In Northern Ireland, a 20-year-old gay man in Londonderry battles violent bigots: “I was just going to the shop yesterday and my face was smashed with a bottle. It was a gang of hooligans aged about 16 to 18 standing around drinking and they were shouting ‘queers and faggots out of Carnhill’. A while later I got a phone call to my mobile phone. It sounded like an older man and he said that this (attack) had been just a warning and if I did not get out by midnight, they were going to petrol bomb the flat.”
A gay activist has been murdered in Mexico in an apparent hate crime. Amnesty International struggling with the “institutionalized homophobia” of Mexico’s justice system.