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2018

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October 2018

Charges dropped against at least 1 man in Pleasure Emporium bust News item summary US (FL) 18 OCT
Gay hate flyers discriminatory: Tas court News item summary AU (TAS) 04 OCT 18
• Judgment: Durston v. Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (No 2) [2018] TASSC 48 PDF 755.42kb 04 OCT 18

November 2018

December 2018

July 2018

Decriminalising homosexuality will have to be done on case-by-case basis News item summary IE 24 JUL
Lebanon court rules that gay sex is not a crime News item summary LB 17 JUL

August 2018

Police Arraign 57 Youths for Alleged Homosexuality News item summary NG 31 AUG
Charleston man acquitted of hate crime in federal court News item summary US (WV) 30 AUG
Bombay HC accepts 'gay panic defence', reduces murder term of city man News item summary IN 24 AUG
Threatening violence against gay or intersex person could see someone jailed for three years News item summary AU (NSW) 20 AUG
Syariah Court's judgement against lesbian couple is final News item summary MY 16 AUG
Outcry in Malaysia over two women sentenced to caning for lesbian sex News item summary MY 14 AUG
Two men convicted of gay sex in Zambia after forced anal examinations News item summary ZM 09 AUG

September 2018

Switzerland has made homophobia and transphobia illegal, comparing them to racism News item summary CH 30 SEP
Hong Kong government agrees laws targeting gay men are incompatible with Basic Law News item summary HK 28 SEP
Study: Transgender nondiscrimination laws do not jeopardize public safety in restrooms News item summary US (MA) 19 SEP
• Abstract: Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Laws in Public Accommodations: A Review of Evidence Regarding Safety and Privacy in Public Restrooms, Locker Rooms, and Changing Rooms 23 JUL 18
Western Australia Passes Law To Allow Expungement Of Historical Gay Convictions News item summary AU (WA) 12 SEP
Gaidam signs bill against rape, homosexuality News item summary NG (YO) 11 SEP
Malaysian lawmakers, activists assail public caning of Muslim lesbian couple News item summary MY 03 SEP

April 2018

Texas man found not guilty of murder after using gay panic defense News item summary US (TX) 26 APR

May 2018

Bill expunging criminal records of men convicted of homosexual acts passes the Senate News item summary CA (FED) 30 MAY 18
Cape Town pastor found guilty of contempt of court for anti-gay slurs News item summary ZA 18 MAY
• Judgment: South African Human Rights Commission No. EC13/2013 PDF 438.23kb 18 MAY 18
Court of Appeal Tosses Verdict Because of Prosecutor's Bias Against Gay Jurors News item summary US (CA) 04 MAY
• Opinion: The People v. Brady Dee Douglas No. C072881 PDF 248.12kb 03 MAY 18

June 2018

Gay men in Northern Ireland offered access to pardons News item summary UK (NI) 28 JUN
Argentina marks first hate crime conviction involving transsexual woman News item summary AR 19 JUN
Thousands of gay Scots to be pardoned News item summary UK (SC) 06 JUN

January 2018

Draft proposals in Indonesian parliament aim to ban extramarital sex News item summary ID 29 JAN
India's high court to review law that bans gay sex News item summary IN 08 JAN

February 2018

He was arrested for a sex act that’s no longer a crime. Years later, he remains convicted News item summary US (GA) 15 FEB
• Opinion: Charlton Paul Green v. State of Georgia et al No. 14-14635 PDF 126.81kb 09 FEB 178
Court overturns conviction of HIV-positive man who didn't disclose status News item summary CA (NS) 15 FEB
• Decision: Claude Thompson v. HM The Queen 2018 NSCA 13 PDF 246.69kb 15 FEB 18

March 2018

Parliament votes to allow wiping of homosexual convictions with new law News item summary NZ 03 APR
Kenyan court blocks anal probe as test for homosexuality News item summary KE 22 MAR