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Author photoAdrian Tippetts

  • 3rd February 2012

    Comment: Football needs a culture change, not a gay role model 42

    Football needs to change its culture, not produce a trophy role model (Photo: Flickr user stephrox)

    11:35 AM — While football may be dragging itself into the 21st century, Amal Fashanu only scratched the surface. The FA has to show leadership and actions, not empty platitudes, Adrian Tippetts argues.

  • 10th August 2010

    Amsterdam Pride sends defiant message of gay visibility 20

    Revellers at Saturday's Amsterdam Canal Parade. (Photo: George Tops)

    3:54 PM — Adrian Tippetts reports from Amsterdam Pride, speaking to organisers ProGay about media attention, homophobic violence and why the city is not the safe haven it once was.

  • 17th December 2009

    Comment: BBC’s Gay execution debate was murderous breach of impartiality 27

    The BBC 'broke its own standards', argues Adrian Tippetts

    1:16 PM — By inviting a discussion on whether gays should be executed, the BBC surrenders to mob rule and fans the flames of homophobic hatred at a time when the safety of lesbians and gays is under threat as never before, argues Adrian Tippetts.

  • 2nd December 2009

    Gay by nature: Part two 21

    Born gay?

    4:11 PM — In part one, published yesterday, Dr Qazi Rahman of Queen Mary University London discussed the impact of genes and hormones on homosexuality. Here, he addresses the isse of gay stereotypes and refutes psychoanalytic theories of why some people are gay. He also suggests that research into gay brains may help combat homophobia. Adrian Tippetts reports.

  • 1st December 2009

    Gay by nature: Part one 37

    Dr Qazi Rahman of Queen Mary University London

    5:01 PM — What causes homosexuality? Can sexual orientation be changed? And are the brains of gay people different from those of straight people? Adrian Tippetts meets Dr Qazi Rahman, an assistant professor in Cognitive Biology from Queen Mary University London, to find out more.

  • 26th October 2009

    Comment: In defence of Jan Moir 113

    Jan Moir's article prompted 22,000 complaints to the Press Complaints Commission

    12:32 PM — Homophobia breeds when we silence opinions we don’t like. For democracy’s sake, Jan Moir owes no apologies for her opinions, just coherent reasons, says Adrian Tippetts.

  • 23rd October 2009

    Comment: Guilty bystanders and alpha male eunuchs 3

    Homophobia still blights the beautiful game

    3:16 PM — Efforts to kick homophobia out of football will go nowhere if players and fans don’t have the balls to stand up to the bigots, Adrian Tippetts argues.

  • 21st October 2009

    Catholicism on trial: Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry attack church’s record on gay rights 163

    Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens argued the Catholic Church was not a force for good

    5:48 PM — The Catholic Church is not a force for good in the world: that was the overwhelming verdict after a heated debate this week. Stephen Fry and author/journalist Christopher Hitchens opposed the motion, while Ann Widdecombe and Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, supported it.

  • 10th August 2009

    Interview: What is being done to stamp homophobia out of football? 4

    Kicking the homophobia out of football

    10:26 AM — Following an exclusive interview with publicist Max Clifford last week, Adrian Tippetts asks Piara Powar at Kick It Out what is happening to make LGBT people – whether as players, supporters, club members or staff – more welcome in football.

  • 5th August 2009

    EXCLUSIVE – PR guru Max Clifford: ‘If a gay footballer comes out, his career is over’ 28

    Max Clifford said homophobia was still prevalent in the beautiful game

    4:19 PM — Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has said that gay footballers who come out of the closet could find their careers in tatters due to homophobic attitudes. In the first of a two-part series on homophobia in football, Adrian Tippetts reports.

  • 30th July 2009

    Dutch Olympic champions promote gay tolerance in sport 2

    Several Dutch Olympic champions will take part in Amsterdam Pride

    11:48 AM — Several Dutch Olympic champions, including openly gay swimmer Johan Kenkhuis, take part in this year’s Amsterdam gay pride canal parade to promote acceptance and tolerance of LGBT people in sport. Adrian Tippetts reports.

  • 28th April 2009

    Interview: Dan Choi on the extra burdens Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell places on soldiers 1

    Dan Choi argues that the military gay ban creates additional burdens for soldiers

    4:44 PM — In the second part of a series of interviews, Dan Choi tells Adrian Tippetts of the mental and emotional burden the gay ban places on service members.

  • 24th April 2009

    Interview: Dan Choi on the US military gay ban 6

    Dan Choi came out live on national television

    1:00 PM — In the first part of series of interviews with Dan Choi, the infantry platoon leader leading the fight against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', Adrian Tippetts highlights the serious national security issues surrounding expelling vital service members for being gay.

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