5th December 2012
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.
11th October 2012
US: NFL player starts controversy by tweeting a gay ‘joke’ 32
9:43 PM — An NFL football player in the US has been the subject of heavy criticism, after tweeting a joke which was considered by many as homophobic.
25th September 2012
US: TV station drops Paris Hilton documentary following AIDS remarks 6
9:23 PM — The US cable channel, Logo, has dropped a 2007 documentary about Paris Hiton from its schedule, because of the controversial remarks she made in the back of a cab about gay men and AIDS.
18th September 2012
Canada: Baseball player took to the field with a homophobic slur on his face 6
12:22 AM — Suspension or a fine have been suggested as punishment for a Canadian Major League Baseball player who participated in a game, with a homophobic slur written on his face.
12th September 2012
US: Coach allegedly kicked player off college team for kissing his boyfriend 35
12:31 AM — A college football player in the US has spoken out after he was allegedly kicked off his team for kissing his boyfriend at a match he attended.
11th September 2012
Comment: Homophobia is still a blight on our society 6
3:25 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk Gary Spedding says the number of anti-gay incidents in Northern Ireland shows more needs to be done to tackle homophobia in society.
Australian amateur gay footballer comes out and starts pro-gay petition 4
1:23 PM — Aussie Rules player Jason Ball has begun a campaign on Change.org to have a ‘No to Homophobia ad’ aired during the AFL Grand Final.
8th September 2012
Update: Maryland pro-equality footballer backed by team after delegate requested his silence 23
2:18 AM — The team of an American Football squad who were asked by a Maryland delegate to take action against one of their players who stood up for equal marriage rights, has declined to do so.
7th September 2012
Maryland: Footballer who supported gay rights campaign attacked by delegate 29
3:23 AM — An American Footballer who recorded a video supporting a marriage equality group in October 2011, has just been attacked by a delegate of the state, who said that he should be punished for speaking out.
5th September 2012
9-year-old Boy Scout quits, says he doesn’t like unfairness of anti-gay rule 32
8:04 PM — A nine-year-old Cub Scout has quit over the Boy Scouts of America's policy which does not allow any gay member, volunteer or staff member.