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.
14th October 2014
US: Thieves steal teen’s phone and use it to text his mother ‘I’m gay’ 3
2:22 PM — A group of thieves beat up a 16-year-old for his phone and then used it to text the victim's mother "I'm gay."
‘Big consensual kiss-in’ to be held at Sainbury’s over lesbian couple warned about ‘disgusting’ kiss 14
12:42 PM — Activists in Brighton are to hold a "big consensual kiss-in" at a Sainsbury's supermarket on Wednesday as a show of support for a lesbian couple who were warned to stop kissing by a security guard.
13th October 2014
US embassy condemns Kyrgyzstan’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill 3
1:04 PM — The United States embassy has condemned Kyrgyzstan for approving a bill which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
10th October 2014
Cameroon: Authorities release 7 trans people arrested in anti-gay house raid 2
4:23 PM — Authorities have released seven transgender men and women arrested on homosexuality-related charges, after police raided a house in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé.
Casey Stoney: ‘My life would probably be lot simpler if I was straight – It’s not a choice’ 2
3:36 PM — Former England women’s captain Casey Stoney has rebuked people who tell her being gay is a choice, saying her life would be a "hell of a lot simpler" if she could decide to be straight.
Tom Daley: Footballers who come out as gay ‘would be surprised by support’ 3
11:57 AM — Tom Daley has said that any footballer would be surprised by the support they would receive if they chose to come out as gay.
Amnesty urges President of Chad to scrap anti-gay bill 5
10:49 AM — In a letter to the President of Chad, Amnesty International has warned that passing a bill which criminalises homosexuality would show a "blatant disregard" for the country's human rights obligations.
9th October 2014
Ireland: Fine Gael Councillor calls on Bishop to make up for ‘disgraceful’ anti-gay comments 8
1:53 PM — The Fine Gael Councillor for Galway West has condemned the actions of a Catholic Bishop who recently filed a complaint against a religious charity which awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 21
10:52 AM — Hotel searches for Marrakesh in Morocco have reportedly fallen by 46% just one week after the news broke that Ray Cole, a gay British man, was arrested for 'homosexual acts' in the city.
LSE director encourages gay students to seek counselling after homophobic leaflets 9
10:11 AM — After the rugby club at the prestigious London School of Economics was disbanded following the distribution of flyers containing homophobic and misogynistic language, the school's director has encouraged women and gays to use counselling services, if they feel they were affected.
8th October 2014
Montenegro: Second Pride event will be held in secret from violent anti-gay protesters 4
4:19 PM — Montenegro's second ever Pride is set to be held in secret this year after the last event ended with 60 injured in violent anti-gay attacks.