Phil Robertson, featured on the reality show "Duck Dynasty", is suspended by A&E in response to controversial statements about homosexuality made during an interview with "GQ" magazine.
A court in Ghana denies bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago during an assembly. The 16 women and five men are being prosecuted under the country's laws against homosexuality where gay sex is punishable with up to three years' imprisonment. A local LGBT organization says that the activists were in a meeting discussing human rights of gay people in Ghana, which is not illegal. The court has set June 16 for the next hearing on the case.
The Ankara prosecutor's office launches an investigation into a lawyers' organization which condemned the head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs for implying that homosexuality causes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The investigation is launched on the basis that the organization may have insulted Turks' religious values.
After returning from his visit, the Pope says that, when parents discover their child is homosexual, they should not judge or condemn them. However, he also remarks that "many things can be done by psychiatry".
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is subjected to calls for his resignation by opposition politicians amid reports of his involvement with a 17-year-old girl. He responds by saying "It's better to like beautiful girls than be gay", causing further anger and leading to demonstrations by gay groups.