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August 30, 2014

A group of gay couples gather around their computer screens to watch anti-gay marriage adverts for the first time, and are shocked and amused by what they see

A group of gay couples sat down to watch anti-gay marriage adverts for the first time, and were shocked and some of the content they saw.

In the YouTube video from Michael Rizzi, gay couples gather around their laptop screens and smart phones to watch some of the most homophobic anti-gay adverts.

The video aims to get the reaction from the gay couples to the videos, as they share their thoughts and arguments on what they have seen.

August 29, 2014

Dad just calmly keeps eating his chicken while their mom has all kinds of questions and observations

Adam and Luke Monastero don't look much alike considering they are twin brothers.

But they are alike in one very big way: both are gay.

The 21 year olds decided to break the news to their parents together live on their YouTube channel. The conversation takes place in the family kitchen where their father is sitting eating some jerk chicken.

'We are a little bit shocked and surprised,' says their mom. 'Are you sure? ... Have you been with a girl?'

August 9, 2014

The Christian activist admitted to creating a fake organization and website to dupe parade organizers and Trojan condoms to get condom sponsorship

Bill Whatcott, who was found guilty by the Supreme Court of Canada last year of promoting hatred against gays and lesbians by distributing hateful pamphlets, boasted that his marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade last weekend to be 'unorthodox evangelism.'

Whatcott, who is the executive director of anti-gay group Christian Truth Activists, applied to march in the parade using a pseudonym and a fake society called the Calgary Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster alongside four other evangelical Christians.

August 7, 2014

Vision America and Tea Party Unity founder Rick Scarborough believes God would be ‘perfectly just and vindicated’ if he allowed half of America to be destroyed by nuclear weapons over its support for LGBTI rights

Southern Baptist pastor Rick Scarborough has told an audience in Florida that God would be right to destroy America over its support for LGBTI rights and has claimed that this is why the Muslim world views it as ‘the great Satan.’

Scarborough, who is the founder of the organizations Tea Party Unity and Vision America made the comments in a video posted to YouTube by Right Wing Watch at the end of July.

July 31, 2014

Pat Robertson has compared the situation around LGBTI rights in America today to that of Sodom and Gomorrah when God destroyed those cities, suggesting pansexuality will soon be made compulsory

700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson has compared the situation for anti-gay Christians today to how things were in the Biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, suggesting that LGBTI rights advocates are inviting God to destroy America.

July 29, 2014

On the eve of one of the country’s biggest Gay Pride celebrations, three of the UK’s top politicians send messages of congratulations and solidarity to the British seaside city

The LGBTI community in the coastal city of Brighton received messages of support from the highest level of the UK government ahead of Gay Pride this weekend.

Prime Minister David Cameron penned a letter of encouragement and support in the name of LGBT rights in the UK, joined by Labour Leader Ed Milliband and MP Caroline Lucas John who recorded heartening YouTube videos.

July 29, 2014

'I’d even had dinner with him a month before it happened and I never knew anything'

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, the only openly gay male athlete at the 2008 Summer Olympics, is not even the only out diver at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Also diving is Britain's Tom Daley who came out last year and has since gone public with his relationship with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Mitcham says he was 'as surprised as anyone else when Daley, 20, posted his coming out video on YouTube.

July 12, 2014

Fan: 'He willingly kissed a boy just for a Snapchat story on top of apologizing twice.' So should he be forgiven?

If saying sorry isn't enough, will kissing a gay fan go some way in remedying it?

July 8, 2014

This 16-year-old has just told his teenage fans that only 'fags' get HIV

A teenager saying something stupid doesn’t normally make the news, but normally 16-year-olds don’t have an audience of 8.7 million people.

One of the most popular users of the six-second video sharing website Vine, Nash Grier has more followers than celebrities like Harry Styles (2.7 million) and Justin Bieber (1.7 million).

On his Vine, the photogenic selfie-obsessed teen posted a video – which we assume he thought was ‘funny’ – but was just homophobic and misinformed.

July 5, 2014

A video of an unknown trans woman being attacked in Atlanta, US has gone viral, and receives shocking comments on YouTube saying she deserved it

A video of an unidentified transgender woman being brutally beaten up in the street in Atlanta, US has gone viral.

In the short video, the woman is punched and stomped on as bystanders watch and film the fight on their phones.

The video surfaced on Wednesday 2 June on Vine, a website for posting short videos, and has since been transferred to YouTube.

The attack happened in the Little Five Points district of Atlanta, Georgia outside a skateboard shop called Stratosphere Skateboards on Moreland Avenue.

July 5, 2014

A video of an unknown trans woman being attacked in Atlanta, US has gone viral, and receives shocking comments on YouTube saying she deserved it

A video of an unidentified transgender woman being brutally beaten up in the street in Atlanta, US has gone viral.

In the short video, the woman is punched and stomped on as bystanders watch and film the fight on their phones.

The video surfaced on Wednesday 2 June on Vine, a website for posting short videos, and has since been transferred to YouTube.

The attack happened in the Little Five Points district of Atlanta, Georgia outside a skateboard shop called Stratosphere Skateboards on Moreland Avenue.

July 4, 2014

Olympic diver wears pink shoes to watch matches from royal box

Olympic diver Tom Daley had an invitation to watch some matches at Wimbledon and wanted to look good for the occasion.

'I'm going to be in the royal box which is pretty cool if you ask me,' he says in a video he posted on YouTube.

But what to wear?

Daley is seen scampering about his bedroom stripping down to his skivvies and quickly putting on trousers, a shirt and a tie and a sportcoat before having a decision to make.

'Pink and white shoes?' he wonders.

He decides on the pink shoes to go with the little bit of pink in his tie.

July 3, 2014

A 'Gay at home dad' is picking up a YouTube following for his adorable videos of him and his son

A gay man and his son are gaining a YouTube following after dad – writer Frank Lowe – began posting short videos of him and his kid sharing car journeys.

Lowe says that he finds himself driving his five-year-old son, Briggs D. Lowe, around constantly, typically conversing on everything from cookies and fashion to birthdays and Beyonce. This led to Lowe posting the first ‘Driving Mr Briggs’ clip on YouTube in April, filmed courtesy of a camera on his dashboard.

June 21, 2014

Singapore's highest Islamic authority cautions Muslims against adopting a 'confrontational approach' and that mosques 'must not be seen as a movement to oppose' LGBTIs

With one week to go before Pink Dot, the largest pro-LGBTI rally in Singapore, an Islamic religious teacher earlier this month launched an online campaign to protest against homosexuality and the Pink Dot event.

Led by Ustaz Noor Deros, a religious teacher, the group said in a press statement on its web site that the WearWhite (#wearwhite) movement is a response to their 'observations of the growing normalization of LGBT in Singapore.'

Their video on YouTube, which features 10 unnamed individuals and was released earlier this week, has since been made private.

June 15, 2014

Don't even have a meal with your gay children if they too are Christian, the pastor warns

A Christian pastor in California has advised Christian parents of gay children, who share the same faith, to 'alienate' them and 'turn them over to Satan'.

John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in the San Fernando Valley made the comments in response to a question from a reader who asked how to react to an adult child coming out.

Speaking on his YouTube channel Grace to You, MacArthur said: 'If that adult child professes Christ, claims to be a Christian, then that becomes an issue for confrontation of the sternest and strongest kind.

June 14, 2014

Stefanie Sun, a Mandarin popstar popular across East Asia and Southeast Asia, says she supports the 'Freedom to Love' and calls on fans to attend Singapore's pro-LGBT Pink Dot rally

Singapore-born, Taiwan-based singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun has declared her support for Pink Dot 2014, Singapore's annual LGBTI rally which attracted a record turnout of 21,000 people last year.

In a 20-second video posted on YouTube and shared on Facebook and other social media platforms, Sun said in Mandarin, 'Being able to find true love, is one of life's happiest things.'

June 5, 2014

YouTube has backed LGBTI equality for a second year in a row in June with a video and social media campaign and this year is concentrating on LGBTI participation in the world of sports

YouTube is celebrating Gay Pride Month for a second June in a row and this time the company is hoping to encourage acceptance of LGBTI people in the sporting arena.

In 2013 the company launched its #ProudToLove social media campaign and in 2014 the company is using the hashtag #ProudToPlay.

The company has produced a viral video featuring leading gay professional athletes as well as heterosexual sporting allies and openly gay YouTubers.

June 3, 2014

YouTube has revealed its new campaign for Gay Pride month with several of the biggest names in sport pitching in to help

YouTube has revealed a new inspiring video on gay athletes showing the tide is turning in sport.

With parent company Google, the first and third most visited websites in the world have launched a campaign hoping to end anti-LGBTI bias.

The video, featuring athletes like Michael Sam, Tom Daley and Jason Collins, is hoping to inspire others to create their own videos about LGBTI sports issues over the next month.

Last June, YouTube made ‘Proud To Love’ the theme of their Pride efforts. This year, it is ‘Proud To Play’.

May 31, 2014

La Voix and the London Gay Big Band talk about their journey on Britain’s Got Talent, from their first audition to the performance they are preparing for tonight

Simon Cowell is famously renowned for saying 'I don't like drag acts', so it was always a risk to audition for Britain's Got Talent as an openly LGBT act with a drag queen front woman.

And it was a risk that paid off.

Against all the odds, our act La Voix and the London Gay Big Band will perform on the BGT 2014 Live Semi Finals on Saturday tonight (31 May), broadcast to the entire nation and streamed on YouTube to the world.

May 17, 2014

Columnist and former Apprentice star expects her 10-year-old son is going to be gay because 'he really likes hairdressing'

Former Apprentice star and controversy-seeking columnist Katie Hopkins has set her sights on gay Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Last December, the 19-year-old athlete came out in a YouTube video.

But while Daley received massive support from the public, Hopkins has derided it as ‘really lame’.

Speaking to Varsity, Hopkins said: ‘It was really lame…we all knew he was gay.

‘People love Tom Daley and the people who watch divers [are the] kind of the people who like to read Women’s Weekly’.

May 14, 2014

Eight straight, white teens attempt to recruit other youth into the homophobic BNP

A horrific new video from the far-right British National Party youth was revealed this week.

The raft of straight-faced white youths offers disturbing rhetoric when they decide who is to blame for Britain’s demise.

The three-minute clip uploaded to YouTube asks: ‘Who is responsible for the ongoing attempt to irradiate the British culture and British identity?’

They blame, among other groups, ‘cultural Marxists’ and ‘profiteering Zionists’.

May 8, 2014

A campaign using transgender women to remind motorists to use seat belts has become an online hit in India with nearly 2 million people viewing the video online

A seat belt safety campaign in India has become an online hit after it enlisted the help of India’s transgender community to remind people to buckle up while driving.

Almost 2 million people have watched the campaign video on YouTube and other platforms in which the transgender women, known traditionally in India as Hijras, step out into stopped traffic to remind drivers to use their seat belts.

Despite being marginalized Hijras have traditionally been believed to confer blessings and are often asked to bless births and other auspicious events.

May 7, 2014

Dumont joins Katy B, Conor Maynard, Gabrielle and Foxes for LGBTI festival in England

Duke Dumont, the DJ and music producer behind massive number one hit Need U (100%), is to play Birmingham Pride.

His other big single, I Got U, topped the charts earlier this year and the two tracks have together reached over 35 million views on YouTube.

He will join other headline artists Katy B, Conor Maynard, Gabrielle and Foxes, on 24 May at the LGBTI festival in the Midlands of England.

May 4, 2014

A group of US marines sing along to Disney’s coming out anthem in viral video

Frozen’s hit song Let It Go has been covered may times on YouTube, but a group of marines in their uniforms passionately singing along to it has to be the best one yet.

The song from the hit Disney film, which many have identified as a coming out anthem of sorts, seems an unlikely choice for a group of marines to sing along to but they seem to know every word.

Some of them even bounce along and throw their hands in the air at their favourite part.