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College basketball player Derrick Gordon advises other gay athletes not to wait to come out

College basketball player Derrick Gordon advises other gay athletes not to wait to come out

‘Don’t wait until you’re 35 or 40-years-old and done playing the sport that you love. Because it’s stressful to live that way’ It’s only been less than two weeks since Derrick Gordon became the first NCAA Division 1 basketball player to come out publicly as gay. But he wants some company – quick. The University of Massachusetts Amherst sophomore is[Read More...]

by April 19, 2014 0 comments Coming Out
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s independence speech filled with anti-gay rhetoric and threats

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s independence speech filled with anti-gay rhetoric and threats

‘We did not fight for this Zimbabwe so it can be a homosexual territory. We will never have that here’  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s live televised independence speech was filled with anti-gay rhetoric and threatened unspecified action on LGBTI rights groups and their allies. ‘Some years ago, l was warned that there was some secret organization … which was addressing[Read More...]

by April 18, 2014 0 comments Zimbabwe
Arséne Wenger: ‘Society has not advanced enough to have a gay soccer player’

Arséne Wenger: ‘Society has not advanced enough to have a gay soccer player’

Arsenal’s longest serving manager believes racism is easier than homophobia to deal with in football as it is more ‘visible’  Arsenal’s manager Arséne Wenger has said society has not advanced enough to have an openly gay soccer player in the UK. The French former player has given an interview on homophobia in football and the hopes of having a gay[Read More...]

by April 18, 2014 0 comments UK
Plumber in Norway stabbed workmate ten times over gay jokes

Plumber in Norway stabbed workmate ten times over gay jokes

A plumber in Norway has been sentenced to compulsory mental care after he stabbed a workmate that had made gay jokes about him ten times despite a psychologist finding he was not mentally ill at the time of the attack A plumber in Norway will avoid jail time and instead be forced into compulsory mental care after he stabbed a[Read More...]

by April 18, 2014 0 comments Norway
South Carolina town mayor fires lesbian police chief for being gay

South Carolina town mayor fires lesbian police chief for being gay

The newly elected mayor of Latta, South Carolina, has fired his town’s well-liked lesbian chief of police for investigating one of his political appointees and for being gay Newly elected Latta, South Carolina, Mayor Earl Bullard sacked his town’s openly lesbian police chief on Tuesday after she investigated a new Parks and Recreation director he had appointed. Bullard had not[Read More...]

by April 18, 2014 0 comments USA
Activists Seek Funds to Flee Violent Homophobia in Uganda

Activists Seek Funds to Flee Violent Homophobia in Uganda

After multiple police raids, LGBT and HIV activists are looking to escape from Uganda’s oppressive, violent, and state-sanctioned homophobia. While some prominent LGBT activists in Uganda are pledging to stay and fight the increasingly violent and homophobic atmosphere bolstered by the recent passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, better known as the “Jail the Gays” law, others are looking to flee[Read More...]

by April 18, 2014 0 comments Uganda
Egypt’s gay community fears government crackdown

Egypt’s gay community fears government crackdown

Recent series of raids and long jail terms fan fears that gay people may be new target of authoritarian government 2001 file photo of some of the 52 men arrested at a gay nightclub in Cairo. Activists say the gay community’s support networks are stronger today. Photograph: Andrew Black/EPA Egypt‘s gay community fears it is the latest target of the[Read More...]

by April 18, 2014 0 comments Egypt
Namibia will seek to deny Ugandan gay refugees sanctuary

Namibia will seek to deny Ugandan gay refugees sanctuary

The Namibian Government plans to deny refugee status to gay and lesbian Ugandans fleeing persecution from their homelands and Namibia’s gay community is not happy about it Namibia’s Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga has said that gay and lesbian Ugandans will never be granted refugee status in his country. ‘Our domestic refugee law does not have a provision granting refugee[Read More...]

by April 17, 2014 0 comments Namibia
Months before World Cup, Brazil stores sell T-shirts calling soccer players ‘faggots’

Months before World Cup, Brazil stores sell T-shirts calling soccer players ‘faggots’

Brazil will be hosting the FIFA World Cup in June, and it is expected many fans will be showing up to matches wearing tops with homophobic slogans Just two months before Brazil hosts the FIFA World Cup, clothing stores are selling T-shirts calling soccer players ‘faggots’. Sergio K, a Brazilian brand, have revealed several designs for football fans to wear during[Read More...]

by April 17, 2014 0 comments Brazil
Russia lawmaker wants gay bars, social media shut down

Russia lawmaker wants gay bars, social media shut down

Co-creator of gay propaganda laws, Vitaly Milonov, says he will help Crimea to rid their region of ‘evil’ like he did in Russia A Russia lawmaker has called for the banning of gay clubs and social media pages in order to ‘rid the country of evil’.Vitaly Milonov, co-sponsor of the gay propaganda bill that was made law, has said bars[Read More...]

by April 17, 2014 0 comments Russia