11th March 2014
Cambridgeshire Council criticised for not flying rainbow flag at HQ 2
11:18 AM — Cambridgeshire County Council has been criticised for not flying the rainbow flag from its main headquarters during LGBT history month.
10th March 2014
US: Church drops case against pastor who officiated at gay son’s wedding 16
7:53 PM — A US church has dropped a case against a NYC pastor who was accused of going against its teachings by officiating at his gay son's wedding.
Gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam releases rainbow range of #StandWithSam t-shirts 2
6:57 PM — Recently out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has announced a new range of clothing and accessories featuring rainbow logos and 'Stand with Sam', and 'SamStrong' slogans.
Tory Vice Chair: New Look’s HR department ‘should be shot’ for gay partners discount fiasco 4
5:45 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative party Michael Fabricant has criticised retailer New Look for a policy, now changed, which excluded the partners of gay staff members.
Lorde shoots down Taylor Swift lesbian ‘joke’ 5
5:21 PM — Music star Lorde did not take kindly to comments made about her friendship with Taylor Swift by a radio host, who joked that the pair might be lesbians.
Tory MP Mike Freer: New Look’s gay discount issue shows we still need to be vigilant about equality
4:24 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has welcomed the decision by retailer New Look to change its discount policy to include the partners of gay staff, but says that it highlights that discrimination still needs to be challenged.
Following PinkNews investigation, New Look drops gay partner discount ban 2
3:23 PM — Retail giant New Look has dropped a policy which excluded the partners of gay employees from using a staff discount, after a PinkNews investigation revealed that it may have been in breach of the Equality Act 2010.
UK: Police ‘disappointed’ at lack of public response over homophobic attack on teen 2
2:08 PM — Detectives investigating a violent homophobic assault on a teenager in Preston say they are disappointed at the lack of response from the public.
Gay Swedish footballer Anton Hysen signs for US team 2
1:35 PM — Anton Hysen has signed with fourth division US soccer team Myrtle Beach Mutiny.
Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner in ‘critical condition’ after ‘Nazi’ stabbing 7
12:57 PM — A Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner is said to be in critical condition following a stabbing during an assault by right-wing activists over the weekend.
9th March 2014
Video: Russian gay rights campaigners pelted with eggs at International Women’s Day rally 5
12:59 PM — A group of armed men were arrested in Moscow yesterday after they disrupted a gay rights demonstration for International Women's Day by throwing eggs at the demonstrators and setting fire to their placards.
US student tennis star Matt Dooley comes out as gay and speaks about attempted suicide 1
12:18 PM — US student tennis star Matt Dooley has come out as gay in an article where he speaks about his past struggles, including an attempt at suicide by swallowing a bottle of pills.
8th March 2014
Transphobic Twitter trolls mock contestant on BBC’s The Voice 4
11:44 PM — A number of Twitter users took to the microblogging site during The Voice UK this evening to send abusive messages mocking a contestant's perceived gender identity.
Gay former New Look staff member: I felt ‘blatantly discriminated’ against for exclusion from discount 9
1:16 PM — A former staff member at retail giant New Look has said he was denied the option to use his staff discount for his boyfriend, and that he felt "blatantly discriminated" against.
Tory MP Mike Freer glad New Look will ‘review’ potentially ‘discriminatory’ discount policy
12:05 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has said he is hopeful that New Look will change its policy on staff discounts, in order to include allow gay couples to use it, should they wish.
7th March 2014
Trans woman sues for $2.5m after athletics event tells her to compete ‘as a man’ 37
9:46 PM — A trans woman is suing a fitness company for $2.5m, after being told she was not permitted to compete in a women's athletics competition.
Stonewall: New Look should ‘revisit’ its policy which excludes gay couples from discount 6
7:41 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has commented on a controversy surrounding retail giant New Look's staff discount policy, which may be "indirectly discrimnating" against employees in same-sex relationships.
BBC game show host defends contestant against transphobic Twitter trolls: ‘Grow up and get a life’ 50
6:56 PM — A BBC television host has jumped to the defence of a contestant who appeared on a game show yesterday, after a barrage of transphobic tweets were sent about her.
The Queen praises gay rights charity’s ‘special anniversary’ in royal surprise 47
6:29 PM — Queen Elizabeth II has congratulated one of Britain’s oldest LGBT charities in a rare moment of acknowledgement for LGBT people.
Study: Soaring levels of HIV among gay black men in Atlanta 7
5:10 PM — A study shows the city of Atlanta has among one of the highest concentrations of young black gay men living with HIV in the US.