18th August 2014
Uganda: Anti-gay organisation lays off all staff after losing US aid 11
6:11 PM — An anti-gay organisation in Uganda which lost its US funding earlier this year has had to lay off all of its paid staff.
US: Most Republicans would be upset if they had a gay child, poll finds 15
3:53 PM — A majority of Republicans would be upset if they had a son or daughter who came out to them as gay.
17th August 2014
Lib Dem minister: We need zero tolerance for homophobia in football 7
2:08 PM — Liberal Democrat minister Stephen Williams has called for a zero tolerance approach to homophobia in football.
US: Pro-gay group counters God Hates Fags church’s plans to picket Robin Williams funeral 14
12:15 PM — A pro-gay group has raised over $40,000 for one of Robin Williams' favourite charities, after the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to protest his funeral.
US: Anti-gay governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power 6
11:09 AM — Texas governor Rick Perry, who recently compared homosexuality to alcoholism, has been indicted by a grand jury for abuse of power.
15th August 2014
US pastor: Republicans who stay silent on same-sex marriage will face ‘consequences’ 18
5:04 PM — An anti-gay pastor has warned that there will be "consequences" for Republicans who fail to oppose same-sex marriage.
Ugandan MP: New anti-gay law won’t harass ‘consenting homosexuals’ 15
1:39 PM — A Ugandan MP has claimed that a new draft of his country's anti-gay law won't attack "consenting" homosexuals, and will target people "promoting" homosexuality to children.
Facebook donated $10,000 to Republican fighting same-sex marriage 22
12:11 PM — Facebook has made a $10,000 donation to Utah Republican Sean Reyes, who is currently fighting against same-sex marriage in court.
Professor Green axes collaboration with James Arthur over homophobic lyrics row 17
11:13 AM — Rapper Professor Green has cancelled a planned collaboration with James Arthur, joking that the star "imploded" following rows over homophobic lyrics.
14th August 2014
Kanye West’s former DJ makes homophobic remarks 17
12:52 PM — Kanye West’s former DJ has made a series of homophobic remarks on Twitter.
13th August 2014
US: Video shows transgender woman attacked in a NYC subway station 40
8:56 PM — An unidentified transgender woman was attacked in a New York City subway station recently, and the attack was caught on film.
US: New York Police search for suspects in anti-gay attack
7:45 PM — The New York Police Department is looking for two suspects in connection with an anti-gay attack.
Companies boycotted by anti-gay group NOM are weirdly profitable 17
2:20 PM — Companies boycotted by the National Organisation for Marriage are three times more profitable than the market average, despite the group's claim that its boycotts cause 'global' harm.
NFL warns all players of zero tolerance for homophobic abuse
1:14 PM — The NFL has warned all players that it will take a zero tolerance approach to homophobic slurs and anti-gay abuse.
12th August 2014
US: Ex-wife of anti-gay Texas group leader left him for a woman 9
10:38 PM — Only a few months before Texas politician Jonathan Saenz became president of anti-gay group Texas Values, his wife left him for a woman.
NOM President: Our boycott has stopped the global expansion of Starbucks 30
3:15 PM — The president of the National Organisation for Marriage has claimed that his group's boycott of Starbucks has halted the company's global expansion.
Ugandan MP: President will water down anti-gay law for ‘our Western friends’ 14
1:36 PM — A Ugandan lawmaker has claimed the country's President, Yoweri Museveni, is attempting to water down the country's anti-gay law after diplomatic pressure from the West.
Ugandan President: MPs should be cautious in attempt to restore anti-gay law
11:42 AM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged MPs to be cautious in their attempts to restore the country's anti-gay law.
11th August 2014
US: George Takei helps Boy Scouts-inspired web series secure funding
9:09 PM — Actor and activist George Takei has helped Camp Abercorn, a web series based partly on the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America, meet its fundraising goal.
Kenya: New ‘stone the gays’ law proposed by MPs 53
12:12 PM — A new anti-gay bill that would see gay people sentenced to death by stoning is under discussion in Kenya.