13th May 2014
UK: Police treating homophobic leaflet as a ‘hate incident’ 15
12:17 PM — Cambridgeshire police are investigating a homophobic leaflet sent to homes in Ely and say they are treating it as a "hate incident".
12th May 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Anti-gay bullying is always unacceptable and totally wrong’ 41
4:56 PM — Justin Welby says he is committed to tackling homophobic bullying but admits the Church of England “has to learn” from its historical hostility towards same-sex relationships.
UN study finds gays increasingly accepted in Philippines, but hate crimes remain a threat 5
12:15 PM — A study backed by the UN has found that while LGBT people have become more accepted in the Philippines, discrimination still persists.
Archbishop of Canterbury to unveil anti-homophobia initiative for Church of England schools 30
11:51 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is set to announce anti-homophobia measures to be implemented in Church of England schools.
11th May 2014
New Zealand church: General Synod have had long enough to discuss same-sex marriage
4:04 PM — A New Zealand church has urged for a decision to be made about the Anglican approach to same-sex marriage in the country.
Family Research Council: Clergy who want to perform same-sex marriages don’t deserve religious freedom 30
2:41 PM — The head of the Family Research Council has claimed that clergy who want to perform same-sex marriage do not deserve religious freedom.
10th May 2014
US: Catholic school teacher quits over new contract that tells her to condemn her gay son 56
6:04 PM — An Ohio Catholic school teacher has quit, rather than sign a new morality contract which requires her to condemn her gay son's homosexuality.
9th May 2014
UK: 5-year-old boy banned from after-school club because he wears dresses 93
10:12 PM — A five-year-old boy has been banned from a church run after-school club in Rugby, because he likes to dress up as a princess.
US: BSA membership down 6% since compromise to allow gay scouts 7
9:10 PM — The Boy Scouts of America lost over 6% of its membership in the past year, after voting to allow openly gay scouts but keep a ban on gay scout leaders.
8th May 2014
Anti-gay HGTV hosts: There are grotesque things on TV, we’re just committed to biblical principles 45
8:52 PM — Two reality hosts outed as anti-gay activists have claimed there are 'grotesque things' on TV, maintaining they are just 'committed to Biblical principles'.
Head of Church of Ireland: Gay people ‘don’t want gay marriage’ 78
7:04 PM — The head of the Church of Ireland, the Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clark, has suggested that gay people don't want to marry, and that civil partnerships are sufficient.
Ireland: Regulator rejects complaints over RTE’s apologies to journalists labelled ‘homophobic’ 4
6:09 PM — Ireland's broadcast regulator has rejected complaints over the decision of RTE to issue a formal apology to journalists labelled "homophobes" by a drag queen.
Dorchester Collection responds to boycott over Brunei ‘stone the gays’ law 50
5:42 PM — A chain of hotels currently the subject of a boycott because they are owned by the Sultan of Brunei has responded to plead that the boycott should end.
Churches to unite with ‘one love’ message against homophobia 8
1:22 PM — In order to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), eight Croydon churches will united with a message of 'One Love'.
7th May 2014
US: HGTV pulls plug on reality show after host outed as anti-gay activist 14
11:15 PM — An American cable channel is pulling the plug on a planned reality show, after reports that one of the hosts was an "extremist anti-gay activist".
US: Fred Phelps’ grandson renounces ‘God Hates Fags’ church 16
9:01 PM — Another member of the Phelps-Roper family has renounced the Westboro Baptist Church, labelling it a 'mind trap'.
US black pastor group: America is being ‘re-engineered’ by gay activists 22
11:40 AM — America is disappearing and is being “re-engineered” by LGBT advocates, says The Coalition of African-American pastors.
6th May 2014
Leaflet distributed in Cambridgeshire claiming to ‘cure homosexuals of their disease’ 23
11:41 AM — A leaflet claiming gay men can be “cured” of their homosexuality is being distributed through Ely, Cambridgeshire.
5th May 2014
First openly gay Episcopal bishop announces divorce from husband 1
4:37 PM — The US Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, has announced that he and his husband are to divorce.
US: Eagle Scout to be shown the door due to Boy Scouts gay adult ban 1
3:25 PM — Twin Eagle Scouts Liam and August earned the award last week, but one of them is being forced to leave the organisation because he is gay.