11th December 2014
Scotland’s Episcopal Church tells clergy: Don’t be tempted to marry gays 8
3:24 PM — Scotland’s Episcopal Church is reiterating its warning to clergy not to marry same-sex couples as equal marriage comes into force in the country at the end of this month.
Controversy over US billboard which claims: ‘Nobody is born gay’ 32
12:42 PM — A new anti-gay billboard has been erected in the US state of Virginia, which reads: "Nobody is born gay."
Gay rights champion Desmond Tutu cancels travel plans amid battle with cancer 10
11:30 AM — A long-time supporter of gay rights Archbishop Desmond Tutu has cancelled travel plans as he battles prostate cancer.
Arrest made in connection with homophobic ‘gays corrupt young children’ leaflets
10:22 AM — An arrest has been made after a ‘Christmas’ leaflet was distributed across Cambridge claiming that gay people are "corrupting young children", and that they are "busy worshipping each other's anuses."
10th December 2014
‘Monk’ behind anti-gay leaflets taunts PinkNews: Gays are disciples of the Devil 1
7:03 PM — The man responsible for delivering leaflets across the UK claiming AIDS is "God's punishment" for gays has written to taunt PinkNews.
BBC features anti-gay campaigner to discuss first day of civil partnership conversions 59
5:33 PM — A BBC local breakfast programme this morning, in a segment about the new same-sex marriage law in England and Wales, featured an anti-gay campaigner who said same-sex marriage is a "falsehood and a fabrication".
Japan: Zen Buddhist temple offers same-sex wedding ceremonies 1
2:12 PM — A Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto has become one of the first to offer same-sex weddings - even though they aren't recognised in Japan.
Jamaican priest washes the feet of lesbians and calls for ‘respect’ for human rights 6
1:22 PM — An Anglican priest in Jamaica is facing a backlash from his congregation, after he showed respect for the gay community by washing the feet of two lesbians.
‘Christmas’ leaflet distributed in Cambridge claims homosexuals are like vampires 61
12:36 PM — A 'Christmas' leaflet has been distributed across Cambridge claiming that homosexuals are "like vampires".
Illinois music director suing church that fired him for getting engaged 4
12:22 PM — An Illinois music director is suing the Catholic church, after he was sacked for announcing his intention to marry his male partner.
Islamic State posts photos of ‘gay’ thrown off building and stoned to death 89
11:17 AM — Photographs of a man believed to have been gay being thrown off a building and stoned to death have been posted by the Islamic State group.
9th December 2014
Fiancé of gay Asian doctor who killed himself after being told by mother to seek ‘cure’ shares loss 10
7:15 PM — Campaigners are raising awareness of the difficulties of being LGBT in Britain’s Asian communities, following the inquest into the death of Doctor Nazim Mahmood.
LGBT Labour NI slam DUP over anti-gay ‘conscience’ bill 18
2:22 PM — The Northern Ireland Labour Party’s LGBT group has attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to discriminate against gay people.
Rainbow Project blasts DUP over ‘licence to discriminate’ against gays bill 13
11:03 AM — Campaigners have attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gay people.
8th December 2014
Pastor: Gays should live in houses where the toilets don’t work 68
6:25 PM — A Christian pastor has made the bizarre claim that people who support same-sex marriage should move to houses where the plumbing doesn't work.
US: Michigan Republicans pass bill permitting discrimination against gays 24
3:47 PM — Republicans in the Michigan House of Representatives have passed a bill that would permit religious people to discriminate on the grounds of sexuality.
Salvation Army: Homophobia claims are a ‘myth’ 48
1:30 PM — The Salvation Army has dismissed claims that it has a poor record on LGBT rights.
Pastor tells gay Christian: ‘I pray you commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag’ 122
10:46 AM — A Baptist pastor has labelled a gay reporter who was trying to interview him a "filthy child molesting fag".
6th December 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: There’s a realistic chance the global Anglican church will split 39
2:55 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned there is a "realistic" possibility that the global Anglican church may fracture, amid tensions over homosexuality.
5th December 2014
Pastor who wants to ‘stone homos’ by Christmas to receive coal instead of presents 10
1:14 PM — A pastor who claims AIDS could be wiped out by Christmas if "homos" were stoned to death is on Santa's naughty list this year...