1st July 2010
Google to compensate gay US workers for unfair tax laws 4
5:32 PM — Google is to pay its gay and lesbian workers extra in order to compensate them for unequal tax laws. Federal laws which do not recognise gay relationships mean that gay workers must pay an extra tax when their partners receive domestic health benefits.
Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy outs daughter 3
5:20 PM — Ally Sheedy, the 1980s actress best known for her role in The Breakfast Club, announced her daughter was gay this week.
Chinese gay man sues over blood donation ban 17
4:56 PM — A Chinese man is suing a Beijing Red Cross centre for refusing to accept his blood donation because he is gay. According to AFP, Wang Zizheng went to the centre in June to give blood and declared he was gay on a form.
Hollyoaks to introduce transgender storyline 9
4:25 PM — Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks is to introduce a storyline about a trans boy. The show, known for dealing with social issues including homosexuality, is to chart the progress of 15-year-old Jason Costello, as he transitions from being a girl.
Glasgow gay centre linked to Steven Purcell tipped to close
3:54 PM — A Glasgow LGBT centre may close within the next week after alleged financial irregularities came to light. The Castro Centre was at the heart of claims that former Glasgow city council leader Steven Purcell was involved in corruption.
Gay football group Justin Campaign receives £2,000 grant 1
3:24 PM — The Justin Campaign, a group set up to tackle homophobia in football, has won a £2,000 cash injection. The campaign, named after the late gay football star Justin Fashanu, was awarded a development grant from Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, and the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity.
‘Serious concerns’ about staff homophobia at Dartmoor prison 8
2:13 PM — An inspection of HMP Dartmoor has raised serious concerns about "overt" homophobia amongst the prison's staff. According to the report, published today, gay prisoners told inspectors that staff referred to them as "girls" or "ladies" and one was handed a gay magazine in a brown paper bag because a prison officer said he did not want to touch it.
Trans woman wins legal aid for breast operation fight 26
11:48 AM — A trans woman who said she had been left "half-man and half-woman" after her primary care trust refused to pay for her breast enlargement has been granted legal aid to fight her case.
More gay men being forced into marriage by their families 20
11:19 AM — The government has released figures which suggest a rise in the number of men being forced into marriage because their families know or suspect they are gay. The Forced Marriage Unit says it received over 220 reports of men being forced into marriages last year, up from 134 in 2008, an increase of 65 per cent.
PinkNews.co.uk launches free iPhone app 15
10:57 AM — PinkNews.co.uk has finally won approval from Apple for our iPhone application. The free app, which is available at the App store and can also be downloaded from iTunes, downloads the 40 latest stories in one go for quick and easy access to our content.