3rd February 2011
Utah politician’s bill ‘to exclude gay families’ 15
5:31 PM — A politician in the US state of Utah has introduced a bill which gay groups fear could strip all recognition of gay couples.
Homophobia ‘can make you ill’, study says 17
4:48 PM — A study has found a link between homophobia and hormonal changes that can lead to illness. According to research from Montreal's Concordia University, people who had suffered homophobia had higher levels of stress hormone cortisol in their brains.
Simon Pegg says men should kiss more to beat homophobia 36
3:02 PM — Straight men should kiss each other more to understand homosexuality, Simon Pegg says. The married actor said that homophobia comes from a fear of the unknown.
2nd February 2011
Reports say man confessed to Ugandan gay activist murder 7
5:39 PM — A man has reportedly confessed to killing Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato. The campaigner was killed in his home last week and local police said today that a man had admitted to killing him in a "personal disagreement".
Anti-gay Iris Robinson fined for car crash 22
5:12 PM — The homophobic former DUP MP Iris Robinson has been fined £200 for causing a car crash. According to the Belfast Telegraph, she was also given three penalty points after admitting driving without due care and attention
Iowa lawmakers move to ban gay marriage 23
3:41 PM — Iowa's House has approved a measure that seeks to ban gay marriage in the state. The state legalised marriage for couples in 2009 after Supreme Court judges said a ban violated the constitution.
Carlisle men fined for shouting abuse at trans women 8
2:22 PM — Two men from Carlisle have been fined for shouting abuse at two transgender women in the street. Carlisle magistrates' court heard that Wayne Blair and Stephen Currie, both 22, had threatened Simone Armstrong and Kim Oakland and yelled anti-gay abuse at them.
Police launch new hate crime website 8
11:40 AM — A new website to encourage people to report hate crime has been launched. True Vision gives information on what hate crime is and how to report it.
Video: Saturday Night Live attacked for ‘transphobic’ skit 13
10:51 AM — US television show Saturday Night Live has been attacked for including a skit which mocked transgender women. The piece, a mock advertisement for hormone pills, was "destructive and dehumanising", the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said.
1st February 2011
Six trans women killed in Honduras in two months 7
5:57 PM — LGBT campaigners are calling on Honduran authorities to fully investigate the murders of six transgender women in just 60 days. According to Human Rights Watch, the first death was on November 29th and the latest took place on January 17th.
Support for Football V Homophobia Day 11
5:21 PM — The Justin Campaign's Football V Homophobia Day has received support from football's equality body Kick It Out and the FA. The annual day, in February, is now in its second year and encourages teams at all levels to tackle homophobia.
Man says Parkinson’s drug turned him into gay sex addict 24
2:35 PM — A French man is suing pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo because he claims that a drug used to treat his Parkinson's disease turned him into a gay sex addict.
New Kids star Jonathan Knight confirms he’s gay 8
10:51 AM — New Kids on the Block star Jonathan Knight has confirmed he is gay. He appeared to have been outed by 90s popstar Tiffany last week but said he had "never been outed by anyone but myself".
31st January 2011
Cycling champion Graeme Obree says he’s gay 8
5:18 PM — Scottish cycling champion Graeme Obree has revealed that he is gay - and that he tried to kill himself twice as he struggled to accept his sexual orientation.
Gay people were sexually abused, says senior advisor of New York Muslim centre 58
4:40 PM — A senior advisor of the proposed Muslim centre near Ground Zero says that homosexuality is mainly caused by emotional or sexual abuse. Abdallah Adhami, 44, said in a lecture that being gay was a "painful trial" which results from past trauma.
Q&A: The Equal Love campaign’s legal case 13
3:47 PM — This week, four gay and four straight couples will file a challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against the UK's ban on gay marriage and straight civil partnerships. Here, human rights lawyer and case advisor Professor Robert Wintemute explains the legal basis of the application to the European court.
Don’t demonise gays and lesbians, Archbishop of Canterbury warns 30
2:50 PM — Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has warned against "demonising" gays and lesbians. The Anglican leader was speaking on Friday, two days after the murder of Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato.
Melanie Phillips says gay people sent her death threats 79
11:39 AM — Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips says she received death threats from gay people after writing that a "ruthless gay lobby" is "brainwashing children".
Barnado’s boss encourages gay couples to adopt 10
10:53 AM — The chief of adoption charity Barnado's is encouraging more gay couples to give a home to children in care. New chief executive Anne Marie Carrie was speaking after a survey by the charity found that a third of the public think that gay couples are inferior parents.
Christian Voice leader Stephen Green ‘a wifebeater’ 100
10:08 AM — The wife of Christian Voice leader Stephen Green says he beat her until she bled and does not believe in marital rape. Caroline Green, who was married to the anti-gay Christian extremist for 26 years, says she has come forward now because "the people who support him financially and morally should know what he is really like".