22nd March 2012
Letter: Mark Zuckerberg, please allow users to list their gender as ‘other’ 20
9:20 PM — In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, Sunil Babu Pant, Nepal's first openly gay MP has asked for the social network to give users the option to describe their gender as 'other'. At present, Facebook requires users to select either male or female although it does give them the option of hiding their response.
15th March 2012
Tunisian gay magazine hacked 19
12:07 PM — Yesterday, homophobic hackers attacked Tunisia’s main LGBT title, Gay Day Magazine, taking over its email, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
27th February 2012
Facebook to fix system which tried to suggest ads for ‘faggots’ 9
3:49 PM — Facebook has confirmed to PinkNews.co.uk today it will be introducing a fix on an automated system which suggests advertisers try to use racial and gay slurs, including 'faggot' and 'sissy', to target customers.
23rd February 2012
Kurdish gay rights group hacked on Facebook 10
10:34 AM — An extremist Turkish Nationalist hacking group called “Ayyıldız Tim” hacked the Facebook page of Hebûn, the Kurdish LGBT Association based in Diyarbakir, this weekend.
6th February 2012
Male models back after falling foul of Facebook rules 12
5:02 PM — A Facebook page which posts photo shoots of male models to a generally gay audience was suspended on Friday afternoon after an image was singled out for being inappropriate.
13th January 2012
Man arrested for Facebook gay date in Saudi Arabia 110
10:32 PM — As British prime minister, David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia today, activists report the plight of a man arrested by the religious police who may face corporal punishment.
3rd January 2012
New Zealand company pulls “transphobic” advert 43
11:36 AM — Libra, a company which manufactures feminine hygiene products in Australasia, has pulled an advert which provoked outrage among the trans community.
29th December 2011
Barnes and Noble pulls “anti-gay” calendar amid online feud 32
11:59 AM — US bookseller Barnes & Noble confirmed this week it would stop selling a calendar criticised for its depiction of gays, while its author hit back at critics. Joe King's calendar, I'm Not Gay, I'm Just a Sissy: 12 Months of Sexual Confusion, which was only available from the retailer online, includes jokes about AIDS and gay lifestyles.
24th November 2011
Bradford Bulls rugby player warned over shirtless photo shoot comment 15
12:44 PM — Elliott Whitehead had said Stuart Reardon's shirtless photo shoot in Australian DNA magazine "really let the bradford bus down [sic]". He apologised to club officials for the comment and was issued a warning.
31st October 2011
Devon man avoids prison after affair with 14-year-old boy 44
11:54 AM — The defendant, aged 20, was said to be naive and not predatory, and must attend a sex offenders' treatment programme.
19th October 2011
Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to mark ‘Spirit Day’ for bullied gay teens 18
11:43 AM — Facebook will mark 'Spirit Day' tomorrow by turning several pages purple and encouraging employees to learn about the event. Spirit Day, which was created last year by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, encourages people to wear purple on October 20th to remember LGBT teenagers who killed themselves after being bullied.
14th October 2011
New Jersey teacher accused of anti-gay Facebook comments 114
10:24 AM — A teacher in New Jersey, US, has been criticised for allegedly saying homosexuality is "perverted" and "breeds like cancer" on her Facebook page. Viki Knox, who works in Union High School in the Union Township school district, reportedly advises a student prayer group.
20th September 2011
Poll: Young people see online anti-gay or racist slurs as ‘just joking’ 35
2:33 PM — A poll suggests that most US young people are not offended by online anti-gay, racist or sexist slurs. According to an Associated Press-MTV survey, most young people think it's just 'joking around' when their friends use words like 'fag' or 'slut'.
12th September 2011
LGBT foster parents condemned for ‘dressing boy in girl’s clothes’ 41
3:42 PM — A couple in Australia have been condemned for allegedly dressing their six-year-old foster son in girl's clothes and putting a photo on Facebook.
25th August 2011
US teacher returns after anti-gay rant “did not violate code of conduct” 79
12:02 PM — High school teacher who "almost threw up" on hearing about gay marriage legislation did not "disrupt" the school districts processes.
7th June 2011
‘Gay girl in Damascus’ blogger feared kidnapped 12
5:15 PM — Relatives of Amina Abdallah, author of the "Gay Girl in Damascus" blog, say she has been abducted.
3rd June 2011
Facebook belatedly remove transphobic hate page 17
11:37 AM — Facebook came under fire yet again this week for what some are claiming is a pattern of failure to take seriously attacks on the LGBT community.
2nd June 2011
Update: homophobic Facebook page removed 187
11:12 AM — A homophobic Facebook group called The New Anti-Gay Movement has now been removed from the site.
19th April 2011
Facebook apologises for removing gay kiss photo 31
9:55 AM — Facebook has apologised for removing a photo of a gay kiss. The image, of a gay kiss on UK soap EastEnders, was removed for being “sexually suggestive” and “abusive”
18th April 2011
Facebook removes gay kiss photo for ‘being sexually suggestive’ 75
4:27 PM — Facebook has apparently removed a photo of two men kissing for being "sexually suggestive". The image, of a gay kiss on UK soap EastEnders, was used by US writer Niall O'Conghaile to accompany a blog post about the kiss-in' held to support a gay couple who were kicked out of a pub.