13th January 2010
IBM rated most gay-friendly employer for the second time 38
10:08 AM — IT company IBM has been rated the most gay-friendly company to work for by gay rights organisation Stonewall. The firm was rated best employer in the charity's annual Top 100 Employers List.
4th January 2010
Obama appoints trans woman to Department of Commerce 27
4:07 PM — US President Barack Obama has appointed a trans woman to the role of senior technical advisor to the Department of Commerce. Amanda Simpson is on the board of directors of the National Centre for Transgender Equality and has worked in the aerospace and defence industry for 30 years.
18th December 2009
Former drag queen accuses boss of homophobia
11:31 AM — A gay man who once worked as a drag queen is suing his boss for unfair dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination. Dean Awford claims David Gray was homophobic and referred to him as "she" in front of customers.
16th December 2009
Groups welcome Ladele ruling over civil partnerships 10
4:48 PM — Secular and libertarian groups have welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling yesterday that a council did not discriminate against a Christian registrar who refused to perform civil partnerships.
30th November 2009
Australian teacher accused of lesbian affair with pupil
3:15 PM — An Australian music teacher has pleaded not guilty to repeatedly counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a female pupil.
Christian relationship counsellor loses appeal over gay couples 19
1:14 PM — A Christian relationship counsellor who refused to work with gay couples has lost his appeal for unfair dismissal. Gary McFarlane was sacked by Relate last year after saying he would not "encourage sin" in gay and lesbian couples.
26th November 2009
Trans businesswoman Kate Craig-Wood vies for Entrepreneur of the Year 16
10:54 AM — Technology entrepreneur and trans woman Kate Craig-Wood has been named the South East’s Entrepreneur of the Year and will now compete for the national title at a ceremony in London today.
25th November 2009
Police officers disciplined for homophobic emails 10
11:07 AM — Two police officers in Leith, Scotland, have been disciplined for sending homophobic emails to colleagues in the Gay Police Association and choir.
24th November 2009
Lesbian deserter to have asylum claim reviewed in Canada 1
10:45 AM — A lesbian soldier who deserted the US Army after claiming she had been physically abused and threatened has won the right to have her asylum case reviewed in Canada.
23rd November 2009
Staff relaunch Washington’s oldest gay newspaper 2
8:05 PM — The Washington Blade has been relaunched as the DC Agenda by its staff. It was distributed as an eight-page newsletter on Friday and former employees of the Blade hope to print a 16-page edition this week.
22nd November 2009
Exemptions allowing churches to refuse to employ gays to be scrapped following pressure from EU 60
5:37 PM — The European Commission is putting pressure on the British government to drop the exemptions from equality legislation by religious organisations who currently have the right to refuse to employ LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) staff.
20th November 2009
UNISON calls for better reporting on homophobic hate crime 7
5:56 PM — Workers' union UNISON is holding its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) conference today and tomorrow. The organisation is calling for more encouragement for LGBT victims of hate crime to report offences to police.
2nd November 2009
Christian registrar takes civil partnerships complaint to court of appeal 92
2:53 PM — Lillian Ladele, the Islington registrar who refused to perform civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples, will argue her case in the court of appeal today.
29th October 2009
Lesbian policewoman sues force for discrimination 4
1:39 PM — A lesbian policewoman is suing the British Transport Police for not allowing her girlfriend to work with her. Sergeant Jasmine Stewart claims that heterosexual couples were allowed to work together at Ashford Police Station.
28th October 2009
Bisexual workers ‘excluded by lesbian and gay colleagues’ 65
8:15 PM — Stonewall research has suggested that bisexual people face a number of challenges in being open about their sexuality at work, such as feeling excluded by gay and lesbian colleagues.
7th October 2009
Christian council worker sues after being sacked for homophobic email 57
3:02 PM — A Christian council worker who was sacked for sending a homophobic email is suing her former employers. Denise Haye, 25, worked at Lewisham Council’s legal services department.
29th September 2009
Exclusive: Man fired from Christian radio station for revealing he was gay 71
4:58 PM — A man who was fired after six years of volunteering at a Christian radio station lost his job because he admitted he was gay.
25th September 2009
Teacher suspended over gay porn photos 48
1:59 PM — A PE teacher was suspended yesterday after pupils reportedly discovered pictures of him posing naked on gay porn websites.
16th September 2009
Stonewall seeks ‘gay leaders of the future’ 10
5:45 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking the "lesbian, gay and bisexual leaders of the future" to apply for its 2009 Leadership Programme.
Obama nominates lesbian for commissioner role 2
4:28 PM — US president Barack Obama has nominated a lesbian as commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Chai R Feldblum is thought to be the first openly gay person to be nominated to the commission.