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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Homophobia

This year
# Social Media
Vast majority of LGBTQ+ young people exposed to 'dramatic increase' in hateful content online
Europe saw the ‘deadliest rise in anti-LGBTI+ violence in over a decade’ in 2022.
# Inquiry
Three men arrested over alleged homophobic chanting at Liverpool v Chelsea game
Two arrests took place outside the stadium on Anfield Road with the other inside the arena itself.
Last year
# Homophobia
LGBT+ groups set to meet with gardaí over recent homophobic attacks in Dublin
With Pride taking place in two weeks, the groups want to ensure that safety of people is paramount.
# Sligo
Thousands attend vigils in memory of men killed in Sligo
Vigils are taking place across Ireland over the long weekend.
All time
# inclusivity
Liverpool addressing homophobia issues after club fans condemned for chants
Twice within a fortnight in August Reds supporters were criticised by the club for homophobic chants.
# Vatican
Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.
Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland
A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.
# Homophobia
‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’
Dr Linda Greene on elite lesbian athletes in Ireland and the invisibility they have historically endured.
# projection
'A historic day': Switzerland votes to back new anti-homophobia law
Critics who believe the law will end up censoring free speech had forced a referendum on the issue.
# low key
'We didn't want to shout it from the rooftops' - Folau's unveiling at French club reportedly cancelled
The controversial ex-Wallabies star has linked up with rugby league outfit, the Catalans Dragons.
# Bolsonaro
Brazilian president apologises for telling reporter he had the 'face of a homosexual'
It sparked outrage among media outlets in Brazil.
# Discrimination
Varadkar says he is 'thankful' he hasn't had much experiences of homophobia or racism
He said he has been subjected to name-calling but never anything violent.
# Homophobia
Teenager who harassed women after they refused to kiss on London bus has sentence increased
The boy was given eight-month youth referral order due to the homophobic nature of the attack.
# hate crime
Three teens plead guilty after homophobic attack against two women on London bus
The incident took place in May this year.
# LGBT survey
Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school
73% of LGBT+ students surveyed said they feel unsafe at school.
# Shift the hate away
LGBT couples stage 'kissing protest' outside Dáil to demand hate crime legislation
The government said that it was looking at legislative options to address hate crime.
# Knife Attack
UK police arrest 12-year boy over 'homophobic' attack in Liverpool
Merseyside Police said the boy was held on suspicion of homophobic aggravated assault.
# ep2019
Fine Gael complains to Facebook over ads for website targeting Maria Walsh and 'the homosexual lifestyle'
The website is designed to look like a campaign site in favour of the Walsh’s candidacy but instead casts her in a negative light.
# Outburst
Rothen files complaint against Evra after 'salty pr*ck' rant
The former Man United defender posted a number of videos online following his old team’s Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.
# kevin hart
Well, it looks like Kevin Hart actually never even apologised for those homophobic jokes
Kevin refused to apologise, claiming he had done so too many times before.
# Nick Cannon
Here's why it doesn't make sense that Nick Cannon's calling out homophobic celebs on Twitter to defend Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart lost his job hosting the Oscars because he refused to apologise for old tweets.
# Gareth Thomas
16-year-old admits assault after former Welsh rugby captain suffers homophobic attack
“I was the victim of a hate crime,” Gareth Thomas said.
# Homophobia
Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years
He will be interred in the Washington National Cathedral.
Maria Walsh: 'It might be a questioning glance or a curt refusal to shake my hand'
On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we must stand in solidarity, writes Maria Walsh.
# will young
Will Young said that his label made him re-record the song 'Leave Right Now' because it sounded 'too gay'
“It’s really shaming. People don’t understand the power of language.”
# Get Me Out Of Here
Youtuber Jack Maynard axed from I'm a Celebrity after old tweets resurface
Maynard reportedly posted a series of homophobic and racist slurs and mocked people with facial deformities.
# Speaking out
'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late
James Kavanagh was on the show with his brother John, who coaches Conor McGregor.
# Premier League
Leicester fan who shouted homophobic abuse at football match fined
Jason Holmes also attended an educational session to “understand why his actions were so unacceptable”.
# Homophobia
Councillor calls for action on hate crime after being sent homophobic letter
Inside the package Francis Timmons received was a picture of Pope Benedict, a letter about World Family Day and a letter from Pope Francis.
# Human Rights
'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'
The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.
# criminal damage
Man (20s) arrested over homophobic graffiti chalked on walls of The George
The pub’s exterior was vandalised early yesterday morning with homophobic graffiti.
# The other Side
Why that 'powerful' Heineken ad is just as problematic as Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad
Beer will not unite the workers of the world.
# Abuse
Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya
As reports continue to emerge, Russia has said it does not have any confirmed information about violence against gay men in the region.
# Homophobia
Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed
Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.
# Homophobia
Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya
The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.
# Vile
'It was so vicious and so quick': Rory Cowan on homophobic abuse
The actor was subjected to a wave of abuse on Twitter.
# Homophobia
Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying
In 11% of cases, principals said that they had dealt with this issue either weekly or monthly.
# Hot Water
Chiefs lock Allardice apologises for homophobic remarks at end-of-season party
The 24-year-old said: ‘there was no malicious intent in my comments – I wasn’t yelling at a stranger to inflict hurt’.
Prince William appears on cover of Attitude magazine
The Duke of Cambridge spoke out against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
# LGBT Rights
Guardian journalist walks off Sky News 'in disgust' over Orlando killing comments
Owen Jones insists the host was trying to ‘deflect’ attention from the fact that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen deliberately targeted gay people