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  • 8th August 2011

    Boy George ‘suffered homophobic abuse in prison’ 20

    Boy George said he shrugged off the abuse

    10:38 AM — Boy George has told of the anti-gay abuse he suffered from fellow prisoners. The singer, who was jailed for four months in 2009 for falsely imprisoning a male escort, told National Prison Radio about his experiences.

  • 27th January 2011

    Ian Baynham’s family: ‘His only crime was to stand up for who he was’ 19

    Ian Baynham was 'proud and honest' about who he was

    3:29 PM — The family of a gay man killed in a homophobic attack say his only crime was to stand up for who he was. Ian Baynham, 62, died in hospital two weeks after he was attacked on a night out in Trafalgar Square in 2009 by teenagers who shouted homophobic abuse at him.

  • 26th January 2011

    Teenage girl jailed for seven years for killing of gay man Ian Baynham 117

    Ruby Thomas was convicted of Ian Baynham's manslaughter (photo: Facebook)

    3:49 PM — A teenage girl who kicked and punched a gay man in a homophobic attack has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

  • 9th November 2010

    Saudi man receives lashes and prison sentence for gay video 17

    Saudi Arabia has strict laws against homosexuality

    6:53 PM — A 27-year-old Saudi man has been punished with 500 lashes and five years in prison after appearing in a gay video. The short film was allegedly made inside a prison, although the Prison Administration denies this.

  • 1st November 2010

    Trans woman remanded in male prison over tube death

    Sonia Burgess died last Monday at Kings Cross station

    12:39 PM — A trans woman has been remanded in a men's prison on a charge of murdering 63-year-old Sonia Burgess, who was hit by a train at Kings Cross station last Monday. Nina Kanagasingham, 34, of Chichele Road, Cricklewood, did not enter an application for bail at the Old Bailey this morning.

  • 28th January 2010

    Italy opens first transgender prison 3

    The prison will house 30 trans inmates

    2:10 PM — Italy is to open its first prison specially for trans inmates. The building, a former halfway house for women, is in the town of Empoli in Tuscany. It will open in late March.

  • 12th January 2010

    Lawyers for Malawi gay couple to challenge homosexuality ban 2

    The couple's case has been widely reported

    5:20 PM — The lawyers representing two gay men who had a wedding ceremony in Malawi have asked for a review of the country's homosexuality ban.

  • 6th January 2010

    Amnesty International joins calls for release of gay Malawi couple 4

    Amnesty International called for the men's release

    5:15 PM — Human rights organisation Amnesty International has joined the calls for a gay couple in Malawi to be released from prison. The group said that Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were arrested on December 28th, were "prisoners of conscience".

  • 5th January 2010

    Malawi gay marriage trial expected next week 6

    The couple's arrest has been widely reported

    4:28 PM — The trial of two gay men arrested for holding a wedding party in Malawi is expected to begin on January 15th. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza are being held in custody in Chichiri Prison and were denied bail by a judge yesterday.

  • 4th January 2010

    Malawi gay couple ‘beaten in prison’

    The pair will face trial next week

    7:20 PM — A gay couple in Malawi who were jailed for holding a wedding ceremony have said they are being beaten in prison. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were denied bail and will face trial next week for indecency charges.

  • 16th December 2009

    Man convicted of homophobic murder jailed for life 18

    David Kilcullen must serve at least 32 years in prison

    12:53 PM — A man who was convicted yesterday of the murder and attempted murder of a south London gay couple has received a life prison sentence. The judge told David Kilcullen he may never been freed.

  • 14th December 2009

    Anti-gay singer Buju Banton arrested on drug charges 24

    Buju Banton was arrested on Thursday

    2:12 PM — The Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is in custody pending charges of drug offences. The singer, who has been condemned for lyrics calling for gays to be killed, was arrested in Miami on Thursday.

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