Topics :: anti-gay police actions

Jordan Arrests 10 Gays and Lesbians For Holding a Reception

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Jordan authorities arrested 10 alleged gays and lesbians this week for holding a get-together at a party hall in east Amman.

Police Criticized After Attack on Gays in Bosnia

Monday Feb 3, 2014
Police are being criticized for failing to provide adequate security for a gay film festival in Sarajevo that was attacked by a dozen masked men.

Rights Group Reports Abuses by Lebanese Police

Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
An international human rights group says Lebanon’s police forces are mistreating and torturing people including drug users, sex workers and homosexuals.

Atlanta Fires 6 Police After Eagle Bar Raid

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jul 12, 2011
Six police officers involved in the 2009 raid on a gay bar, the Atlanta Eagle, have reportedly been fired for lying about what happened on the evening in question. The raid has roiled the city’s politics and brought scrutiny to the police’s tactics.

Fort Worth Will Pay $400,000 in Gay Bar Raid Case

By Angela K. Brown | Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
The city of Fort Worth agreed Tuesday to pay $400,000 to a patron at a gay bar who was severely injured in a police raid two years ago, a settlement that avoided a federal civil rights lawsuit.

2 Soldiers Arrested in Shooting of Gay Youth on day of Rio Pride

By Juliana Barbassa | Thursday Nov 18, 2010
After initially denying involvement, the Brazilian army is holding 2 soldiers after the shooting of a gay youth at Rio de Janiero’s Gay Pride celebrations in what is considered one of the world’s more tolerant metropolises.

Lawsuit Alleges Extensive Police Cover-Up in Atlanta Gay Bar Raid

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Oct 21, 2010
Atlanta police defied a court order and destroyed evidence pertaining to a raid on a gay bar, a suit filed in federal court alleges.

Beijing police raid gay spot, question dozens

By Gillian Wong | Tuesday Sep 28, 2010
Beijing police raided a popular outdoor hangout for gay men and took dozens in for questioning over the weekend as part of a security sweep ahead of China’s National Day holiday, an activist said Tuesday.

Head of Moscow Pride Arrested

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Sep 16, 2010
Russian GLBT equality advocate Nikolai Alekseev has been placed under arrest and has seemingly disappeared into a bureaucratic netherworld. One report suggests he may be in the hands of the Russian secret police.

Palm Springs Revises Policy After Sex Sting Flap

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jul 29, 2010
A controversial sex sting that took place last year in Palm Springs continues to tarnish the city’s gay-friendly reputation and threaten its tourist industry.