7th April 2013
UK’s first youth crime commissioner urged to resign and apologises over homophobic tweets 62
4:29 PM — The UK's first teenage crime commissioner has apologised in the face of calls to resign, despite not having even started in the role, because she posted a string of homophobic, racist and violent tweets.
4th April 2013
Busta Rhymes launches anti-gay tirade in Miami burger restaurant 21
6:04 PM — Rapper Busta Rhymes has been accused of shouting anti-gay slurs at an employee at a Miami restaurant and calling the lesbian owner a "bitch".
2nd April 2013
London: NUJ to host debate on homophobia and transphobia in the media 4
2:32 PM — The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is hosting a debate on homophobia and transphobia in the media, later this month.
1st April 2013
US: Muslim caller tells TV host gay Americans should be beheaded 63
2:50 PM — The host of a phone-in programme in New York was left stunned after a caller suggested gay Americans should be beheaded in accordance with Sharia law.
29th March 2013
Spain: University professor says women should stay with violent husbands and that gay people can be ‘cured’ 20
1:51 PM — A Spanish academic has come under fire for allegedly saying homosexuality is “curable” and that pregnancy through rape was effectively God's way of compensating the victim.
27th March 2013
Comedian Julian Clary: ‘A boy set fire to me on a bus’ 10
11:21 AM — Comedian Julian Clary has revealed he was once set on fire for being gay by a school bully.
22nd March 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Anti-gay London bus advert ban wrong’ 99
3:22 PM — Responding to Friday’s High Court ruling, Peter Tatchell writes that Core Issues Trust should have been allowed to place anti-gay adverts on buses in the capital – in the name of free speech – despite their offensive message.
20th March 2013
Pope Francis criticised for greeting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe 39
2:13 PM — Pope Francis has been criticised by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell for meeting with President Robert Mugabe.
8th March 2013
FBI investigates gay and racist hate incidents at Ohio’s Oberlin College
4:06 PM — The FBI has launched an investigation following a series of homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic incidents at an American university historically known for its tolerance.
27th February 2013
US: School district backs down in fight to stop student wearing anti-gay t-shirt 26
1:00 AM — Connecticut school district officials have allowed a student to wear a t-shirt bearing an anti-gay message, following a fight to attempt to stop him.
25th February 2013
Thistle apologise to gay couple forced to take twin room at London hotel 39
10:53 AM — A gay couple claim that a receptionist at a Thistle hotel refused to let them stay in a double room.
21st February 2013
Newspaper story of ‘historic’ lesbian wedding sparks outrage in rural Mississippi 11
6:26 PM — A newspaper in Mississippi has defended its decision to run a cover story which featured what it called the first equal marriage in its county.
11th February 2013
Peter Tatchell: A Pope who opposed human rights 11
4:56 PM — Peter Tatchell, who previously made a documentary about Pope Benedict XVI, believes the Catholic leader will be remembered for his "irresponsible" attitude to condoms and ignorance about HIV.
William Shatner: ‘I am appalled that Reddit allows homophobia and racism’ 7
4:39 PM — Actor William Shatner has criticised the user-generated news site, Reddit, for what he said were "homophobic", "sexist", and "racist" posts, which weren't adequately moderated.
8th February 2013
US: Man gets 18 months for homophobic petrol station assault 2
5:15 PM — The attacker in a homophobic assault at a petrol station in the US city of Detroit in 2011 has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty.
5th February 2013
Italy: Gay Governor of Puglia scared to go out alone at night in Rome 6
2:19 PM — The gay governor of Italy's Puglia region, Nichi Vendola, has said that he is afraid to go out alone at night in Rome.
16th January 2013
US: Man facing hate crime charge for spraying anti-gay graffiti
3:19 PM — A man from Southern California is facing felony hate crime charges, after officers caught him spray painting an anti-gay slur on campus buildings of his university.
14th January 2013
Mayor apologises for calling UKIP ‘racists and homophobes’ 24
2:36 PM — A town Mayor from Cumbria has apologised to a UKIP member after describing the party as "racist and homophobic" on Twitter.
29th November 2012
Anti-gay preacher Rick Warren: “It wouldn’t bother me if we found a gay gene” 34
11:53 AM — Controversial US pastor Rick Warren had told CNN presenter Piers Morgan that the “jury is still out” on whether people are born gay or become gay.
22nd November 2012
London university to host anti-gay extremist Islamic preacher 87
7:09 PM — Brunel University in Uxbridge, west London, has been criticised for allowing a cleric who supports the killing of gay people to attend a student event.