25th June 2014
US: Lesbian police chief set to be reinstated after dismissal by ‘homophobic’ mayor 3
12:57 PM — A lesbian police chief purportedly fired for her sexuality looks set to be reinstated, after residents in Latta, South Carolina, voted to shift powers away from its mayor, who has been accused of homophobia, to its town council.
Gary Oldman apologises for defending anti-Semitism but not homophobia 6
11:44 AM — Gary Oldman released a statement to the Anti-Defamation League early this morning, apologising for his support of actor Mel Gibson’s drunken anti-Semitic rants in the recent Playboy interview.
24th June 2014
Gambia: New bill will ‘ban homosexuality’ and LGBT rights groups 20
4:42 PM — The West African government of Gambia plans to present a bill to parliament that will further toughen anti-LGBT legislature. The bill is aimed at banning LGBT rights organizations and homosexuality in Gambia.
US: Basketball boss tackles homophobia in sports at California Assembly
1:09 PM — An openly gay NBA boss has spoken at a debate about tackling homophobic discrimination in sport.
23rd June 2014
UK: FA appoints new chair to anti-discrimination panel 4
3:26 PM — The Football Association has appointed a new chair to its anti-discrimination panel, pledging to tackle the issue head on.
21st June 2014
Ethan Hawke: There’s ‘almost zero’ homophobia in younger generation now 17
4:10 PM — Ethan Hawke has said there is "almost zero" homophobia in his children's generation, because of frequent portrayals of homosexuality in the media.
20th June 2014
Mexico coach defends homophobic chants at World Cup: ‘It’s not that bad’ 27
6:19 PM — The coach of the Mexican national football squad has defended fans following the announcement of a FIFA investigation into the use of a homophobic slur at World Cup matches.
17th June 2014
Video: ‘In my youth I was raped and my girlfriend murdered – but I still face homophobia in old age’ 14
3:33 PM — A woman who was raped in her youth in a violent homophobic attack says she continues to suffer homophobia in her old age from the very people tasked with providing her with care.
16th June 2014
US: Obama to sign Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 13
5:18 PM — Barack Obama has confirmed plans to sign an Executive Order banning homophobic workplace discrimination among federal contractors.
13th June 2014
US: Salt Lake City councillors to boycott Mormon parade over exclusion of gays 5
3:40 PM — Two members of Salt Lake City council have announced they will not attend a prominent Mormon parade in the city, over the exclusion of gay people.
Is the artificial intelligence bot that beat the Turing Test homophobic? 12
2:32 PM — Eugene Goostman has made the news recently, as he apparently became the first artificial intelligence to pass the Turing test. But is he homophobic?
10th June 2014
Police continue search for suspect in homophobic bleach attack outside London club 11
10:34 AM — Police are continuing their search for a man spotted on CCTV in the case of a clubber who may lose his eyesight after being sprayed in the face with bleach outside a London nightclub.
9th June 2014
Irish singer Hozier: Religious homophobia is appalling and can happen anywhere 4
3:04 PM — An Irish singer whose video portraying an anti-gay attack went viral last year has opened up about 'appalling' religious homophobia.
5th June 2014
Closeted footballer: Teammates refused to shower naked after they found out I was gay 42
9:38 PM — An anonymous gay footballer has spoken about his decision to remain in the closet, claiming his teammates refused to shower naked once they discovered his sexuality.
3rd June 2014
US: Play cancelled after lead actor sacked for challenging anti-gay heckler 28
12:39 PM — An actor in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has been sacked after physically removing a homophobic audience member.
30th May 2014
CPS launches new drive against anti-LGBT bullying in schools 3
1:03 PM — A new campaign to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools has been launched by the CPS.
28th May 2014
Gay UKIP MEP slammed by charity for saying: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 22
12:01 PM — The director of Scotland’s Equality Network criticises UKIP MEP David Coburn for claiming “gay marriage breeds homophobia”.
26th May 2014
Fox News pundit says claims that California shooter had ‘homosexual impulses’ were ‘misunderstood’ 13
10:16 PM — Fox News psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig has said the public "misunderstood" her when she claimed Elliot Roger, who murdered six people in California, had "homosexual impulses".
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
24th May 2014
Former BP Chief: I stayed in the closet because I internalised being gay as wrong 5
4:22 PM — The former Chief Executive of BP has opened up about his "double-life" in the closet while running the company, in a book discussing homophobia in business.