17th December 2013
Star of BBC sitcom denies calling PinkNews reader a ‘Batty man’ on Twitter 26
6:34 PM — An actress who starred in the BBC One sitcom The Wright Way and played a lesbian character in the show has strenuously denied making homophobic comments on Twitter and says her account was hacked.
16th December 2013
Australian Senator who linked equal marriage to polygamy calls on pro-equality minister to resign 18
12:57 PM — Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has called on former Liberal leader and current Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stop publicly advocating equal marriage or resign from government.
13th December 2013
London: Anti-gay lecturer had ‘no formal qualifications’, claims ex-colleague 16
6:33 PM — Fresh allegations have been made against a senior lecturer at one of London’s biggest colleges who was suspended last month after audio emerged of him comparing gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan.
9th December 2013
Putin’s new TV network boss believes gays should be banned from donating sperm and organs 17
1:21 PM — A TV presenter who said gay people should not be allowed to donate sperm or blood, and that their hearts should not even be used, as they are “unfit for extending anyone’s life”, will now run Vladimir Putin’s new TV network.
4th December 2013
Cleric: Why would I call for the death of gay people when my sister is gay 8
6:03 PM — An Islamic cleric, who is speaking at an event at Newcastle United Football Club this evening, denies ever calling for the death of LGBT people and says his sister is gay.
29th November 2013
Peter Tatchell: Newham College seems to have ignored concerns about anti-gay lecturer Mark Walcott 10
3:14 PM — An east London college has been accused of failing to address staff concerns regarding a senior arts lecturer who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitted that he held “prejudices about people who are homosexual”.
Mother of failed BNP candidate denies son called homosexuality a ‘sick and perverted mental disorder’ 26
12:37 PM — The mother of a former BNP council candidate in Surrey says her son did not tweet that homosexuality was a “sick, perverted mental disorder” and that Muslims are “smelly”.
28th November 2013
GLAAD: It’s unfortunate Alec Baldwin can’t see why his anti-gay slurs are wrong 6
3:57 PM — America’s largest LGBT media advocacy group has responded to criticism from actor Alec Baldwin, who accused the organisation of being responsible for losing his MSNBC talk show following last week’s homophobic rant at a photographer.
London: College Principal steps aside after lecturer revealed to be extreme homophobe 9
2:26 PM — The Principal of Newham College, Denise Brown-Sackey, has stepped aside from her post following revelations that a senior lecturer compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan.
UK: Lecturer and therapist compares gays to Ku Klux Klan and rants at Elton John’s ‘gayism’ 59
1:12 PM — A senior lecturer at one of London’s biggest colleges has been suspended after comparing gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitting that he loathed Sir Elton John for his "over-burdensome gayism".
27th November 2013
UK: Man who called victim ‘poof’ for pink Mohican in drunken attack avoids jail 7
5:02 PM — Two men who carried out an attack inside a Somerset pub, in which one of the defendants called the victim a “poof” because he had a pink Mohican hairstyle, have avoided prison.
Alec Baldwin rants that GLAAD ‘killed’ his show following homophobic slurs 14
11:21 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has blamed GLAAD, describing them as “the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy", for the decision of MSNBC to cancel his weekly show after he used homophobic language to a photographer.
26th November 2013
Olly Murs gives James Arthur ‘benefit of the doubt’ over use of anti-gay slurs 19
12:00 PM — Singer Olly Murs has defended James Arthur following his use of homophobic slurs against another artist in a “rap feud”.
25th November 2013
Ugandan President pays funeral tribute to anti-gay bishop 15
7:02 PM — At the funeral of a bishop who died earlier this month, Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has offered praise to a man who campaigned against homosexuality.
Scotland: Gay football referee claims he was axed for speaking out against homophobia 2
2:05 PM — A gay football referee claims he was expelled after speaking out against homophobic abuse.
19th November 2013
X Factor winner James Arthur quits Twitter after homophobic row 8
1:09 PM — X Factor star James Arthur has left Twitter following criticism for using homophobic language against another artist in a “rap feud”.
15th November 2013
Lithuania: Homophobic politician delivers trousers with anal zip to LGBT group 72
11:28 AM — A pair of sexually provocative trousers, featuring a zip directly where a male's buttocks would meet, has been delivered to an LGBT group by a Lithuanian Member of Parliament who equates homosexuality with paedophilia.
14th November 2013
Comment: Northern Ireland’s Health Minister will only be remembered for homophobia 8
4:23 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Levi Greene says Northern Ireland's Health Minister, Edwin Poots, is an example of someone with "distasteful views" being in a position of power.
12th November 2013
Liverpool University was prepared to host cleric who says gays are ‘filthy’ 15
1:49 PM — The University of Liverpool has confirmed that it was prepared to allow an Islamic cleric with extreme anti-gay views to conduct a speech in front of students.
7th November 2013
Islamic cleric who describes gays as ‘filthy’ cancels UK tour 23
4:52 PM — An east London Islamic organisation says it has cancelled a planned tour by a cleric who believes gay people are worse than “animals” and thinks consenting gay sex is as bad as “rape”.