Homophobia

A flag bearer waves a Chelsea FC flag with the LGBT+ Progress flag design. (Clive Rose/Getty Images) Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said the “Chelsea rent boy” chant is a homophobic hate crime and not “harmless banter”. For decades, fans of teams playing against football titan Chelsea FC have lobbed the cruel chant from
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Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo follows the play during the Australian A-League football match between Perth Glory and Adelaide United in Perth on November 20, 2021. (Photo by TREVOR COLLENS/AFP via Getty Images) Josh Cavallo’s team, Adelaide United, has asked police to investigate death threats made against the footballer. Since coming out as gay last October,
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A boy, just six, was harassed by a ‘homophobic’ neighbour in England. (Stock photograph via Elements Envato) A six-year-old has been left too scared to leave the house after his homophobic neighbour shouted that will “die of AIDS“. In Ely, a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, a father was left fearing for his child’s life
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A gay couple say they were “violently attacked” while walking down the street in Radcliffe, Bury, on Tuesday.  Ryan Winnard, 21, was walking with his boyfriend Max Green, 18, on Coronation Road when a group of men in balaclavas stole their belongings and assaulted them.  Uploading bloody photos to Facebook, Winnard said the group attacked
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Simon Blackburn, a former Married at First Sight Australia contestant. (Instagram) Married at First Sight Australia has axed a contestant for spewing misogynistic and homophobic hate on his social media. Simon Blackburn, a fly-in, fly-out miner, was originally featured in a teaser trailer for the reality dating show’s upcoming ninth season. The promo shown in
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Badr Baabou, a human rights defender, was battered by cops in Tunisia. (Damj Association for Justice and Equality) Two police officers brutally beat one of Tunisia’s top LGBT+ rights activists in an attack campaigners warn captures the country’s descent into “repression”. Badr Baabou, a human rights defender and head of the Damj Association for Justice
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The Australian debate show Q+A was targeted for its pro-LGBT+ coverage (YouTube/Sky News Australia) A charity worker has been sentenced after threatening to kill the staff of an Australian talkshow that supported LGBT+ people. David William Wonnocott, 47, pled guilty to making threats to kill the employees behind ABC’s panel debate show Q+A over its supportive
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Johannes Radebe and John Whaite dancing on Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC) Strictly Come Dancing has been accused of sexism for allegedly “predatory” comments made by judges towards male dancers. The BBC’s primetime dancing show has reportedly received a higher than usual number of viewer complaints this year relating to sexist comments about male contestants, as
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Will Young revisited his criticism of ‘homophobic’ Top Gear star Richard Hammond (Getty) Will Young singled out Richard Hammond as “the worst” of the former Top Gear presenters for his allegedly homophobic jokes on the Amazon Prime special, The Grand Tour. The gay pop singer has previously criticised the trio for their “f***ing pathetic” jokes at LGBT+
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Bryan Furze and LeeMichael McLean were the target of a bizarre homophobic campaign (Facebook/LeeMichael McLean) A gay couple who were harassed with homophobic magazine subscriptions found a way to put the abuse to good use with the help of their local community. For five years, Massachusetts couple Bryan Furze and LeeMichael McLean endured a bizarre
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Nick Dixon. (YouTube) Comedian Nick Dixon is raging after he wasn’t booked for a show because the promoter was looking for performers from diverse backgrounds. The Britain’s Got Talent star shared his rejection on Twitter, claiming that straight, white men are missing out on opportunities because of their enormous privilege. Nick Dixon shared a screenshot of a
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Ross Peltier is a Jamaican international rugby league player and a prop forward with the Doncaster Dons. (Twitter/ rossco_peltz) Ross Peltier, a rugby league international, has been pulled as the Green Party by-election candidate for Batley and Spen over “highly offensive” homophobic and sexist tweets. Peltier, who was selected just last week, is a Jamaican international rugby league
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Fresh Carnival’s new Pride milkshake, with extra sprinkles (Facebook/Fresh Carnival) A restaurant expertly dealt with peak snowflakery after a homophobic troll imploded at the sight of their new Pride-themed milkshake. Fresh Carnival in Saskatchewan, Canada, shared a picture of the new shake on Tuesday (1 June) to celebrate the beginning of Pride month. The delicious
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Pope Francis. (Franco Origlia/Getty) A Catholic researcher has criticised the “shoddiness” of the Catholic Church’s outdated teachings on LGBT+ identities. Dr Luca Badini Confalonieri, director of research at the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research, criticised the Vatican’s refusal to move forward on LGBT+ issues despite emerging evidence that its anti-gay stance is based on a
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Omar Navarro said his children has been ruined by a “flamboyant gay”. (Facebook/ Omar Navarro) Republican congressional candidate and convicted stalker Omar Navarro has said a “flamboyant gay” in Disney’s Cruella has “ruined his childhood”. Navarro, who is running for the seat of California’s 43rd congressional district against Maxine Waters, has publicly opposed LGBT+ rights, declaring
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In this photo illustration the TikTok logo in App Store seen displayed on a smartphone screen. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Video-sharing social networking app TikTok’s algorithm is spreading anti-LGBT+ content, according to an analysis by watchdog Media Matters. The report, published on Tuesday (18 May), found TikTok’s recommendation algorithm –
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Keir Starmer made a now-infamous visit to homophobic church Jesus House for Easter. (PinkNews) Labour leader Keir Starmer has finally apologised after making an Easter visit to notoriously homophobic church Jesus House in London. The leader of the opposition has faced blistering criticism since sharing a social media video of his visit to the Barnet-based
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John Copley-Hammond (L) filmed the several occasions in which builders brazenly threw homophobic abise at him and his husband, Chris. (Screen captures via John Copley-Hammond/Metro.co.uk) A police probe has been launched after a gay couple alleged builders targeted them with homophobic abuse in Gloucestershire, England. Chris Copley-Hammond and husband John, both 49, captured on video what
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Thomas Brennan. (Facebook/Twitter) Ferris State University professor Thomas Brennan was fired after tweeting about “fags” and dismissing COVID-19 as a “hoax”. Brennan, a former assistant physical science professor at the Ferris State University in Michigan, was previously placed on leave in November last year for a slew of homophobic, racist and antisemitic social media posts. He often tweeted
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (L) and his husband Chasten Buttigieg (R) wave during a campaign town hall event at Washington Liberty High School 23 February 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Teacher and LGBT+ rights advocate Chasten Buttigieg has shared a horrifying experience of being confronted by a manager about his
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