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Homophobia

  • 23rd September 2011

    East London celebrates Pride after a rocky year 26

    East London Pride will be held tomorrow (Photo: Kevin Wong)

    11:26 AM — East London Pride is to be held tomorrow. The event comes after a tumultuous year for the local gay community.

  • 22nd September 2011

    Men jailed for attacking and robbing gay victim

    The pair were sentenced to eight and five years in jail

    1:55 PM — Two men from Melton, Leicestershire, have been jailed for attacking and robbing a gay man. Andrew Davis, 42, and Jonathan Huckerby, 21, were jailed for eight and five years respectively for inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and theft.

  • 16th September 2011

    Woman ‘too disgusted by gays to leave the house’ 285

    Stacy Trasancos says she is upset at encountering gay people in her daily life

    6:15 PM — A Catholic woman from Massachusetts says she is so disgusted by gay people that she fears leaving her house. Stacy Trasancos, a stay-at-home mother of seven children, detailed her extreme homophobia on her blog, acceptingabundance.com.

  • 15th September 2011

    Two assaults in Liverpool’s gay quarter 6

    Police are investigating two attacks in the gay quarter

    5:05 PM — Liverpool police are investigating two attacks on young men on streets in the city's gay quarter. Police say there is no evidence yet that the assaults were motivated by homophobia but have sought to reassure the gay community.

  • 9th September 2011

    Website tracks ‘gay homophobes’ 39

    Roberto Arango 'took the images to document his weight loss'

    10:43 AM — Barely a week seems to go by without a new case of 'gay homophobia' - that is, professional homophobes apparently caught in the act they claim to despise. Now, website Gayhomophobe.com tracks the number of days since the latest scandal.

  • 8th September 2011

    Two freed over South African lesbian’s murder

    The trial continues

    4:19 PM — Two of the nine suspects accused of murdering a South African lesbian have been released. Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death after a night out in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on February 4th 2006.

  • 1st September 2011

    Call for Commonwealth meeting to discuss gay rights 22

    Many Commonwealth countries ban homosexuality

    4:54 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has called for next month's Commonwealth heads of government meeting to discuss gay rights. Forty of the 54 Commonwealth member states retain a ban on homosexuality.

  • 26th August 2011

    Kent gay man guilty of assaulting homophobic, disabled father 93

    Faversham was historically the centre of Britain's explosives industry

    9:35 AM — 32 years of "snide" remarks caused pensioner's son to "lose control" and punch his father.

  • 25th August 2011

    Devon landlady sentenced for homophobic insult 27

    Ilfracombe was once the home of Joan Collins when she attended a school in the town

    12:54 PM — Conditional discharge handed down after pub landlady hurls insult at rival coastal hotelier.

  • 22nd August 2011

    Calls for East London to react to homophobic incidents 353

    Mr Tatchell calls for a simple march, with some music and speeches to show the solidarity of the gay East End

    5:14 PM — In an open letter, Peter Tatchell said tolerating "homophobia for the sake of preserving good community relations and not upsetting certain communities, is totally unacceptable".

  • 26th July 2011

    Indian lesbian couple ask court for protection from anti-gay family members 25

    The couple say their families have threatened to kill them (file photo)

    5:13 PM — A newly-married lesbian couple in India have asked a court to protect them from homophobic family members. The women, aged 20 and 25, from Manesar, near New Delhi, say their families have threatened to kill them since they wed on July 22nd.

  • 18th July 2011

    Gay controversy opera goes ahead 5

    The show, organised by Opera North, went ahead at the weekend

    3:16 PM — A community opera which was nearly derailed in a row over a gay character has gone ahead in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Beached, written by Billy Elliot author Lee Hall, was almost cancelled after a primary school's headteacher complained about language in some scenes.

  • 16th July 2011

    Ben Daniels rejects Rupert Everett’s advice for aspiring gay actors not to come out 26

    Ben Daniels starred in Cutting It (photo:BBC)

    1:55 PM — Ben Daniels, star of the BBC hit series Cutting It, has dismissed claims made by Hollywood star Rupert Everett that it is better for aspiring gay actors to stay in the closet despite homophobia he experienced at the BBC.

  • 25th June 2011

    British gay policeman victim of homophobic attack in Slovenia 59

    Slovenia allows private civil partnership ceremonies

    1:47 PM — A British gay policeman was savagely attacked in a homophobic incident in Slovenia it has been reported. Oliver McNally was in the capital Ljubljana with straight friends on a stag party but fell out with anti-gay revellers in a nightclub after what has only been described as an 'encounter' who later attacked him with metal police-style batons.

  • 23rd June 2011

    Comment: Why it’s vital to kick homophobia out of sport, by David Cameron 152

    David Cameron called for more positive role models in sport

    3:06 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, prime minister David Cameron says sport is at the heart of the nation and more must be done to stop homophobia and encourage positive role models.

  • Chris Brown defends homophobic comment to photographer 57

    Chris Brown called a photographer 'gay' (Photo: Gemma Mary)

    1:37 PM — US singer Chris Brown has defended himself after calling a paparazzi photographer 'gay'. The star made the remark after almost receiving a parking ticket in Los Angeles.

  • 22nd June 2011

    David Cameron says UK will pressure Africa on gay rights 274

    David Cameron held a reception for the LGBT community

    8:45 PM — After kicking off his speech with a risqué joke about queens, prime minister David Cameron told guests at a Downing Street LGBT reception that the government would keep working on LGBT issues.

  • 17th June 2011

    Lesbian couple ‘told to stop kissing at baseball game’ 54

    The fans were told to "adhere to the ten commandments"

    4:56 PM — A lesbian couple say they were told off by a security guard for sharing a brief kiss at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, from Minneapolis, say the Target Field guard told them: "We don't play grab-ass here".

  • 14th June 2011

    Gay campaigners welcome mosque’s pledge 121

    One of the stickers which appeared in the area earlier this year

    4:34 PM — Gay rights campaigners have welcomed what they say is the first significant promise from the East London Mosque to stop hosting homophobic speakers. Earlier this week, a letter signed by 12 activists, including writers Julie Bindel and Paul Burston, said it was clear that there was a religious campaign in east London to intimidate gay people.

  • 10th June 2011

    Watch: Viral video shows the impact of homophobia 36

    Paul O'Grady as an abused pensioner

    4:12 PM — A viral video by charity Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) is raising awareness of the devastating impact homophobia can have. The film shows gay celebrities as people facing abuse, harassment, drug addiction and homelessness because of their sexual orientation.

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