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February 21, 2014

A US study published this month in the American Journal of Public Health has found that anti-gay prejudice is bad for straight people’s health

Homophobes die 2.5 years younger than non-prejudiced heterosexuals according to a new study that suggests anti-gay prejudice is not only bad for the health of LGBTI people but also the people who hate them.

The study, by researchers at the University of Columbia and the University of Nebraska, was published in the American Journal of Public Health earlier this month and found higher mortality rates among homophobes regardless of their social economic status and other health factors.

January 16, 2014

While Jared Leto looks set to win Best Supporting Actor, lesbian love French film Blue Is The Warmest Color was snubbed at the Academy Awards

This year’s nominations at the 2014 Academy Awards of interest to LGBTI viewers are few and far between this year.

Jared Leto is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a trans woman with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club, and is likely to be the front-runner following his win at the Golden Globes.

Philomena, a British film about a mother’s 50-year search for her gay son, scooped three nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for star Judi Dench.

January 8, 2014

Matt Damon and Dame Judi Dench have been nominated in the British film awards for their roles in LGBTI movies

Gay films Behind the Candelebra and Philomena are leading the BAFTA nominations announced today (8 January).

The film about the life of gay musician Liberace and his lover starring Matt Damon was nominated for five British film awards at a ceremony in London this morning.

As it struggled to receive financing in Hollywood because of the gay theme, it will not be eligible for an Academy Award (Oscars) as it was only shown on television in the US.

November 28, 2013

Other LGBTI-themed nominees include Concussion, Blue is the Warmest Color and Pit Stop

Dallas Buyers Club, a film that tells the story of alternative AIDS treatments during the early days of the epidemic, garnered Spirit Award nominations this week for two of its stars.

Matthew McConaughey got a nod for best actor for his portrayal of a straight man infected with AIDS who goes outside the system to fund life-extending treatments.

His co-star, Jared Leto, was nominated in the supporting actor category for his performance as a transgender woman with the disease who becomes the unlikely business partner of McConaughey's character.

November 28, 2013

Other LGBTI-themed nominees include Concussion, Blue is the Warmest Color and Pit Stop

Dallas Buyers Club, a film that tells the story of alternative AIDS treatments during the early days of the epidemic, garnered Spirit Award nominations this week for two of its stars.

Matthew McConaughey got a nod for best actor for his portrayal of a straight man infected with AIDS who goes outside the system to fund life-extending treatments.

His co-star, Jared Leto, was nominated in the supporting actor category for his performance as a transgender woman with the disease who becomes the unlikely business partner of McConaughey's character.

November 15, 2013

A Methodist church court is prosecuting a pastor who officiated over his son’s same-sex marriage

In 2013, the reality that Reverend Frank Schaefer, pastor at Zion United Methodist Church (UMC) of Iona in Pennsylvania, will be forced to stand trial on 18 November for officiating his son’s 2007 same-sex nuptials is not only wrong-headed – it is also wrong-hearted.

‘I love him so much and didn't want to deny him that joy. I had to follow my heart,’ Schaefer told the New York Daily News.

November 10, 2013

Suspect allegedly swings a crowbar at his sister because she was involved with a woman

A suspect, and his friend, are charged with attacking the suspect's sister and her fiancee.

Law enforcement authorities claim 20-year-old Ahmed Tuma was angry his sister was involved in a relationship with another woman. He allegedly saw this as shameful and against the Muslim faith.

November 10, 2013

Suspect allegedly swings a crowbar at his sister because she was involved with a woman

A suspect, and his friend, are charged with attacking the suspect's sister and her fiancee.

Law enforcement authorities claim 20-year-old Ahmed Tuma was angry his sister was involved in a relationship with another woman. He allegedly saw this as shameful and against the Muslim faith.

November 1, 2013

Pete Ricketts' sister and fellow co-owner is a lesbian and outspoken supporter of LGBTI equality

Chicago Cubs co-owner Pete Ricketts wants to make clear that it wasn't his idea for the baseball team to be one of the sponsors of the city's gay pride event.

Ricketts, 49, wants to be the Republican candidate for governor of Nebraska and some of his rivals are making an issue of the Major League Baseball's team support of LGBTI equality.

Ricketts blames his sister, Laura Ricketts, who is a lesbian and also one of the team's co-owners.

October 29, 2013

A straight guy defended his friend dressed in drag from three attackers who called him 'disgusting' and a 'faggot'

A Nebraska straight man is recovering after being attacked for protecting his gay friends on Saturday night (26 October).

Ryan Langenegger was at a restaurant in Old Market, Omaha, with his two friends Josh Foo and Jacob Gellinger after a night out when three guys approached them.

August 20, 2013

As the 'God Hates Fags' Church sings 'We Hate Who U R' - a parody of 'We R U We R' - the bisexual pop singer sends her dancers for a surprise performance

Popstar Ke$ha treated Westboro Baptist Church protestors to a choreographed dance routine from three male back-up dancers during her Nebraska show on Sunday (19 August).

Followers of the extreme church group were chanting an anti-gay version of Ke$ha’s hit anthem ‘We R Who We R’, titled ‘God Hates Who U R’ outside the stadium in Lincoln.

In response, the openly bisexual star sent a few of her dancers to surprise the protestors, providing slick choreography to accompany the hateful lyrics.

August 6, 2013

'It's a really, really unfortunate situation, but I think all you can do is move forward'

Chris Colfer may have spent four seasons acting on Glee with Cory Monteith but that doesn't mean he wants to share his grief over his late co-star's death with the world.

Monteith died last month from a fatal combination of heroin and alcohol and there has been much attention paid to how his famous co-stars are dealing with the loss.

Colfer and Monteith played step-brothers on the show and shared many. many scenes over the years.

May 30, 2013

New hate book God Made Dad and Mom tells kids that those with gay parents aren’t natural or in God’s plan for the family

As a parent, my job one is the protection and care of my children. It is my job to be vigilant over their self-worth, to keep them physically safe, to show them how to be moral and productive citizens, and to empower their spiritual growth. It is a duty I take very seriously.

February 23, 2013

The Huskers, University of Nebraska's men's gymnastics team, show off their moves in a video filled with thrusts and jumps

A men's gymnastics team is the latest to add their version of the Harlem Shake to the YouTube video craze.

The University of Nebraska men's gymnatics team, the Huskers, have given viewers plenty of reasons to watch their video on repeat, stripping to bare torsos and shorts to demonstrate how they handle the floor with a lot of shake.

The video, meant to promote their match on 3 March, is the latest in a string of home-made videos where people dance along to a 1981 dance song that last year was reinvented by DJ Baauer.

December 29, 2012

LGBT magazine publisher Mark Hundahl is dead

Mark Hundahl, the straight co-owner of the LGBT magazine Frontiers, died this Thursday (27 Dec.). He was 61 years old.

According to the obituary Frontiers published, Hundahl was born in Nebraska on March 20, 1951. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, he moved to Los Angeles. In 1983, when he was 32, Hundahl, with co-owner Jon Hirsh, opened a club called Probe.

December 11, 2012

Nebraska woman who claimed three masked men carved anti-gay slurs into her stomach and arms says she's innocent

A Nebraska woman who claimed she was brutally attacked by three men was found guilty of false reporting yesterday (10 December).

Charlie Rogers, 34, pleaded no contest in Lancaster County Court, allowing her to not admit guilt but not offer a defence.

Her attorney says Rogers maintains the attack happened but did not want a court fight, while police say she staged the attack for attention.

August 22, 2012

An American woman who claimed men broke into her house and cut gay slurs into her skin before trying to burn the house down has been charged with making a false complaint to police

A Nebraska woman who alleged she was the victim of a vicious hate crime has been charged with making a false complaint to police after they decided that her injuries were self inflicted.

Charlie Rogers crawled to the house of a neighbor on July 22, naked and bleeding, and told police that three masked men had broken into her home and pinned her down, cutting gay slurs into her skin before trying to burn the house down.

July 27, 2012

Neighbor of gay hate crime victim in Nebraska talks of 'shocking' attack which moved hundreds to hold vigils in support

A Nebraska lesbian whose attackers allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin before setting fire to her house has spoken out about the ordeal for the first time.

Three masked men broke into the house of 33-year-old Charlie Rogers in the early hours of Sunday morning (22 July).

The attackers reportedly tied her up and cut her all over her body, before scoring her skin with homophobic insults. They then covered the floor in gasoline and set it alight.

July 23, 2012

Hundreds attend candlelit vigil for lesbian in Lincoln who was brutally assaulted and had her house set on fire

Hundreds of people attended a candlelit vigil in Nebraska for a lesbian whose attackers allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin before setting fire to her house.

Around 500 gathered with rainbow flags at the steps of the Capitol building in Lincoln last night (22 July), according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

May 12, 2012

She says: ‘A high percentage of gay men in school grounds molest boys, partly because they don’t have AIDs yet.’

A video of a woman’s homophobic speech at a city council meeting has gone viral.

Discovered by gay blog Towerload, the American woman identified as Jane Svoboda, a known lobbyist, offers a few graphic, inaccurate remarks about gay people at a non-discrimination ordinance hearing in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Among her many delusional remarks are:

April 24, 2012

80s popstar driven from Twitter and calls in lawyers

Boy George announced he is giving Twitter a break until his 'homophobic spam issue' is resolved.

Over the last few days the 80s popstar has been subjected to a string of tweets that sound like homophobic playground bullying. '@BoyGeorge wants ya penis' said one from Tory Fox (@Cornelia_573) from Georgia in the US. '@BoyGeorge lookup ya butt,' said another from Arnetta Siren (@Charise_769) in Nebraska, US.