30th January 2014
Canada: Gay theatre group forced to close after homophobic letters and petition 19
7:47 PM — A gay theatre group has been forced to close its doors in Alberta after local residents sent homophobic letters to their landlord, called the police, and started a petition to get the theatre closed.
Video: Gay Kyrgyzstani men discuss their ‘abuse and torture’ by police 1
4:32 PM — Human Rights Watch has released a video showing gay victims of extortion, rape and torture by police in Kyrgyzstan recounting their experiences.
29th January 2014
Kyrgyzstan: Report documents widespread physical and sexual abuse of gay men by police 4
7:30 PM — A report by a leading human rights group has claimed that gay and bisexual men in Kyrgyzstan face extortion, beatings, illegal detentions and even rape from the police force.
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit nominated for mayor 11
2:44 PM — A Tory councillor who was "unhappy and disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting Bristol schools with Stonewall has been nominated for Lord Mayor.
28th January 2014
Labour councillor investigated over accusations of homophobic abuse towards fellow politician 27
1:45 PM — A top Labour councillor in Rochdale is being investigated over claims that he shouted homophobic abuse at a fellow councillor.
Manchester police branded ‘institutionally homophobic’ in damning report 13
1:38 PM — Greater Manchester Police is “still an institutionally racist, sexist, homophobic and disablist organisation”, a report has claimed.
Church of England: Bishops unable to reach consensus on gay blessings 10
1:29 PM — The bishops of the Church of England have deferred any decision on allowing blessings for same-sex marriages until next month.
UKIP Weather: ‘It’s Raining Men’ 40 downloads away from re-entering Top 20 Chart
12:02 PM — A Facebook campaign to get 'It's Raining Men' to number one following the homophobic comments of a UKIP councillor may be successful as the song looks set to re-enter the Top 20.
27th January 2014
Ivory Coast: Security guard hospitalised after violent mob attacks office of gay rights group 9
4:55 PM — A mob has stormed the office of a gay rights group in the Ivory Coast.
26th January 2014
Ugandan boyfriend of deported British man receives death threats from neighbours 8
12:14 PM — The Ugandan boyfriend of Bernard Randall, a gay British man arrested in Uganda after pictures of him having sex appeared in a newspaper, is fearing for his life after receiving death threats from neighbours.
23rd January 2014
Irish radio listener: Kids living with gay people ‘could easily pick up AIDS’ 32
12:45 PM — Controversy was sparked when an Irish radio host read out a text from a reader which claimed that children living with gay people "could easily pick up AIDS."
21st January 2014
Bishop: Marriage is between a man and a woman but there’s no place for homophobia 26
3:48 PM — The next Bishop of Exeter says there is “no place for homophobia” in the Church of England, whilst restating its position against equal marriage.
19th January 2014
One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed after tweeting support for the ‘family values’ of Duck Dynasty stars 60
2:32 PM — One Direction singer Liam Payne has faced backlash on Twitter after sending a message of support to the son of the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, which praises "the family values you still all behold."
US TV star who claimed ‘gays don’t belong on television’ says comment was taken out of context 13
1:48 PM — Juan Pablo Galavis, the US TV star who caused a stir recently after saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because they are "more pervert," has apologised, saying his comment was meant to imply that gay people are "more affectionate and intense."
UKIP chair accused of bigotry after saying Glasgow Council is for ‘gays, Catholics, communists’ 18
1:20 PM — Arthur Misty Thackeray, the acting chair of UKIP in Scotland, has come under fire recently after it emerged he had published a series of anti-gay and Islamophobic posts on Facebook, including comments that the Glasgow City Council stood for "gays, Catholics, communists."
17th January 2014
Comment: What would happen if a gay premiership star came out and continued playing football? 5
7:16 PM — Following the recent decision of retired player Thomas Hitzlsperger to come out as gay, Stonewall FC footballer and employment lawyer Jamie Feldman looks at the potential ramifications of a current gay premiership star coming out and staying in the game.
16th January 2014
BBC host Jeremy Clarkson tweets picture of himself with sign saying ‘gay c*nt’ 34
8:18 PM — Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has tweeted a picture of himself with a sign next to his head which reads "gay c*nt."
14th January 2014
Israel: Attackers in homophobic assault likely to be charged with assault 2
6:10 PM — Three men who led an attack on a group of gay men on Saturday are now under house arrest, and are likely to be charged with assault, police have said.
13th January 2014
Iain Duncan Smith calls gay Labour MP Chris Bryant ‘a pantomime dame’ 30
5:46 PM — Openly gay Labour MP Chris Bryant has been referred to as a "pantomime dame" for the second time, this time by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
Stonewall launches ‘One is gay. Does that bother people?’ campaign 13
12:50 PM — Stonewall has launched a new high-profile advertising campaign to eradicate workplace homophobia “once and for all”.