World

Oct21

Bus driver abuses gay couple for kissing

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Bus driver abuses gay couple for kissing

A gay couple have been thrown off a London bus for kissing. 23-year-old Jack James and his partner faced a volley of abuse from a buss driver before being ordered off the bus.

Oct20

US legalises same-sex marriage in three more states

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

US legalises same-sex marriage in three more states

Bans on gay marriage have been lifted in three more US states. On Friday US District Court Judge John Sedwick issued a ruling lifting restrictions to same-sex marriage in Arizona. Rulings on marriage in  Alaska and Wyoming followed.

Oct20

Rome mayor registers gay marriage in defiance of law

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Rome mayor registers gay marriage in defiance of law

Rome's Mayor, Ignazio Marino, has defied the wishes of Italy’s Interior Minister, Angelino Alfano, by registering the marriages of 16 gay couples who had wed overseas.

Oct20

Bishops veto Pope’s welcoming stance on gay people

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Bishops veto Pope’s welcoming stance on gay people

The two-week synod of 200+ Bishops from the Roman Catholic Church has come to an end and with it many of the positive statements released last week from an early draft of the ‘relatio’.

Oct15

UK uni adopts LGBTQ inclusive curriculum

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 15 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

UK uni adopts LGBTQ inclusive curriculum

It was named The Times and Sunday Times’ University of the Year 2013/14 and is a ranked in the top 100 universities of the world, now the University of Birmingham is aiming to improve that ranking even further by developing a guide to ensure its curriculum is LGBTQ inclusive.

Oct14

Pope Francis says gay people have gifts to offer

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Pope Francis says gay people have gifts to offer

In what is being considered a softening of attitudes by the Vatican, Pope Francis has urged church leaders to moderate their criticism of gay unions and suggested gay people have “gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community”.

Oct14

Turkey gets new umbrella organisation for LGBTI rights

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Turkey gets new umbrella organisation for LGBTI rights

LGBTI activists have banded together to form Turkey’s first umbrella  LGBTI organisation to fight homophobia.

Oct13

Nude Snapchat photos reportedly leaked online

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 October 2014 Written by // Sabine Brix

Nude Snapchat photos reportedly leaked online

A 13gb library of explicit and nude photos from image sharing app Snapchat have reportedly been leaked and posted on the online forum 4chan.