22nd December 2012
Barack Obama: America’s attitudes to gay rights has been transformed over the past four years 4
12:27 AM — Speaking to Time Magazine reporters after he was named 'Time Magazine Person of the Year', US President Barack Obama has reflected on the transformation made to attitudes towards homosexuality in America.
19th December 2012
US Pentecostal churches blamed for homophobia ‘surge’ in Africa 25
10:38 AM — Extreme elements of the US Pentecostal Church are behind the ‘surge’ in homophobia across Africa, according to human rights groups.
17th December 2012
Obama petitioned to label church that blamed Newtown school shootings on gay rights as a ‘hate group’ 22
1:13 PM — President Obama is being petitioned to class the Westboro Baptist Church, the home of the 'God Hates Fags' campaign as a hate group. The church has outraged America by blaming the masacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on the state's equal marriage policies.
Russian football fan club: Please, no gay or black players in our team 20
12:35 PM — A group representing the supporters of a Russian football team say they don’t want gay or black players in their team – but deny it’s got anything to do with bigotry.
14th December 2012
US Radio host: Gays aren’t human so aren’t protected by the US constitution 169
9:29 PM — An American Christian radio host who last week said that same-sex marriage encourages children to have gay sex has now said that as she believes humans aren’t naturaly homosexual, gays aren’t ‘people’ and shouldn’t be protected under the definition of a person.
13th December 2012
FBI: Anti-gay hate crime rising while other hate crimes fall 7
4:06 PM — The FBI has said that while hate crimes overall are declining in the USA, anti-gay hate crime are on the rise.
8th December 2012
Lady Gaga thanks Russian Prime Minister for his softer stance on gay people 19
12:26 PM — The singer Lady Gaga has posted two messages of support for the anti-homophobia comments made by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
6th December 2012
Belgium’s gay Prime Minister: My country has become less not more tolerant 15
4:01 PM — The Belgium prime minister Elio Di Rupo, who is openly gay, has said that he feels that his country has become a less tolerant place over recent years.
5th December 2012
US: Gay teenager committed suicide because of bullying, parents say 7
11:30 PM — The parents of a gay teenager from Michigan, who committed suicide in late November, have said that intense bullying was to blame for their son's death.
US: American Apparel CEO faces lawsuit over accusations of homophobic slurs and choking
9:29 PM — The CEO of popular high street fashion store, American Apparel, faces legal action from a former branch manager, who says he was subjected to homophobic slurs, was choked, and had dirt rubbed in his face.
Poland: Gay man wins homophobia case against Danish supermarket Netto 13
11:17 AM — A Polish gay man who was branded a ‘faggot’ by his former supermarket manager has won a discrimination case.
4th December 2012
Video: Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) say ‘It Gets Better’ 2
5:19 PM — Officers serving with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) share their experiences of coming out and encourage victims of homophobia to seek help.
3rd December 2012
Katy Perry receives Hero award from Trevor Project and reveals the intolerance of her childhood 11
1:00 PM — The singer Katy Perry has received a ‘Hero’ award from the Trevor Project, a charity that seeks to prevent suicide among the young LGBT community.
30th November 2012
Comment: New rules must stop press homophobia 12
6:31 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has welcomed the publication of this week's Leveson Report - in a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk he says he hopes it can lead to greater protection for LGBT people from press intrusion.
Uganda: Politician behind ‘Kill the Gays’ bill drops death penalty from legislation 24
3:06 PM — The Ugandan politician behind the controversial anti-gay legislation to go before the Ugandan Parliament has dismissed claims made by the United States that the death penalty had not been removed from the draft legislation.
28th November 2012
Video: Homophobic preacher encounters a male stripping protester 41
12:19 AM — Micah Armstrong, described as holding “a near mythic status on college campuses across the eastern United States" came face to face with a stripping male college student as he delivered a homophobic rant
27th November 2012
The Associated Press removes the word ‘homophobia’ from its Style Book 42
9:41 AM — The Associated Press has removed the word "homophobia" from its Style Book, saying the word is no longer suitable for use in social or political contexts.
26th November 2012
Gay Tory MP: Withdraw UK aid to Uganda if it passes anti-gay legislation 29
11:03 AM — A gay Conservative MP has called on the British Government to withdraw funding to Uganda if it passes controversial new anti-gay legislation.
15th November 2012
US: Fox News anchor suspended for posting homophobic slur on Facebook 23
12:33 AM — After posting a comment which was heavily criticised for being homophobic, a Fox News anchor has been suspended, and issued an apology on the matter.
12th November 2012
Lord Browne: “Homophobia could be holding back gay employees in The City” 10
2:03 AM — Lord Browne, the former Chief Executive of BP, has said he believes that it is possible gay and lesbian employees are being overlooked for the top jobs at FTSE 100 companies because of homophobia.