Homophobia

Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, and may be based on irrational fear. [ Wikipedia → ]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias

Leader of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church vows to fight homosexuality ‘to the end’

Friday, April 18, 2014
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- In his Easter message this week, Patriarch Abune Mathias, head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church, vowed to fight homosexuality, saying it will bring destruction to the world. [ Read more → ]
Jacob Zuma

South Africa president says he ‘respects’ Uganda’s anti-gay law

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The president of South Africa on Tuesday said he respects Uganda’s right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country. [ Read more → ]
Scott  Lively

Lively: Gays are ‘using parts of the body in ways they’re not supposed to be used’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Anti-gay crusader and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively was a guest on the "The Alan Colmes Show" Tuesday, where he attempted to explain why “homosexuality is a behavioral disorder on par with alcoholism or eating disorders.” [ Read more → ]
Mike-Huckabee

Mike Huckabee: ‘I’m not homophobic … this is the right side of the Bible’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday told an Iowa audience that he is not a hater, not homophobic, and is merely standing on the "right side of the Bible." [ Read more → ]
Glenn-Beck

Glenn Beck: Gay activist groups ‘are becoming nothing but a terrorist organization’

Friday, April 4, 2014
Glenn Beck reacted to the news that Brendan Eich had resigned from his new position as CEO of Mozilla following an outcry and boycotts stemming from his support for California’s Proposition 8 exactly as you would expect Glenn Beck to react: with a lot of shouting punctuated by a diatribe about whether he is supposed to use the words “gay,” “homosexual,” or “queer.” [ Read more → ]
Sister Jane Dominic Laurel

Catholic nun tells students gay parents abuse kids, masturbation turns boys gay

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students and parents at Charlotte Catholic High School are speaking out after they say a campus lecturer forcefully condemned homosexuality with outdated statistics, prejudiced stereotypes and other extremist claims. [ Read more → ]
Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan to consider anti-gay law similar to Russia’s gay ‘propaganda’ ban

Saturday, March 29, 2014
The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is considering an anti-gay law that would prohibit its citizens from creating "a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations” among minors, a bill nearly identical to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. [ Read more → ]
Franklin-Graham

Franklin Graham says gays are out to ‘recruit’ kids through marriage, adoption

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Franklin Graham, son of iconic American evangelist Billy Graham, spoke with The Charlotte Observer this week, addressing for the first time a written editorial in which the younger Graham praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for that nation’s new anti-LGBT legislation. [ Read more → ]
Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps’ hate seen by some as helping to advance gay rights

Friday, March 21, 2014
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring — often at military funerals — that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

Lively: Revolution coming because people are ‘fed up’ with ‘homosexual agenda’

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Scott Lively was a guest on Bryan Fischer’s radio program on Monday to discuss his campaign for governor in Massachusetts but, of course, most of the interview revolved around Fischer’s and Lively’s mutual battle against the “homosexual agenda.” [ Read more → ]
Klingenschmitt

Klingenschmitt: ‘It’s a tragedy every time somebody comes out of the closet’

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
On today’s “Pray In Jesus Name” program, Former Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt interviewed conservative author Michel Brown about a variety of issues, including the announcement by NFL prospect Michael Sam that he is gay. [ Read more → ]
red--pepper-tabloid

Telecom giant pulls ads from Uganda paper over publishing names of ‘suspected’ gays

Monday, March 10, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- An LGBT advocacy group says the global telecom company Orange has withdrawn advertising from a Ugandan tabloid newspaper that printed the names of 200 suspected homosexuals after a severe anti-gay law was enacted last month. [ Read more → ]
WPTZ-TVBarbara Ernst and Barbara Supeno

Lesbian couple sues Vt. town claiming a decade of anti-gay harassment

Sunday, March 9, 2014
ADDISON, Vt. -- A lesbian couple is suing the town of Addison, Vt., alleging they have been subjected to 10 years of discrimination, harassment and intimidation by residents and town officials because of their sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
ben-carson

Ben Carson: Gays ‘don’t get extra rights, they don’t get to redefine marriage’

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Conservative columnist Ben Carson, who last year likened gays to pedophiles and compared homosexuality to bestiality, said Saturday "gay people should have the same rights as everyone else ... but they don’t get extra rights, they don’t get to redefine marriage.” [ Read more → ]
Michael Sam

GOP lobbyist releases text of bill to prohibit openly gay players in the NFL

Thursday, February 27, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Republican lobbyist behind the campaign to ban Michael Sam and any other openly gay football player from joining the NFL, released the text of his proposed federal legislation on Thursday. [ Read more → ]
LGBT-community

Study: Shorter life expectancy for gays living in high prejudice communities

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Gays, lesbians and bisexual individuals living in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities, according to a study from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. [ Read more → ]
Yahya Jammeh

Gambian president promises to ‘fight homosexuals like we fight malaria’

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
BANJUL, Gambia -- Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh said Tuesday that LGBTQ people are “vermin” and said his government would tackle them in the same way it fights malaria-causing mosquitoes. [ Read more → ]
Hoax party invitation

N.Y. radio hosts suspended over homophobic parent hoax

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Two Long Island radio personalities have been suspended over an on-air hoax about a homophobic parent. [ Read more → ]
Sam Wheeler

Kent State wrestler suspended for ‘fag’ tweets aimed at Michael Sam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
KENT, Ohio -- A wrestler at Kent State University has been suspended indefinitely for a series of anti-gay tweets on Monday, including referring to Missouri football player Michael Sam as "that fag." [ Read more → ]
Malawi

Malawi’s leading Christian group wants referendum affirming anti-gay laws

Sunday, February 2, 2014
LILONGWE, Malawi -- The Malawi Council of Churches (MCC), the country's leading Christian organization, is demanding that the government hold a referendum on Malawi’s harsh anti-gay laws, confident that Malawians will send a message reaffirming their opposition to any effort to decriminalize homosexuality in the African nation. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Harvey: Homosexuality is like anorexia, gay people just think they’re gay

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Linda Harvey of Mission America joined the American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano on Friday for a riveting discussion about homosexuality and Harvey’s new book, “Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality.” [ Read more → ]
Bulgaria

Bulgaria rejects bill that would have criminalized homosexual behavior

Saturday, February 1, 2014
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Lawmakers in Bulgaria have rejected a controversial legislative amendment that would have criminalized homosexual behavior, including "coming out." [ Read more → ]
Senegal

Senegal sentences gay men to 6 months in prison for having sex

Saturday, February 1, 2014
DAKAR, Senegal -- A judge in Senegal sentenced two men to six months' jail in a rare conviction of a gay couple on criminal charges. [ Read more → ]
APGay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality.

India Supreme Court refuses to review verdict that criminalizes homosexuality

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NEW DELHI - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to reconsider its controversial decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalizes homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich

Leader of anti-gay Russian vigilante group back in Russia and under arrest

Monday, January 27, 2014
MOSCOW -- The leader of the Russian anti-gay vigilante group “Occupy Pedophilia,” who is alleged to have lured LGBT youth to abusive encounters through fake social media profiles, is back on Russian soil Monday and in custody after being deported by Cuban authorities. [ Read more → ]
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