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July 28, 2014

After threats of forced evacuation and complaints of ‘bad behavior’ for living in a sewer, a group of homeless LGBT Jamaicans could get a shelter for ‘skills training’ but not ‘to carry on homosexual activities’

Police and government authorities in Kingston, Jamaica are reportedly debating opening a new homeless shelter specifically for LGBT individuals.

July 24, 2014

Do relationship counselors know quickly when a couple are likely to stay together or split up? And what do they consider to be the warning signs that a couple are in trouble?

Relationship problems are nothing new for same-sex couples, but with more and more countries legalizing gay marriage, and an increasing number of LGBT people choosing to become parents, the practicalities of ending a relationship can be more complicated and the consequences more far-reaching.

July 23, 2014

'Obama politicizes deaths of AIDS researchers on Malaysian plane. We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men'

President Barack Obama is being accused of using the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in Ukraine last week to further a ‘radical gay agenda’.

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer ranted in a predictable manner after the president paid tribute to the loss of dozens of HIV and AIDS researchers.

Obama said the US will ‘continue to stand for the basic principle that people have a right to live as they choose’.

Fischer was not happy.

July 16, 2014

The US Census Bureau published its first ever data on the sexual orientations of the American people this year and found 3.4% answered with something other than heterosexual

The US Census Bureau has this month published data on the sexual orientations of the American people for the first time in its 57 year history.

The bureau found 1.6% of adults aged 18 or over were prepared to say that they were gay.

Another 0.7% identified as bisexual, while another 1.1% refused to answer the question, identified as something other than bisexual, gay or heterosexual, or were unsure.

The total percentage of respondees that were prepared to say they were something other than heterosexual was 3.4%.

July 11, 2014

Flint Dollar was told 'that if I was to return it would be against the teachings of the Catholic Church'

Flint Dollar, a popular music teacher at a Catholic school in Macon, Georgia, is suing after his teaching contract was not renewed after four years.

The reason: he is gay and announced on Facebook that he was going to marry his partner this summer.

Although he had been open with school administrators since he came Mount de Sales Academy, there was now a problem and he found himself called into the office of the school president.

July 9, 2014

‘I've dealt with enough of these morons in my life that I am not affected by it. But I am really annoyed that she used a boring off-white. I would have much preferred fluorescent green'

A woman has been caught on camera throwing paint at the entrance of a New Zealand gay sauna, but the manager has taken an untypical view.

Gabriel Clifton, the manager of Centurian Sauna in Auckland, says a woman is clearly seen on film emptying a can of white pain in the doorway.

‘The footage shows that this was planned and that we were clearly the target,’ he said.

A few days earlier, he received a call from a woman who said she needed to speak to him ‘as she needed to pray for my soul’.

July 8, 2014

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has compared gay people to a male nurse who has been sentenced to two years prison for having sex with a corpse

American Family Association ‘Director of Issue Analysis’ Bryan Fischer has turned to Twitter to compare homosexuality to necrophilia – arguing that if we outlaw one we should outlaw the other.

‘Homosexual conduct is sexually immoral,’ Fischer, one of the world’s most outspoken homophobes Tweeted 5 July, ‘We discriminate against immoral sexual conduct all the time.’

July 8, 2014

Zach and gay Frankie even cuddle in bed but Zach insists 'I'm straight and I only date women

During a recent episode of CBS's Big Brother, male contestants Zach Rance and Frankie Grande were laying on a bed together.

Zach, the straight one, said softly to his gay friend: 'Frankie, can you just like caress me.'

They then began to spoon.

Grande, the brother of singer Ariana Grande, and Rance are the season's first big 'showmance' and have given themselves the moniker of 'Zrankie.'

'I'm not gay,' Rance tells viewers. 'But the bond Frankie and I have is so genuine and sincere that I truly feel that he is my boyfriend.' '

June 26, 2014

Singapore’s National Council of Churches has urged Christians to treat LGBTI people with grace and restraint in the lead up to the Pink Dot LGBTI pride event while maintaining the sinfulness of sex between people of the same sex

Singapore’s National Council of Churches (NCCS) has urged Christians to show restraint in engaging with the LGBTI community as the city state prepares to hold the LGBTI pride Pink Dot festival this week.

The council made the statement in response to some Muslim leaders and some Christian churches urging Singaporeans to wear white to protest the Pink Dot festival this weekend.

June 22, 2014

Archbishop of Singapore William Goh has attacked the LGBTI community, saying gay people need to be ‘restored to wholeness’

The Archbishop of Singapore has written a blistering attack on the LGBTI community, labelling gay lifestyles as ‘detrimental to society.’

In a letter dated 19 June, Singaporean Archbishop William Goh said LGBTI people were contrary to religious teachings and their relationships are invalid because they cannot procreate.

‘My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,’ wrote Goh.

‘The LGBT movement is gaining momentum. Some of you are confused and are asking what the Church's position is with regard to the family.

June 16, 2014

A politician has written an incredible Father's Day message to his child, affirming his belief in gay rights

A Texas politician has written an incredible letter to his lesbian daughter.

Juan ‘Chuy’ Hinojosa, a state senator, said it saddens him to know she lives her life in a society that views her as ‘different’.

‘You are my daughter — you deserve the same love and acceptance and to share in the same freedoms to marry the person you love,’ he said.

In 2013, Hinojosa sponsored a bill to legalize civil unions in the US state, but in the letter he declares he now supports full equal marriage.

Read the entire letter:

June 5, 2014

Activists have suggested Uganda's government is using the homophobic law as a political weapon against its enemies

The Ugandan government has restricted the activities of a group accused of ‘promoting homosexuality, a crime under the Anti-Homosexuality Act.

The Refugee Law Project (RLP), whose office hosts the coalition of activists opposing the anti-LGBTI law, has been under investigation since mid-March.

Frank Mugisha, a Uganda LGBTI activist, has said the RLP’s activities have now been ‘halted due to their pro-gay support.’

June 4, 2014

‘The British consulates can do whatever they want,’ a Russian lawmaker has said. ‘They can marry monkeys and register perverts for all I care’

Gay couples are now allowed to marry in the British consulates of several anti-gay countries, including Russia.

The Foreign Office has allowed British nationals and their partners to marry in countries that do not have same-sex marriage.

In June last year, Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the ‘propaganda’ of homosexuality to children.

This has led to several arrests, expression has been stifled and an increase in homophobic and transphobic attacks.

May 31, 2014

Seven young LGBTI filmmakers in Cambodia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal and Singapore have been selected to produce a short story about their thoughts and experiences about being LGBTI where they live 

B-Change Foundation, a social enterprise, has launched the first video from the 'Stories of Being Me' campaign which will feature a total of seven short videos made by young LGBTIs in Asia.

The videos coincide with the launch of BE: a new web-app designed to support the well-being of young people from sexual and gender minorities.

May 30, 2014

A senior fellow with the anti-gay Family Research Council has tried to connect gay marriage to the Isla Vista shooting by heterosexual student and virgin Elliot Rodgers

Family Research Council senior fellow Ken Blackwell made the extraordinary claim on Tuesday that last Friday’s Isla Vista shootings by self confessed heterosexual virgin Elliot Rodgers are linked to gay couples being able to marry.

In YouTube videos and a 140 page manifesto Rodgers stated the reason he had gone on a shooting rampage that killed three and stabbed another three people in his apartment was because he was angry at women denying him sex.

However Blackwell has a different theory.

May 28, 2014

Core Issues Trust were criticized by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for 'misinterpreting' their statement about sexual orientation

A Christian group fighting to keep ‘gay cures’ legal in the UK has been left red-faced after they ‘misinterpreted’ a statement made by psychiatrists.

The Core Issues Trust pronounced their victory today after saying Royal College of Psychiatrists had made it clear people are not born gay.

Calling it a ‘major admission’, they criticized the college for continuing to support a ban on conversion therapy.

Mike Davidson, the director of Core Issues Trust, interpreted two lines of a two-page document as proof of the change in view.

May 28, 2014

The 2013 American Community Survey census is the first to count how many same-sex couples have married in America and the results will be out in September

The United States Census Bureau will know this year how many same-sex marriages there are in America as of last year as it recorded same-sex couples’ marital status in last year’s American Community Survey.

It is estimated that around 180,000 same-sex couples have now married in the United States but it was not possible for the Census Bureau to record them until the Supreme Court of the United States struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act in March last year which prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

May 27, 2014

Dr. Robbie Ludwig later apologized and said her statement had been misunderstood

Dr. Robi Ludwig has lost at least one of her commentating gigs for her baseless speculation about the killer of six college students near the campus of University of California Santa Barbara over the weekend.

She sparked outrage after saying on Fox News that Elliot Rodger, who also killed himself, may have been fighting 'homosexual impulses.'

Ludwig has been fired as the lifestyle real estate correspondent for Coldwell Banker Real Estate, one of the top real estate firms in the US.

May 27, 2014

A gang of Muslim vigilantes in Accra, Ghana are seeking to hunt down an alleged gay man after they lynched a man they believed to be his lover

A gang of Muslim youths are wanted by Ghanaian police over the lynching murder of a gay man but their local community is refusing to cooperate with authorities to help catch them and they are reportedly still trying to hunt down a man they believe was his lover.

The man believed to be the lover of the lynched man barely escaped a similar fate but was tipped off by relatives that the mob of around 30 youths was coming for him.

May 26, 2014

'I was misunderstood on Fox News this weekend, when I was asked to hypothesize several factors which could have triggered Elliot Rodger's spree killing'

The analyst who speculated a culprit, who killed six, struggled with 'homosexual impulses' insists she was 'misunderstood.'

May 14, 2014

'I emotionally lean towards male relationships, so I’m happy to say I’m gay, too, if it’s a one-syllable, easy answer'

Bryan Singer dropped out of doing press to promote X-Men: Days of Future Past because he did not want a recent lawsuit filed against him to divert attention from the film.

But by the time the lawsuit - in which a man alleges Singer sexually assaulted him in 1999 when the man was still a teenager - was filed Singer had already done an extensive interview with Out Magazine that was posted today.

May 6, 2014

Chris Sevier has been denied an application to intervene in the challenge to Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage through which he is seeking to marry his porn filled computer

‘Former Judge Advocate and combat veteran’ Chris Sevier has had his application to intervene in the federal court challenge to Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage dismissed in which he is seeking to marry his porn filled Apple computer.

Sevier filed a 24 page document with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida which is hearing the ‘James Domer Brenner et al., v. Rick Scott’ challenge to that state’s same-sex marriage ban - but it was dismissed by Judge Robert Hinkle in a 24 April ruling.

May 3, 2014

Former Good Morning America colleagues share warm moments as both broadcast from Kentucky Derby in their new TV jobs

For several years, Sam Champion and Josh Elliott had a delicious on-air chemistry on ABC's Good Morning America that gave viewers a sense of their real-life closeness.

On Friday (2 May), viewers of The Weather Channel's flagship morning show AMHQ With Sam Champion got to see the pair together again on television for the first time since Champion left GMA last December.

Both are at The Kentucky Derby broadcasting for their current employers.

April 28, 2014

The national push will kick off with rallies in New York City and Washington, DC

Two organizations are prepared to highlight the problem of homeless LGBTI teenagers.

The National Coalition for the Homeless and Ali Forney Center announced a joint campaign called the National Campaign for Youth Shelter.

The collaboration hopes to bring increased attention to youth homelessness and inadequate shelter options.