31st October 2014
US: Gay 17-year-old beaten and called ‘faggot’ after lured to skate park by a friend 18
12:16 PM — A gay 17-year-old was lured to a skate park in Texas by a friend and then severely beaten by the girl and two others while being called "faggot" and "booty lover."
US: Ted Cruz says Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a ‘personal decision’ to be gay 20
11:56 AM — Texas senator Ted Cruz has reacted to Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay by calling it a "personal decision."
30th October 2014
Singapore: Human Rights groups condemn court for upholding colonial-era anti-gay law 3
11:28 AM — Human rights groups have condemned a court in Singapore for rejecting a challenge to the country’s colonial-era law criminalising gay sex.
Philippines: Lawmakers to file bill against anti-LGBT hate crimes after murder of trans woman
10:59 AM — Two Philippines lawmakers have said they plan to file a bill to curb anti-LGBT hate crimes following the murder of a transgender woman.
29th October 2014
Nicky Morgan & Jo Swinson: Our plan to eliminate homophobia in schools 30
12:02 AM — Writing for PinkNews, Education Secretary and Women and Equalities Minister, Nicky Morgan, and Women and Equalities Minister, Jo Swinson, explain the importance of tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
28th October 2014
Amnesty: ‘The EU must step up and strengthen its standards on hate crime’ 2
3:25 PM — The European Union and its member states must urgently act to prevent and prosecute homophobic and transphobic crime, Amnesty International says.
27th October 2014
Malaysia: Newspaper says backing ex-Deputy Prime Minister is ‘glorifying a perverted culture’ 2
1:40 PM — A right-wing Malaysian newspaper has urged Muslims not to support former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charge.
26th October 2014
US: Daughter of lesbian Houston mayor refused driver’s license because she has two mothers 7
5:23 PM — The daughter of the Mayor of Houston was refused a driver's license by the Texas Department of Public Safety - because she has two mothers.
24th October 2014
Italy: Six gay rights activists charged with disturbing peace for engaging in ‘passionate kiss’ 18
1:48 PM — Six gay rights activists in Italy have been charged with disturbing the peace because they engaged in "a long and passionate kiss on the mouth" during an anti-gay protest.
Malaysia: HRW demands end to sodomy charges of ex-Deputy Prime Minister 4
1:19 PM — Human Rights Watch has strongly demanded an end to the prosecution of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
Scotland: Glasgow SNP deputy leader suspended after reports of homophobia
12:40 PM — The deputy leader of the SNP group on Scotland's largest council has been suspended after charges of homophobia.
20th October 2014
Sweden: Teacher fired immediately after calling a student ‘fag’ 16
3:59 PM — A teacher and photographer in Sweden was sacked after calling a student "fag" during a photoshoot.
London: Bus driver tells gay couple to stop kissing or get off 66
8:30 AM — Transport for London are investigating after a gay couple said they were told to stop kissing or get off the bus after a homophobic rant by its driver.
18th October 2014
Watch: Sir Ian McKellen brings back Gandalf during Stonewall school visit 3
12:53 PM — Actor Sir Ian McKellen has reprised his Lord of the Rings role, during a visit to a school to combat homophobia.
17th October 2014
EXCLUSIVE Crime Minister: Police haven’t paid enough attention to homophobia and transphobia 22
4:50 PM — Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker has spoken to PinkNews about how he thinks hate crimes are under-reported, and that anti-gay and anti-trans crimes have "not been given the rigorous attention" they need by police.
Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally says ‘gay-bashing was built into scripts’ 34
4:30 PM — Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally has explained how the iconic show managed to "slip in under the radar" on gay representation, but also why stereotypes may have helped "gay-bashing."
Graham Norton: ‘There’s a weird self-loathing in the gay community’ 118
1:48 PM — Graham Norton has discussed the criticism he gets for being camp, saying most of it comes from the gay community.
Italy: Roma goalkeeper says gay players won’t come out because football world is ‘homophobic’ 1
11:57 AM — AS Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis says he believes "surely two-to-three per cent" of Italian players are gay, but they wouldn't come out because "ours is a homophobic environment."
Brazil: Serial killer suspect confesses to ’39 murders’ of gays, women, and homeless people 4
11:25 AM — A security guard in Brazil has confessed to killing at least 39 people “out of anger,” including gay people, homeless people, and women.
16th October 2014
Laverne Cox urges the world to turn purple for Spirit Day 1
10:29 AM — American actress Laverne Cox has become one of the first celebrities to tweet their support for Spirit Day.