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Spain sees convictions for homophobic hate crimes spike in 2022

CONVICTIONS in Spain for homophobic hate crimes rose 25% in 2022 compared to the year before. That’s according to a yearly report from the...

Homophobic attack: Woman punches man and calls him ‘mechanical monster’ in Spain’s Mallorca 

A WOMAN has been accused of punching a man on the face as part of a homophobic assault in Palma de Mallorca.  The assailant allegedly...

Two Betis players condemned homophobic comments they received for carrying handbags to a wedding

Two Real Betis players have condemned homophobic comments they got for carrying handbags to a wedding.  Strikers Antonio Ruibal and Borja Iglesias attended the wedding...

Committee member for one of Valencia’s ‘fallas’ suffers homophobic attack during fiestas

A MEMBER of one of the committees in charge of creating the huge papier-mache fallas at the Valencia fiestas of the same name has...

Man in Spain’s Valencia facing jail term, fine for text blaming LGBTQ+ community as origin of monkeypox 

A PUBLIC prosecutor in Valencia is seeking a two-and-a-half-year jail term for a man who blamed the LGBTQ+ community for being the origin of...

Hate crimes in Spain rise by 27% fuelled by pandemic and ‘radicalised’ political debate

A big rise in 2021 hate crime numbers was down to pandemic restrictions and 'radicalised' political debate according to the office of Spain's Attorney...

Costa Blanca councillor insulted by homophobic youths while holding hands with husband during seaside walk in Spain’s Santa Pola

A Costa Blanca councillor has slammed a homophobic insult shouted at him during a seaside walk with his husband on Saturday Mariano Valera, Elche's Equality...

Homophobic child mob attacks teacher on secondary school playground in Spain’s Valencia

AT least a dozen children have been expelled by a Valencia Province secondary school after a homophobic mob attack on a teacher. The expulsions have...

Task force set up to tackle hate crime in the schools and streets of Spain’s Costa Blanca South

HATE CRIMES and discrimination are to be tackled head on in Orihuela with a special task force within the local police. The municipality covers many...

Gay couple threatened by teenage mob in Valencia days after city wins bid to host 2026 Gay Games in...

TWO teenagers have been arrested on hate crime charges after threatening two gay men in Valencia City. The abuse happened on Sunday evening, just three...

Hospital doctor brands teenager as being ill with ‘homosexuality’ in Murcia area of Spain

A gynecologist at a Murcia hospital is in trouble after claims that he wrote down that a teenage patient's current illness was 'homosexuality'. The 19-year-old...

Pedro Sanchez will hold urgent ‘hate crime’ meeting after brutal homophobic attack in Spain’s Madrid

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez will host an urgent meeting this Friday(September 10) of a special committee trying to combat hate crime in Spain. Sanchez ordered...

Costa Blanca teenager speaks about homophobic assault in Spain that ‘could have killed him’

A Petrer teenager says he was the victim of a homophobic assault outside the town's sports centre last Friday night(August 20). Adrian Palazon, 17, said...

Spain’s far right Vox party slammed for introducing ‘parental veto’ in schools to stop children attending sex education and...

Parents are also campaigning to have the policy lifted, calling it absurd

Shock LGBT poll reveals 20% of teenagers in Spain’s Andalucia think being gay or transsexual ‘can be cured’

Meanwhile, 20% said they thought that in homosexual relationships there is always a male and female role

Popular drag queen attacked by group of homophobic ‘foreign’ men in gay-friendly Torremolinos

Greco was taken to the local health centre where he was treated for defensive wounds, including scratches and bruised fingers

Barcelona FC to face heavy fines after its fans hurl homophobic abuse at Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese forward Ronaldo has been subjected to several instances of homophobia

Leading Spanish LGBT group calls on government to punish homophobic chanters at Barcelona v Real Madrid match

Action demanded over homophobic slurs hurled towards Ronaldo over the weekend

Malaga police force begin LGBT awareness training

Rincon de la Victoria police are to undergo LGBT ‘sensitivity training’ to combat homophobia and transphobia

Gay couple attacked at Almeria feria

The couple were verbally and physically attacked

First ever report into homophobia in Spanish football ongoing in Andalucia

The University of Sevilla has teamed up with the Andalucian federation ARCO IRIS to asses the level of tolerance towards gay footballers in the region’s eight provinces

‘I want to stop being gay’ books stun Spain

Shocking books on sale in Spain's El Corte Ingles

Malaga cardinal: Homosexuality is a curable ‘defect’

Fernando Sebastian Aguilar claimed men and women involved in same-sex relationships were 'failing'

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