Tag Archive | homophobia

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

(Reuters) – Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has asked for a code of conduct hearing to be scheduled by Rugby Australia (RA) after the governing body said they intended to terminate his contract for controversial social media posts. The 30-year-old Folau, a devout Christian, was issued a code of conduct breach notice on Monday following an […]

Rugby Australia issue statement re Israel Folau

Rugby Australia issue statement re Israel Folau

Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle and NSW Rugby Union CEO, Andrew Hore have issued the following statement in relation to Israel Folau: “Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union have made repeated attempts to contact Israel both directly and via his representatives since 6.30pm on Wednesday, and at this point he has […]

Brunei defends new anti-gay Islamic laws against growing backlash

Brunei defends new anti-gay Islamic laws against growing backlash

(Reuters) – Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism. Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate with a population of around 400,000, will implement the Sharia laws from April 3, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with the death penalty, including […]

Google drops LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ app after outcry

Google drops LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ app after outcry

Google has removed an app that advised people on “recovery from same-sex attraction” from its download store after one of the United States’ top LGBT+ charities suspended the tech company from a gay and transgender rights ranking. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) removed Google from its annual Corporate Equality Index, which ranks U.S. companies on the […]

NI: ‘New culture war’ – LGBT+ community fights for gay marriage

NI: ‘New culture war’ – LGBT+ community fights for gay marriage

Hidden away up several flights of stairs in the centre of Belfast, Northern Ireland, teenagers, many of them with shocks of red, blue and rainbow hair, relaxed and joked with one another. At the LGBT+ youth group, run by charity Cara-Friend, they felt themselves to be among friends, free to be themselves. But outside, the […]

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

By Steve Wardlaw Hatred and homophobia start small. It’s someone’s careless remark, or a nodded conversation between two people at a bus stop that’s overheard. But experience breeds normalisation and tolerance of those views, creating fertile ground for intolerance and phobia to grow and spread. Does this sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But there have been studies […]

US Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B that refused to serve lesbian couple

US Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B that refused to serve lesbian couple

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon take up another major case on the conflict between gay and religious rights. The justices refused to hear an appeal by […]