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  • 26th November 2010

    Tory grandee calls in police over gay cruisers on his land 26

    Sir Beville complained about gay cruisers on his land

    4:21 PM — A Conservative grandee has asked police to step up patrols around his 2,000-acre estate to prevent gay cruisers meeting for sex. Sir Beville Stanier, who is a friend of the Queen, complained that Oxfordshire county council should do more to "alleviate the problem".

  • 25th November 2010

    Met Police arrest 195 people in anti-hate crime raids 5

    Police arrested at least 195 people in London this morning

    4:47 PM — An anti-hate crime operation carried out by the Met Police this morning has resulted in 195 arrests. The majority of arrests were connected to domestic violence, although two were related to homophobic offences.

  • 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.

  • 11th November 2010

    £10,000 reward offered for information about death of gay man 17

    Nigel Price died in hospital four months after he was attacked

    5:00 PM — A £10,000 award is being offered to anyone who has information to solve the death of a gay man who was attacked in Southampton a year ago. Nigel Price, 58, was found on Southampton Common on Saturday November 14th 2009 with severe head injuries.

  • Man stabbed 12 times ‘after youths thought he was gay’

    The case continues

    12:39 PM — Four men have been accused of stabbing a London man 12 times because they believed he was gay, a court has heard. The group, aged between 16 and 31, allegedly believed that the victim had made advances to young boys after offering them drink or drugs,

  • 2nd November 2010

    Lesbian PC killed herself after being ‘victimised’ 4

    A verdict of suicide was recorded

    6:36 PM — A lesbian police officer killed herself after being bullied about her sexuality and appearance, an inquest heard today. Lara Goldie, 28, was found hanged at her Hackney flat in June.

  • 28th October 2010

    Police appeal for witnesses after homophobic tube assault 9

    Police are seeking witnesses to the assault

    1:45 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was verbally abused and assaulted on a busy Central line train in London last week. The man was on his way to work when he was subjected to homophobic abuse and then assaulted in a prolonged attack.

  • Updated: Woman charged with murder over ‘trans’ tube death

    The victim was struck by a train on Monday (Photo: Annie Mole)

    10:54 AM — A 34-year-old woman has been charged with murder following the death of a person at Kings Cross Station on Monday evening. The victim has been named as 63-year-old David Burgess, from central London.

  • 27th October 2010

    Charges dropped against three men in New York ‘gay bashing’

    Three men were released and had the charges against them dropped

    5:26 PM — Three of the 11 men charged with an homophobic attack in New York have had the charges against them dropped. Bryan Almonte, 17, Steven Carabello, 17, and Brian Cepeda, 16, were cleared of any involvement in the October 3rd attack yesterday and were released from jail.

  • 26th October 2010

    ‘Trans’ victim ‘pushed’ to death under Kings Cross tube train

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    1:57 PM — A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday evening after a person was allegedly pushed under a tube train at London Kings Cross Station. The victim, said by police to be a 63-year-old man from central London, is understood to have been wearing women's clothes.

  • 25th October 2010

    2,000 join London vigil against hate crime 13

    2,000 people attended the event

    12:01 PM — Two thousand people braved the wind and rain to join a London vigil to remember victims of hate crime on Saturday evening. The crowd assembled in Trafalgar Square and heard speeches by equality minister Lynne Featherstone and Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

  • 23rd February 2010

    Gay cruisers warned after boy, 15, is propositioned 62

    A local councillor called for the website to be closed (Photo: Flickr user Meredith)

    6:12 PM — Users of a cruising and cottaging website in Bournemouth have been warned after a 15-year-old boy was propositioned in a public toilet.

  • 18th February 2010

    Gay ‘mercy killing’ presenter Ray Gosling released on bail 8

    Ray Gosling has been released on bail

    4:50 PM — Gay BBC presenter Ray Gosling has been released on police bail. Mr Gosling, 70, was arrested yesterday morning by Nottinghamshire police on suspicion of murder after claiming to have killed a former partner who was dying of AIDS.

  • BBC presenter Ray Gosling held overnight over mercy killing 1

    Ray Gosling is in custody

    2:45 PM — Gay BBC presenter Ray Gosling was held in police custody last night after he claimed to have killed a former lover who was dying from AIDS.

  • Kenyan police release gay men 3

    Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya

    12:18 PM — Six men arrested in Kenya by police who suspected them of being gay have been released. The men, aged between 20 and 35, were taken into custody last Friday after rumours they were planning a gay wedding in the coastal town of Mtwapa.

  • 16th February 2010

    Police to investigate gay BBC presenter’s mercy killing 42

    Ray Gosling will be investigated by police over the confession

    11:50 AM — Nottinghamshire police have launched an investigation after a gay veteran BBC presenter admitted killing his lover on a programme broadcast last night.

  • 15th February 2010

    Gay charity to help British men convicted of homosexuality 4

    Galop are seeking other men who were charged with homosexuality offences

    4:42 PM — London-based gay charity Galop is seeking other men who have had to reveal past convictions for buggery or gross indecency. The charity is supporting John Crawford, who is fighting to remove a 51-year-old conviction for consensual homosexual sex from his criminal record.

  • 12th February 2010

    Five men arrested in Kenya over gay wedding plans 19

    Kenya is in east Africa

    4:51 PM — Five men suspected of being gay have been arrested in Kenya after local people protested over a planned gay wedding.

  • 10th February 2010

    Malawi minister says gays must ‘come out in the open’ 14

    Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga remain in custody

    3:16 PM — A government minister in Malawi has said that gays must be more open - despite the fact they can be imprisoned for 14 years.

  • 3rd February 2010

    Malawi man arrested for putting up gay rights posters 5

    Malawi has strict laws against homosexuality

    4:00 PM — A Malawi man has been arrested for putting up gay rights posters. Peter Sawali, 21, was arrested last weekend when he was found putting the posters up on a main road in Blantyre.

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