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Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe president says gays, lesbians who do not conceive should be jailed

Sunday, July 7, 2013
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Friday threatened to jail gays and lesbians for failing to conceive an offspring as he launched his party’s campaign for this month’s general election. [ Read more → ]
NYPDSubway assault suspects.

NYPD seeks assault suspects who hurled anti-gay slurs on subway

Sunday, July 7, 2013
NEW YORK — New York City police are asking for the public's help in locating two men who allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at a group on a subway train and allegedly shoved a woman to the floor as she videotaped the incident. [ Read more → ]
TelemundoCardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez

Catholic Cardinal refers to gay U.S. Ambassador nominee as ‘faggot’

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- President Barack Obama's choice of openly gay nominee, James “Wally” Brewster as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, has touched off a firestorm of criticism including from Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, who referred to Brewster in Spanish as a “maricón” — a slur usually translated as “faggot." [ Read more → ]

Pacers’ Roy Hibbert apologizes for gay slur, cursing – fined $75,000 by NBA

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was fined $75,000 on Sunday by the NBA for using a gay slur and cursing during his news conference after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. [ Read more → ]
The two victims in the Friday morning attack in New York. (Names withheld.)

Police arrest two men in beating of gay men in New York City

Saturday, May 11, 2013
NEW YORK — Two men were arrested in connection with the beating of two gay men in Manhattan early Friday and police are investigating whether there is a link to an earlier anti-gay attack in the same area on Sunday. [ Read more → ]

LSU football player is sorry ‘if you were hurt’ that he called gays sissies

Saturday, April 20, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A college football player at Louisiana State University apologized Friday for saying gays should not play football because they are sissies. [ Read more → ]

San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon suspended for gay slur

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Soccer called "unacceptable and offensive language" toward an opponent after using an anti-gay slur. [ Read more → ]

Rutgers to commission independent investigation into abusive coach scandal

Monday, April 8, 2013
Rutgers University announced Monday it will commission an independent investigation of the men's basketball program and the university's handling of a complaint that the coach mistreated players. [ Read more → ]

FBI called about anti-gay, racist messages at Pa. college

Friday, April 5, 2013
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — A central Pennsylvania college has called in the FBI and increased security in some residence halls after a series of anti-gay and racist remarks were left on dormitory message boards. [ Read more → ]
Tim Pernetti

Fallout continues: Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers Athletic Director

Friday, April 5, 2013
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director on Friday, two days after the basketball coach he hired was dismissed for abusive behavior during practices — actions that prompted nationwide outrage once a video went public. [ Read more → ]
Rutgers President Robert Barchi (left) and Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti.

Calls from faculty, politicians to oust top Rutgers administrators grow louder

Thursday, April 4, 2013
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The call from faculty members and politicians to oust top Rutgers University administrators grew louder Thursday, a day after men's basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for mistreating players, including shoving them and berating them with gay slurs. [ Read more → ]

Rutgers fires basketball coach for abusive behavior, gay slurs directed at players

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. [ Read more → ]

Rutgers reconsiders dismissal of basketball coach over abusive behavior, gay slurs

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. — Rutgers University said it would reconsider its decision to retain basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs. [ Read more → ]
Dave Agema

Mich. RNC member: I won’t resign for ‘filthy homosexuals’ Facebook post

Thursday, March 28, 2013
LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan member of the Republican National Committee said Thursday he will not resign after posting an article critical of gay people on his Facebook page, despite calls from members of his own party that he step down. [ Read more → ]
Steven Simpson (via Facebook), and Jordan Sheard (via South Yorkshire police).

U.K. man gets 42-months for killing autistic, gay teen by setting him on fire

Saturday, March 23, 2013
A young British man has been sentenced to 3 ½ in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of an openly gay, autistic teen at his birthday party last year by dousing him in oil and setting him on fire. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Shocked

Audio recording emerges of singer Michelle Shocked’s anti-gay rant

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Audio emerged Wednesday of folk singer Michelle Shocked's performance at a San Francisco club on Sunday night, in which her anti-gay remarks have led to a firestorm of criticism among the LGBT community and its allies, and led to an abrupt end to her U.S. tour. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked says she was misunderstood; distances herself from anti-gay rant

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Folk singer Michelle Shocked, who stunned a San Francisco audience on Sunday night after breaking into an anti-gay rant in which she said, “God hates fags," only to see the remaining dates of her U.S. tour cancelled, has now issued two rambling statements in which she distances herself from the tirade that has brought her widespread criticism from the LGBT community and allies. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Shocked

Singer Michelle Shocked declares ‘God hates fags’ during San Francisco show

Monday, March 18, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Folk singer Michelle Shocked stunned a San Francisco audience on Sunday night after breaking into an anti-gay rant in which she said, "God hates fags." [ Read more → ]
Mikey Partida suffered injuries to his eyes, neck, and head, among other injuries, in an alleged hate crime attack on March 10.

Davis, Calif., police ID suspect in possible hate crime attack on gay man

Thursday, March 14, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. -- Police in Davis, Calif., have identified a suspect in a brutal attack on a gay man last weekend, and said they were investigating the violent beating as a possible hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Brett Ratner

Director Brett Ratner to receive GLAAD ‘Ally Award’ one year after ‘fags’ slur

Monday, March 11, 2013
Film Director Brett Ratner, whose homophobic slur in 2011 resulted in a controversy that forced him to step down as co-producer of the 2012 Academy Awards broadcast, will receive GLAAD's Ally Award in recognition for his participation in a series of public service announcements featuring straight celebrities and athletes "coming out of the closet" as supporters of LGBT equality. [ Read more → ]

Mexico’s high court: Homophobic slurs not protected as freedom of expression

Thursday, March 7, 2013
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that two homophobic words commonly used in Mexico to humiliate gay men are not protected as freedom of expression under the constitution, allowing those offended by them to sue for moral damages. [ Read more → ]
Marc Burch

Sounders’ Marc Burch opens up about his suspension for homophobic slur

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Seattle Sounders defender Marc Burchsaid Tuesday the suspension he received for using a homophobic slur during a playoff game last season needed to be harsh and was deserved. [ Read more → ]
Mary McAngus

Ohio mayor resigns over accusations she called gay police officer a ‘queer’

Saturday, February 9, 2013
The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer "queer" in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment. [ Read more → ]
Bob Grishamvia Times Daily

Alabama high school coach suspended following anti-gay classroom rant

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Alabama public school high teacher and football coach who was secretly recorded in a classroom setting making derogatory comments about gays and First Lady Michelle Obama, has been suspended. [ Read more → ]

LGBT group’s offices at Boston College Law School vandalized with gay slurs

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Rather than honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to civil rights, or the President’s call for LGBT equality during his inaugural address, vandals at Boston College Law School used the three-day weekend to deface the office of an LGBT student group, reports Above The Law. [ Read more → ]
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