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March 12, 2015

Police are treating the incident as a hate crime

A lesbian woman is 'appalled' and 'upset' by the anti-gay response she received from a restaurant she reviewed negatively online.

Jeannie, who only wanted to be identified by her first name due to her job, visited Your Gourmet Burger in Hull, England with her ex-partner and daughter on 10 January.

The social worker said that she sent her food back because it was raw and suggested the chef, who 'had long greasy hair,' be provided with a hair net. She later left a one-star review on the restaurant's Facebook page.

February 7, 2015

Beautiful stories told without words, we meet the writer who is continuing the tradition of gay art and literature.

Writer and editor Dale Lazarov has been publishing gay literature since the 1980s. In 2005 he made the move into graphic art with Sticky – a collaboration with artist Steve MacIsaac.

Now focusing primarily on this genre, Lazarov researches and develops the story and then collaborates with an artist to draw the scenes.

Simplistically you could describe these works as gay erotica, and there is an undoubtedly sexual edge to Lazarov's work, but these are also unique and compelling stories that explore modern gay life.

January 16, 2015

Ex-Southern Baptist president delivers an anti-gay sermon at the legislature

A baptist minister invited to give a devotional at the opening of the Georgia House of Representatives on Wednesday (14 January) took the opportunity to rant against gay rights, which he called 'erotic liberty.'

Bryant Wright, pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and former president of the Southern Baptist convention, reminded legislators that their role was to protect citizens against the 'evil,' in this case gay marriage.

January 19, 2014

'It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white'

Madonna has apologized for the use of a racist hashtag on her Instagram account.

'I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram,' she wrote on her Facebook page. 'It was not meant as a racial slur. I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention.'

September 19, 2013

After a drop in business, receiving death threats and a costly legal battle for refusing to host a gay couple, B&B owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull were left with no choice but to shut down their business

British B&B owners who rejected a gay couple from staying in their hotel have announced the sale of their property.

Peter and Hazelmary Bull refused to let a gay couple, civil partners Steven Preddy and Martin Hall, stay in a double bedroom based on 'religious grounds' in 2008.

The Christian couple is now selling their nine-bedroom Chymorvah Hotel in Marazion, Cornwall for £750,000 ($1,206,075, €890,092) to make up for the legal fees from handling the issue in court.

October 5, 2012

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June 15, 2012

Olympic gay pin badges were applauded when released but two years later, retailers just can’t shift them

London 2012 organizers are making a last ditch effort to sell gay Olympic pin badges as many shops refuse to stock them.

The badges which feature the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic logos combined with an LGBT rainbow flag were unveiled two years ago at a special reception at the headquarters of the LOCOG, the London body running the games.

LOCOG has heralded them as one of the most groundbreaking things it has done to bring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the Olympic celebrations.

June 13, 2012

Despite concerns over homophobia during Euro 2012 soccer tournament, Ukrainians and Swedes both embraced Kyiv gay protest

Swedish and Ukrainian soccer fans delighted a lesbian activist by supporting her rainbow flag demonstration to show solidarity with Ukraine’s gay and trans population.

Human rights campaigners had raised concerns about the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans attending the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine, which both have poor records on LGBT rights, and Amnesty International had even suggested gay fans should stay away.