Arts and Entertainment Alexander Kargaltsev's protest image, titled 'Alexander Kargaltsev vs Darya Zhukova'

The image was taken as a protest against Russia's 'racism and homophobia'

Johann Hari: How is this different from turning away black couples?

The Conservative Party's claim to have abandoned its long history of homophobia seems to be imploding as the general election approaches.

PFA chief answers critics

Gordon Taylor, the Professional Footballers' Association chief executive, has claimed the Premier League do not feel homophobia in football is a big issue. Taylor also denied that players had refused to appear in an anti-homophobia DVD, saying none had been asked because the time was not right.

Taylor claims gay issue 'not easy' for stars

Players' chief Gordon Taylor has defended professional footballers following claims that no big names would agree to appear in a video to launch a campaign against homophobia.

Football accused in homophobia row

Players refuse to appear in video designed to combat prejudice

FA delays anti-homophobia film

The FA yesterday defended its decision to delay the launch of a film aimed at tackling homophobia in football. The governing body came under fire from gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell for postponing the launch of the video, part of a campaign to stop supporters' homophobic chants and insults.

Cameron: No new gay rights under the Tories

No new legislation is needed to protect gay people, David Cameron has insisted, in an interview discussing his voting record on gay rights.

Let's talk about sex: Johann Hari grills David Cameron over gay rights

Once upon a time, the Tory party set its face gainst gay rights. In the Cameron era, all that's changed. Or has it? Johann Hari puts the would-be PM in the firing line

Johann Hari: A brave step – will the Tories follow?

Under the current Labour Government, there has been a stunning sweep of progress for gay people – with civil partnerships, an end to Section 28, and openly gay people in the Army and the Government. The culture of Britain has been changed forever, and for the better.

Two top gay footballers stay in closet

Max Clifford says football 'steeped in homophobia' as FA reveals Premier League stars are reluctant to speak up for gay rights

Have no fear – breakthrough offers hope to phobia sufferers

Scientists manage to block scary thoughts selectively – without the use of mind-altering drugs

Johann Hari: Violence against gay people can – and must – be stopped

The answer lies in changing the culture of two institutions - schools and the police

Police officer fights for life after homophobic attack

A trainee police officer has been hospitalised after a suspected homophobic attack in Liverpool city centre.

Hunt for girls after killing of gay man

Police say 62-year-old may have been victim of homophobic attack

Murder hunt as man dies after homophobic assault

A murder inquiry was under way today after a man died of injuries inflicted during a suspected homophobic attack.

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: My lovely son has become phobic about things

Dear Virginia,

My bright and lovely son went to university on a scholarship at 18 – but left abruptly after only a month. He became phobic about things, and felt he looked ugly even though he is actually a very good-looking boy. Now he barely stirs from his room and spends all day online. I have insisted he eat with us, but that's the only time he appears. He refuses to see the doctor, and I'm at a loss as to what to do. I thought he'd grow out of it. He can't go on like this for ever, surely?

Yours sincerely, Penny

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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