6th April 2014
Newt Gingrich accuses gay rights activists of ‘new fascism’ over Firefox CEO 39
5:16 PM — Newt Gingrich has described public pressure by gay rights groups that led to the resignation of the Mozilla CEO as 'new fascism'.
5th April 2014
TV host Bill Maher: Firefox CEO got ‘whacked’ by the gay mafia 113
3:22 PM — TV host Bill Maher has said that a 'gay mafia' was responsible for the ousting of Mozilla's CEO over donations to anti-gay marriage groups.
3rd April 2014
Firefox CEO who donated to anti-gay marriage campaign steps down 66
9:12 PM — The CEO of Mozilla has stepped down, after his donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns sparked anger online.
19th March 2014
Catholic League: Boycott Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams, they support gay equality 67
10:07 PM — The head of the Catholic League has called for a boycott of Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams beers, after they dropped sponsorship of St Patrick's Day parades that banned gay groups.
17th March 2014
New York Times illustrations say boycott of Barilla pasta ‘has ended’ 1
5:00 PM — A series of illustrations for the New York Times have claimed that gay people have ceased their boycott of Barilla pasta, the chairman of which said he would never include a gay family in an ad.
Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness because it supports gay inclusion on St Patrick’s Day 48
3:21 PM — Rupert Murdoch says gay rights groups have "bullied" Guinness into pulling out of New York City's St Patrick's Day Parade.
14th March 2014
US: Heineken joins boycott of NYC St Patrick’s parade over ban on gay groups 11
9:42 PM — Beer-maker Heineken has dropped its sponsorship of New York's St Patrick's Day parade, as a group of gay veterans will not be allowed to march.
13th March 2014
Boston Mayor won’t give up on fight against gay veteran ban for St Patrick’s Day parade 1
3:29 PM — The Mayor of Boston has vowed to continue to not give up in a fight to allow gay veterans to march in this weekend's St Patrick's Day parade, but reiterated a promise to boycott, if they are not.
11th February 2014
Blondie icon Debbie Harry snubs offer to play at Sochi because of anti-gay laws 5
1:42 PM — Pop legend Debbie Harry says her band could never play at the Sochi Winter Olympics due to Russia’s anti-gay laws
Lord Coe: Boycotting Sochi would only make it harder to achieve social change 16
11:50 AM — Lord Coe says he’s against Olympic boycotts because they hurt the athletes and make it harder for campaigners to achieve their aims.
28th January 2014
Broadcaster Alice Arnold: It would be ‘bizarre’ to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics 23
4:44 PM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says it would be “bizarre” to boycott the Winter Olympics over Russia’s position on gay rights.
24th December 2013
Richard Branson: I urge companies to boycott Uganda because of its anti-gay laws 16
1:16 PM — Sir Richard Branson is calling for a corporate boycott of Uganda, following the Ugandan Parliament’s decision to pass the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
4th November 2013
Barilla pasta to make ‘inclusive’ ads despite chair saying he would ‘never feature an ad with a gay family’ 14
5:29 PM — Barilla, the Italian pasta company which came under fire after its chairman said he would "never feature an ad with a gay family", now plans to do just that.
31st October 2013
Orson Scott Card will not lose money from boycott of Ender’s Game film 23
7:29 PM — Anti-gay author Orson Scott Card will not make money from ticket sales of the Ender's Game film, which is based on his novel, potentially rendering a boycott of the film meaningless.
12th September 2013
Simon Callow questions calls for Russian Olympic boycott 34
1:07 PM — Actor and director Simon Callow has questioned calls for a boycott of the Russian Winter Olympics Games in Sochi next year, claiming: “boycotts are rarely effective, talking is.”
9th August 2013
LGBT demonstration to take place outside Russian Consulate in Edinburgh this afternoon 2
12:47 PM — A demonstration against Russia's homophobic censorship laws is taking place outside the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh this afternoon.
31st July 2013
New York: Gay bar takes part in anti-homophobia protest outside Russian consulate by pouring vodka down drain 27
7:03 PM — Vodka has been seen being poured down the drain outside the Russia's consulate in New York as another gay bar boycotts Russia’s national drink in protest at the country’s homophobic stance.
Russian LGBT Network: ‘Don’t boycott 2014 Winter Olympics — boycott homophobia!’ 26
12:38 PM — An organisation representing LGBT people in Russia has announced it's opposed to a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
30th July 2013
Government petition urging UK to boycott 2014 Winter Olympics due to Russian homophobia passes 8,000 10
4:42 PM — A petition calling on the UK Government to support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics because of Russia’s increasingly homophobic stance has attracted more than 8,000 signatures.
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.