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New Pope, same old prejudices

REACTING to the news that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, had been chosen yesterday as the new Pope, the UK gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) said that it was "not at all surprised that that he is as homophobic as the previous incumbents".

Word 'gay' is not the Queen vocabulary

THE QUEEN, trumpeted the Daily Mail at the weekend, was set to  "back an historic pledge to promote gay rights and ‘gender equality’ in one of the most controversial acts of her reign" by signing a new Commonwealth Charter, which rejects all forms of discrimination.

Nigerian lesbians barred from playing football

DILICHUKWU Onyedinma, chair of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) is reportedly heading for a clash with Fifa, football's world governing body, following her recent statement  in which she said lesbians are now banned from playing football there.

Canadian court rules against biblical hate speech

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime.

According to this report, the court upheld the conviction of Christian fundamentalist William Whatcott, who found himself in hot water after distributing flyers regarding the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexuality throughout the Saskatoon and Regina neighborhoods in 2001 and 2002.