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April 14, 2014

Joe Orton’s sexually loaded comedy was censored by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office for being too controversial for the ‘Swinging Sixties'

A 'psychopathic' murderer character in a play had his age raised by censors as gay sex was considered too shocking at the time, new research reveals.

Gay British playwright Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane, which first premiered in 1964, was forcibly changed by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office.

Emma Parker, a professor from the University of Leicester, came across several letters when she was researching for the 50th anniversary edition of the play.

March 13, 2014

‘Ex-gay’ author and professor Robert Oscar Lopez has likened gay couples using surrogates to birth their children to the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and says they are either buys or stealing their children despite the surrogate mothers not being related to the babies

California State University English professor and ‘ex-gay’ Robert Oscar Lopez has compared surrogate mothers birthing children for gay men to slavery in an article published Tuesday on AmericanThinker.com.

March 6, 2014

Says one plaintiff: 'As much as I love this state, it is frustrating to be treated differently by the government because of who I love'

Four same-sex couples filed a lawsuit against Wyoming on Wednesday (5 March) in an effort to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage.

The suit not only challenges the ban on same-sex couples marrying but also the state's refusal to recognize the marriages of couples married in other states where they are legal.

Filed in state court, the suit claims that the current laws against same-sex marriage violate the Wyoming constitution's guarantees of equal protection and due process.

March 4, 2014

Sociology professor Mark Regnarus’ research has been denounced by his own department at the University of Texas as he continues to present himself as an expert witness on same-sex parenting in court cases

The Department of Sociology at the University of Texas and its College of Liberal Arts have distanced themselves from the research of their controversial Sociology Professor Mark Regnarus as he continues to present himself as an expert witness on the parenting abilities of same-sex couples.

February 25, 2014

British actors and best friends say the films are a clear metaphor for the gay rights movement

The X-Men series is about the gay rights movement, according to stars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

The esteemed British actors and best friends, who play enemies Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier in the movie franchise, say the persecution of ‘mutants’ in the film reflects the struggles of the LGBT community.

‘Mutants are like gays, they’re cast out by society for not good reason,’ McKellen said.

February 19, 2014

Sir Patrick Stewart has taken to Twitter to respond to a Guardian columnist mistakenly reporting he is gay with a series of funny tweets after he tweeted his support for actress Ellen Page coming out

Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, has responded to a Guardian newspaper columnist mistakenly reporting he is gay in the funniest of ways.

February 3, 2014

The Australian Government has chosen a teacher and author who once wrote that students should be taught to see LGBTI issues in a negative light to review the national school curriculum

The Australian Government has chosen a former teacher and author about education who once wrote that schools should reflect the views of homophobic parents to review Australia’s nation school curriculum.

Kevin Donnelly, director of the Melbourne based Education Standards Institute, was chosen alongside Professor Ken Wiltshire to conduct the review of the national curriculum and suggest changes to it.

January 20, 2014

Neuroscientist suggests if women live a stressful life, take drugs or smoke while pregnant then it can lead to a child having a lower IQ and an 'influenced sexuality'

Smoking while pregnant can lead to a woman giving birth to a gay child, a scientist has claimed.

Dick Swaab, professor of neurobiology at Amsterdam Biology, claims a woman’s lifestyle while pregnant can have an impact on the development of their babies.

He suggested if they live a stressful life, take drugs, drink or smoke can lower a child’s IQ and ‘influence’ the sexuality.

‘Pre-birth exposure to both nicotine and amphetamines increases the chance of lesbian daughters,’ Swaab told the Sunday Times.

January 10, 2014

Deacon Andrei Kurayev claims he has been sacked as a professor at the Moscow Theological Academy for speaking out against what he says is a powerful ‘gay lobby’ within the Russian Orthodox Church

A controversial Russian Orthodox deacon who claimed there is a gay cancer ‘metastasizing’ among the Russian clergy has been sacked from his post as a professor at Moscow’s Theological Academy.

January 2, 2014

Two HIV patients believed to have been cured after a bone marrow transplant have relapsed and are back on antiretroviral treatment

Scientists on the hunt for an AIDS cure say despite a major setback, they are more inspired than ever.

Last month, two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured after bone marrow transplants had relapsed and was back onto antiretroviral treatment.

But with the obvious disappointment, comes a huge leap forward.

‘It’s a setback for the patients, of course, but an advance for the field because the field has now gained a lot more knowledge,’ Steven Deeks, a professor and HIV expert at the University of California, told Reuters.

November 27, 2013

As Hannukah begins, here is a countdown of celebrities, politicians, activists and comedians who have the best of both worlds

Hannukah, the eight day Jewish festival, began this week.

Every year Jewish communities around the world commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century BCE.

At the time, Syrian King Antioch outlawed Judaism and converted the temple into a place of worship to Greek gods.

His actions sparked a revolt, and the temple was eventually taken back.

Hannukah was instituted to celebrate the success of the revolt.

November 27, 2013

New head of World Psychiatric Association has come out as gay, demanded action in countries where homosexuality is treated as an illness

The new head of the World Psychiatric Association has come out as gay and demanded action to stop homosexuality being treated as an illness.

Professor Dinesh Bhugra’s decision to talk about his sexuality is an historic step forward for a profession with a history of abusing lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.

November 8, 2013

Jennifer Boylan to share duties at LGBTI media advocacy organization with Steve Warren

GLAAD, a group that didn't include transgender people in its original acronym, today appointed a transgender woman as co-chair of its board of directors.

The media advocacy organization no longer uses the original name of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and instead is simply known as GLAAD.

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, a transgender woman, is now co-chair of the national board of directors along with a gay man, Steve Warren.

November 2, 2013

Police have arrested and bailed Gambaccini as part of Operation Yewtree. BBC say he asked to be taken off air given media attention

UK gay broadcaster and ‘Professor of Pop’ Paul Gambaccini has denied wrongdoing after being arrested for historic sex offenses.

The Anglo-American star was arrested by police as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation sparked by allegations that 1980s British star Jimmy Savile had been a prolific pedophile.

Scotland Yard has split the case into three strands – claims against Savile, those involving Savile and others and those only involving others. Gambaccini’s arrest was in the third category, meaning it’s entirely separate to Savile.

October 25, 2013

Grove City College professor of political science Paul Kengor thinks same-sex marriage is a Trojan Horse by the far left to accomplish the Communist goal of the destruction of the family unit

Grove City College professor of political science Paul Kengor has claimed that allowing same-sex couples to marry is part of a nefarious conspiracy to end the family unit in line with Marxist thinking.

Kengor says economically conservative gay people who support same-sex marriage are allowing themselves to be used as a Trojan Horse by the far-left by wanting to get married.

October 24, 2013

Media and public visibility will change hearts and minds so black and other UK ethnic minority LGBT people are respected for everything they are

I have always know I am gay, and there was no pivotal moment of ‘coming out’ as the closet doors did not be needed to be opened. It happened the day I was born.

I thought and believed, in my naivety, that everyone accepted the fact some people are born gay.

So my family’s reaction came as a surprise but I think it was due to our social standing, strong religious background in the community and military associations.

October 18, 2013

Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill says the Jesus story is an invention – so will his theory help free LGBT people from religious oppression?

Jesus Christ? It is the biggest lie ever told.

This is what controversial American biblical scholar Joseph Atwill thinks about the ‘son of God’ who is said to have created the first Christian communities.

Atwill, who wrote a book ‘Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus’ will be in the United Kingdom this weekend for a conference in Holborn, central London.

October 18, 2013

A second leading expert on the Australian Constitution has said Tasmania can pass a law to allow same-sex marriage at a state level and believes a High Court challenge against it by the Australian Government is likely to fail

Supporters of the Tasmanian Same-Sex Marriage Bill today released what they say is a ‘game changing’ legal opinion that backs the constitutionality of the bill.

The opinion is from one of Australia's most senior and respected High Court barristers in the area of constitutional law, Bret Walker SC.

In the opinion Walker says there is no legal conflict between the Tasmanian state Same-Sex Marriage Bill and the federal Marriage Act and that a High Court challenge to the state bill is likely to fail.

October 8, 2013

Heath Adam Ackley had hoped to finish current semester at Azusa Pacific College

Heath Adam Ackley has taught for the last time at Azuza Pacific University in Whittier, California.

After 15 years at the evangelical college, the theology professor was asked to leave the school after coming out as a transgender male this fall. His last day on campus was Friday (3 October).

'While we appreciate Dr. Ackley’s past service and pray God’s best for the journey ahead, we have reached a mutual agreement that recognizes it would be best for Dr. Ackley to pursue professional endeavors elsewhere,' the university said in a statement.

October 4, 2013

Providence College's faculty senate passes a resolution that says, in part, the calling off of John Corvino's lecture on gay marriage 'called into question academic freedom on this campus'

The faculty senate of Providence College passed a resolution criticizing the treatment of philosophy professor John Corvino.

According to a post on his Facebook page, the teaching staff of the Rhode Island college condemned the administration for canceling his 26 September lecture.

October 1, 2013

Bangladeshi Muslim groups have threatened to hold nationwide protests today against Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus over his opposition to Uganda’s persecution of homosexuals in what appears to be the latest effort to smear the Nobel Prize winner

Islamic groups in Bangladesh have called for nationwide protests today against Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over his support of a statement in 2012 against the persecution of LGBTs in Uganda in the latest attack on the Grameen Bank founder.

October 1, 2013

Is there racism at the heart of gay pornography? Are depictions of black and Asian men exploiting prejudices about them?

Pornography and its alleged harmfulness has been a burning issue in politics and the media throughout 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron wants porn-filters, scientists want to know what porn does to our brains and the city of Los Angeles wants its porn performers to wear condoms at all times.

When it comes to gay porn though, there is plenty of discussion in academia but barely any in the media.

So let’s get started.

September 26, 2013

Professor John Corvino, author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality, will speak at Providence College next spring

Providence College announced Professor John Corvino, author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality, will speak at the Catholic institution in the upcoming spring.

September 24, 2013

Philosophy Professor John Corvino suggests 'Providence College actively avoids the airing of views that challenge the Church’s traditional teaching on marriage'

Providence College, a Catholic institution in the US state Rhode Island, has called off a lecture by Professor John Corvino, author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality?.