17th December 2013
Video: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Martina Navratilova back Free & Equal campaign 1
4:45 PM — A United Nations campaign group has released a video featuring UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, tennis legend Martina Navratilova and NBA star Jason Collins speaking on the importance of defending LGBT rights.
European Parliamentary committee adopts roadmap against homophobia and transphobia 1
12:34 PM — A European Parliamentary committee this morning adopted a recommendation for an EU roadmap against homophobia and transphobia.
15th December 2013
India: Home Affairs Minister says ‘not now’ on ordinance against gay sex ban 6
10:52 AM — India’s Home Affairs Minister recently said that although his government opposes the Supreme Court’s recently reinstated gay sex ban, it will not act “now” towards nullifying the legislation.
13th December 2013
X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger defends James Arthur following homophobia controversy 19
7:30 PM — X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has come to the defence of James Arthur after he was embroiled in controversy surrounding the use of homophobic slurs in a rap diss.
8th December 2013
Italy: Rainbow-themed Christmas lights blasted as ‘provocative and ideological’ 20
10:49 AM — Rainbow-themed Christmas lights set up in Rome to commemorate the recent suicide of a gay teenager have stirred controversy recently, after a far-right group blasted the idea as "provocative and ideological."
6th December 2013
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay 21
2:25 PM — In a PinkNews article published before Nelson Mandela's death, Douglas Bruce Davies said homophobia and racism "still runs rampant" in his home country South Africa.
5th December 2013
UK: Campaigners to research bullying against LGBT teachers 4
2:59 PM — The Teacher Support Network has announced it will be conducting research into the harassment and bullying of LGBT teaching staff.
3rd December 2013
US: Waitress who said she was denied tip for being gay suspended for investigation into alleged incident 13
7:28 PM — A waitress who said she was denied a tip by a family who said they did not agree with her "lifestyle", because she is gay, has been suspended pending an investigation into the incident by her employer as the family has said that was not the case.
Six of the most hideous reactions to Tom Daley’s coming out video 75
1:30 PM — As countless social media users around the globe celebrated and congratulated Tom Daley for coming out yesterday (some fans commiserated that he is in a relationship), sadly some took to Twitter to vent their homophobic views.
29th November 2013
James Arthur ‘not in a good place’ after backlash over homophobic lyrics 63
12:38 PM — James Arthur is battling a breakdown following the death of his grandmother, which a source close to the singer attributed his homophobic outbursts to.
27th November 2013
Video: Joan Rivers defends Alec Baldwin for homophobic rant: ‘Everybody just relax’ 23
2:35 PM — Comedian Joan Rivers has jumped to the defence of Alec Baldwin following the cancellation of his show off the back of a homophobic rant at a reporter.
Gay couple ‘delighted’ UK Supreme Court rules against anti-gay Christian B&B owners 57
2:22 PM — A gay couple who were prevented from staying in a double room by the owners of a Christian guesthouse say they are “delighted” that the UK Supreme Court has ruled in their favour.
26th November 2013
Welsh First Minister promises action against ‘totally unacceptable’ anti-gay language 1
6:24 PM — First Minister Carwyn Jones has thrown his support behind a new campaign to tackle homophobic language in Wales’ schools, branding homophobic language as “totally unacceptable”.
Oregon: Lesbian lawyer wins federal healthcare discrimination case
4:16 PM — A federal law clerk in Oregon who was denied healthcare benefits for her same-sex domestic partner was discriminated against and must be compensated, judges have ruled.
US: Family denies refusing tip to lesbian waitress over her ‘gay lifestyle’ 28
12:39 PM — A family in New Jersey has denied the claim of a waitress who recently said she was denied a tip because of her “gay lifestyle.”
25th November 2013
Scotland: Gay football referee claims he was axed for speaking out against homophobia 2
2:05 PM — A gay football referee claims he was expelled after speaking out against homophobic abuse.
Cameroon: Man sentenced to 9 years behind bars for gay sex 5
11:42 AM — A man has been sentenced to nine years in jail for breaking Cameroon’s laws against homosexuality, reports say.
24th November 2013
18-year-old Nigerian man granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution 4
1:46 PM — An 18-year-old Nigerian man has been granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution in his country, protecting him from imprisonment and possible death by stoning or flogging.
20th November 2013
Matthew d’Ancona: ‘Homophobic dinosaurs in the Tory party are far from being extinct’ 7
2:36 PM — Journalist Matthew d’Ancona says the fact that MP Crispin Blunt was forced to undergo a reselection process because a minority of Tory activists in his constituency had a problem with his sexuality should alarm Tory modernisers.
19th November 2013
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation sets up working group on extending HPV vaccine to gay men 14
1:54 PM — The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has agreed to set up a working group on possibly offering HPV vaccinations to adolescent boys and gay and bisexual men.