23rd July 2012
Northern Ireland: Peer reignites argument over ‘perverse’ equal marriage 46
1:48 PM — After suggesting marriage rights for gay couples were a 'rung on the ladder' to legalising sex with animals, Lord Maginnis has said he is 'disgusted' that a Tory think tank supports the move and will campaign to challenge its private funding streams.
Liberia: Senate votes to criminalise gay marriages 29
10:38 AM — The Liberian senate is reported to have approved a bill criminalising gay marriages in the west African state, but it is unclear whether the president would sign it into law.
20th July 2012
Protest planned over anti-gay Olympic states 19
5:28 PM — A protest is being planned outside an International Olympic Committee meeting this weekend to petition it to disqualify states which discriminate against citizens on the grounds of sexual orientation in sport.
Salesman unfairly dismissed after complaint over anti-gay bullying 10
1:55 PM — A married father has won £44,000 at an employment tribunal after suffering homophobic bullying at his workplace in Leeds.
European court to hear life tariff appeal for killer of gay men 41
11:01 AM — European judges will hear an appeal from three British murderers, including one who killed four gay men, that the 'life tariffs' on which they are imprisoned violate their human rights.
19th July 2012
New York: Council speaker criticises carriage driver’s anti-gay and racist comments 13
2:35 PM — New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, an openly gay woman, has condemned an anti-gay, racist series of remarks by a horse-drawn carriage driver but backed the practice of keeping horses on the city streets.
18th July 2012
Venues which cancelled anti-gay marriage conference ‘like fascists’ 123
11:14 AM — Venues in London which cancelled an anti-gay marriage conference have been accused of exhibiting the behaviour of 'a fascist or Communist regime', after meeting organiser Christian Concern said gay equality advocates were 'right to be scared' of them.
13th July 2012
Comment: Is the Church of England homophobic? 102
4:51 PM — Stuart Ross examines a recent case of a gay vicar unable to officiate at his church because he refused to confirm his celibacy and suggests the Church of England's problem may be that it is trying to be all things to all people.
Jamaica ‘not intolerant of gays’, assistant police commissioner says 29
3:50 PM — Jamaica's third highest ranking police official has said the country is not as anti-gay as "public hype" suggests, despite laws criminalising homosexuality.
12th July 2012
Video: Kirk Cameron’s anti-gay marriage film criticised 23
5:46 PM — Kirk Cameron has come in for criticism after recording an anti-gay marriage video for the National Organization for Marriage.
Call to ban anti-gay countries from London Olympics 134
3:03 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is calling on the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to ban anti-gay countries from the events this summer.
Queensland priest relaunches campaign against ‘gay panic’ defence 9
2:22 PM — A Queensland priest who started a campaign to have the 'gay panic' comprehensively removed from local law in Australia has relaunched his campaign.
Italy: Police apologise after manual dubs homosexuality ‘deviant’ 9
12:31 PM — The national police force in Italy has apologised after a training manual listed homosexuality alongside bestiality, incest and necrophilia as a 'sexual deviance'.
11th July 2012
South Africa: Church billboard lists homosexuality with alcoholism 20
4:43 PM — The South African Advertising Standards Authority has received a complaint over a billboard which listed homosexuality among vices and personal problems a church could help people with.
9th July 2012
Scotland: Schools research shows gay students facing homophobia 5
3:40 PM — Pioneering research into Scottish schools reveals homophobic bullying is ‘a daily nightmare’ for over half of Scotland’s school pupils, while a quarter of young gay Scots attempt suicide.
6th July 2012
London: Anti-gay hate preachers to speak at conference this weekend 58
6:20 PM — On the 8 July 2012, London will host a conference entitled “The Month of Mercy” featuring several extreme jihadist hate preachers, some of which have previously used hate speech against gays and in some cases called for applying the death penalty for this “sin”.
3rd July 2012
Cher appears to leave Twitter after voicing support for anti-gay pastor 42
1:57 PM — Tweets sent from Cher's account praising a pastor who said gay people were "not God's best work" have drawn confusion from fans.
2nd July 2012
Elton John criticises Ukraine’s ‘tragic’ anti-gay draft law 4
3:50 PM — Sir Elton John has said it is 'tragic' that Ukraine is currently considering laws which would severely curtail the freedom to discuss homosexuality in the country.
Amateur footballer banned from matches after threatening gay referee 11
10:54 AM — An amateur footballer has been banned from watching or playing in regulated games for the next three years after verbally abusing a gay referee.
29th June 2012
Worcester: Police appeal after anti-gay takeaway assault 15
1:22 PM — Police in Worcester investigating a homophobic assault have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.