17th April 2012
Gay teen from Iowa commits suicide 94
11:19 PM — A gay teenager from Iowa has taken his own life after his family and friends say that he received death threats on his mobile phone from his classmates, who also made him the subject of a hate group on Facebook.
Video: FCKH8 says ‘It Doesn’t Get Better’ (for people who hate gays) 22
10:46 PM — FCKH8's latest video mocks the lunacy of homophobia hate groups featuring US celebrities Chris Thompson, Shane Dawson, Glozell, Miles Jai, and Tyler Oakley.
Taiwan: Almost one in five gay people have attempted suicide 12
10:28 PM — A large-scale survey of gay men and lesbians in Taiwan has suggested that almost one in five have attempted to take their own lives, leading to calls from advocacy groups for the government to educate students about homosexuality and introduce laws to protect the rights of LGBT students.
Air Force Sergeant, discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, reinstated 4
9:52 PM — In a case that is likely to have repercussions for gay veterans discharged under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, an Air Force Staff Sergeant, dismissed under the policy, will be reinstated to active duty at his former rank next month.
Canada: Prominent gay activist killed in apparent hate crime 60
9:26 PM — A prominent gay rights activist and journalist in Halifax was beaten to death outside a popular gay bar, Canadian media organisations report, in what seems to be a homophobic hate crime.
Video: Street preacher calls Rosie O’Donnell a ‘lesbian pig’ 24
5:32 PM — Video footage has emerged of Rosie O'Donnell involved in a strongly-worded exchange with a street preacher who tells her she should go home to do her dishes and calls her a 'lesbian pig'.
Comment: Why are we gay? 115
4:56 PM — David Waldock asks, if someone can indeed be “made gay” by the brain damage caused by a stroke, what does that mean for who we are?
Dubai: Scottish man jailed for public gay sex was ‘only kissing and cuddling’ 55
3:52 PM — A Scottish man jailed in Dubai for having gay sex behind a petrol station one night claims has said there was 'no sex involved'.
Nicolas Sarkozy affirms view of family as ‘a mother and a father’ 62
3:05 PM — Incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy has re-affirmed his opposition to marriage equality ahead of this weekend's elections in France.
Video: Gays are the ‘moral iceberg’ in ministry’s Titanic metaphor 54
1:30 PM — At the centenary of the Titanic disaster, a ministry has claimed the 'homosexual agenda' represents a new 'moral iceberg' that will sink America if left unchecked.
Gay couples ‘forced to lie’ on US federal tax returns today 26
11:31 AM — Demonstrations will take place around the US today to highlight the fact that gay married couples must list themselves as 'single' on federal tax returns.
Teacher who took gay student out of pageant ‘temporarily removed from campus’ 14
10:42 AM — A Californian vice principal who removed a gay student from a school pageant for veering off-script and saying he wanted to marry a man has been temporarily removed from his campus while the student in question has backed the educator.
Documentary on stroke victim who ‘woke up gay’ airs tonight 139
9:57 AM — A documentary following a rugby player who suffered a stroke and woke up gay is to air on BBC3 tonight.