28th November 2013
Church of England report on sexuality recognises tension on gays in church but urges for understanding 14
12:49 PM — Today the Church of England published a report on "human sexuality" which notes a tension between the church and contemporary culture, but which recommends that same-sex marriages and civil partnerships should be blessed, and that homophobia should be tackled across the church.
11th November 2013
Israel: Mayor of Beit Shemesh says gay people ‘do not exist’ in his city 26
12:56 PM — The newly re-elected mayor of Beit Shemesh in Israel has recently ignited controversy after saying his city doesn't have "things" like gay people because it is "holy and pure," sparking some gay activists to challenge his claim as they gather to hold a gay pride parade later this week.
9th November 2013
Welsh cathedral caroler accuses colleagues of homophobic bullying in ‘spoof script’ 5
12:52 PM — A gay former choir member of Llandaff Cathedral has claimed he was recently the target of homophobic bullying by his former colleagues, who put together a spoof script making implicit references and innuendos to his sexuality.
29th October 2013
Australia: Labor to support bill to stop faith schools from expelling students based on sexual orientation 4
2:21 PM — The Labor party in New South Wales is to back a bill which would remove protections for private schools wishing to expel or discriminate against LGBT students.
25th October 2013
US: Waiter receives anti-gay message on Christian couple’s bill – ‘Your fag choices made you lose out’ 77
6:10 PM — A Christian couple in Missouri have stirred up controversy recently, when instead of providing a tip for a gay waiter's "excellent service," they left him a homophobic note on their bill, which condemned his "lifestyle choices" and called him a "fag."
17th October 2013
Brazil: Proposed bill would allow church to discriminate against gay couples 17
9:53 PM — A bill has been proposed in Brazil to protect religious organisations which refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
14th October 2013
US: Conservative commentator upset that CNN called anti-gay group anti-gay 16
8:20 PM — A conservative US commentator has voiced his upset that a CNN broadcast referred to the Family Research Council (FRC) as "anti gay", claiming that the group only opposes equal marriage, not LGBT rights.
8th October 2013
Christian students condemn gay classmates for ‘unpatriotic’ rainbow flag at US university 11
4:39 PM — Students at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) have got into a row after the university's LGBT group MT Lambda flew a rainbow version of the US national flag as part of LGBT history month.
6th October 2013
Philippines: Lawmaker files bill for LGBT desks in police stations to combat anti-gay killings 1
1:16 PM — A Philippines Congresswoman has filed a bill seeking to reform police responsibility to anti-gay hate crimes by placing LGBT desks in every police station.
London conference featuring anti-gay Islamic preachers cancelled 33
12:16 PM — A north London conference featuring several anti-gay Islamic preachers, including one cleric who called for gay men to be "thrown off mountains," has been cancelled.
3rd October 2013
Two Church of Scotland ministers resign over decision to allow gay clergy 23
7:05 PM — Two Church of Scotland ministers have decided to leave the Church over its decision to allow gay ministers to be ordained.
25th September 2013
US: Conservatives rally around bill to protect anti-equal marriage groups ‘from discrimination by the government’ 16
7:02 PM — Conservative groups in the US have rallied around a House Bill introduced to protect groups opposed to equal marriage, religious and otherwise, from "discrimination by the government".
Canada: Church volunteer dismissed for being gay in case he made parents ‘feel uncomfortable’ 57
6:23 PM — Officials at a Canadian church have dismissed a man volunteering with their children's ministry because he was gay, it has been reported.
20th September 2013
Catholic League President: Abusive priests aren’t paedophiles, they’re just gay 73
6:42 PM — The president of US civil rights organisation the Catholic League has said that priests who molest children are not paedophiles, but simply gay.
13th September 2013
Video: Anti-gay preacher arrested in Basildon after ‘homophobic remarks’ 23
12:05 PM — A christian preacher was arrested by police in Basildon town centre on suspicion of making homophobic remarks while giving a sermon.
11th September 2013
Canada: LGBT education co-ordinator targeted with letter encouraging her to ‘repent sins’ 14
12:46 PM — An LGBT education co-ordinator at the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton, Canada is among several people who have received anonymous, religious letters urging them to "admit" that they are sinners.
10th September 2013
Survey: A quarter of people in the UK disagree with homosexuality, but acceptance continues to rise 69
2:03 PM — The 30th British Social Attitudes survey has been released: Amid the findings is that 1 in 4 people in the UK still disagree with homosexuality, though the overall trend is one of increasing acceptance.
9th September 2013
India: Archbishop of Mumbai says being gay is ‘not a sin’ 12
2:06 PM — In a recent letter to LGBT activist groups in India, the Archbishop of Mumbai has said he would advise priests to be more sensitive while referring to gay people in public sermons, affirming "to say those with other sexual orientations are sinners is wrong."
5th September 2013
Islamic trans woman: Wiltshire Mosque asked ‘inappropriate questions’ and discriminated against me 24
12:59 PM — A trans woman who recently converted to Islam has criticised elders at a Wiltshire mosque for refusing to acknowledge her gender identity, although the mosque has denied this allegation and say she is welcome to return at any time.
4th September 2013
Video: Dan Savage launches his ‘Not All Like That’ project for Christians who support gay rights 20
3:46 PM — In a video posted online, gay activist and founder of the ‘It Gets Better Project’ Dan Savage has launched his new 'Not All Like That' (NALT) campaign for Christians who support LGBT civil rights.