8th July 2014
Vine’s most followed tells 8.7 million: HIV is a ‘fag’ disease, no need to get tested 65
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.
1st July 2014
Jim Davidson: I’m not homophobic, gay actor Victor Spinetti was one of my closest friends 16
5:41 PM — Comedian Jim Davidson says he’s not homophobic and cites his former friendship with the late Victor Spinetti.
Cuba: Gay kissing sit-in held to celebrate Pride in Havana 1
5:26 PM — Around 20 people took part in a public same-sex kissing session on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots and help break taboos gay kissing in Cuba.
UK: Homophobic murderer on the loose after escape from open prison 4
1:51 PM — A man who committed murder outside a Birmingham pub in a brutal homophobic attack is evading police after an escape from HM Spring Hill, an open prison in Buckinghamshire, on Sunday.
30th June 2014
Will Young: Spa ordered me to stop cuddling my boyfriend to appease homophobes 20
3:06 PM — Openly gay singer Will Young has claimed that he was told to stop cuddling his boyfriend at a spa, because "homophobes" had complained.
Georgia: Pro-Russian ‘fake pride’ planned in attempt to derail EU agreement 4
12:02 PM — Georgian activists accuse pro-Russian group of attempting to organize a pride parade in order to postpone trade agreement with the EU.
27th June 2014
Singapore: Pink Dot gay rally to deploy security for first time after increased opposition
1:06 PM — Organisers of Singapore’s annual gay rights rally are to deploy security personnel for the first time, amid fears that increased religious opposition might blight this year’s event.
25th June 2014
MEP: ‘Conchita Wurst is a dangerous bearded genetically modified organism’ 49
5:29 PM — Bulgarian MEP Angel Dzhambazki has been slammed by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder for making offensive remarks about Conchita Wurst.
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.