World

Sep30

US pastor calls for love and acceptance for gay kids

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

US pastor calls for love and acceptance for gay kids

A US pastor has written a blog in which he ponders on what he would do if he had gay children. The resulting post outlined a story of acceptance and openness in which he loved and accepted his gay kids for who they are and preached for acceptance from the Christian community.

Sep30

Russia’s high court upholds anti gay propaganda law

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Russia’s high court upholds anti gay propaganda law

Russia’s Constitutional Court has upheld the ban on so-called ‘gay propaganda’ claiming the law was necessary to protect children from being recruited into homosexual society.

Sep30

California bans gay panic defense

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

California bans gay panic defense

California has become the first US state to ban the use of the ‘gay panic’ defense. Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new bill into law eliminating the loophole which had previously allowed some defendants to be prosecuted under lesser charges – such as manslaughter – after claiming ‘gay panic’.

Sep29

Egypt: six men arrested for gay sex

POSTED ON // Monday, 29 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Egypt: six men arrested for gay sex

Six men have been arrested and jailed in Egypt after authorities carried out a raid on an apartment in Cairo that was being used as a place to hook up for gay sex.

Sep29

Gay Pride returns to Serbia

POSTED ON // Monday, 29 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Gay Pride returns to Serbia

It’s been four year since Serbia held a gay pride parade following incidents of violence at the last pride event in 2010. But this year’s march for equality for the nation’s LGBTI people went off without a hitch.

Sep29

Indonesia: Aceh introduces public whipping for gay sex

POSTED ON // Monday, 29 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Indonesia: Aceh introduces public whipping for gay sex

Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province has introduced a new Sharia law that will make gay sex punishable by 100 lashes.

Sep26

Katheryn Knott, ER tech involved in Philly gay bashing fired

POSTED ON // Friday, 26 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Katheryn Knott, ER tech involved in Philly gay bashing fired

Katherine Knott, the emergency room technician who is amongst three people alleged to have participated in a gay bashing that took place on September 11 in Philadelphia has been suspended from duties at the hospital in which she is employed.

Sep26

Support for gay marriage declining in the US

POSTED ON // Friday, 26 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Support for gay marriage declining in the US

While 49 per cent of Americans say they support same-sex marriage, a new Pew poll has revealed opposition to gay weddings has increased to 41 per cent and support for same-sex nuptials is down by five per cent since the last Pew poll  was conducted on the subject in February 2014.