Homosexuality

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Campaigner against gay-conversion therapy: ‘I spent years pleading God to change me’

Jayne Ozanne on conversion therapy: ‘I spent years pleading God to change me'

Jayne Ozanne on conversion therapy: ‘I spent years pleading God to change me'

Jayne Ozanne, a Christian LGBT campaigner, has said she “spent years pleading with God to change” her when she went through gay-conversion therapy.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lord Robert Hayward on same-sex marriage amendment: ‘We can’t wait forever for the Northern Irish Assembly’

‘We can’t wait forever' for NI to legalise same-sex marriage, says Lord Robert Hayward

‘We can’t wait forever' for NI to legalise same-sex marriage, says Lord Hayward

Conservative Lord Robert Hayward has said that he tabled an amendment to extend equal marriage to Northern Ireland because the UK “can’t wait forever for the Northern Irish Assembly to come back together”.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dan Wootton on gender-neutral toys: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton on gender-neutral toys: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton has said that he played with Barbie dolls when he was growing up and he is “so glad” that his mother was “able to embrace that freedom of expression”.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

'A message needs to be sent to football fans who hurl homophobic abuse regardless'

LGBT footballers: We must stamp out homophobic chants, says gay player Jim Hearson

We must stamp out homophobic chants, says gay footballer

Jim Hearson, a defender at LGBT friendly football club London Titans FC, says there are more than 30 LGBT supporters groups who attend matches

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Indonesia court rules against criminalising gay sex and sex outside marriage

Indonesia court rules against criminalising gay sex

Indonesia court rules against criminalising gay sex

The court said it should not rule over parliament on law and it wasn't its role to criminalise private behaviour

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

16 men handed jail sentences as LGBT crackdown continues in Egypt

16 men handed jail sentences as LGBT crackdown continues in Egypt

16 men handed jail sentences as LGBT crackdown continues in Egypt

The men have been convicted of abnormal sexual relations and inciting debauchery

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Justin Trudeau apologises for historical discrimination against LGBT community in Canada

Justin Trudeau apologises for historical discrimination against LGBT community in Canada

Justin Trudeau apologises for historical discrimination against LGBT community

The Prime Minister of Canada said whilst the country is now regarded as modern and forward-thinking it must not forget its past

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

LGBT events banned in Ankara to 'protect public security'

LGBT events banned in Turkish capital to 'protect public security'

LGBT events banned in Ankara to 'protect public security'

Turkey has claimed LGBT events could cause tensions between different groups and damage rights and freedoms

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

LGBT people in China 'forced into abusive conversion therapy'

LGBT people in China 'forced into abusive conversion therapy'

LGBT people in China 'forced into abusive conversion therapy'

Human Rights Watch claims several LGBT people in the country have been left with depression and psychological trauma

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

South Asian LGBT 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

South Asian LGBT: 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

South Asian LGBT: 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

Human rights group Karma Nirvana says call numbers from South Asians about LGBT issues are rising

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Indonesia could ban 'abnormal and destructive' LGBT content from television

Indonesia could ban 'abnormal and destructive' LGBT content from television

Indonesia could ban 'abnormal and destructive' LGBT content from television

A draft bill reportedly says behaviours of LGBT people on television would be banned, but does not state what these are

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sexuality: 'Government collects patient data because it can, not because it's well-thought out'

Sexuality: 'Government collects patient data because it can, not because it's well-thought out'

'Government collects patient data just because it can'

Doctor Peter Swinyard says consultations shouldn't be cluttered up with central government questions

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

'Be proud of who you are' - Messages of support sent to mark National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day: Read these touching messages of support

National Coming Out Day: Read these touching messages of support

Many have been celebrating National Coming Out Day by posting their views on coming out

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

'LGBT crackdown' begins after rainbow flags flown at rock concert

Egypt: 'Crackdown on LGBT people' after rainbow flags flown at rock concert

Egypt: 'Crackdown on LGBT people' after rainbow flags flown at rock concert

Rainbow flags were flown at a Mashrou’ Leila concert near Cairo

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Piers Morgan slams doctor as 'stupid old bigot' for suggesting he can convert gay people

Piers Morgan slams 'ex-gay' doctor on Good Morning Britain: 'You're a stupid old bigot'

Piers Morgan slams 'ex-gay' doctor as a 'stupid old bigot'

Doctor Michael Davidson claims that he made himself straight through prayer and has been married for 35 years

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

50 years on since gay sex was legalised in the UK, many countries still continue to punish homosexuals

50 years on since gay sex was legalised in the UK, many countries still continue to punish homosexuals

50 years on since gay sex was legalised, many countries still punish homosexuals

Several countries still punish gay people with fines, prison and even the death penalty

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Germany votes to give compensation and quash convictions of gay men

Germany votes to quash convictions of gay men and compensate them

Germany votes to quash convictions of gay men and compensate them

It is believed around 5,000 people will be entitled to compensation for being criminalised under historical anti-homosexual laws

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Martina Navratilova won 18 Grand Slams during her playing career

Gay tennis legend Martina Navratilova calls Margaret Court 'a racist and a homophobe'

Martina Navratilova calls Margaret Court 'a racist and a homophobe'

Martina Navratilova is calling for the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed as the Evonne Goolagong Arena after her homophobic comments

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Russian patriarch claims gay marriage laws are comparable to Nazi Germany rulings

Russian church leader says pro-gay marriage laws are like Nazi diktats

Russian church leader says pro-gay marriage laws are like Nazi diktats

Patriarch Kiril said laws on gay marriage contradict the moral nature and conscience of human beings

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Indonesian police arrest 141 gay men in Jakarta sauna party

Indonesian police arrest 141 gay men in Jakarta sauna party

Indonesian police arrest 141 gay men in Jakarta sauna party

Homosexuality is legal in Indonesia, but there remain elements of repression suffered by the LGBT community

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

European Parliament calls on Moscow to investigate torture of LGBT people in Chechnya

US denied visas to 40 gay Chechen refugees - report

US denied visas to 40 gay Chechen refugees - report

New report suggests LGBT individuals wishing to flee Russia rejected by US authorities

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

'Tim Farron's comments towards gay people matter because discrimination still takes place', says PinkNews

'Tim Farron's comments towards gay people matter because discrimination still takes place', says Pink News reporter

'Farron's comments on gay people matter due to the ordeal gay people still face'

PinkNews reporter Benjamin Butterworth tells James Whale that he finds it odd that Tim Farron took so long to clarify his views on gay people

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Human Rights Watch calls for Indonesian authorities to release detained gay men

Rights group furious as two gay men face public whipping in Indonesia

Rights group furious as two gay men face public whipping in Indonesia

Two men are being held at a Sharia law facility in Indonesia for allegedly having same-sex relations. If they are not released, they may be punished with lashings

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Russia bans image which suggests Vladimir Putin is gay

'Gay Putin' photo banned as extremist propaganda by Russian state

'Gay Putin' photo banned as extremist propaganda by Russian state

Creator of image showing Putin with red lips and long eyelashes placed in psychiatric care

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

'Three killed after Russian police arrest men suspected of homosexuality'

'Three killed after Chechen police arrest 100 men suspected of homosexuality'

'Three killed after Chechen police arrest 100 men suspected of homosexuality'

A respectable Russian newspaper has reported that police in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya arrested men suspected of homosexuality

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Utah repeals law which prohibited homosexuality discussions in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Many schools banned all discussions of homosexuality and students were also unable to form LGBT groups due to the law, this has now changed

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast showings in Malaysia after state film board throws down gauntlet on gay moment

Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast showings in Malaysia over gay censorship row

Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast showings in Malaysia over gay censorship row

The film company had been told by the country's state film board they had to cut the gay moment from the movie in order for it to be shown