19th September 2008
Respect Holidays goes bust 20
4:55 PM — A major UK gay holiday firm has ceased trading. Respect Holidays was one of the best known companies in the business. The Civil Aviation Authority has been called in to protect holidaymakers booked with the company.
18th September 2008
Gay holiday company ceases trading after XL collapse 1
2:04 PM — People who have booked trips to Spain with Throb Holidays may lose out after the company announced that it has gone out of business.
12th September 2008
Doncaster urged to embrace the pink pound
4:13 PM — The Yorkshire town of Doncaster is "sitting up and taking notice of the opportunities" that being gay-friendly can bring.
28th August 2008
Slight fall in number of City candidates out in the workplace 1
11:24 AM — An annual survey of attitudes towards homosexuality in the City of London has found that the country's financial heart has "slipped as a bastion of equality."
26th August 2008
Iconic American LGBT publication The Advocate sold by PlanetOut
12:11 AM — Planet Out, has sold The Advocate and a number of other publications to Regent Media, the owners of Gaywired and here! tv.
22nd August 2008
Heniz shrugs off gay boycott with soaring sales figures
12:00 AM — Despite a boycott organised by gay rights group Stonewall, Heinz, saw earnings in the most recent quarter increase by $229 million (£123m). It was slammed by gay rights groups for pulling a television advertisement featuring two men kissing.
20th August 2008
Credit Suisse to offer gay banking service in UK 1
11:41 PM — Credit Suisse will be the first major bank to specifically target the LGBT community in Britain. The firm's offering will follow the route of niche banking that has already been offered to the Muslim and Polish immigrant communities.
19th August 2008
Gays beat the credit crunch 3
4:50 PM — Gay and lesbian consumers are more resilient to the credit crunch than their hetro-sexual counterparts, a new survey suggests.
15th July 2008
Insurance website claims gay men die younger than straights 1
2:17 PM — A leading insurance comparison website has caused a storm of debate by claiming gay men have a life expectancy 20 years shorter than heterosexual men.
11th July 2008
New guidelines on HIV and life insurance published
4:16 PM — The Association of British Insurers has updated its consumer guide for gay men covering HIV and life insurance.
10th July 2008
INTERVIEW: Why supporting gay staff is good business
5:53 PM — Barclays was an early supporter of Stonewall's efforts to promote equality in the workplace as a member of the Diversity Champions programme. In fact they were the first bank to sign up.
4th July 2008
Business Secretary calls on employers to support gay staff
6:01 PM — The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has endorsed a new report into gay, lesbian and bisexual experiences at work.
3rd July 2008
Stonewall research highlights business case for supporting LGB staff 2
12:00 PM — The Secretary of State for Business John Hutton is to launch pioneering Stonewall research today examining the advantages of being out at work.
30th June 2008
Barclays to sponsor gay and lesbian networking event 1
11:16 AM — A major financial institution will sponsor the main summer event by professional gay networking group Village Drinks.
20th June 2008
Business advice offered to LGBT entrepreneurs
1:25 PM — The Gay Business Association is hosting an Ask The Experts event as part of the Pride London festival, open to all LGBT professionals from charities, businesses and other organisations.
9th June 2008
Gay marriage worth millions to California economy 1
5:12 PM — Same-sex marriage could potentially boost California's deflating economy by $683.6 million (£345m) over the next three years, an analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law has claimed.
5th June 2008
Unions and business join forces to push diversity in the workplace
12:15 PM — The Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress have launched a joint report promoting diversity in the workplace.
27th May 2008
COMMENT: Gay students abandoned by parents enter ‘postcode lottery’ 1
3:42 PM — Two years ago at the age of 19, James left home after his stepfather repeatedly beat him because he was gay. As a result, he ended up spending a year living on the streets.
26th May 2008
Biggest Pride in the world draws in millions
8:59 PM — The world's largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday with millions of people peacefully gathering to celebrate gay rights. But the event also creates thousands of jobs.
15th May 2008
Former aide warned Gordon Brown not to abolish 10p tax band
12:20 PM — One of the Prime Minister’s closest aides advised him not to raise taxes for the lowest-paid workers in the country, more than a year before the decision became a political crisis.