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2017

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October 2017

Dubai ruler orders British tourist who touched a man's hip in a bar to be freed from jail News item summary AE 23 OCT
Briton 'jailed for touching man's hip at Dubai bar' News item summary AE 23 OCT
Egyptian court sentences 4 gay men to 3 years in prison each News item summary EG 14 OCT
Queensland Parliament: Legislation passed to expunge convictions over historical homosexual convictions News item summary AU (QLD) 10 OCT
Sending nude selfies doesn't qualify as 'indecent exposure', says Maine high court News item summary US (ME) 05 OCT
• Opinion: State of Maine v. Andrew J Legassie No. 2017 ME 202 PDF 154.90kb 05 OCT 15
Indiana Supreme Court: Sex with 16-year-olds is legal, but sending them nude photos is not News item summary US (IN) 04 OCT
• Opinion: State of Indiana v. Sameer Girish Thakar No. 29S02-1705-CR-284 PDF 55.55kb 02 OCT 17

November 2017

Gay man found guilty of deliberately infecting dates with HIV News item summary UK (England & Wales) 15 NOV
Court dismisses Anwar’s lawsuit against govt News item summary MY 08 NOV
Judge's secretly recorded HIV insult could undo Palm Springs killers' convictions News item summary US (CA) 01 NOV

December 2017

July 2017

August 2017

Illinois Just Became Only The Second State To Ban The ''Gay Panic'' Defense News item summary US (IL) 25 AUG

September 2017

Former College Wrestler Sentenced to 10 Years for Spreading HIV News item summary US (MO) 23 SEP
Two Muskogee women get 20 years in severe beating of 5-year-old boy News item summary US (OK) 20 SEP
Tasmanian Parliament agrees to wipe clean records of historic homosexual offences News item summary AU (TAS) 20 SEP
State Supreme Court Ruling Means Washington Teens Who Sext Could End Up Felons News item summary US (WA) 14 SEP
• Opinion: State of Washington v. Eric D Gray No. 93609-9 PDF 1.26MB 14 SEP 17

April 2017

May 2017

Indonesian Sharia court sentences gay couple to 85 lashes News item summary ID (AC) 17 MAY
Latin Kings member sentenced for killing transgender girlfriend after friend found out her gender identity News item summary US (MS) 15 MAY
• Plea Agreement: United States v. Joshua Brandon Vallum No. 1:16-cr-00114-LG-RHW PDF 2.11MB 02 NOV 16
LGBT attacks not hate crimes, West Virginia court rules News item summary US (WV) 12 MAY
• Opinion: State of West Virginia v. Steward Butler No. 16-0543 PDF 118.37kb 09 MAY 17
Qld throws out past gay convictions News item summary AU (QLD) 11 MAY
• Bill: Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017 PDF 408.45kb 11 MAY 17
High Court rejects appeal of man who infected lover with HIV News item summary AU (NSW) 10 MAY
• Order: Aubrey v. The Queen [2017] HCA 18 PDF 290.79kb 10 MAY 17
Austrian court rules Facebook must delete 'hate postings' News item summary AT 08 MAY
Former male prostitute who had sex with a 15-year-old now wants career in law News item summary AU (QLD) 01 MAY
• Orders: KMB v. Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (Queensland) [2017] QCA 76 PDF 165.00kb 28 APR 17

June 2017

(In French) Homosexuality: Four months of prison for a 16-year-old News item summary TN 24 JUN
Germany to quash convictions of 50,000 gay men under Nazi-era law News item summary DE 22 JUN
Opinion analysis: Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offenders News item summary US (NC) 19 JUN
• Opinion: Packingham v. North Carolina No. 15-1194 PDF 146.75kb 19 JUN 17
Recent sodomy charges won't be expunged under new reforms News item summary AU (QLD) 14 JUN
Nigerian court releases 2 charged with homosexuality News item summary NG 06 JUN
''Gay Panic'' Is No Longer a Legitimate Reason to Murder Someone in Illinois News item summary US (IL) 01 JUN

January 2017

StarLebanon is getting closer to decriminalising homosexuality News item summary LB 29 JAN
StarCourt upholds sexual abuse finding against Ontario doctor, loss of licence News item summary CA (ON) 17 JAN
StarNyeri court reduces jail term for man convicted of sodomy News item summary KE 16 JAN
StarMan convicted of rape for taking off condom during sex News item summary CH 12 JAN
StarSomali Islamists kill man and teenager for gay sex, another man for spying News item summary SO 10 JAN
StarSC sets precedent on same-sex rape News item summary NP 12 JAN
StarGay man who was mocked by juror on radio has charges stayed News item summary CA (ON) 06 JAN

February 2017

StarTwo men jailed in Morocco after friend leaked their 'sex tape' News item summary MA 28 FEB

March 2017

StarGermany to annul post-Second World War homosexuality convictions for thousands News item summary DE 22 MAR
Star'Gay panic' defence scrapped from Criminal Code News item summary AU (QLD) 21 MAR
StarAfter 2 years, Florida court defines sexual intercourse News item summary US (FL) 16 MAR
• Opinion: Gary G DeBaun v. State of Florida No. SC13-2336 PDF 170.05kb 16 MAR 17
StarSaudi Police Allegedly Torture Transgender Duo To Death News item summary SA 01 MAR