21st February 2014
US: South Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed literature 5
3:31 PM — Legislators in South Carolina have voted to cut $70,000 (£42,000) in funding from two public universities as punishment for recently assigning gay-themed literature to students.
Video shows shocking homophobic abuse in the heart of London’s gay scene 139
2:39 PM — A video has emerged of a homophobic incident which took place in the centre of the Soho area of London during which verbal abuse is hurled at two cabaret performers.
Italian national footballer Mattia Perin says it is ‘too difficult’ for gay players to come out 5
1:45 PM — Italian footballer Mattia Perin says the sport's "very conservative" nature makes it "too difficult for someone to declare their sexuality."
20th February 2014
Study finds that homophobic people die younger 19
8:01 PM — A study soon to be published has found that straight people who hold anti-gay views are more likely to die younger than those who don't.
19th February 2014
Jim Davidson: I’m not homophobic, I have gay friends and I support equal marriage 14
12:37 PM — Jim Davidson says he’s not homophobic and that he supports same-sex marriage.
18th February 2014
Radio hosts behind ‘shocking’ made-up homophobic children’s birthday response suspended 7
12:47 PM — Two US radio hosts who forged a homophobic response to a child's birthday party invitation have been suspended.
Belgium: Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo branded as ‘shameless’ after changing his shirt on a hot day 46
12:32 PM — Elio Di Rupo, Belgium's openly gay Prime Minister, has been branded as "shameless" after he was filmed changing his shirt on a behind-the-scenes television programme.
Malawi: Muslim association calls for gay people to be condemned to death 31
11:23 AM — As debates in Malawi about whether to decriminalise same-sex sexual activity continue, the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) is calling for gay people to be condemned to death, saying "even animals like goats don't do this."
17th February 2014
New Zealand: Legal threat does not faze politician who claimed rival thinks ‘gays belong in the closet’
6:51 PM — The threat of a defamation lawsuit has not put-off a NZ Green Party politician who claimed the leader of the Conservative Party thinks "a woman's place is in the kitchen and a gay man's place is in the closet."
16th February 2014
US Report: LGBT people die 12 years earlier in anti-gay areas 4
1:51 PM — According to a new report from Columbia University, LGBT people living in anti-gay parts of the US die on average 12 years earlier than those who live in more accepting areas.
13th February 2014
Girl writes heart-warming letter of how she was inspired by drag artist Panti Bliss’s speech 8
4:13 PM — A 12-year-old girl was so moved by drag artist Panti Bliss’s impassioned speech against homophobia that she wrote to the performer and Irish broadcaster RTE expressing how she felt.
This mother’s homophobic response to a birthday party invite is horrifying 47
2:53 PM — A mother wrote this response to a birthday party invite her son received from a girl who has two gay dads.
Kansas: Law to sanction homophobic discrimination passes House of Representatives 15
12:26 PM — A bill to allow homophobic discrimination has moved a stepped closer to becoming law in Kansas.
12th February 2014
This local TV host perfectly points out the hypocrisy of homophobia in sport 16
11:08 PM — A US local newscaster has pointed out the double standards that apply to acceptance in sports. He asks why it is that the public can accept convicted criminals but not gay people as top class sportsmen.
Newcastle United ‘proudly supports’ Football v Homophobia campaign 2
6:59 PM — Newcastle United FC (NUFC) has announced that it is "proudly supporting" the Football v Homophobia (FvH) campaign, which aims to stamp out homophobic discrimination in the sport.
US ‘Bachelor’ star: ‘I’m not homophobic, I have a gay cousin’ 21
4:41 PM — Juan Pablo Galavis, a US TV star who said that gay people shouldn't be on TV because they are 'more pervert', has denied he is homophobic as he has 'a cousin who is gay'.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Church of England not blessing gay marriages may be seen as ‘akin to racism’ 84
1:57 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the Church of England that refusing to allow blessings for gay married couples could be seen as 'akin to racism'.
Australia: ‘AIDs scare’ prompts staff to evacuate over 100 passengers from train 8
12:44 PM — A train in Australia was evacuated recently after an intoxicated passenger who was bleeding from the leg claimed he had AIDs.
US: Father of footballer Michael Sam says he ‘couldn’t eat’ after his son came out 20
11:34 AM — The father of NFL hopeful Michael Sam has expressed displeasure about his son's coming out, saying "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."
11th February 2014
Archbishop of Dublin: ‘Homophobia is an insult to God’ 12
6:03 PM — The Archbishop of Dublin says “homophobia is an insult to God”.