26th November 2014
Homophobe who smashed gay flatmate with hammer gets increased jail sentence 17
2:54 PM — A homophobe who left his gay flatmate with brain damage after hitting him with a claw hammer has had his sentence increased.
21st November 2014
US: New York prison opens specialised transgender wing 1
12:29 PM — A prison in New York City has opened a specialised wing to house transgender inmates.
17th November 2014
Morocco drops all charges against British tourist jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ 26
11:44 PM — Morocco has formally dropped the charges against British tourist Ray Cole and his partner, who were jailed this summer for 'homosexual acts'.
15th November 2014
Saudi Arabia: Gay man jailed for three years over naked photos 18
3:43 PM — A gay man in Saudi Arabia has been jailed for three years, for engaging in 'immoral acts' by taking naked photos of himself.
3rd November 2014
Amnesty International condemns Egypt for ‘shameful’ jailing of men over gay wedding video 5
7:14 PM — Amnesty International has condemned the jailing of eight men in Egypt over a video which appeared to show a mock same-sex wedding.
1st November 2014
Egypt: Eight men jailed over ‘gay wedding’ video 12
12:56 PM — Eight men have been jailed for three years in Egypt, over a video which purportedly showed a mock same-sex wedding.
9th October 2014
Reports: Moroccan man jailed with Ray Cole for ‘homosexual acts’ released on bail 20
9:56 AM — The Moroccan friend who was jailed alongside British gay man Ray Cole for "homosexual acts" appears to have been released, but may still face jail.
23rd September 2014
Croatia: Former prison island deemed ‘perfect’ for gay tourists 14
8:55 AM — A former prison island compared to the US's Guantanamo Bay, has been recommended for use by gay tourists, as they could be there "without anyone bothering them."
10th September 2014
Amnesty urges Gambian President to reject anti-gay law 1
4:47 PM — Amnesty International has criticised a Gambian law which would make "aggravated homosexuality" publishable by life imprisonment.
9th September 2014
Human rights group: Gambian bill to jail gays is ‘devastating’ 7
3:19 PM — The director of a human rights organisation has slammed a Gambian bill which will make "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment, saying it will have a "devastating impact" on LGBT Gambians.
28th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox apologises for reading letter by a trans inmate convicted of rape 24
10:24 PM — Actress and activist Laverne Cox recently apologised for participating in a video in which she read a letter by convicted rapist Synthia China Blast.
14th August 2014
US: Atlanta man receives 10 years in prison for defending himself in anti-gay attack 88
11:07 PM — The victim of an anti-gay attack in Atlanta has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that he assaulted his attackers.
12th August 2014
US: ACLU threatens to sue US Military over Chelsea Manning’s lack of treatment
9:06 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has sent a letter to several top military official Monday, stating they will sue the US Military if Chelsea Manning's gender dysphoria continues to go untreated.
1st August 2014
US: Judge doubles recommended sentence for Seattle gay club arsonist 4
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’ 12
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.