US: Judge doubles recommended sentence for Seattle gay club arsonist
11:55 AM — An arsonist who pleaded guilty to an arson attack on a Seattle gay nightclub has been handed a ten-year prison sentence - double the length of the sentence requested by the prosecution.
30th July 2014
Amnesty International marks first year of Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence with new calls for release 2
1:30 PM — Amnesty International has renewed its calls for the release of Chelsea Manning from prison, one year into her 35-year sentence under the Espionage Act for disseminating classified information via WikiLeaks.
28th July 2014
UK: Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for ‘a soft life’ 8
4:40 PM — Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.
18th July 2014
US: Woman arrested for violently beating her 17-year-old lesbian daughter with a shoe 5
5:32 PM — A woman in the state of New Mexico has been arrested after allegedly beating her daughter with a shoe for coming out as gay, and forcing her to strip naked and masturbate.
5th July 2014
Canada: British trans woman files human rights complaint over detention in men’s prison 18
2:33 PM — A British trans woman has filed a human rights complaint, after she was detained in a men's prison in Canada.
29th June 2014
US: Six arrested after protesting ‘prison-themed’ Pride party 25
9:39 PM — At least six people were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday, after protesting outside a 'prison-themed' Pride party.
8th June 2014
Zambian government: Decriminalising homosexuality would be an affront to Christianity 20
8:00 PM — The Zambian government has reaffirmed its opposition to homosexuality, labelling gay rights an 'affront' to Christianity and the constitution.
28th May 2014
Uganda: Report finds large rise in violence since anti-gay law passed 4
6:19 PM — A joint report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch has found that since an anti-gay law was passed earlier this year, there has been a large increase in violence against gay people.
21st May 2014
Orange is the New Black writer: Show helped me realise I’m gay
10:35 PM — A writer for Orange is the New Black has said that the show helped her realise she was gay, months after getting married to a man.
15th May 2014
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer says she wouldn’t be safe in civilian prison 2
12:29 PM — Chelsea Manning's lawyer is claiming a leak which suggested she could be transferred to a civilian prison was a 'transparent attempt' to threaten her safety.
14th May 2014
US: Chelsea Manning may be transferred to civilian prison to allow her to transition 2
3:38 PM — Transgender Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning may be transferred to a civilian prison, to allow her access to hormone therapy.
8th May 2014
US: Judges hear arguments in state appeal against gender reassignment for trans prisoner 3
6:18 PM — Attorneys acting for a US convict went to court on Thursday as state officials argued that her gender reassignment should not be paid for by taxpayers.
7th May 2014
Gay Ugandan seeking refuge in US after threats are made on his life 1
4:38 PM — A Ugandan LGBT activist is seeking refuge in the US for fears his life will be in danger if he returns to the African nation
19th April 2014
US: Mother sentenced to life in prison for murdering 4-year-old she thought was gay 20
2:19 PM — An Oregon mother has been sentenced to life in prison for beating her four-year-old son to death, because she thought he was gay.
15th April 2014
Minister’s plan to segregate gay prisoners in Turkish jails alarms human rights activists 4
5:03 PM — Human rights activists have expressed alarm at the announcement of plans to build separate prisons for gay prisoners in Turkey.
7th April 2014
Four gay Egyptians sentenced to years in prison for holding ‘deviant parties’ 13
3:36 PM — A court in Egypt has used a law banning "debauchery" to sentence for gay men to jail sentences of up to eight years.
14th February 2014
British trans woman back in UK, after detention in men’s jail in Canada 5
5:18 PM — A British trans woman who was detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa violation has arrived back in the UK.
13th January 2014
TV star meets trans prisoner freed after jail for alleged self-defence in hate crime attack 3
7:51 PM — A trans actress in the US has turned up at a prison to greet a prisoner who killed a man allegedly in self-defence against a hate crime.
30th December 2013
US: Husband of gay inmate does not want to visit, despite discrimination complaint 1
4:54 PM — The husband of a gay prison inmate has said that he does not wish to visit, despite that his husband complained that the state had discriminated by refusing him visitation.
20th December 2013
Diane Abbott: Uganda’s anti-gay bill is ‘dreadful news’ especially just after Nelson Mandela’s death 7
12:03 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott has spoken out to condemn today's passage of an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda.