18th July 2014
US: Westboro Baptist Church releases homophobic Panic! at the Disco parody 5
3:10 PM — Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have released a homophobic parody song of a Panic! at the Disco hit, ahead of a planned picket of the band's upcoming Kansas City concert.
Singapore: Destruction of children’s books halted by public outcry 9
1:29 PM — The planned pulping of editions of two children’s books removed from libraries earlier this month have been halted today due to outcry over censorship.
17th July 2014
Singapore: Literary prize judges step down over ‘bigoted’ destruction of ‘gay books’ 2
3:00 PM — Three authors have stepped down from their roles as judges for a Singaporean literary prize, after the country destroyed copies of 'gay-themed' books.
16th July 2014
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.
15th July 2014
US: MLB will address homophobia in baseball during the All-Star Game
8:01 PM — Major League Baseball will make an announcement this Tuesday evening that will dramatically shift their ability to combat homophobia and help gay players, coaches and staff in the league.
Australia: New survey reveals homophobic abuse affects four in five gay athletes
5:27 PM — A new survey of Australian sport has revealed that 85 percent of gay sportsmen and -women have seen or experienced homophobic abuse.
14th July 2014
US: Board places college under review for demanding exemption to anti-discrimination law 8
4:17 PM — An accreditation board has placed a college under review, after it demanded an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
Peter Tatchell: David Cameron should speak out about homophobia before Commonwealth Games 7
1:21 PM — Peter Tatchell has called on David Cameron to speak out about homophobia in the Commonwealth, ahead of the Commonwealth Games next week.
13th July 2014
Married gay canon: Church of England’s punishments are inconsistent and unfair 14
12:11 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has said that the Church's treatment of him is inconsistent and unfair.
12th July 2014
Australia: Football commentator labels player a ‘big poofter’ 11
12:30 PM — An Australian football commentator has been condemned for labelling a player a "big poofter".
GLAAD: FIFA endangers fans by doing nothing about anti-gay slurs at World Cup 3
11:55 AM — Rights groups have called on footballing body FIFA to apologise for failing to tackle the use of gay slurs at the World Cup.
11th July 2014
Anti-gay activist: Gays just want a ‘cheap orgasm’ and can’t handle being ‘real men’ 53
3:45 PM — An American anti-gay activist has taken to the airwaves to say that men who have sex with men are just looking for a “cheap orgasm”, because they can’t handle the pressure of being a “real man” and marrying a woman.
Fox News psychiatrist: Equal marriage will lead to ‘three humans and a dog’ marriage 21
2:34 PM — A Fox News pundit has claimed that people will soon be able to enter into special marriages for three people and a dog.
UK: Councillor claims ‘politically correct Gestapo’ responsible for gay cake row 17
12:35 PM — A councillor has claimed that a "politically correct Gestapo" is targeting Christian businesses, following a row over a Christian bakery.
9th July 2014
Christian group claims it healed 40 people of HIV at Pride event 30
3:25 PM — A Christian group that infiltrated a Pride event has claimed that it healed 40 people of HIV.
8th July 2014
Vine’s most followed tells 8.7 million: HIV is a ‘fag’ disease, no need to get tested 67
6:14 PM — The most followed contributor to video-sharing website Vine, 16-year-old Nash Grier, has come under fire for a video in which he insisted that HIV is “a gay thing” and shouted the homophobic slur “fag”.
7th July 2014
Christian Concern: Elton John is ‘staggeringly arrogant’ for saying Jesus would support gay rights 48
2:52 PM — Christian Concern has attacked Sir Elton John for claiming that if Jesus were alive, he would support gay rights.
6th July 2014
Australian gay rugby team wins first professional match 10
1:07 PM — The Sydney Convicts have made history, becoming the first ever gay rugby team to win a professional-level match.
4th July 2014
UK: Only one in eight teachers trained to deal with homophobic bullying 4
12:06 PM — Just one in eight teachers are trained to deal with homophobic bullying in schools, a poll has found.
2nd July 2014
US: School forced to cancel Spamalot over gay wedding because ‘homosexuality doesn’t exist here’ 21
5:20 PM — A school in northern Pennsylvania has been forced to cancel plans to stage Spamalot next spring, because it contains a same-sex marriage.