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August 6, 2014

After breakup, biological mother tried to prevent stepmother from having any further contact with child

A lesbian who helped raise the child of her former partner has won the right to seek visitation or custody after being kept from the child after a break up.

An appellate court in New Jersey issued the decision on Wednesday (6 August) which found that if it is in the best interests of the child, maintaining a strong relationship with a 'psychological parent.'

The male child's name or the names of the parents were not made public to protect the identity of the child.

July 30, 2014

Game ranger course 'general' is on trial for murder, child abuse, neglect and allegedly forced teen to eat his own faeces

The man behind a South African ‘gay cure’ camp has insisted he is not the reason behind the death of a 15-year-old boy.

A picture of Raymond Buys, 15, taken in April 2011 showed a skeletal, emaciated figure fighting for his life.

Just 10 weeks before, the teen’s parents signed him up to the Echo Wild Game Rangers training course in South Africa in perfect health.

July 27, 2014

The towing company allegedly targeted cars during last year's Gay Days

A towing company is accused of illegally towing vehicles during Orlando's Gay Days.

Law officials charge ASAP Towing, owned by Jason Combs, towed up to 100 vehicles, between 5 June and 9 June, from a parking lot across from the host of the event, Doubletree by Hilton.

July 9, 2014

The 26-year-olds are alleged to have pretended to be young hot men on the gay dating app and then tried to get thousands of pounds from the men who got contact with them

Two British men are being accused of trying to blackmail gay men on Grindr.

Nathanael Foster and Adam Webb, both from Gloucester in South West England, have been charged with two counts of blackmail.

The 26-year-olds pretended to be young hot men on the gay dating app and then tried to get thousands of pounds from the men who got in contact with them, it was alleged at Gloucester Crown Court.

June 27, 2014

Actor seemed 'unhinged' and was reportedly disruptive and smoking during a performance in New York City

Shia LaBeouf reportedly used a homophobic slur when he was arrested during a performance of Cabaret last night (26 June).

The actor was reportedly disruptive and smoking during the first act of the performance at the Studio 54 theater in New York City.

According to police, LaBeouf was ‘ranting and rambling incoherently, threatening the officers and using offensive language’.

June 21, 2014

Approximately two years ago Mary Kristene Chapa and Mollie Judith Olgin, were found in Texas park; both shot in the head

A suspect has been arrested in the Portland, Texas shooting of two young lesbians.

As reported by NBC News, 27-year-old David Malcolm Strickland was taken into custody by US Marshals and Texas Rangers, on 20 June, in a suburb of San Antonio.

He's facing charges of capital murder, aggravated assault with a weapon, and aggravated sexual assault.

June 14, 2014

'In light of the stay, we will do everything we can to expedite the case for a quick ruling on appeal'

The judge who struck down Wisconsin's anti-gay marriage law reluctantly issued a stay on her decision while the case is being appealed.

Late last week, US District Court Judge Barbara Crabb ruled LGBTI couples had the right to marry. Yesterday, 13 June, she put a hold on her decision while it's reviewed by the 7th Circuit Court.

May 20, 2014

19 year-old Floyd Evans stabbed a gay man in the chest at a well-known meeting spot for gay men, which the judge condemned as a ‘disgraceful’ homophobic attack

A UK teen will serve a 14-year sentence for stabbing a gay man in the chest in a brutal homophobic attack (20 May).

Floyd Evans, 19, stabbed Francisco Nascimento in the chest on 21 October 2013 in Cheshire, UK.

The judge told the court Evans was guilty of a homophobic attack, as the two men met near the City Walls, which is a well-known meeting point for gay men.

April 28, 2014

The 17-year-old birth father is being charged with neglect after the baby died in his custody

A baby has died after being taken away from a lesbian couple that were just days away from finalizing his adoption.

Heidi and Rachel McFarland, from Iowa, took four-month-old boy Gabriel home from the hospital in what they hoped would be the beginning of their happy family.

After the married couple helped cut the umbilical cord, they spent every waking moment with Gabriel until he was returned to his birth parents.

‘It’s like he knew instantly,’ Rachel McFarland said. ‘We were his mommas’.

April 27, 2014

Accused of killing three people outside two Jewish centers in Kansas earlier this month, the former Ku Klux Klan leader was once arrested for paying for sex with a black man dressed as a woman in the 1980s

A former Ku Klux Klan 'Grand Dragon', who has been charged with killing three people outside two Kansas Jewish centers earlier this month, is revealed to have been arrested in the 1980s for having sex with a man in his car.

Frazier Glenn Miller, who is also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, is accused of killing a doctor, his teenage grandson and a mother of three outside the community center and the nearby Village Shalom senior living center on April 13.

April 19, 2014

Two men to be charged with sex ‘against the order of nature’, in the first trial since the passing of the anti-gay law

Two men are to face trial for homosexuality in Uganda next month, the first to do so since the anti-gay bill was made law in February this year.

Kim Mukisa, 24, and Jackson Mukasa, 19, are set to face trial on 7 May, the Guardian reports.

Both men are to be charged with sexual relations ‘against the order of nature.’

April 16, 2014

An Alabama woman has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing her son’s gay lover but police say the issue is one of family violence and not a hate crime

Pickens County Alabama woman Anita Hill, 51, has been charged with murder after she allegedly shot and killed her gay son’s lover.

Hill and her unnamed son had arranged to meet Jamie Johnson, 36, at Love’s Truck Stop in McCalla on Money and police were called to the scene around 6pm.

On arrival they found Johnson had received a bullet wound to the back and he was taken to UAB Medical West hospital but he later died from his injuries.

April 5, 2014

Suspect allegedly set the home of the lesbians afire with them, and their eight children, sleeping inside

Police claim a Miami man tired to burn down the house of two lesbians, and their eight children, because he did not approve of the couple's sexuality.

Braulio Valenzuela-Villanueva, 73-years-old, faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, arson, and committing a hate crime.

February 11, 2014

Donté Stallworth: 'If any NFL team can’t “handle the media coverage" of drafting Sam, then your team is already a loser on the field'

NFL free agent Donté Stallworth took to Twitter to try and silence those in the league who are pessimistic that pro football in the US will is ready for an openly gay player like Michael Sam.

'If any NFL team can’t “handle the media coverage” of drafting Sam, then your team is already a loser on the field,' tweeted Stallworth, a wide receiver who most recently played for the New England Patriots.

December 16, 2013

Despite European court ruling, Prime Minister pledges and government policy, another lesbian was deported back to Uganda

Is the UK government serious in his promises to protect LGBTI asylum seekers? Despite David Cameron’s personal assurances, the case of Prossie N, deported back to the UK last week proves it is not.

Prossie N is a lesbian who fled sexual abuse and persecution in Uganda which saw her forced out onto the streets because of her sexuality.

She sought protection in the UK, had lesbian relationships and started building a new life.

December 16, 2013

A 65-year-old retired banker facing charges of 'trafficking obscene materials' will have to wait until next year to discover his fate

A British man accused after pictures of him having gay sex will have to wait until next year to discover his fate.

The Ugandan court has delayed the trial of a 65-year-old Bernard Randall, charged with ‘trafficking obscene publications’ for the third time.

He claims his laptop computer was stolen after images of him in bed with another man were published in the notorious homophobic tabloid newspaper Red Pepper.

Randall’s trial has been postponed to 22 January.

November 15, 2013

A Methodist church court is prosecuting a pastor who officiated over his son’s same-sex marriage

In 2013, the reality that Reverend Frank Schaefer, pastor at Zion United Methodist Church (UMC) of Iona in Pennsylvania, will be forced to stand trial on 18 November for officiating his son’s 2007 same-sex nuptials is not only wrong-headed – it is also wrong-hearted.

‘I love him so much and didn't want to deny him that joy. I had to follow my heart,’ Schaefer told the New York Daily News.

November 10, 2013

Demetrius Colaites, 19, is facing two counts of intentional exposure to HIV infection and faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted

A former student at South Dakota State University has been accused of purposefully spreading HIV.

Demetrius Colaites, 19, is facing two counts of intentional exposure to HIV infection, as well as one charge of having sex with a person who could not consent.

Intentionally infecting a person with HIV carries a 15 year sentence. If convicted of all charges, Colaites faces up to 40 years in prison.

November 7, 2013

As three men face 14 years in prison for being gay, Doctor Christine Kaseba-Sata has said no one should be discriminated against for being gay

Zambia’s first lady has made ‘miracles’ happen as she becomes one of the most senior names in politics to stand up for gay rights.

Doctor Christine Kaseba-Sata has called for an end to discrimination of gay and bisexual men.

Speaking during a reception hosted by UNAIDS in the county’s capital Lasaka, she reflected on the recent waves of outings of LGBTI people by Zambian tabloids.

‘Silence around issues of men who have sex with men should be stopped and no one should be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation,’ she said.

November 3, 2013

Frank Elliott, who owned the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, has been charged with arson and fraud

A former gay bar owner in Chicago has been accused of burning the nightclub down to collect the insurance money.

 

Frank Elliott, former owner of the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, was arrested on Friday (1 November) and charged with two counts of arson and one count of insurance fraud.

 

The Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge was burned in the early hours of 3 June last year.

November 2, 2013

Florida teenager Tavares Spencer shot his victim after discovering her gender history, then bragged about attack to friends

A teenager in Florida has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a transgender woman.

 

Tavares Spencer shot Coko McDonald on 9 April this year after he discovered her gender history.

 

Tampa police said Spencer initially believed she had been born female, and turned violent when she explained to him her trans history.

 

October 29, 2013

Police arrest man for arson who claimed he only did it because he was attacked by a 'possessed homosexual demon'

‘A gay demon made me do it.’

Police thought they heard it all until they asked why an Oklahoma City man would barricade himself inside his apartment and start fires.

Jeremy Jarnell Anderson, 22, was arrested after a neighbor called 911 and reported heavy banging coming from next door.

October 20, 2013

Martin Brookes has won a court case accusing him of harassing local political leaders, but his nightmare isn’t over

A secret gang have made life hell for a gay man who exposes wrongdoing by local politicians – by harassing him and branding him a pedophile.

Martin Brookes’ blog into local politics in Central England has uncovered embarrassing facts for his area’s local councils that have been picked up by the BBC and Private Eye, the UK satirical and investigative journalism magazine.

October 14, 2013

Underage boys were targeted and groomed on social media, with many losing their virginity to men forty years older than them

Two British men, one with HIV, have admitted to meeting several gay teens on Grindr and other social media for unsafe sex.

Anthony Marsh, 53, and Lee Davis, 39, from Doncaster, are facing jail for 55 child sex offenses.

In what police are describing as ‘vile’ and ‘horrendous’, the two befriended and groomed boys as young as 13 online who were gay, bi or questioning.

Some of their victims had only just come out as gay and many lost their virginity to the men, according to the detective in charge of the case.