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Homophobic Richard Hammond takes ignorance to a new level

Richard Hammond’s comments about homosexuality reveal a worrying underbelly of prejudice that still pervades popular culture

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Homophobic Facebook post leads Sheffield University to expel student

Christian social work student expelled from University after he posted his views on same sex marriage on his personal Facebook account

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Piggate and the darker side to university initiations

Following the recent ‘Piggate’ allegations, Jack Howell reports on the prevailing and dangerous phenomenon of initiation ceremonies at UK universities

February is LGBT History Month in the UK. Photo: sasatro @Flickr

All-male Oxford drinking society condemned for “homophobic” behaviour

The Abbotts, a secret black tie drinking society, was accused of tearing down LGBT+ pride flags from the walls of Corpus Christi JCR, and their behaviour has been described as “unacceptable.”

Marriages of all kinds are socially acceptable in Modern Britain. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Homophobia, the church, the mosque, and the synagogue

It’s not too late for religions to shed their homophobic and socially irrelevant image—they just need to take a more positive, metaphorical, and liberal approach

Stop hiding behind political correctness and just admit you're being offensive. Being offensive is fine in comedy, but not in serious debate. Photo: alshepmcr @Flickr

Political Correctness doesn’t exist

Opinions Editor Marcus Johns rants about the subjective (and non-existent) concept of political correctness

An LGBT choir staged a mass sing-along on Manchester's Metrolink in solidarity with victims of a homophobic attack. Photo: Heartlover1717 @Flickr

LGBT Choir stand united in the face of homophobic attacks

MGLC stood in solidarity with victims of a homophobic attack in a mass sing-along on the city’s Metrolink

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If Russia is ‘anti-gay’ then so is America

Lauren Gorton questions why the media have overlooked discrimatory legislation in the USA but damned Russia for its ‘anti-propaganda’ bill

Panelists from Your Place or Mine? Photo credit: Jessie Cohen

‘Poo-Poo-Putin!’

Jessie Cohen explores theatrical spectatorship in Queer Theatre – is it a step towards political activism or a force for perpetuating passivity?

The men were trying to order breakfast at Wetherspoons

Manchester Wetherspoons in homophobia row

The popular pub chain has been accused of discriminating against three homosexual men

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Urban Outfitters: high street hero?

Sean Gleeson looks into the questionable affiliations of CEO Richard Hayne

All student vote cancelled after student complaint Photo: Cil Barnett-Neefs

Homosexuals would be “killed” in ideal world, says speaker at society event

Speaker at workshop organised by Global Aspirations says homosexuals would be executed in Islamic state