Tag: Gay Rights
Meet Hollywood’s first gay teen blockbuster
Did Love, Simon arrive too late? The romantic comedy is the first mainstream teen movie to feature a gay character in the leading role. But some...
The best and worst of times for gay rights
The change in attitudes to homosexuality is one of the wonders of the modern world. But have its speed and the very visible recognition of gay rights provoked a backlash in some countries?
Indian judges reverse progress on gay rights
Four years ago India’s highest court repealed a 149-year-old law which criminalised homosexuality. Now the ban is back in place. Is progress less assured than many assume?
Daley makes a splash with coming out video
Olympic diving medallist Tom Daley revealed he has been happily involved with another man since spring this year. How will sports fans react to his frank video disclosure?
Global acclaim for basketball’s first gay star
When Jason Collins became the first top male athlete in America to come out as gay, he was braced to suffer abuse. Instead, everyone from players to presidents has praised his bravery.
‘God’s Rottweiler’ to resign as Pope
At the age of 85, Pope Benedict XVI has resigned as leader of the Catholic Church. Ill health and old age forced him to stand down – but they have not stopped him courting controversy.
Frank Ocean ‘comes out’ with release of new album
R&B star Frank Ocean has made history by coming out as bisexual. Now, his new album is being released. Will his honesty change a musical genre notorious for its homophobia?
Geeks celebrate 100th birthday of tragic genius
Tomorrow marks the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, a mathematical genius who cracked Nazi codes, pioneered modern computing, but was also a victim of appalling prejudice and injustice.
Church of England fights gay marriage proposal
Prime Minister David Cameron wants to give gay couples the right to marry but the Anglican Church disagrees. Bishops say the whole institution of marriage is under threat.
Blair squirms as Liberia leader backs anti-gay law
When Tony Blair was confronted with homophobic comments from a respected African leader, he evaded the question. Was he right, or should the West put pressure on intolerant regimes?
Leader of Anglican Church announces resignation
As the Church of England shudders amid a controversy over homosexuality, its head has announced his resignation. Rowan Williams is a wise intellectual – but did he cut it as a leader?
US military lifts ban on being openly gay
Under a policy known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, gay men and women in the American armed forces have been forced to hide their sexuality. This week ushers in a new era of openness.