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John Barrowman at the Commonwealth Games (Vine video)

At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Scottish actor and singer John Barrowman has delivered a rebuke to the 42 Commonwealth countries where homosexuality still remains illegal, by kissing a man in full view of everyone.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Op-Ed: Appearance by a lesbian humourist cancelled

Spartanburg - On Monday, the University of South Carolina Upstate announced that they were cancelling an appearance by lesbian humorist, Leigh Hendrix.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Gay men dragged from homes, brutally beaten, by Nigerian mob

Abuja - An angry anti-gay mob rampaged through Nigeria's capital, dragging men suspected of being homosexuals from their homes and brutally beating them with wooden clubs and iron bars.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Restaurant owner refuses to serve gay people or 'freak' customers

Enid - An Oklahoma restaurant and bar owner has raised eyebrows and ire by refusing to serve gay people, blacks, Hispanics and other racial minorities, welfare recipients, disabled people, Muslims and Democrats.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Michigan RNC candidate: Kick 'Satanic' gays out of GOP

Houghton - A candidate for a seat on the Republican National Committee (RNC) believes the GOP is too inclusive and that gays, who she says are perverted Satanic child predators, should be "purged" from the GOP.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Human Rights Watch exposes Russian's anti-gay vigilantes (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch has directed its spotlight on the violent gangs of the Russian Federation, who have been carrying out violent vigilante attacks on gay men and women.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Conservatives call for 'uprising' to 'take back Utah' from gays

Salt Lake City - At a Saturday rally in Utah organized by a conservative law enforcement group, opponents of marriage equality called for a police-backed "uprising" to "take back freedom" by barring LGBT Americans from marrying.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 24 comments

Boy George criticises Evander Holyfield over TV sexuality remarks

Gay singer-songwriter Boy George has taken to Twitter to express his annoyance at former boxing world champion Evander Holyfield’s remarks about sexual orientation.
In the Media by Andrew John - 4 comments

Duck Dynasty star once attacked gays as 'evil,' 'heartless'

Days after releasing a statement in which he claimed that he would "never treat anyone with disrespect," suspended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has appeared in a video in which he calls gays "full of murder," "heartless" and "evil."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 15 comments

Op-Ed: Russia's Putin turns Santa Claus with huge amnesty

With Russia under the world’s microscope barely a month before the Winter Olympics, President Putin has granted an amnesty said to cover thousands, including Greenpeace activists, Pussy Riot and a jailed former tycoon.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

A&E suspends 'Duck Dynasty' star over homophobic remarks

The A&E television network has indefinitely suspended the star of its most popular program after he made shockingly anti-gay comments comparing homosexuality with bestiality in a magazine interview.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 13 comments

Op-Ed: 'Duck Dynasty' star compares homosexuality to bestiality

Citing Christian mythology for which there is absolutely zero evidence, the star of one of television's most popular reality series has attacked homosexuality as a "sin" comparable to bestiality.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Man gets life after 'guilty of murder' verdict in Zamudio case

Santiago - The four men who were found guilty earlier this month of the murder in Chile of Daniel Zamudio have been sentenced to between seven years and life.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Roland Emmerich hosts film about plight of homeless GLBT youth

Los Angeles - The acclaimed American filmmaker Roland Emmerich has hosted a short film that dramatises the plight of homeless gay and transgender young people in the US.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Boy George voices his disappointment about Eminem's 'Rap God'

English singer-songwriter Boy George recently took to Twitter to express his disappointment over rapper Eminem's latest song "Rap God."
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Daniel Zamudio case: Four men found guilty of his murder

Four men have been found guilty of the murder of the openly gay man who died in Chile's capital last year. Daniel Zamudio's murder set in motion a national debate in Chile about hate crimes, which led Congress to pass an anti-discrimination law.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Whitewashing Huey Newton

Oakland - The Socialist Workers Party in Britain has recently published a eulogy to Black Panther leader Huey Newton. What is the truth about this people's champion?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Grandfather defends his grandson against boy’s homophobic mother

A man has written to his daughter, chastising her for disowning her own teenage son – his grandson – after the lad came out to her as gay.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Video: A$AP Rocky apologizes to Jason Collins

Philadelphia - When rapper A$AP Rocky stood beside NBA star Jason Collins at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, some people said he appeared to be "real homophobic." Even Rocky has noticed this himself and has issued an apology.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Designer’s ‘boxer shorts’ protest against Putin’s homophobia

The Belgian designer Kristof Buntinx has found a unique way to add to the growing worldwide protests to Russia’s new anti-gay attacks on its citizens.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 7 comments

Transgender NYC woman dies after probable hate attack

New York - A transgender woman has died days after being attacked in Harlem, New York City in what police are investigating as a hate crime.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Protest against Russia's 'homophobic' law in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - The Russian embassy in Madrid, capital of Spain, saw around 100 people on Friday morning, protesting against President Vladimir Putin’s new law against homosexual propaganda.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Anti-gay family sets sail from US, trusts God, gets lost at sea

Ash Fork - A deeply religious Christian family from Arizona fed up with abortion, homosexuality, taxes and a "state-controlled church" decided to leave the US behind and set sail for the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 13 comments

France to ban extreme right Revolutionary Nationalist Youth group

Paris - France is to take steps to ban an extreme right wing group after a student died following an altercation in a Paris street last Wednesday evening with a group believed to have neo-nazi links.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Texas judge forces lesbian couple to live separately or lose kids

Mckinney - A lesbian couple has been forced to break up their happy home by a Texas judge who threatened to take their two children away if they continued to live together.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 16 comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert compares gay marriage with bestiality

A Republican US Congressman from Texas has become the latest prominent conservative to compare same-sex marriage with bestiality.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 34 comments

Op-Ed: LGBTQ+ — Because Homophobia, Homomisia and Anti-Gay are not Okay 

Journalists and other commentators are still scrambling ferverishly to come up with more precise, accurate and neutral descriptors to best characterize the diverse sentiments expressed about the LGBTQ community or towards LGBTQ behaviors and practices.
In the Media by Karen Edwards - 1 comment

Dad's heartwarming note for gay son goes viral, tears up readers

From the outset it must be said the note from a dad to his gay son that went viral today hasn't been shown to be real. Could it have been planted? One thing is sure: the loving support it shows has readers hoping it is real.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Indiana special-ed teacher suspended after anti-gay remarks

Farmersburg - An Indiana teacher who said she believes that gays have no purpose in life and voiced her support for a 'traditional' prom banning LGBT students has been suspended amid fears for her safety.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

American footballer Robbie Rogers 'comes out'

Soccer, the so called "beautiful game". A macho game played by alpha males. There are some women's teams but male soccer dominates the scene. This week US soccer player Robbie Rogers took the brave step of "coming out".
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 5 comments
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