22nd June 2014
US: Man pleads guilty to brutal homophobic kidnapping, hate crime charge dropped 27
7:05 PM — Prosecutors have dropped a hate crime charge against a man who brutally assaulted a victim he found on a gay hookup app, after he plead guilty to kidnapping.
Dominican Cardinal: Gay US ambassador should ‘take his pride elsewhere’ 48
4:56 PM — A Catholic cardinal in the Dominican Republic has attacked the country's openly gay US ambassador, telling him to "take his pride elsewhere".
Texas ‘ex-gay’ activist: I know at least 500 people who have changed their sexuality 50
4:26 PM — A Texas 'ex-gay' activist has claimed he knows "at least 500" people who have had their sexuality changed.
UK: Everton bans fan from matches indefinitely over homophobic, racist tweets 5
2:55 PM — Everton Football Club has banned a fan from attending its matches indefinitely, over a series of homophobic and racist tweets.
Brussels opera house drops star over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 30
12:18 PM — A Brussels opera house has confirmed that it has dropped an opera star from a planned upcoming performance, over a violent anti-gay rant on her Facebook page.
21st June 2014
US: 16-year-old charged with assault over brutal attack at Detroit pride event
6:59 PM — A 16-year-old has appeared in court charged with assault, following a violent attack at Motor City Pride in Detroit.
Australia: Opera singer blames husband for rant calling gay people ‘faecal masses’ 46
12:06 PM — An opera singer has claimed her husband was responsible for a homophobic rant on her Facebook page which labelled gay people "faecal masses".
Rick Santorum: I made a mistake by endorsing judge who struck down marriage ban 10
11:53 AM — Rick Santorum has admitted he made a "mistake" by endorsing a judge who struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban.
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
20th June 2014
Ugandan government: We won’t be blackmailed into repealing anti-gay law 22
8:39 PM — The Ugandan government has said it won't be "blackmailed" into repealing its anti-gay law, after the US stepped up sanctions against the country.
Australia: Opera singer calls gay people ‘faecal masses’ in violent homophobic rant 68
7:49 PM — An opera singer is under fire for an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gay people as 'faecal masses', and welcomed violent attacks against a pride parade.
US: Less than 2000 people show up to NOM’s anti-gay rally 20
1:01 PM — NOM's anti-gay 'March for Marriage' rally was a dismal failure, with less than 2000 people turning up.
UK: 30 schools using textbooks that teach homosexuality is a choice 76
12:25 PM — 30 schools across the UK are using textbooks which teach that AIDS can be avoided through religion, and that homosexuality is a choice.
US imposes sanctions against Uganda for anti-gay law 8
12:07 PM — The US has announced sanctions against Uganda, following the implementation of a law which further criminalises homosexuality.
18th June 2014
US: Catholic Archbishop part of secret lobbying group aiming to ‘save traditional marriage’ 34
6:30 PM — Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone is part of a new secret group aiming to 'save traditional marriage'.
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
16th June 2014
US: Officer suspended from active duty after violent Pittsburgh pride arrest 69
7:53 PM — A police officer has been suspended from active duty, after a clip of a violent arrest at Pittsburgh Pride surfaced online.
Austria: Gay MEP attacked with acid at Vienna pride parade 12
2:51 PM — Austria's first openly gay MEP has been attacked with acid during Vienna's pride parade.
UK: Charges against preacher arrested for ‘homophobic remarks’ dropped 21
1:35 PM — A preacher who was arrested in Dundee for making homophobic remarks has had the case against him dropped.
Jamaica: Man attacked by homophobic mob for ‘wearing lipstick’ 6
12:43 PM — Jamaican police have been forced to rescue a gay man, after he was besieged by a homophobic mob for wearing lipstick