24th June 2015
Right-wingers call for rainbow flag to be taken down after Charleston shooting 15
7:54 PM — Several outspoken anti-gay critics have compared the rainbow flag with the Confederate flag, after a racist mass shooting.
Anonymous to ‘destroy’ anti-gay church over Charleston picket threat 16
8:19 AM — Hackers collective Anonymous has threatened to "destroy" any attempt to picket the funerals of Charleston shooting victims by the Westboro Baptist Church.
14th May 2014
US: South Carolina Senate tells universities to teach ‘American ideals’ instead of ‘gay books’ 1
11:38 AM — South Carolina's Senate has reversed cuts made to two Universities attacked by Republicans for stocking 'gay themed' books, but only if it spends the money teaching about 'American ideals' instead.
18th November 2012
US: ‘Hate filled’ killer of gay war veteran denied parole, still an ‘extreme danger’ 2
6:43 AM — The killer of a gay man in Staten Island, New York, has been denied parole after 23 years in jail, after it was deemed by a parole board that his "brutal, merciless and hate-filled actions" make him unfit for society.