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  • 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.

  • 28th January 2010

    Oxford man stabbed in ‘homophobic’ attack 36

    The man was stabbed yesterday evening

    6:19 PM — A 26-year-old Oxford man is in hospital after he was stabbed in what police believe was a homophobic attack. Two people have been arrested.

  • 27th January 2010

    Illegal cab driver jailed for sex attacks on gay men 4

    Mohamad Caid was jailed for ten years

    4:45 PM — A Deptford man who posed as a taxi driver has been jailed for ten years for raping one man and sexually assaulting another. Mohamad Caid, 38, was convicted last month of rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and two charges of false imprisonment. He was told he would serve at least five years.

  • National Trans Police Association criticised over state funding 9

    The police association will offer support to trans members

    3:51 PM — A national body for trans and intersex police officers will be officially launched and recognised by the police service in March. The National Trans Police Association has been running for two years but will be able to apply for state funding once it becomes officially recognised by the UK police service.

  • 26th January 2010

    US police officer to sue after being sacked over gay porn film 8

    Michael Verdugo said he would sue over the sacking

    6:53 PM — A gay police officer who was sacked after failing to disclose he once acted in a porn film has said he will sue for discrimination.

  • 18th January 2010

    China will not compete for Mr Gay World 2

    China will not send a contestant to Mr Gay World

    4:37 PM — Following the cancellation of the first gay pageant last week, China will not be sending a national finalist to the Mr Gay World competition next month, organisers announced.

  • 15th January 2010

    Manchester police appeal for information over male rape 25

    Police are appealing for information

    3:46 PM — Police are appealing for information following a male rape near Manchester's gay village. A 30-year-old man was attacked after getting into a car on Bloom Street.

  • 13th January 2010

    Man wanted for burglaries 9

    Lee Eves skipped bail

    4:48 PM — Manchester police are seeking a man who befriends people in gay bars in order to steal from their homes. Lee James Eves, 25, failed to answer bail on November 18th after he was arrested in connection with a burglary in Salford in May.

  • 4th January 2010

    Woman fails to hand child to lesbian ex-partner 6

    The biological mother may be charged with parental child abduction

    12:27 PM — A US woman who was ordered to hand over custody of her child to her lesbian ex-partner could be charged with parental abduction for failing to comply with a court order.

  • 30th December 2009

    First lesbian US marshall confirmed 3

    Sharon Lubinski is the first out gay US marshall

    3:10 PM — The first openly gay US marshall has been confirmed. Minneapolis assistant police chief Sharon Lubinski was confirmed on Monday as the US marshal for the Minnesota district.

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