X Factor winner James Arthur quits Twitter after homophobic row
1:09 PM — X Factor star James Arthur has left Twitter following criticism for using homophobic language against another artist in a “rap feud”.
15th November 2013
Lithuania: Homophobic politician delivers trousers with anal zip to LGBT group 71
11:28 AM — A pair of sexually provocative trousers, featuring a zip directly where a male's buttocks would meet, has been delivered to an LGBT group by a Lithuanian Member of Parliament who equates homosexuality with paedophilia.
14th November 2013
Comment: Northern Ireland’s Health Minister will only be remembered for homophobia 3
4:23 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Levi Greene says Northern Ireland's Health Minister, Edwin Poots, is an example of someone with "distasteful views" being in a position of power.
12th November 2013
Liverpool University was prepared to host cleric who says gays are ‘filthy’ 15
1:49 PM — The University of Liverpool has confirmed that it was prepared to allow an Islamic cleric with extreme anti-gay views to conduct a speech in front of students.
5th November 2013
Saudi cleric who says consenting gay sex is as bad as ‘rape’ due to visit UK universities 80
7:30 PM — An Islamic cleric who says gay people are worse than “animals” and believes consenting gay sex is as bad as “rape” is visiting several British universities this month.
28th October 2013
Bishop blasts Archbishop of Canterbury for being ‘sympathetic to homosexuals’ 72
2:14 PM — An Anglican bishop in Nigeria has launched a furious attack at Justin Welby for being “sympathetic to homosexuals” and says the Archbishop of Canterbury’s position on gay rights is “pathetic”.
25th October 2013
Northern Ireland DUP politician tells children homosexuality is ‘an abomination’ 69
6:16 PM — A Northern Ireland DUP Assembly Member has told children at a school that homosexuality is “an abomination”.
18th October 2013
US: Republican politician brands school ‘failure’ due to students supporting Spirit Day 12
6:56 PM — A state representative in Missouri has called a school a "failure" on Twitter after seeing pupils wearing T-shirts promoting “harmony” between gay and straight people.
David Haye says boxer Tyson Fury went ‘too far’ with his anti-gay tweets 6
1:44 PM — David Haye has criticised fellow British boxer Tyson Fury who last week made a series of homophobic tweets.
Boy George suggests boycott of Eminem’s homophobic single 40
1:09 PM — Boy George has criticised US rapper Eminem for using violently homophobic lyrics in his latest single “Rap God”.
17th October 2013
US mayor: ‘God is against queers and don’t ram gay marriage down my throat!’ 41
3:41 PM — The mayor of a small town in South Carolina is under fire for responding to the arrival of equal marriage elsewhere by saying “I don’t want it rammed down by throat”, and for repeatedly using the word “queer”.
2nd October 2013
US: Anti-gay preacher Scott Lively announces run for Massachusetts governor 37
6:05 PM — Evangelical anti-gay preacher Scott Lively has announced that he will run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014.
27th September 2013
Gambian President: ‘Homosexuality more deadly than all natural disasters put together’ 63
5:49 PM — Gambia's President has used his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gay people, calling homosexuality one of the three "biggest threats to human existence".
26th September 2013
Video: Lieutenant Governor nominee: ‘Homosexuality destroys families and gays are perverted’ 97
7:46 PM — Virginia Republican Lieutenant Governor nominee EW Jackson, who has previously said the minds of gay people are "perverted", and that homosexuality is a "horrible sin", was asked about his views in a live TV debate this week.
Head of Barilla pasta says ‘We won’t include gays in our ads’ 68
3:09 PM — The president of Italian pasta company Barilla is under fire for saying he would never sanction an advert featuring a gay family.
Police release CCTV image after homophobic abuse on Leeds-Huddersfield train
11:28 AM — Police have released an image of a man they want to trace in connection with an incident of homophobic abuse on a train between Leeds and Huddersfield on 10 September.
27th August 2013
Belfast: Director of gay restaurant called staff ‘poofs’ and ‘dykes’ 19
3:33 PM — An employment tribunal has heard how a Belfast businessman groped a gay male employee’s groin, asked a lesbian manager for sex, and routinely used homophobic language.
21st August 2013
BNP leader Nick Griffin calls gay Asian Manchester man ‘poof’ on Twitter 43
2:13 PM — BNP leader Nick Griffin is once again under fire for making homophobic and racist remarks on Twitter.
14th August 2013
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tells Liberal leader ‘there’s no place for homophobia in Australia’ 7
3:00 PM — Australia's PM Kevin Rudd says there is “no place” for sexism, racism or homophobia in the country following Liberal leader Tony Abbott's outspoken remarks.
Australian opposition leader says equal marriage is just the ‘fashion of the moment’ 23
11:26 AM — Tony Abbott, the leader of Australia's main opposition party and who is vying to become the country's next prime minister, has come under fire for suggesting that same-sex marriage is something that is just in fashion at the moment.