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Homophobia

  • 28th October 2011

    Man arrested over assault in Leicester gay pub 35

    A 28-year-old man has been arrested

    1:31 PM — A man has been arrested in connection with a serious assault in a Leicester gay pub. The 28-year-old man is being held in custody, police said.

  • 20th October 2011

    Swansea nightclub accused of throwing couple out for gay kiss 80

    The club admits a couple were asked to stop kissing

    3:35 PM — A nightclub in Swansea has been accused of throwing a gay couple out for sharing a quick kiss. According to witnesses, the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Reflex on Wind Street.

  • GQ Australia responds to accusations of homophobia 10

    Dustin Lance Black said the magazine was anti-gay (Photo: Greg Hernandez)

    12:50 PM — The Australian edition of GQ magazine has responded to Dustin Lance Black's accusations of homophobia. Last week, the openly gay film director said the publication was guilty of outdated “lies, myths and stereotypes” about gay people.

  • 17th October 2011

    Dustin Lance Black accuses GQ Australia of homophobia 11

    Dustin Lance Black accused GQ Australia of using outdated stereotypes (Photo: Greg Hernandez)

    2:54 PM — Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has accused the Australian edition of GQ magazine of homophobia. Writing on his blog, the openly gay star said the publication was guilty of outdated "lies, myths and stereotypes" about gay people.

  • Gay man jailed for homophobic attack 23

    Robert Jackson was jailed for the attack

    11:11 AM — A gay man has been jailed for breaking another gay man's jaw in two places in a homophobic attack. Maidstone crown court heard that Robert Jackson's attack was motivated by homophobia, despite being gay himself.

  • 13th October 2011

    Tory MEP Roger Helmer quits 50

    Roger Helmer is resigning

    3:09 PM — Conservative MEP Roger Helmer, who has been accused of homophobia, has resigned. Mr Helmer, who last year angered gay campaigners with a tweet about 'gay cure' therapy, said there are "far too many" areas of Conservative policy he can no longer agree with.

  • 10th October 2011

    700,000 celebrate Rio de Janeiro Pride 8

    Rio de Janeiro Pride was held on Sunday (file photo)

    2:55 PM — An estimated 700,000 people joined Brazil's Rio de Janeiro Pride on Sunday. Revellers with rainbow flags and fancy dress costumes congregated at Copacabana beach to call for stronger laws against homophobia.

  • 23rd September 2011

    Northern Ireland minister accused of homophobia over gay blood ban 26

    Edwin Poots has been accused of homophobia

    2:32 PM — Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots has come under heavy pressure to lift the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood. He has been accused of homophobia.

  • 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.

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