9th September 2013
James Franco responds to gay jokes: ‘I wish I was gay’ 20
2:47 PM — Outspoken equal rights advocate and Hollywood actor James Franco has responded to rumours and jokes about his sexuality, saying "I wish I was gay" because being gay is "awesome."
8th September 2013
Anti-gay MSP who said gay love isn’t ‘equal’ to straight love resigns seat over wife beating offences 32
2:53 PM — MSP Bill Walker, who is a vocal opponent to gay equality, has resigned from Scottish Parliament after being convicted of a series of domestic abuse offences against his three ex-wives.
Tom Daley: ‘I am not gay — but I wouldn’t be ashamed if I were’ 45
11:16 AM — Olympic diver Tom Daley, who was named Attitude magazine's "sexiest man in the world," has said he is not gay, although he would not be ashamed if he were.
6th September 2013
Malta: Law restricting IVF to opposite-sex couples slammed as ‘unashamedly homophobic’ 4
4:00 PM — Gay rights activists in Malta have criticised a new IVF law as "unashamedly homophobic" because it denies access to medical services to all but opposite-sex couples.
John Barrowman: ‘I didn’t wake up one morning and decide to be gay’ 21
2:37 PM — Addressing fans at a recent science-fiction convention, John Barrowman said that being gay is "not a choice," and that he did not wake up one morning to say, "I'm going to have coffee, eggs, bacon, and I'm going to be gay."
College students reduced to tears after being ‘pressured’ to disclose sexuality on enrolment forms 61
10:47 AM — A number of students in Barnsley were left in tears upon filling out their college enrolment forms, when one of the first questions they were forced to answer was whether they were gay, straight, or bisexual.
5th September 2013
Oman: News editor who published sympathetic article about gay life to face public prosecution 8
3:57 PM — Oman's ministry of information has referred the editor of a local newspaper to public prosecution for questioning over a sympathetic article he published last week on the story of a young gay man in the country.
US: Bakery owners who refused same-sex wedding cake say ‘militant’ gay ‘mafia’ forced them to close 39
11:55 AM — The owners of Sweet Cakes, an Oregon Bakery which recently closed its doors after refusing to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, have accused gay activists of using "militant, mafia-style tactics" to force their business to shut down.
4th September 2013
Two Derby County football fans punished with three year ban for homophobic chanting 6
4:23 PM — Two Derby County football fans have been banned from attending matches for three years, as well as fined, after they admitted shouting homophobic chants at Brighton supporters during an away game last month.
Video: Dan Savage launches his ‘Not All Like That’ project for Christians who support gay rights 20
3:46 PM — In a video posted online, gay activist and founder of the ‘It Gets Better Project’ Dan Savage has launched his new 'Not All Like That' (NALT) campaign for Christians who support LGBT civil rights.
Canada: Gay prison guard gets $98,000 for ten year homophobic discrimination case 1
1:48 PM — A gay former prison guard in Ottawa has been compensated with $98,000 (£63,000) in damages for homophobic harassment and discrimination in the workplace, after a decade-long struggle for his case to be recognised.
Video: US radio host says ‘the Nazi Party started in a gay bar in Munich’ 30
12:55 PM — US radio host, Bryan Fischer, who once claimed that Russia's anti-gay laws were "homorealistic," has recently claimed the Nazi Party was started in a Munich gay bar.
US Priest: Christians should no longer ‘go gaily into the dark’ — the word gay has been ‘too distorted’ 32
11:28 AM — Father Paul Check, the director of a program which attempts to make gay Catholics live chaste lives, has said that Christians should now go "cheerfully" rather than "gaily" into the dark, as the word gay has been too "distorted."
3rd September 2013
Spain: Doctor to be sued after telling patient she could ‘cure’ his homosexuality 9
3:59 PM — A doctor in Spain is to be sued after telling a young gay man she could "cure" his homosexuality, and that he was "too masculine" to get it into his head that he was gay.
Oman: Newspaper issues front page apology for publishing a sympathetic article about gay life 7
12:26 PM — A newspaper in Oman has printed a front page apology for a sympathetic article it published last week on the story of a young gay man in the country.
Jamaican police: Gay people are no more victims of crime than ‘the ordinary citizen’ 10
10:53 AM — A Jamaican Assistant Commissioner of Police has said LGBT are no more at risk of criminal abuse than any other group in the country, despite its current upsurge of homophobic hate crimes.
Portsmouth vicar refuses to baptise the son of a same-sex couple 37
9:34 AM — A vicar in Portsmouth has refused to baptise the son of a lesbian couple after he insisted that both of them could not be listed as the child's mother, saying "for all we know it they may have pinched the child."
2nd September 2013
Subtitle error goes viral: ‘Gaelic football’ transcribed as ‘gay football’ in Dublin and Kerry match 3
3:07 PM — A subtitling error during yesterday’s Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) match between Dublin and Kerry has gone viral after being posted on Twitter.
31st August 2013
US: Gay high school student punched and choked by anti-gay bully on school bus 14
12:19 PM — A gay rights group has filed a complaint on behalf of a high school student whose mother says he was punched and choked by a football player because of his sexuality.
Anti-gay pastor under investigation for homophobic protest at Norwich pride 46
11:44 AM — Police are investigating a controversial homophobic pastor for handing out anti-gay leaflets during Norwich pride celebrations.