Livesey plotted to kill Aaron Keenan by luring him into his cell and strangling him.

  • 20th December 2011

    Marcus Bachmann says he would use White House status to back gay marriage ban 22

    Bachmann told an audience marriage was "pretty universally understood" to be between a man and a woman (Photo: David Shankbone)

    1:35 PM — Marcus Bachmann, husband of Michele Bachmann, has said if his wife were elected he would use his platform to protect the current federal ban on same-sex marriages.

  • 28th November 2011

    Rapper T.I. defends Tracy Morgan routine, says those who complain are “not American” 64

    T.I. said people should be allowed to be gay or anti-gay "in peace" (Photo: Flickr user Carla)

    11:29 AM — In an interview with the American Vibe magazine after being released from prison, T.I. says gays had over-reacted to Morgan's joke about killing his son if he came out. He also claims organisations and individuals who want to silence opinions like Morgan's oppose constitutional rights to free speech.

  • 21st November 2011

    Man jailed for transgendered rape 19

    The victim had an iPod, a phone and some cash in his pockets.

    5:03 PM — Since the attack, the victim’s personality is said to have changed with him now living in fear.

  • 7th November 2011

    Hip-hop group barred from New Zealand festival for ‘homophobic’ lyrics 13

    Odd Future are notorious for extreme lyrics

    2:01 PM — Eleven-strong LA rap collective will not appear at council-owned property but may still appear at separate, independent concert.

  • 4th November 2011

    Man jailed over gay cruise cabin “apothecary” 23

    At 1,181ft, the Allure of the Seas is the world's largest passenger boat

    1:03 PM — An American has been jailed after being found with amphetamines and a large amount of cash in his cabin on the world's largest cruise ship.

  • 28th October 2011

    Man arrested over assault in Leicester gay pub 35

    A 28-year-old man has been arrested

    1:31 PM — A man has been arrested in connection with a serious assault in a Leicester gay pub. The 28-year-old man is being held in custody, police said.

  • Man questioned over death of gay barman Stuart Walker

    Stuart Walker was found dead early on Saturday

    12:02 PM — An 18-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the death of a gay barman in Ayrshire. Police said the teenager was being "detained" over the murder of 28-year-old Stuart Walker.

  • 7th October 2011

    Man jailed for setting his dog on woman in anti-gay attack 92

    Jason Boswell was jailed for six and a half months

    10:49 AM — A Manchester man has been jailed for six and a half months for setting his dog on a woman in a homophobic attack. Jason Boswell, of Dean Road, Gorton, set his Japanese Akita on Karen Wilson in an unprovoked attack while she and another woman were cycling on the Fallowfield Loop last July.

  • 29th September 2011

    Man, 18, convicted of murdering gay pensioner 48

    Aiden Jackson was found guilty of murder

    3:53 PM — An 18-year-old man has been convicted of murdering a gay pensioner. Aiden Jackson, of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, faces a life sentence for the killing of 67-year-old David Cowley.

  • 26th September 2011

    Man’s jaw broken in Edinburgh anti-gay attack 63

    Police are looking for the gang

    1:35 PM — Police in Edinburgh are seeking a gang who broke a man's jaw during a homophobic attack early on Saturday morning. The victim, 20, had just left the GHQ nightclub when he passed a group of four men and one woman on Broughton Street at 2.30am.

  • 23rd September 2011

    Man found guilty in retrial over transgender woman’s murder 10

    Destiny Lauren was killed in November 2009

    12:49 PM — A London man has been found guilty for a second time of murdering a transgender woman. Leon Fyle, of Catford, was convicted of the murder of Destiny Lauren last September and sentenced to 21 years in prison but the Court of Appeal ruled his original conviction was “unsafe".

  • 8th September 2011

    Man who falsely accused Louis Walsh of sexual assault charged

    Louis Walsh was falsely accused of sexual assault (Photo: Andy Miah)

    3:02 PM — A man who accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of sexual assault has been charged with making false claims. Leonard Watters, 24, initially claimed that 58-year-old Walsh had groped him at the Krystle nightclub in Dublin after a Westlife concert in June.

  • Man convicted of sending death threats to Stonewall head Ben Summerskill 11

    Ben Summerskill was the target of a death threat

    10:12 AM — A man has reportedly been given a suspended prison sentence for sending death threats to Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill. Anthony Ryan threatened to "put a bullet in the head of Dame Summerskill" after Stonewall supported a gay couple who were turned away from a bed and breakfast.

  • 7th December 2010

    Man accused of killing gay man Ian Baynham ‘was protecting friend’

    Ian Baynham died last year

    5:53 PM — A 20-year-old man accused of the manslaughter of a gay man in central London last year says he hit him to protect his friend. Joel Alexander, 20, and Ruby Thomas, 18, deny the manslaughter of 62-year-old Ian Baynham, who died after he was attacked in Trafalgar Square in September 2009.

  • 3rd December 2010

    Gay military ban ‘helps spread diseases’ 14

    The ban spreads STDs, a doctor says

    5:43 PM — The ban on out gay soldiers in the US military may contribute to the spread of sexually-transmitted disease, a doctor has claimed. Dr Kenneth Katz, an STD specialist in San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency, said that soldiers could not be honest with medical staff about their sexual histories.

  • 2nd December 2010

    Gay father wins joint custody of children 22

    The children were conceived after the gay man advertised to become a father (Photo: D Sharon Pruitt)

    11:28 AM — A gay man has won joint custody of the two children he had through artficial insemination with a lesbian couple. The company director, of Sussex, had been battling the children's lesbian mother and her civil partner over where they should live.

  • 29th November 2010

    Kenyan prime minister says gays should be arrested 26

    Kenya criminalises homosexuality

    1:06 PM — The prime minister of Kenya says that gay men and lesbians should be arrested. Raila Odinga made the remarks at a rally on Sunday in the Nairobi slum of Kibera.

  • 26th November 2010

    Five arrested in Met raids for anti-gay and transphobic crimes 2

    Police arrested a total of 247 people in connection with hate crimes

    2:45 PM — Five people in London were arrested on suspicion of homophobic and transphobic crimes yesterday as part of a series of dawn raids. A total of 247 people were arrested in connection with hate crimes in yesterday's Met police operation.

  • 24th November 2010

    Gay men in London warned over ‘drugged robberies’ 7

    Gay drinkers in Charing Cross were warned to be on their guard

    1:54 PM — Middle-aged gay men who drink in the Charing Cross area of London have been advised to stay on their guard after a spate of drug-assisted robberies. Lambeth Police say there have been a number of incidents in which older men have been approached by a young man in a Charing Cross bar and subsequently robbed.

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