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April 19, 2014

Two men to be charged with sex ‘against the order of nature’, in the first trial since the passing of the anti-gay law

Two men are to face trial for homosexuality in Uganda next month, the first to do so since the anti-gay bill was made law in February this year.

Kim Mukisa, 24, and Jackson Mukasa, 19, are set to face trial on 7 May, the Guardian reports.

Both men are to be charged with sexual relations ‘against the order of nature.’

April 13, 2014

A UK newspaper published the open letter, where a mother tells her son ‘my love for you is and has always been completely unconditional and non-gender specific’

UK newspaper The Guardian’s ‘letter you always wanted to write...’ series has turned out some thought-provoking and interesting pieces.

It allows someone to anonymously write an open letter to someone special, or to address a particular situation they never had the courage to before.

The latest letter, posted yesterday 12 April, was from a mother to her teenage transgender son.

Both extremely heartfelt and moving, the mother in question confronts her relationship with her son from childhood to now.

Read the full letter here:

April 13, 2014

A UK newspaper published the open letter, where a mother tells her son ‘my love for you is and has always been completely unconditional and non-gender specific’

UK newspaper The Guardian’s ‘letter you always wanted to write...’ series has turned out some thought-provoking and interesting pieces.

It allows someone to anonymously write an open letter to someone special, or to address a particular situation they never had the courage to before.

The latest letter, posted yesterday 12 April, was from a mother to her teenage transgender son.

Both extremely heartfelt and moving, the mother in question confronts her relationship with her son from childhood to now.

Read the full letter here:

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 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.

January 14, 2014

Britain's leading Christian organization has finally agreed conversion therapy does not work and can be dangerous

‘Gay cure’ therapy will be banned for members of the leading body of Christian counselors in the UK.

The Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) said it has instructed members to stop the practice ‘in the interests of public safety’.

The treatment, widely discredited and known to be deeply damaging to a person’s health, was finally agreed by the ACC to not work.

January 14, 2014

Britain's leading Christian organization has finally agreed conversion therapy does not work and can be dangerous

‘Gay cure’ therapy will be banned for members of the leading body of Christian counselors in the UK.

The Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) said it has instructed members to stop the practice ‘in the interests of public safety’.

The treatment, widely discredited and known to be deeply damaging to a person’s health, was finally agreed by the ACC to not work.

January 11, 2014

X Factor winner James Arthur continues to step away from calling rapper Mickey Worthless a 'fucking queer'

'fucking q***r'

British singer James Arthur hopes radio stations know he's not the anti-gay performer he was two months ago.

While introducing the new track Get Down, at a Glasgow concert this past week, the 2012 X Factor referenced his public relations nightmare from this past November.

'This one will hopefully get played on the radio cause I'm not a homophobe any more,' he said, as reported by The Guardian.

January 11, 2014

X Factor winner James Arthur continues to step away from calling rapper Mickey Worthless a 'fucking queer'

'fucking q***r'

British singer James Arthur hopes radio stations know he's not the anti-gay performer he was two months ago.

While introducing the new track Get Down, at a Glasgow concert this past week, the 2012 X Factor referenced his public relations nightmare from this past November.

'This one will hopefully get played on the radio cause I'm not a homophobe any more,' he said, as reported by The Guardian.

January 9, 2014

LA Galaxy winger speaks about the difficulties of coming out as a soccer star and the admiration he has for the ex-German international

US gay soccer star Robbie Rogers has congratulated Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out, saying he hopes the fight against homophobia in football will 'move forward'.

The 26-year-old LA Galaxy winger, one of only two footballers to come out and currently still playing, said: '‘I could never have imagined that Thomas was gay too, but it would have made a world of difference to me if I had known, just as young gay athletes around the world will be inspired now by Thomas's courageous decision to come forward and share the truth about his life.’

January 9, 2014

LA Galaxy winger speaks about the difficulties of coming out as a soccer star and the admiration he has for the ex-German international

US gay soccer star Robbie Rogers has congratulated Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out, saying he hopes the fight against homophobia in football will 'move forward'.

The 26-year-old LA Galaxy winger, one of only two footballers to come out and currently still playing, said: '‘I could never have imagined that Thomas was gay too, but it would have made a world of difference to me if I had known, just as young gay athletes around the world will be inspired now by Thomas's courageous decision to come forward and share the truth about his life.’

January 2, 2014

Michael Johnson called homosexuality 'detestable' and refused to back association's anti-homophobia campaign in 2012

Retired pro footballer Michael Johnson is proving to be a controversial pick for The Football Association's new Inclusion Advisory Board to tackle discrimination in all its forms.

In 2012, Johnson is seen on video (below) refusing to endorse an anti-homophobia campaign saying: 'Because of my beliefs, because of the Bible that I read, in the Bible it does state that homosexuality is detestable unto the Lord.'

The FA was apparently unaware of Johnson's remarks and he now insists he no longer holds such an anti-gay belief.

January 2, 2014

Michael Johnson called homosexuality 'detestable' and refused to back association's anti-homophobia campaign in 2012

Retired pro footballer Michael Johnson is proving to be a controversial pick for The Football Association's new Inclusion Advisory Board to tackle discrimination in all its forms.

In 2012, Johnson is seen on video (below) refusing to endorse an anti-homophobia campaign saying: 'Because of my beliefs, because of the Bible that I read, in the Bible it does state that homosexuality is detestable unto the Lord.'

The FA was apparently unaware of Johnson's remarks and he now insists he no longer holds such an anti-gay belief.

January 2, 2014

Michael Johnson called homosexuality 'detestable' and refused to back association's anti-homophobia campaign in 2012

Retired pro footballer Michael Johnson is proving to be a controversial pick for The Football Association's new Inclusion Advisory Board to tackle discrimination in all its forms.

In 2012, Johnson is seen on video (below) refusing to endorse an anti-homophobia campaign saying: 'Because of my beliefs, because of the Bible that I read, in the Bible it does state that homosexuality is detestable unto the Lord.'

The FA was apparently unaware of Johnson's remarks and he now insists he no longer holds such an anti-gay belief.

December 17, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to discipline Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his advocating for same-sex marriage despite calls from the right of his party to have him dumped from cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not demote his Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, for his vocal advocacy for the legalization of same-sex marriage despite calls for him to be sacked from the front bench by the right of his party.

December 17, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to discipline Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his advocating for same-sex marriage despite calls from the right of his party to have him dumped from cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not demote his Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, for his vocal advocacy for the legalization of same-sex marriage despite calls for him to be sacked from the front bench by the right of his party.

December 12, 2013

Homeland actor said his comments about not wanting to be a 'fruity' actor who only became famous playing wizards was never meant to be in reference to Sir Ian McKellen

Homeland actor Damian Lewis has said he is ‘hugely embarrassed’ after his comments saying he did not want to end up a ‘fruity actor’ was linked to Sir Ian McKellen.

Speaking in The Guardian a couple of weeks ago, Lewis said he was worried about getting out of theater in his 20s.

‘I would be one of these slightly over-the-top, fruity actors who would have an illustrious career on stage, but wouldn’t start getting any kind of film work until I was 50 and then start playing wizards.’

December 12, 2013

Homeland actor said his comments about not wanting to be a 'fruity' actor who only became famous playing wizards was never meant to be in reference to Sir Ian McKellen

Homeland actor Damian Lewis has said he is ‘hugely embarrassed’ after his comments saying he did not want to end up a ‘fruity actor’ was linked to Sir Ian McKellen.

Speaking in The Guardian a couple of weeks ago, Lewis said he was worried about getting out of theater in his 20s.

‘I would be one of these slightly over-the-top, fruity actors who would have an illustrious career on stage, but wouldn’t start getting any kind of film work until I was 50 and then start playing wizards.’

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 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 26, 2013

Clark Turner learns flexibility is the best policy as he tours Bosnia and Herzegovina with a Kiwi jock and lesbian from Manchester

I find myself in a rattling mini-bus, hurtling along a climbing and twisting road clinging to the side of a mountain with deadly drops just inches away.

The driver has one eye on the road, the other straining to hang his jacket up behind him while Balkan pop plays out at top volume. It’s mid-October but a sunny 24°C (75°F) and I am sweating in a wet suit.

I laugh to myself at the ludicrousness and randomness of the situation I find myself in.

Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

November 26, 2013

Clark Turner learns flexibility is the best policy as he tours Bosnia and Herzegovina with a Kiwi jock and lesbian from Manchester

I find myself in a rattling mini-bus, hurtling along a climbing and twisting road clinging to the side of a mountain with deadly drops just inches away.

The driver has one eye on the road, the other straining to hang his jacket up behind him while Balkan pop plays out at top volume. It’s mid-October but a sunny 24°C (75°F) and I am sweating in a wet suit.

I laugh to myself at the ludicrousness and randomness of the situation I find myself in.

Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

October 13, 2013

The Puerto Rican featherweight dedicated tonight's fight to Emile Griffith, a boxer from the 1960s

Orlando Cruz, the first out gay professional boxer, lost his bid for the featherweight crown.

According to The Guardian, it was a knock out in the seventh round.

'An overhead right to the head followed by a left uppercut knock Cruz down by the ropes,' the paper wrote.

October 13, 2013

The Puerto Rican featherweight dedicated tonight's fight to Emile Griffith, a boxer from the 1960s

Orlando Cruz, the first out gay professional boxer, lost his bid for the featherweight crown.

According to The Guardian, it was a knock out in the seventh round.

'An overhead right to the head followed by a left uppercut knock Cruz down by the ropes,' the paper wrote.