21st November 2012
US: Obama commended for stance on equal marriage by 10-year-old’s letter 15
12:55 AM — A 10-year-old in the US was surprised to get a reply to a letter she sent to President Barack Obama. She had written to tell him that she appreciated his acceptance of the love between same-sex couples.
23rd October 2012
US: Research shows rise in teenage suicides from bullying 8
1:24 PM — The number of teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and homophobic bullying has increased dramatically over the past seven years, according to research.
25th September 2012
US: High School student starts gay-straight alliance 2
8:54 PM — A 15-year-old from Columbus, Indiana, has started her high school's first gay-straight alliance, after seeing her gay friends being bullied for years.
14th September 2012
Church Group: Telling bullied kids ‘gay is okay’ is the same as saying ‘overeating is okay’ 54
7:55 PM — A new pamphlet published by a church group in Ohio gives "guidelines" on how to deal with questions relating to sexuality and homophobic bullying in schools, including comparing homosexuality to overeating.
2nd September 2012
Gay teen to sue school for failing to protect him from homophobic bully 11
2:23 AM — A gay teenager in Indianapolis who was expelled for bringing a stun-gun to school to scare off bullies, is suing the public school system for failing to protect him from bullying.
27th August 2012
Parents of suicide teenager leave church over anti-gay teachings 51
1:41 PM — The parents of Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in 2010 after finding out that his roommate had filmed a sexual encounter he had, have left their church due to its views on gay rights.
20th July 2012
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.
11th July 2012
Glee’s Chris Colfer says he was bullied ‘every day’ at school for being gay 6
11:27 PM — Glee actor Chris Colfer has revealed he was bullied every day at school for being gay. Speaking to men's fashion website Mr Porter, Colfer said he didn't tell his parents about the harassment because his sister had a severe form of epilepsy and he didn't want to trouble them with his own problems.
Lady Gaga social network unveiled 13
9:40 AM — Bisexual pop star Lady Gaga has unveiled a new social network, LittleMonsters.com.
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.
5th July 2012
Report: 99 percent of gay pupils hear homophobic language in school 31
12:43 PM — A report launched today has found that 55 per cent of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in Britain’s secondary schools experience homophobic bullying, while 99 percent hear the word 'gay' being used disparagingly at their schools.
25th June 2012
Stonewall party raises £51,000 for efforts to tackle homophobic bullying 8
2:32 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall celebrated today raising more than £51,000 at its annual Summer Party at the Roof Gardens in London's Kensington this weekend.
19th June 2012
Ofsted report: Schools should do more to tackle anti-gay language 36
12:40 PM — An Ofsted report into school approaches to bullying has suggested teachers do not always feel able to tackle issues like homophobic bullying and derogatory language and that most schools are not 'sharp' enough on their analysis of bullying behaviour.
25th May 2012
Stonewall report investigates homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools 30
5:56 PM — Stonewall have announced a major report investigating the scale of homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools, to be released at the ‘Education for All conference’ on 5th July.
8th May 2012
Wrestler apologises for telling man ‘sickened’ by gays to kill himself 75
10:01 AM — US wrestling champion CM Punk has apologised after telling a Twitter user who was 'sickened' by the idea of homosexuality to kill himself.
2nd May 2012
Anti-bullying charity reports 95 percent success in improving pupils’ LGBT views 10
1:44 PM — Diversity Role Models, a charity launched last year to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, announced today 94.5 percent of students who took part in a workshop with a positive role model said they would treat LGBT people better as a result.
24th April 2012
Comment: Acting on homophobia with Pink Triangle Theatre 2
2:43 PM — Paul Burgess, founder of Pink Triangle Theatre, writes about the group's work tackling homophobia in schools, colleges, universities, libraries, theatres and prisons.
6th March 2012
TUC: Some texts ‘almost impossible’ to teach without gay discrimination 16
12:13 PM — The TUC has called on the government to issue clearer guidance on anti-gay texts in schools, saying there are some materials which it may not be possible to teach without disadvantaging gay students.
23rd February 2012
Video: Daniel Radcliffe records new message for bullied gay teens 19
4:45 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has continued his support for bullied gay youth with a new public service announcement supporting the Trevor Project helpline.
22nd February 2012
Trial begins in Tyler Clementi suicide case
1:18 PM — Jury selection begins today for trial of a student who viewed US student Tyler Clementi's gay acts with another man over a webcam days before his suicide.