In a report by Essex County Council pupils said they had been accused of making themselves a target for bullies by simply looking or behaving differently to other students.
A 26-year-old gay man was a victim of a violent hate crime last weekend in Reno, Texas, in which he was stabbed with a broken beer bottle and thrown onto a fire.
At least 10 lesbian women are raped in South Africa every week, say human rights campaigners, by men who claim they are ‘curing’ their victims of homosexuality.
The month long gay arts festival enters into its eighth year today, with the theme Cruising for Art, which will feature theatre, dance, cabaret, and film.
Shorter University in Georgia, US, is asking its staff to sign statements stating that they are not gay, failing to do so will result in losing their job.