Topics :: homophobia

Miss Gay Nicaragua to Fight Homophobia

Thursday Jun 26, 2014
Carlos Castro hugged his mother and wept after the announcer named him Miss Gay Nicaragua 2014. It was the culmination of a lot of work by the 19-year-old agronomy student and the beginning of a lot more.

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday May 17, 2014
On May 17, LGBT groups across the world will observe International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, with this year’s theme being the Freedom of Expression.

Arkansas Judge Apologizes for Racist, Homophobic Posts

By Jill Bleed | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
Responding to a story about a woman who was arrested for allegedly having sex with a dog, "geauxjudge" wrote that it was "just a small step" from having "TGGLBS" sex, an apparent reference to transgender, gay, lesbian or bisexual sex.

Alabama Rep. Busted for Homophobic Remarks at Conference

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 3, 2014
An Alabama gay rights group and local realtors have accused Rep. Mike Rogers of making homophobic groups while speaking to a realtors group in Montgomery.

Kirk Cameron Slams Grammys, Plugs New Movie

By EDGE | Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
Former "Growing Pains" star Kirk Cameron took to social media stir up a little hatred after Sunday’s Grammy Award wedding ceremony while plugging his upcoming direct to video film "Mercy Rule."

Coca-Cola Under Fire for Removing Gay Couple From Irish Ad

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 30, 2013
Coca-Cola has pulled depictions of gay couples in Ireland’s version of their new "Reasons to Believe" ad campaign.

Aussie Airline Apologizes For ’I Am Gay’ Sticker on Luggage

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
An Australian-based airline has apologized to a stay-at-home dad and are investigating the incident where its employees taped "I am gay" in stickers on his suitcase.

Standing Ovation for McConaughey’s HIV-Positive Cowboy

By Jake Coyle | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
The Toronto International Film Festival greeted Matthew McConaughey’s performance as a hard-drinking, homophobic rodeo cowboy whose illness changes him in many ways for the better.

Cab Driver in London Suspended Over Twitter Blow-Up

By Michael Cox | Saturday Aug 24, 2013
In London, a minicab driver has been suspended while he is under investigation for allegedly kicking a gay couple out of his cab for holding hands. The incident blew up when one of the men tweeted about the experience.

Study: Gay Educators Less Likely to Confront Homophobia

By Michael Cox | Thursday Aug 1, 2013
A new U.S. study found LGBT educators are less likely to confront homophobia in their schools for fear of drawing attention to themselves and putting their careers at risk.