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Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was Sunday slapped with a hefty fine after calling Kane Richardson a “faggot” during the Melbourne Big Bash Cricket League derby on Saturday night. The Melbourne Stars player apologised after being found guilty of breaching Cricket Australia’s code of conduct and penalised Aus$7,500 (US$5,200). “I got caught in the moment and

U.S. Comedian and talk show host, Bill Maher has once again found himself facing criticism for using homophobic humour. Maher ‘s latest comments which lead to the controversy featured on the most recent episode of his HBO TV show titled: Real Time with Bill Maher. In the segment, which was making fun of Senator Lindsey

Politicians in Botswana have been accused of promoting and endorsing homophobia by the local LGBTI community, following a series of anti-LGBTI slurs being used against political opponents.  The slurs which follow a recent ruling that legalised homosexuality in Botswana have been condemned by LGBTI rights group, Legabibo who say that “hate, disrespect and exclusion” are

The French Football Chief has said stopping matches due to anti-gay chants and banners in the stands was “a mistake” and would instruct referees to no longer stop matches over homophobic abuse from fans, putting him on a collision course with the sports ministry and the football league. Since the start of the French football

One of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s senior aides was just fired after several members of her staff threatened to quit over her “abusive” management style. Kiron Skinner was informed yesterday while she was on a trip to China that she was being ousted from her position as director of the agency’s Policy Planning Staff. Politico reports that Skinner was let go because of “her ‘abusive’ management style, including making homophobic remarks and accusing people of having affairs.” According to Politico: Sounds like a...

Disgraced rugby player Israel Folau has officially filed a $10 million lawsuit against Rugby Australia after the organization fired him earlier this year for spewing off all sorts of homophobic nonsense on social media. In the lawsuit, Folau, who had been one of Australia’s highest-paid athletes before his epic fall from grace, argues that his contract was unlawfully terminated due to his Christian beliefs. But Australian rugby officials maintain that Folau breached a players’ code of conduct by violating its code...

Frederic Sterry Smith (Facebook)A Florida man was arrested after writing a homophobic message on his restaurant receipt and then shoving it down the manager’s blouse after she confronted him about it. The incident happened last Saturday at Milagro On 12 Latin Kitchen, a restaurant in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. After finishing his meal, 62-year-old Frederic Sterry Smith left a $0 tip for his waiter along with the message, “if he wasn’t gay.” When the server showed it to his manager, she...

Three sisters around age 30 shouted homophobic slurs at a man while one of them attacked him with a hammer. But a judge has let the sisters avoid jail because “it was in the best interests of their children for them not to serve prison sentences.” The hell? It’s a little complicated, but stay with us. On August 11, 2018, Louise, Leanne and Samantha Whelan (ages 29, 32 and 33, respectively) were driving to their mother’s house when they saw Katie Cunningham,...

A 62-year-old diner named Frederic Sterry Smith was recently arrested for a misdemeanor charge of simple battery after he allegedly wrote an anti-gay message on his receipt in place of a tip and then shoved the receipt down the female manager’s shirt after she confronted him about it. According to Naples Daily News, Smith and an unnamed female friend had dined at the Milagro On 12 Latin Kitchen in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. In place of a tip for his...

(stock photo via Depositphotos) After two dads in Russia took one of their adopted children to a Moscow hospital for treatment, doctors notified Russian authorities and the children have now been taken from the couple. Gay Star News reports that the men took the child to the emergency room on June 19 for a suspected case of appendicitis.  But when hospital staff realized the boy had two dads, they were reported to the Investigative Committee of Russia. Adoption by gay couples isn’t...

Between considering a Russian-style gay propaganda ban, issuing “LGBT-free zones” stickers to businesses and pelting Pride marchers with fireworks and bricks, Poland’s queerphobes have become violently unhinged. That’s why Jakub Kwiecinski grabbed a bunch of his Polish pals to make their own lip-sync video of Taylor Swift’s recent anti-hate tune, “You Need To Calm Down.” Kwiecinski tells LGBTQ Nation, “When David and I watched Taylor Swift’s music video ‘You Need To Calm Down’ with all LGBT stars it inspired us to...

Former Australian bobsledder and rugby player Simon Dunn is not having the homophobic meme featuring his likeness that’s been circulating on social media. The meme, which began making the rounds last week, features Dunn’s face next to a list of qualities describing “gay people that I respect.” The traits include: “acts like a normal human being; has a personality; doesn’t force upon you the fact that they’re gay; literally is a normal person that you can be friends with.” Below it are...

After a gay male couple brought their adopted children to a Moscow hospital for appendicitis, Russian authorities hunted the couple down and took their kids away because of the country’s law forbidding the exposure of minors to “gay propaganda.” So much for Putin’s assertion that Russia has “no problem with LGBT persons.” Doctors contacted the Investigative Committee of Russia, and The Committee sued the adoption agency for “negligently” giving the kids to the couple back in 2010. Then, as Gay Star...

Jay Scruggs, the pastor of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Sweetwater, Tennessee has allegedly refused to host the funeral of Jessie Goodman’s dying 71-year-old father because Jessie is is gay and engaged to another man, his partner, Brandon Smitty. While Jessie’s father is still alive, he reportedly only has days left to live. His dying wishes included his funeral being held at the above named church and his son singing “The Anchor Holds.” “As long as I was going to take...

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