24th November 2014
Iconic London drag venue Madame JoJo’s closes after losing license 16
5:33 PM — London drag and cabaret club Madame JoJo's has possibly closed for good - after its license was revoked following a "serious incident of disorder".
14th November 2014
US: North Carolina man ‘in critical condition’ after his gay hook-up set him on fire 11
5:35 PM — A man is in critical condition with severe burns in North Carolina - after he was set on fire by a man he met in a gay bar.
4th November 2014
Popular London gay bar to be forced to close 7
4:30 PM — The owners of a popular gay bar in East London have been told they will need to find a new home for the venue as the property's lease will not be renewed.
5th August 2014
US: Board rules that gay bar ‘discriminated’ by refusing entry to drag queen 10
12:03 PM — A board has ruled that a Denver gay bar illegally discriminated against a drag queen, when it refused them entry.
18th July 2014
Texas lesbian couple: Sue the bar that kicked us out for kissing 4
5:59 PM — A lesbian couple who said they were thrown out of a bar in San Antonio, Texas, are asking the city to sue the business for violating nondiscrimination laws.
7th July 2014
Kenya: 60 people reportedly arrested in gay bar raid 9
11:03 AM — 60 people have been arrested during a raid on a gay bar in Kenya, according to a report.
15th June 2014
US: Waitress fired after calling group ‘gay bitches’ on receipt 19
4:12 PM — A waitress who labelled a group of customers 'gay bitches' has been fired for doing so.
25th May 2014
US: Legendary drag bar Trannyshack will change name to T-Shack 3
12:51 PM — San Francisco drag bar Trannyshack has announced that it will change its name to T-Shack.
4th May 2014
US: Suspect pleads guilty to setting fire to Seattle gay bar on New Year’s Eve 4
2:16 PM — A man has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge, after setting light to a Seattle gay bar on New Year's Eve.
20th April 2014
US: New York pub banned from becoming gay bar 9
3:25 PM — A New York pub has been banned from re-branding into a gay bar by its landlord.
10th November 2013
US: Atlanta bar openly refuses entry to trans woman ‘because we’re a private property’ 14
1:33 PM — In a video posted online, an Atlanta bar and restaurant has been caught denying entrance to a transgender woman whilst openly admitting their "right" to discriminate against her because they are a "private property."
11th October 2013
Petition started to save East London pub after police requests removal of late licence 12
5:40 PM — A petition has been started to save the Joiners Arms in Shoreditch, East London, after the police have asked for its late licence to be revoked.
26th September 2013
London gay bar invites back man with MS who was denied entry due to his wheelchair 21
6:58 PM — The management of a gay bar in London's Old Compton Street is to apologise to a patron who said he was turned away because he was in a wheelchair, and has admitted the situation was badly handled.
London gay bar denies entry to man with MS because of his wheelchair 22
4:07 PM — A man with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was denied entry into one of London's gay bars because he is in a wheelchair last night.
18th September 2013
Yorkshire bar apologises for identifying two straight male patrons as ‘gay guys’ on till receipt 45
2:37 PM — A bar in Yorkshire has come under heavy criticism from gay rights groups after one of its employees identified two straight, male customers as "gay guys", on a receipt.
26th July 2013
G-A-Y bars joins boycott of Russian vodka and urges supermarkets to do the same 21
2:59 PM — G-A-Y group has become the latest to vow to boycott Russian vodkas in solidarity with LGBT people living in Russia, where gay "propaganda", and the adoption of children by foreign gay couples were recently made illegal.
15th April 2013
Ecuador: Former presidential candidate barred from politics for saying ‘gays are immoral’ 5
4:21 PM — A former Ecuadorian presidential candidate who was previously fined for making homophobic comments has been banned from political activity for a year.
11th April 2013
Denmark: Copenhagen bar apologises after kicking out gay couple for kissing 9
2:00 PM — A bar in Copenhagen has apologised after ejecting two men for kissing, and one of them, a member of a Danish LGBT youth organisation, reported it as a hate crime.
18th March 2013
Beth Ditto arrested and charged with disorderly conduct 4
3:34 PM — Lesbian US singer Beth Ditto has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, police have said.
10th January 2013
London: Gay couple denied entry to bar despite being told ‘couples-only’ 35
1:47 PM — Two gay men have claimed they were denied entry to a bar in south-west London, because they were the wrong type of couple.