11 May 2013
Scottish Trades Union Congress debating homophobia in the workplace
For the second year, an annual gathering of Scottish trade unions will include a committee to discuss LGBT rights in the workplace.
10 May 2013
New Zealand: Protesters will hold ‘turn McDonalds gay day’ after employee told he was ‘too gay’
Demonstrators will gather at a branch of fast-food chain McConalds to hold a "turn McDonald's gay day", in protest against the treatment of a staff member, who was told by his manager that he would be disciplined if he "turned anybody else gay oh shift".
9 May 2013
New Zealand: Human Rights Tribunal rules that gay aspiring priest was discriminated against by Anglican Church
A gay man who went to a tribunal over being refused the position of a priest at the Anglican Church, has said he is "grateful" the commission took his case, and that he may apply again in future for the job.
6 May 2013
US: Chris Kluwe announces that he has been dropped by his team the Minnesota Vikings
NFL player and human rights campaigner Chris Kluwe, has announced that he has been dropped by the Minnesota Vikings, saying that "making people aware of an issue that is causing children to commit suicide is more important than kicking a leather ball."
5 May 2013
US: Straight Catholic school leader claims he lost job offer because he was suspected to be gay
A Catholic private school system has been accused of discriminating against a straight man, who claims they pulled an offer to make him president over rumours that he is gay.
5 May 2013
Canada: Property agent fired for distributing homophobic leaflets
A Canadian property agent has been fired for distributing leaflets that attack same-sex marriage and gay parents.
3 May 2013
US radio host: Ohio school had “no option but to fire” teacher for being gay
A US radio host has spoken out about the recent sacking of a lesbian teacher in the US state of Ohio, because she named her partner in her mother's obituary, to say the school had "no option but to fire her".
2 May 2013
New Zealand: McDonald’s worker told ‘If you turn anyone else in the store gay, I will punish you’
It emerged during a New Zealand protest against conditions for workers of fast food chain McDonald's that gay staff members faced discrimination and harassment, with one man claiming several coworkers had left their jobs over the problem.
2 May 2013
New Jersey: Lesbian detective seeks $2.5 million in damages in homophobic discrimination claim
A New Jersey lesbian detective claims a supervisor sexually harassed her by making homophobic comments and is seeking $2.5 million in damages.
29 April 2013
Q&A: LGBT professional business networking with Radius
Tuesday evening sees the latest event for Radius, the London based LGBT professional networking event, this time held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
27 April 2013
US: Bill introduced in Washington would allow businesses to discriminate against gay people
A bill introduced by Washington state legislators on Thursday is seeking to allow businesses to be exempt from anti-discrimination laws in cases that contradict with the owner's "sincerely held religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs, or matters of conscience."
26 April 2013
Yvette Cooper: ‘Parliament does not have enough openly gay and lesbian MPs’
Labour's Yvette Cooper has called on British businesses and the world of politics to do more to celebrate diversity and not merely to “tolerate” LGBT staff.
26 April 2013
MEPs welcome European Court of Justice ruling on anti-gay Romanian football owner George Becali
A European Court of Justice preliminary ruling on the homophobic conduct of a football club owner in Romania has been welcomed by MEPs.
25 April 2013
US: Fired lesbian teacher tells LGBT youth to have hope
A lesbian teacher seeking reinstatement after the Catholic school at which she had taught for 19 years fired her for naming her partner in an obituary has said the support she has received has been inspiring.
22 April 2013
Kent: No further action to be taken over former youth crime commissioner’s anti-gay tweets
Former youth police and crime commissioner Paris Brown will not face prosecution over homophobic and racist comments she made on Twitter.
18 April 2013
US: Gay Ohio teacher fired from Catholic school after naming partner in her mother’s obituary
Students and supporters have rallied behind a former teacher at a Catholic High School, who was fired when her school found out she was gay through her mother's obituary.
14 April 2013
Gay former NBA chief: The first openly gay US athlete will be amazed at opportunities given to them
The former executive of a National Basketball Association (NBA) team has said that the first professional sports player to come out in the US will benefit rather than suffer,potentially earning millions in endorsements for being openly gay in the field.
11 April 2013
US: Volunteer demands reinstatement at Catholic parish which fired him for being gay
A volunteer at a Long Island Catholic parish has demanded reinstatement after being dismissed when the church received an anonymous letter revealing he was gay.
9 April 2013
UK’s first youth crime commissioner quits following backlash over abusive tweets
Britain's first youth crime commissioner has quit, following a backlash which came after homophobic, racist and violent tweets were sent from her personal Twitter account.
9 April 2013
MPs call for resignation of youth crime commissioner over abusive tweets
MPs have weighed in to call for Britain's first youth crime commissioner to resign after abusive tweets sent from her personal Twitter account were revealed at the weekend.