1st November 2013
US: Defence Secretary says refusing same-sex IDs is ‘wrong’
1:14 PM — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has criticised nine US states for failing to grant full spousal benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian members of America's armed forces.
31st October 2013
Ghana Education Ministry vows to punish acts of ‘lesbianism’ in schools 10
3:48 PM — Ghana’s Education Ministry has reportedly vowed to punish severely any student caught engaging in “homosexual or lesbianism activities.”
Facebook removes game that urged users to shoot gay men depicted as sexual predators 3
11:46 AM — Facebook has removed a gaming app that urged users to shoot gay men in a fictional wood - and depicted them as naked violent sexual predators.
30th October 2013
Polish anti-gay ‘fascist’ prevented from attending event at Aberystwyth University 13
5:26 PM — A Polish far-right leader accused of homophobia and anti-Semitism has had his invitation to hold a talk at Aberystwyth University withdrawn.
29th October 2013
Facebook game depicts gay men as naked violent sexual predators 25
1:14 PM — Facebook has been criticised for hosting a gaming app that urges users to shoot gay men in a fictional wood in order to avoid sexual assault.
28th October 2013
Chile: Gay man beaten into a coma in homophobic attack 3
3:41 PM — A gay man has been beaten so badly that he is in a coma in Chile, in the latest in a spate of hate crimes to have rocked the country in recent months.
Italy: Gay medical student kills himself by jumping off a balcony 12
12:32 PM — A 21-year-old man has taken his own life in Rome with investigators saying he talked of suffering homophobia in a letter written before his death.
25th October 2013
US: Waiter receives anti-gay message on Christian couple’s bill – ‘Your fag choices made you lose out’ 76
6:10 PM — A Christian couple in Missouri have stirred up controversy recently, when instead of providing a tip for a gay waiter's "excellent service," they left him a homophobic note on their bill, which condemned his "lifestyle choices" and called him a "fag."
UN campaign highlights homophobic search results on Google 13
12:26 PM — A new campaign by the United Nations for LGBT equality reveals widespread homophobia when typing the word ‘gays’ into Google.
US: 11-year-old boy planned to shoot classmate for calling friend ‘gay’ 11
11:29 AM — An 11-year-old boy in Vancouver, Washington, was arrested for first-degree attempted assault this week, after he took a handgun to his school, along with 400 rounds of ammunition, saying he heard voices telling him to shoot another student for calling his friend "gay".
Police arrest man over ‘possible anti-gay’ stabbing in Chester
10:10 AM — A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in Chester earlier this week, which detectives suspect may have been a homophobic attack.
22nd October 2013
French Justice Minister sued by far-right group for labelling them homophobic and racist 8
4:13 PM — France’s Justice Minister Christiane Taubira is facing legal action from the country’s far-right Front National for saying the group is racist and homophobic.
Review: Stephen Fry – Out There 16
2:34 PM — Reviewing Stephen's Fry's BBC documentary on homophobia and transphobia for PinkNews.co.uk, James Evans says he was moved to tears on several occasions by the plight of those featured in the programme.
21st October 2013
India: Runaway lesbian couple caught by police in Bihar 3
6:33 PM — Two girls have been caught after they ran away from their homes to get married in the first-case of same-sex marriage in the Indian state of Bihar.
Video: Jamie Foxx and Elton John support homeless gay youth 2
5:13 PM — Sir Elton John, Jamie Foxx and other Hollywood stars appear in a public service announcement (PSA) raising awareness about homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles.
18th October 2013
Vice magazine slams Bill and Ted play as ‘super homophobic’ 4
7:30 PM — Vice magazine has described the new Bill and Ted play as homophobic due to its reliance on stereotypes.
15th October 2013
Kent newspaper angers readers by printing ‘homosexual sinners’ letter 36
5:07 PM — A weekly newspaper in Kent has faced a backlash after it published a homophobic letter from a reader under the headline “Take heed, all you homosexual sinners”.
Study: Three quarters of hate crime victims never tell police 4
5:07 PM — A new study released today by Stonewall reveals that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are still at substantial risk of suffering violent abuse and intimidation in Britain.
New Made In Chelsea star Miffy accused of homophobic tweets 24
2:30 PM — Made In Chelsea newcomer David ‘Miffy’ Mifsud has been accused of writing homophobic comments on Twitter.
14th October 2013
Comment: Understanding the minds of people who commit hate crime 9
7:15 PM — As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Raimondo Carta from the London Probation Trust writes for PinkNews on the challenges of rehabilitating those who commit homophobic and racist offences.