8th December 2014
US: Michigan Republicans pass bill permitting discrimination against gays 24
3:47 PM — Republicans in the Michigan House of Representatives have passed a bill that would permit religious people to discriminate on the grounds of sexuality.
16th November 2014
Mississippi church leaders: Christian gay rights ad is ‘misleading and dangerous’ 24
3:39 PM — Church leaders in southern states are pushing back against a new advert which makes a Christian argument for gay rights.
8th November 2014
Pope to host interfaith ‘traditional marriage’ conference 32
3:53 PM — The Pope is to host an interfaith conference dedicated to keeping "traditional marriage" between a man and a woman.
24th September 2014
Serbia: Orthodox Church attacks ‘shameless’ Pride parade 30
6:57 PM — The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church has attacked the "shameless" organisers of Belgrade Pride.
16th September 2014
UK: Man won’t face charges over ‘vile’ homophobic leaflets 22
3:44 PM — A man who was reported to police for posting homophobic leaflets through peoples' doors will not face charges, local police have confirmed.
South Africa: Death threats as ‘gay mosque’ opens 7
3:09 PM — This Friday South Africa will controversially open the doors of its first gay-friendly, gender-equal and interracial 'open mosque’.
6th September 2014
US: Homeless gay teen gives internet donations to charity 25
5:50 PM — A gay teen who raised $90,000 after he was thrown out by his family has donated some of the money to a homeless charity.
28th August 2014
Watch: One family’s awful reaction to a child coming out, and the internet’s amazing response 58
9:50 PM — This video shows one family's awful reaction to their child coming out as gay, during which he is kicked out of his home and physically abused.
26th August 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Questioning teen needs “male companions” 25
9:06 PM — On a recent episode of The 700 Club, a viewer wrote to anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson asking for advice regarding her 13-year-old stepson who has “crushes on boys.”
20th July 2014
Welsh Secretary, who took interns from ‘gay cure’ event sponsor, says he ‘doesn’t endorse’ cure theology 9
1:14 PM — Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, who previously took interns from a religious charity that sponsored an 'ex-gay' event, has said he "doesn't endorse" gay cure therapy.
13th July 2014
US: Religious college that denied trans student housing granted discrimination law exemption 3
1:13 PM — An Oregon religious college that refused to provide on-campus housing for a trans student has been granted an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
10th July 2014
MP calls for a ‘conscience clause’ to protect baker which refused ‘support gay marriage’ cake 76
5:10 PM — An MP has called for a "conscience clause" to be introduced to allow religious business owners to discriminate based on their opposition to issues like same-sex marriage.
9th July 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign continues to support ENDA despite religious ‘license to discriminate’ 3
12:40 PM — The Human Rights Campaign continues to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, despite LGBT groups claiming it could lead to religious groups having permission to discriminate against gays.
12th April 2014
UK: ‘Sinister monk’ delivers leaflets in Cambridge comparing gays to paedophiles 26
3:31 PM — Police are investigating homophobic leaflets delivered in Cambridge, which state that homosexuality is 'rebellion against nature' and will lead to paedophilia and the 'disintegration of family life'.
24th March 2014
Ellen Page responds to letter sent from anti-gay pastor – ‘my soul isn’t struggling’ 7
1:55 PM — Hollywood actress Ellen Page, who came out as gay last month, has responded to a letter from a pastor she received denouncing her sexuality.
31st August 2013
Anti-gay pastor under investigation for homophobic protest at Norwich pride 46
11:44 AM — Police are investigating a controversial homophobic pastor for handing out anti-gay leaflets during Norwich pride celebrations.
4th April 2013
Greater Manchester Police to treat crimes against goths and punks as seriously as homophobia 12
10:27 AM — Greater Manchester Police is to become the first force in the country to recognise alternative subculture – such as “goths, emos, punks and metallers” as a recordable motivation for hate crime.
31st July 2012
United Reformed Church could be first on Jersey to host civil partnerships 2
1:41 PM — Jersey's United Reformed Church will vote in September whether to become the first church on the island to allow gay civil partnership ceremonies.
21st June 2012
Michael Gove: Catholic Education Service ‘blurred’ line between faith and politics with anti-gay marriage petition in schools 36
5:52 PM — The Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove has prompted confusion by criticising the Catholic Education Service for 'unintentionally blurring' the line between faith and the illegal promotion of political views by suggesting schools direct pupils to an anti-gay marriage petition, while determining that a school which followed that suggestion acted legally.
1st June 2012
Typo blamed after Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt says faiths ‘will be able to marry gays’ 16
1:10 PM — The office of Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, has blamed a typographical error for messages he sent to constituents which appear to say religious institutions will be allowed to marry gay couples under government plans.