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June 18, 2014

An openly gay Swedish high school student says his principal told him it was his job to clean up homophobic graffiti that had been put up by bullies that were targeting him

An unnamed Swedish teenager has complained that it was left to him to erase homophobic graffiti at his school targeting him by name and says his teachers and principals failed to protect him.

The student has since left his school in Western Sweden to take up an internship but has complained that his principal told him to go and ‘erase the words himself,’ after he was named as a ‘dirty fag’ in graffiti on bathroom walls.

Other graffiti targeting the teen had been scrawled all over the school.

June 11, 2014

Officer did not want to be viewed as an advocate for gay pride

A Salt Lake City police officer who was suspended for allegedly refusing to provide traffic control for the Utah Pride Parade last weekend has quit his job.

The officer, whose name has not been released, had cited his religious beliefs for balking at the assignment that called for him to be among the Salt Lake City Police Department officers riding in front of the parade.

His attorney said he felt uncomfortable with that role, did not want to be seen as a gay pride advocate, and asked for another assignment.

May 2, 2014

A teen was shocked after he discovered an arrow spray-painted pointing to his bedroom, letting others know a 'fag' lived there

A gay teen’s house was spray-painted with homophobic graffiti, it was reported today (2 May).

Levi Peabody, 16, from Kansas, was shocked to discover an anti-gay slur and a red and black arrow pointed towards his window on the outside of his house.

While they have tried to wipe away the graffiti, the traces still remain.

‘It does hurt,’ Peabody said. ‘As much as I don’t want to admit it, it does hurt that someone would dislike me that much to do something to my window.’

His parents believe Levi’s classmates are behind the attack.

June 23, 2013

LGBT people are homeless at double the rate of heterosexuals in San Francisco according to the city’s Human Services Agency

A study has found that LGBT people make up 29% of the homeless population in San Francisco despite making up only 15.4 % of the general population in the city.

The Human Services Agency of San Francisco conducted a census of homeless people to maintain federal funding for its programs and found 6,436 people to be homeless in the city.

February 1, 2012

Kylie Minogue, theme park and fair scheduled for 3 week LGBTQI festival

The 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras kicks off in just 10 days time and the festival looks set to be one of the best yet!

The event will begin on 12 February with a special Fair Day to celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Australian community.

Held in Victoria Park, Camperdown the free event will have live entertainment, a boys versus girls tug-of-war and even a Doggywood pet pageant.