Tag Archive | homophobia

US: ‘I’m over it:’ Comedian Kevin Hart rules out hosting the Oscars

US: ‘I’m over it:’ Comedian Kevin Hart rules out hosting the Oscars

(Reuters) – The actor, Kevin Hart, ruled out hosting this year’s Oscars, because he no longer had enough time to prepare for the show, days after saying he was evaluating his December decision to step down over criticism of past homophobic comments. He told ABC that he was no longer willing to discuss the anti-gay […]

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Asian countries holding elections this year must be ready to protect the rights of LGBT+ communities, ahead of a likely rise in anti-gay rhetoric by politicians, rights groups said on Tuesday. A number of countries across the region are set to go to the polls in 2019, including India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, and […]

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Growing up gay in Vitoria, a city of almost 2 million in south-eastern Brazil, Joao Paulo Silvares never really liked playing football, the country’s national sport and passion. “I was scared to play, because it wasn’t somewhere I felt comfortable”, Silvares, 34, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “In Brazil, I think that it’s a bit […]

Social slurs: The celebrities brought down by online homophobia

Social slurs: The celebrities brought down by online homophobia

Days after Kevin Hart was named as the host of next year’s Oscars, the US comedian has had to pull out in the wake of criticism over past homophobic tweets. But he is not the first celebrity to be caught out over anti-gay slurs. Here are three other examples: Manny Pacquiao

Indonesian city plans to fine residents for “LGBT behaviour”

Indonesian city plans to fine residents for “LGBT behaviour”

(Reuters) – An Indonesian city has approved a bye-law to fine gay or transgender people up to 1 million rupiah [€61.55] ($70) for behaviour that could “disturb public order” or be considered immoral, the city’s deputy mayor said on Friday. The regulation is the latest example of a rise in government and public hostility towards […]

Rugby teams don rainbow laces to support hate-crime victim Gareth Thomas

Rugby teams don rainbow laces to support hate-crime victim Gareth Thomas

International rugby players, including New Zealand’s World Cup-winning All Blacks, have taken to the field wearing rainbow laces in a show of support for former Wales captain, Gareth Thomas, who was recently victim of a homophobic attack. Stadiums across Britain were awash with rainbow flags on Saturday, as fans also rallied behind Thomas during rights […]

BeLonG To: This is what school should be like…

BeLonG To: This is what school should be like…

“School was so accepting.”  “This is what school should be like.” These are just some of the heart-warming comments received by BeLonG To from students following last week’s Stand Up Awareness Week. Moninne Griffith of BeLonG To commented: