18th July 2014
Turkey: Highest court makes first acknowledgment of homophobic speech as hate crime 3
4:00 PM — Turkey’s highest court has ruled that calling members of the LGBT community “perverts” constitutes hate speech, in what is reportedly its first acknowledgement of homophobia as a hate crime.
2nd May 2014
Netherlands: Rapper under investigation for homophobic, anti-Semitic lyrics 73
5:07 PM — A Dutch rapper is under investigation for the use of extremely homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic lyrics in a rap song.
15th April 2014
Watch: Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada for homophobic leaflets 32
10:42 PM — Anti-gay activists Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott have been arrested in Canada for distributing homophobic leaflets, days after LaBarbera was detained at the border.
12th April 2014
UK: ‘Sinister monk’ delivers leaflets in Cambridge comparing gays to paedophiles 26
3:31 PM — Police are investigating homophobic leaflets delivered in Cambridge, which state that homosexuality is 'rebellion against nature' and will lead to paedophilia and the 'disintegration of family life'.
11th April 2014
Canada: Anti-gay activist detained at border for spreading ‘hate propaganda’ 13
9:34 PM — Leading anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera was detained at the Canadian border for his extremist views, which the country deemed 'hate propaganda'.
16th March 2014
NYC pastor: ‘Jesus would stone homos – stoning is still the law’ 75
10:31 AM — Dr James Manning, a New York City pastor who recently blamed Obama for “releasing homo demons on the black man,” is now calling on Christians to stone gay people.
13th November 2013
US poll: Americans find Confederate flag ‘more acceptable’ than rainbow gay pride flag 12
11:58 AM — A recent public policy poll has shown that a majority of US citizens believe it is "more acceptable" to publicly display the Confederate rebel flag, today commonly associated with the Ku Klux Klan and other racist hate groups, than it is to display the gay pride rainbow flag.
19th June 2013
Michelle Shocked to return to San Francisco during Pride Week, to clarify her feelings following anti-gay rant 25
2:16 PM — Several months after Michelle Shocked alarmed fans at a San Francisco gig by going on an anti-gay rant, during which she said "god hates fags", the country singer has been invited back to perform, and to have the chance to really explain what she meant.
11th February 2013
UK: Muslim TV stations criticised by Ofcom for airing hate speech 39
6:55 PM — Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, has criticised several Muslim community stations after they allowed Islamic extremists to issue hate speech – in one case – calling for the murder and torture of gay people.
23rd January 2013
Canada: Students’ ‘Free Speech Wall’ torn down by self-titled gay rights activist 27
1:36 PM — A student claiming to be an LGBT activist tore down a "Free Speech Wall" created by his fellow students at Carleton University in Canada, stating that not all opinions deserved to be expressed.
18th January 2013
London: Protesters demonstrate outside Guardian offices over transphobic Burchill article 18
3:32 PM — More than 100 transgender people and cisgender allies have taken part in a protest outside the central London offices of the Guardian and Observer newspapers over the publication of a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.
14th January 2013
Lynne Featherstone: Sack Julie Burchill and Observer editor for ‘disgusting’ transphobic rant 38
10:54 AM — Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has called for the editor of the Observer and columnist Julie Burchill to be sacked over a transphobic article.
25th October 2012
US: Equal marriage opponent leader downplays ‘deserving of death’ comment by pastor 19
12:07 AM — The leader of the group in opposition to equal marriage becoming legal in the state of Maryland, downplayed a pastor's reading from a scripture which said gay people were "deserving of death".
15th June 2012
Leeds: Anti-gay radio sermon was likely to incite crime, regulator rules 55
12:36 PM — Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has ruled that a sermon on a local radio station in Leeds was 'likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime' against the gay community.
22nd March 2012
Muslim preacher who said gays should be ‘treated’ barred from University talk 50
1:20 PM — A Muslim preacher who said homosexuality was 'unnatural' and gays needed to be 'treated' has been barred from speaking at an event for the Islamic Society at the University of Hertfordshire today.
25th May 2011
Plymouth man banned from city pubs over anti-gay abuse 12
10:56 AM — A Plymouth man has been barred from all of the city centre's pubs for 18 months after hurling anti-gay abuse at a group of women. Richard Ham, 38, was drinking in The Bank pub at Derry's Cross in February last year when he began verbally abusing the women, who were sitting at the next table.
27th May 2010
Christian street preacher to sue police over arrest for allegedly homophobic public sermon 48
11:23 AM — A Christian street preacher who was arrested last month for expressing his allegedly homophobic views is to take legal action over the incident.