31st July 2014
US: Nine former leaders of ‘ex-gay’ movement back NCLR campaign to ban ‘conversion therapy’ 3
6:36 PM — Nine former leaders of the 'ex-gay' movement have published an open letter in support of the #BornPerfect campaign of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), which aims to ban 'conversation therapy' across the US within five years.
30th July 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Gays will make you ‘have open sex with anybody’ 42
6:50 PM — Pat Robertson, who is well-known for criticising homosexuality, has claimed that gays will force people to have sex or else lose their homes and businesses.
UK: High Court judge favours Mayor and TFL in ruling on ‘ex-gay’ bus advert ban 33
6:10 PM — A High Court judge has ruled that Mayor of London Boris Johnson did not abuse his position as Chair of Transport for London (TfL) over the banning of an 'ex-gay' bus advert.
US: Former ‘ex-gay’ activist encourages national ban on ‘conversion therapies’ 17
12:44 PM — Yvette Cantu Schneider has become the latest former anti-gay activist to condemn harmful gay-to-straight 'conversion therapies', and has encouraged a nation-wide ban “as quickly as possible”.
28th July 2014
Christian mom tells the world she discovered hardcore gay porn on her son’s phone 121
12:12 PM — A writer for one of the largest Christian websites in the US has given her account of finding hardcore porn on her son's phone, but also takes the opportunity to call homosexuality "not real sexuality", and not "normal".
25th July 2014
Republican candidate: ‘No one can change gender’ and ‘trans people can’t go to church’ 13
6:19 PM — A Republican candidate for the Colorado House of Representatives has said it is “untrue” that a person can change their gender.
Pastor: Take your children out of schools to avoid the ‘demonic homosexual mafia’ 50
2:30 PM — An anti-gay pastor has called on parents to take their children out of schools to avoid the "demonic homosexual mafia" making them gay.
24th July 2014
US: Christian group ‘fasting’ to oppose same-sex marriage says members can still eat food 104
12:18 PM — A Christian group that is planning a 'fast' in opposition to same-sex marriage has claimed that members don't actually have to stop eating food to take part.
22nd July 2014
US: College denies it refused to house trans student 2
6:30 PM — A Christian college in Oregon has denied claims that it refused to provide on-campus accommodation for a trans student, but said he would not be allowed to live in dorms without having gender reassignment surgery.
20th July 2014
Welsh Secretary, who took interns from ‘gay cure’ event sponsor, says he ‘doesn’t endorse’ cure theology 9
1:14 PM — Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, who previously took interns from a religious charity that sponsored an 'ex-gay' event, has said he "doesn't endorse" gay cure therapy.
19th July 2014
US: Baker who refuses to bake same-sex wedding cakes won’t make Halloween cakes either 37
5:46 PM — A Colorado baker who is in the midst of a legal battle after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding says he won't make cakes for Halloween either.
16th July 2014
US: Peter LaBarbera condemns gender reassignment surgery in on-air transphobic rant 5
2:35 PM — Vocal opponent of LGBT rights, Peter LaBarbera, has extended his attacks against the trans community, calling gender reassignment surgeries “grotesque” and saying that doctors who perform them “need to go to jail”.
15th July 2014
US: Retired United Methodist minister sets himself on fire to protest against racism, homophobia 17
2:54 PM — Family and colleagues of a retired United Methodist minister who set himself on fire to protest against racism and homophobia have spoken about his life-long fight for equal rights.
13th July 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury still ‘not convinced’ by arguments for same-sex marriage 43
6:01 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has rejected claims that he has personally changed his opinion on same-sex marriage, saying he is still "not convinced" by arguments for it.
12th July 2014
US: Lesbian student expelled from Christian college for marrying partner 9
4:56 PM — A lesbian student has been expelled from an Oklahoma Christian college, because she broke the school's "lifestyle covenant" by marrying her female partner.
Ireland: Church that sells bleach as HIV ‘cure’ holding event in Dublin 42
2:11 PM — A church that attempts to cure HIV with industrial strength bleach is holding an event in Dublin.
Church of England dismisses Sir Elton John’s claim that Jesus would back gay rights 52
11:35 AM — The Church of England has dismissed Sir Elton John's assertion that Jesus would have been in favor of gay rights.
10th July 2014
MP calls for a ‘conscience clause’ to protect baker which refused ‘support gay marriage’ cake 76
5:10 PM — An MP has called for a "conscience clause" to be introduced to allow religious business owners to discriminate based on their opposition to issues like same-sex marriage.
9th July 2014
Christian group claims it healed 40 people of HIV at Pride event 30
3:25 PM — A Christian group that infiltrated a Pride event has claimed that it healed 40 people of HIV.
New Zealand: Woman ‘throws paint’ over gay sauna 3
2:16 PM — A woman has been caught on camera throwing paint over a gay sauna.