London hate crime victim: I’m feel more inclined to be open about my sexuality now
1:56 PM — The victim in a homophobic hate crime says he feels more likely to be open about his sexuality in public following the attack.
19th August 2014
US: First out trans police officer joins San Francisco’s force 1
8:40 PM — Officer Mikayla Connell became the first out transgender person to graduate from the San Francisco Police Academy last Friday.
Police officers investigated for anti-gay or racist social media posts 14
3:14 PM — Hundreds of police officers and civilian staff have been investigated for homophobic, racist and threatening messages on social media, research shows.
17th August 2014
Lib Dem minister: We need zero tolerance for homophobia in football 7
2:08 PM — Liberal Democrat minister Stephen Williams has called for a zero tolerance approach to homophobia in football.
14th August 2014
Brighton: Man left with fractured eye socket after attack outside gay bar 4
11:18 AM — A man has been left with a fractured eye socket following an attack outside a Brighton gay bar.
11th August 2014
London: Police appeal for information following violent homophobic train attack 10
1:31 PM — Police are seeking a suspect in a homophobic attack on a train in London during which a man was punched and kicked.
6th August 2014
Australia: Victoria Police apologise for infamous 1994 gay nightclub raid 1
4:30 PM — Victoria police have issued an apology for a gay nightclub raid in which patrons were strip-searched by armed police - 20 years after the event.
5th August 2014
Man left unconscious after homophobic attack at Brighton Pride 10
10:11 AM — Sussex Police are investigating a homophobic assault at Brighton Pride which left one man unconscious.
31st July 2014
US: Florida police arrest man for burning trans woman to death
11:40 AM — Florida police have arrested and charged a man for the violent murder of a trans woman in June.
30th July 2014
UK: Paramedic who pretended he was gay found guilty of raping women
6:34 PM — A male paramedic who pretended he was gay in order to get close to his female victims has been convicted of rape.
29th July 2014
Police Superintendents’ Association conference to encourage diversity and acceptance 2
4:50 PM — A conference of the Police Superintendents' Association will later this year explore how to encourage diversity and acceptance.
South Africa: Brutal homophobic police attack being investigated 1
4:06 PM — An independent organization is investigating claims of a violent police attack against a gay Congolese refugee in South Africa.
27th July 2014
US: Police chief admits signing Tea Party leader up to gay dating and porn sites 4
8:48 PM — A police chief in the US state of Wisconsin has pleaded no contest to charges of signing a local Tea Party leader up to gay porn and dating sites.
26th July 2014
US: Florida man stabbed during gay hookup in cemetery 22
12:18 PM — A Florida man was stabbed five times during sex, while hooking up with a man in a cemetery.
19th July 2014
US: Attorney claims new evidence vindicates police officer accused of making ‘violent’ Pride arrest 1
1:14 PM — The attorney of a police officer accused of making a violent arrest at a Pride parade claims he will be fully vindicated by an investigation.
18th July 2014
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.
17th July 2014
US: Second Baltimore trans woman found murdered since June 2
1:19 PM — Police are investigating the second murder of a trans woman in Baltimore, Maryland this summer, after a body was found in an alleyway during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
16th July 2014
Lebanon: Anal exams still being conducted on ‘suspected homosexuals’ despite ban 15
12:15 PM — Anal examinations are still being carried out on people suspected of being gay in Lebanon, despite the country's medical board banning the practice.
11th July 2014
Police appeal for help finding two men after Birkenhead homophobic attack
4:48 PM — Police have appealed for help finding two men, after a homophobic attack on a teenager in Birkenhead.
9th July 2014
Ukraine LGBT activist: Government ‘failed exam’ by cancelling Kyiv Pride 2
6:05 PM — A Ukrainian LGBT activist has said that the country's government failed a crucial test by cancelling Kyiv's pride parade.