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August 5, 2014

20 years ago this month Victoria state police officers stormed the Tasty nightclub, strip searching nearly 500 patrons in view of each other and holding them for seven hours - now they have received an official apology

The police force in the Australian state of Victoria has issued a formal apology 20 years after a notorious raid on a Melbourne gay night spot in which nearly 500 people were stripped search.

The Tasty nightclub was raided on 7 August in 1994 and its 463 patrons were held for seven hours, stripped and cavity searched and in some cases assaulted by Victoria state police officers.

Not only were the club’s patrols forced to strip fully nude by police officers but they were made to do so in front of other club patrons.

June 4, 2014

But the actor hopes people will 'use me as an example of what not to do'

Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill gave an emotional apology on The Tonight Show Tuesday (3 June) for calling a photographer a 'faggot' over the weekend.

Hill, who had earlier apologized on The Howard Stern Show, explained that when he used the word in anger and frustration, 'I didn't mean it in a homophobic way.'

But he offered no excuses.

'How you mean things doesn't matter. Words have weight and meaning, and the word I chose was grotesque. And, you know...no one deserves to say or hear words like that.'

February 9, 2014

Performer Rory O’Neill wants an apology from Irish network RTÉ blaming him for naming homophobes on a chat show

Irish performer Rory O’Neill, also known as drag queen Panti Bliss, has demanded an apology from Irish television network RTÉ after the fallout from his appearance on a chat show talking about homophobia.

In an interview with Miriam O’Callaghan on RTÉ Radio One (9 February), he discussed his appearance on The Saturday Night Show where he named several people who he believed to be homophobic.

September 28, 2013

CEO Guido Barilla  promises to meet with groups in the near future

Guido Barilla has posted a video apology on the the company's US Facebook page.

The CEO of the most famous Italian pasta company has faced severe criticism since saying gays would never appear in an Barilla ad.

May 21, 2013

Australian Christian Lobby equates gay marriage to the removal of aboriginal children from their families, stolen generation representative calls for apology for 'disrespectful' and 'dehumanizing' comments

Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has offended aboriginal rights groups and marriage equality advocates by saying gay marriage will create another 'stolen generation'.

In Australia, the 'stolen generations' were aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their families to be brought-up under white 'Christian' values, where many were physically and sexually abused.

February 22, 2013

'Our commitment is to defend everyone's dignity and equality'

Rafael Correa, elected to a third term as president of Ecuador this week, made a public apology to his country's LGBT citizens for past comments he has made about them.

Correa had spoken out against gay marriage in the past and had used inappropriate words offensive to LGBT groups last summer.

December 22, 2012

James Hormel goes to Facebook to announce he accepts Chuck Hagel's apology.

Things can change rapidly in Washington, DC. Late yesterday (21 Dec.) former Ambassador James Hormel told the Washington Post he had doubts about  Chuck Hagel's apology. Sometime after that article was published, Hormel announced on his Facebook page all was forgiven.

April 17, 2012

Joe Abell of Fullerton Union High School in California is assigned to work in district office for the timne being

Two weeks after he disqualified a gay student from a pageant for saying he hoped gay marriage would one day be legal, Fullerton Union High School Assistant Principal Joe Abell has been removed from the campus of the Southern California school.

Kearian Giertz was participating in the Mr. Fullerton contest when his appearance was cut short objected to the student's answer to the question 'Where do you see yourself in 10 years?'