15th October 2013
Met Police Commissioner warns against ‘complacency’ in tackling gay hate crime 3
2:19 PM — London’s most senior police officer has commented on new homophobic crime research by saying there should be “no complacency” in tackling the problem in London.
14th October 2013
Will Young voices concern about derogatory use of the word ‘gay’ in schools 6
5:54 PM — Singer Will Young says that children’s use of ‘gay’ as an insult is a problem that is not being dealt with properly in schools.
13th October 2013
YouGov Poll: One in six gay people victim of hate crime 2
11:18 AM — A YouGov poll has shown that one in six gay or bisexual people in the UK has been the victim of homophobic hate crime or abuse in the past three years.
8th October 2013
Welsh Government: Championing gay equality is all the more important at a time of austerity 1
2:46 PM — Welsh Communities Minister Jeff Cuthbert says championing gay equality is all the more important at a time of austerity.
27th September 2013
Amazon and Ebay continue to sell ‘offensive’ Gay Best Friend inflatable doll 10
3:15 PM — Following criticism of Tesco for selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll – US online retailers Amazon and Ebay are facing pressure to remove the product from their websites.
Tesco ‘very sorry’ for displaying ‘offensive G*y Best Friend’ inflatable doll on website 25
1:14 PM — Tesco has apologised for appearing to sell an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll on its website and for allowing the word 'gay' to be censored.
Stonewall: Tesco’s inflatable gay doll ‘is like trying to sell ice to Eskimos’ 29
12:43 PM — The chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall has criticised supermarket giant Tesco for apparently selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll.
25th September 2013
Interview: They are GLAAD to meet you 4
2:17 PM — On a recent trip to New York City, PinkNews’ Scott Roberts dropped by the offices of GLAAD – an organisation campaigning for stronger LGBT inclusion by the US media industry.
21st September 2013
Rainbow laces worn against homophobia across FA matches 23
7:47 PM — Players across the English Premier League wore rainbow laces in matches today in support of efforts against homophobia in football.
20th September 2013
Daily Mail writer who said equal marriage would lead to ‘people marrying hamsters’ quits column 43
6:36 PM — A Daily Mail columnist who has used her time at the national newspaper to attack gay rights, including comparing equal marriage to bestiality, and saying that gay people "brainwash children", has left her regular column at the publication.
Stonewall dismisses criticism of Paddy Power rainbow laces campaign 21
3:55 PM — Stonewall has dismissed criticism regarding its campaign against homophobia in football after several Premier League clubs said they wouldn’t be able to support it because of the involvement of Paddy Power.
Manchester United, Spurs and Norwich can’t support rainbow laces campaign due to Paddy Power 35
11:06 AM — Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Tottenham and Norwich, have refused to back the rainbow laces project because they believe it amounts to an advertising campaign for bookmaker Paddy Power.
19th September 2013
Critics warn ‘Right Behind Gay Footballers’ slogan relies on ‘innuendo’ about gay sex 36
2:07 PM — The “Right Behind Gay Footballers” campaign by Stonewall and Paddy Power is relying on "sexualised innuendo and stereotypes about gay men" – according to the group Football v Homophobia.
Gary Lineker to wear anti-homophobia rainbow laces on Match of the Day 5
12:34 PM — Gary Lineker has requested a pair of rainbow laces so he can wear them on Saturday night's Match of the Day in support of a campaign against homophobia in football.
18th September 2013
Everton FC announced as first Premier League team to wear rainbow laces against homophobia 6
5:52 PM — Everton FC has become the first Premier League football team to announce that its players will wear rainbow laces in support of an anti-homophobia campaign.
Rugby star Gareth Thomas backs rainbow laces anti-homophobia in football campaign 1
5:16 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas is supporting a new campaign against homophobia in football, which encourages professional footballers to wear rainbow laces on their boots.
Premier League says ‘individual clubs and players’ can decide on anti-homophobia rainbow laces 9
4:58 PM — The Premier League has said that it will leave the decision on whether or not to wear rainbow laces as part of an anti-homophobia campaign to "individual clubs and players."
Yorkshire bar apologises for identifying two straight male patrons as ‘gay guys’ on till receipt 45
2:37 PM — A bar in Yorkshire has come under heavy criticism from gay rights groups after one of its employees identified two straight, male customers as "gay guys", on a receipt.
17th September 2013
Joey Barton: ‘The bureaucrats in football aren’t taking homophobia seriously’ 8
11:39 AM — QPR midfielder Joey Barton says the “bureaucrats” in football have been guilty of not taking a tough enough stance against homophobia.
16th September 2013
Gay Football Supporters’ Network applauds rainbow laces campaign 8
6:06 PM — The Gay Football Supporters' Network has praised a new campaign on tackling homophobia in football by encouraging players to wear rainbow laces.