17th July 2014
Study: One in ten gay people face discrimination when arranging a funeral 9
11:32 AM — A survey published today has revealed that 10% of gay, lesbian and bisexual people have experienced discrimination either at a funeral or whilst arranging one.
18th June 2014
US: $11,000 raised after ‘suspicious’ death of trans activist 1
3:13 PM — Over $11,000 has been raised towards the funeral costs of a trans activist whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen in Anaheim.
10th February 2014
US: Catholic priest refuses to give lesbian communion at her mother’s funeral 5
10:37 AM — A Catholic priest has refused to give communion to a lesbian at her mother's funeral, after discovering she had a female partner.
25th September 2013
Catholic US Military Chaplains are banned from conducting gay funerals, weddings, or counselling 48
6:47 PM — Catholic military chaplains are banned form performing funerals, counselling or weddings for gay people.
8th September 2013
US: ‘Sensational and inspirational’ funeral held for gay rights pioneer José Julio Sarria 4
2:19 PM — The funeral for Jusé Julio Sarria, who, before Harvey Milk, was the first openly gay person to run for the US public office in 1961, took place in San Francisco on Friday.
16th July 2013
US church announces plans to picket funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith 71
4:37 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith.
28th June 2013
Westboro Baptist Church to picket One Direction concert for being ‘fag-enabling peverts’ 27
5:48 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has said it will picket the concerts of boy band One Direction, deeming them "fag-enabling", because they "think it's funny... to grab each other's asses on stage".
Alec Baldwin calls Daily Mail reporter a ‘toxic little queen’ in homophobic rant 17
4:22 PM — Alec Baldwin on Twitter launched a homophobic attack on a Daily Mail reporter last night, calling him a "toxic little queen", and urging his followers to "straighten out this fucking little bitch."
19th April 2013
US church: Thatcher ‘in Hell’ for doing ‘more than anyone else in the UK for fags’ 45
4:47 PM — The US Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), synonymous with its "God hates fags" slogan, prior to her funeral, circulated a document claiming Margaret Thatcher was a "fag enabler", and expressed a desire to picket her funeral, despite being banned from the UK.
18th April 2013
Nick Clegg notes Section 28 in denial of David Cameron’s claim that ‘we are all Thatcherites now’ 14
3:00 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has strongly denied David Cameron's claim that "we are all Thatcherites now", and cited Section 28 as one of the things former prime minister Margaret Thatcher got wrong.
11th April 2013
Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold: I won’t dance on Thatcher’s grave but she made gay people feel ‘marginalised’ 24
11:59 AM — As a gay woman former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher is inappropriate, although admits she celebrated her exit from Downing Street in 1990.
7th August 2012
Obama signs military funeral protest ban bill 40
11:53 AM — US President Obama has signed a bill into law which while make protests within 300 feet of military funerals, of the kind favoured by the God Hates Fags Westboro Baptist Church, illegal.
16th May 2012
Danish vicar refused to bury lesbian after opposing marriage for gays 47
1:42 PM — A Danish vicar has apologised to the bereaved partner and daughter of a woman he refused to bury because she was a lesbian.
25th March 2011
Elizabeth Taylor ‘fashionably late’ for own funeral 12
1:57 PM — Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest in style yesterday afternoon, having arrived fashionably late for her own funeral. The actress and HIV campaigner died on Wednesday aged 79 and was buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery just outside Los Angeles.