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April 12, 2014

Promoting her book, the US conservative says that Christian prayer can help people out of the gay ‘lifestyle’

US conservative Christian Linda Harvey has once again spoken out against gay people, this time saying that they should all remain in the closet.

Harvey, who is president of the far right group Mission America, was on the Janet Mefferd radio show to talk about her book called Maybe He’s Not Gay.

When asked about young gay people coming out to their family and friends she had her own theory on what they should do.

March 10, 2014

Telecoms company is protesting against Uganda's anti-gay law that punishes homosexuality with life in jail

Telecom company Orange is pulling advertizing from a Uganda tabloid that outed hundreds of gay people in the country.

Red Pepper, a prominent tabloid, published 200 names and faces of LGBTI people in Uganda sparking fears of mob violence.

Orange spokesperson Jean-Bernard Orsoni said: ‘Orange Uganda is advertising in most newspapers and radio stations in the country.

March 5, 2014

Would shutting down gay saunas be the start of a slippery slope which could lead to re-criminalization of consensual sex and self-loathing among LGBTI people?

A few weeks ago I was having a chat with my mate about going to a gay sauna. He told me he just went to sauna himself for the first time and loved it. He wanted to know if I had been to one and what my experience was.

The truth is I never have been to one, but that’s not in the least a moralistic decision. I am not a choirboy, I have my flaws, and I wouldn’t judge people who enjoy saunas, it just doesn’t appeal to me.

March 4, 2014

'Basically, it's OK to hate now and you can get away with it'

Reflecting in her whirlwind trip to the Olympics in Sochi last month, sports icon Billie Jean King left inspired by the athletes but worried about the gay people who live in Russia.

King, 70, spent three days in Russia and attended the closing ceremonies as part of the official US delegation to the games.

While there, she met with a Russian teen who is gay and is getting bullied in an atmosphere where an anti-gay propaganda law has led to an increase in violence.

February 27, 2014

A Texas woman who was forcibly outed to her mother by her high school softball coaches has won a $77,000 settlement from her school after a 6 year legal battle

21-year-old Skye Wyatt has won a 6 year battle seeking compensation for the violation of her privacy after sports coaches at her Kilgore, Texas high school forcibly outed her to her parents.

At age 16 Wyatt had been in a secret relationship with another girl at her high school when her softball coaches learned of the relationship and confronted her about it.

The coaches confronted her in a locker room and told her that unless she admitted she was a lesbian she would not be allowed to play in that day’s softball game.

February 26, 2014

James Dornan MSP has called on the Ugandan High Commissioner in the UK to hold equality talks during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

The UK is being called on to offer asylum to the 200 Ugandan gay people outed by a tabloid newspaper.

James Dornan, a member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), has written a letter to the Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs asking him to make it clear that asylum should be offered to anyone ‘living in fear of their life simply because of their sexual or gender identity’.

February 25, 2014

Back in 2010, a tabloid's media witchhunt for homosexuals led to at least one death of a gay rights activist. Now in 2014, a list has been published again

A Ugandan tabloid has printed a list of the ‘top 200’ homosexuals today (25 February), a day after the president signed one of the most draconic homophobic bills in the world into law.

The Red Pepper tabloid has published the names, some who have not been outed before, in a front-page story under the headline: ‘EXPOSED!’

The list includes prominent Ugandan gay activists such as Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) Pepe Julian Onziema and Frank Mugisha, who have been instrumental in the fight against the country’s homophobia.

January 30, 2014

Itay Hod believes closeted politicians with anti-gay voting records should be outed: 'I made it very clear as to who I was talking about'

Itay Hod was already not a fan of Aaron Schock, a Republican congressman from Illinois who has toed the party line and consistently voted against pro-LGBT legislation.

But the openly gay freelance journalist, who worked for CBS News for several years, reached his boiling point earlier this month when he heard a story about Schock from a friend, a fellow reporter.

January 5, 2014

Fed up with closeted anti-LGBT politicians and the complicity of the media, a gay journalist has accused Illinois Republican congressman Aaron Schock of being gay and voting against equal rights

When is it acceptable to out gay politicians especially when they have been voting against bills that would bolster equal rights for gays, asks freelance reporter Itay Hod, who is himself gay.

December 16, 2013

A tribunal has found a police officer was 'oversensitive' and had an 'extreme' reaction after she said she felt 'very distressed' about outing herself on three separate occasions on police radio

An employment tribunal has rejected claims by a trans police officer after she said she was ‘forcibly outed’.

PC Emma Chapman has been deemed to be ‘oversensitive’ and had an ‘extreme’ reaction after she complained she had to out herself over a police radio system.

The 44-year-old claimed Essex Police control room staff had questioned about her gender identity on three separate occasions.

The first occasion, in October 2012, the operator did not believe who she was, saying she had a ‘male voice’.

October 3, 2013

One of the 20 charged with homosexuality last year attempted to flee Gambia after losing his job and being disowned by his family and move to Senegal

A Gambia gay man who fled the country after being arrested and outed died yesterday evening (2 October).

The man known only as EJ was one of the 20 charged for ‘unlawful carnal knowledge’, otherwise known as homosexuality, in 2012.

Even though the charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence, the men will still hounded after their names and pictures were published in the newspapers.

August 29, 2013

London rally held outside Jamaican High Commission in memory of murdered LGBT teen

Gay rights activists staged a protest outside Jamaica's High Commission building in London yesterday (28 August) in protest against a mob murder of teenage cross-dresser Dwayne Jones.

The Out And Proud Diamond Group, a group of African lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists, held the protest demanding the killers of Jones be brought to justice.

August 24, 2013

Due to the US Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act decision, some conservative Christian churches are worried about facing legal challenges from gay couples

While the Supreme Court's late June Defense of Marriage Act ruling caused supporters of marriage equality to rejoice, it made a few Christian conservatives dream of lawsuits.

According to an Associated Press report, there are conservatives churches changing their bylaws to show they only will sanction marriages between men and women. This being done to protect the churches from being sued.

August 22, 2013

Soap star Charlie Condou got a shock when The Daily Star 'revealed' he had two 'secret love children' - something he has spoken about for years

A gay parenting columnist and soap star was ‘outed’ as a gay parent in a UK tabloid today (22 August).

Charlie Condou, known for his starring role in British soap Coronation Street, got a shock when he looked at the front page of the Daily Star.

On the cover, the headline reads ‘Corrie Star’s Shock Secret Love Children’ and ‘revealed’ how the actor had ‘secretly fathered two kids with a straight gal pal’.

Somewhat embarrassingly for the tabloid newspaper, Condou had a regular column about gay parenting for The Guardian from 2011 to 2012.

August 20, 2013

Brett Williams sued after the Colorado State Patrol refused to rehire him

A judge has ordered the Colorado State Patrol to pay one of its former captains $768,000 in damages for outing him as gay during a polygraph test.

Brett Williams, 45, had left the force in 2010 to become a helicopter pilot. But he re-applied for his job a few months later and was not re-hired.

He sued.

It seems that during the interview process, Williams was made to take a lie detector test and was asked about a sexual encounter with a male masseuse.

August 16, 2013

He’s been 'suppressing these feelings for so long'

WWE Wrestling superstar Darren Young may have seemed non-chalant when he came out publicly as a gay man during a chance airport encounter with TMZ cameras this week.

But Young said on NBC's Today Show this morning that it's something he has been thinking about doing for quite awhile.

'I felt like it was the right place and the right time and I feel that by coming out, I'm going to make a big difference in a lot of people's lives,' he said.

July 24, 2013

Rob Watson's My Life As A Gay Dad continues as the whole family go and see Rob's partner perform in heels and wearing a lot more glitter

The mix of cultural experiences, generational viewpoints, and age perspectives within a family can be fascinating, intriguing, and sometimes, yes, a little disconcerting.

A friend of mine told me she was a little concerned when her young daughter bounced around the house lip-syncing to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.”  ‘She isa virgin!' my friend cried.

July 13, 2013

12 gays and transgender individuals were detained for hours, stripped off and humiliated

Gays and transgender individuals detained in a weekend crackdown by police officers in Burma’s second-biggest city have accused them of sexual abuse.

From an area in Mandalay frequented by sexual minorities, law officers arrested 12 people last Saturday night, three of whom were charged with disturbing the public, The Irrawaddy reports.

They have since complained about sexual abuse after being interned for hours without reasons for the confinement.

July 10, 2013

'Ultimately, I think he’s a good guy, and I think he is suffering'

Comedienne Margaret Cho caught some flack for outing John Travolta in her live act even though the star has never come out as gay or bisexual.

But he's been plagued by gay rumors for decades and in recent years faced a series of sexual harassment lawsuits from various men - none of which have so far been successful in court.

So Cho does not apologize for talking about the star of Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction and his alleged sexuality.

July 5, 2013

'There was no avenue for me. Nobody was even on the Internet yet'

In recent months, pro soccer's Robbie Rogers and pro basketball's Jason Collins came out publicly as gay man and are contining with their playing careers.

For retired baseball pro Billy Bean, that would have been unthinkable.

July 2, 2013

Forced to answer in only one word, Anthony Albanese says Labor will push for same-sex marriage in Australia

Gay marriage will happen and be legal in Australia, the new Deputy Prime Minister has promised.

Speaking at a youth radio station yesterday morning (1 July), Anthony Albanese has given a strong indication they will move to legalize same-sex marriage.

It comes after the former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who was against same-sex marriage, was outed in favor of Kevin Rudd, for gay rights.

June 29, 2013

Singapore Democratic Party politician confirms he is gay, hours before attending the city state’s annual LGBT rally

Singapore’s opposition politician Vincent Wijeysingha has officially come out as gay, ahead of the country’s fifth annual Pink Dot rally.

In a Facebook message Friday afternoon (28 June), the 43-year-old social work lecturer from SIM University says: ‘Just in case Fabrications About The PAP was wondering, yes, I am going to Pink Dot tomorrow. And yes, I am gay.’

June 25, 2013

A priest in Palermo told a mom her teenage gay son was a 'devil' and ordered her to leave the church

A faithful Catholic mom was comanded to get an exorcist and leave the church, after her priest discovered her teenage son was gay.

His condemnation came after she begged him to read a letter to his congregation in favor of gay rights on behalf of her and her son.

But he replied: ‘Your son is a devil. So, please, go to an exorcist. And, please, leave this church.’

The incident earlier this month in Palermo, the capital of the Italian island of Sicily, has now been reported by LGBT Christian group Ali d’Aquila.

June 22, 2013

Michael Rogers maintains the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is the reason he is returning to outing closeted politicians who vote against LGBT equality

The reporter/blogger known for kicking politicians out of the closet warns he may out a gay member of the US Congress.

In an interview with US News & World Report, Michael Rogers reveals he is about to get evidence that there is one US House of Representative member who has gay sex and is anti-gay.

'Oh, it's going to happen because it has been happening for a long time,' he said to the magazine.