13th April 2012
Library of Congress employee sacked after “liking” pro-gay Facebook page 19
10:17 PM — A gay auditor at the US Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, has sad that his pressing the "Like" button on a Facebook page that promoted gay adoption led to workplace harassment, discrimination, and eventually his sacking.
12th April 2012
Obama refuses to sign an anti-discrimination bill for LGBT employees 30
11:09 PM — In a move that is likely to disappoint gay rights activists and liberal supporters alike, President Obama has decided not to sign an executive order that would ban discrimination by employers with federal contracts against LGBT employees.
11th April 2012
Irish minister to bring forward protections for gay teachers 5
4:23 PM — Statements made by Ireland's Education Minister Ruairi Quinn at yesterdays ASTI Conference in Cork of his intention to bar discrimination against gay people that may prevent them taking up employment as teachers have been welcomed.
2nd April 2012
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13th March 2012
Former gay porn actor cleared to return to teaching 81
3:44 PM — A former gay porn actor who was fired from his post as a substitute teacher in Florida when the school found out about his past has been cleared for reinstatement.
9th February 2012
Barclays and other banks top employers for gay Scots 13
9:48 AM — The top four Scottish employers in Stonewall’s rankings this year are banks. Barclays took first place, followed by Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank.
3rd February 2012
Firm discriminated against gay lawyer with ‘batty boy’ friend 24
3:35 PM — A London law firm has lost an appeal of a ruling that it discriminated against a gay barrister. In a memo discovered by Lee Bennett in firm archives in 2010, a partner at Bivonas LLP had written that he should be sacked and that he would "take our cases to his batty boy mate".
22,500 thank JC Penney for hiring Ellen after anti-gay complaint 24
10:51 AM — US retailer JC Penney is being thanked for hiring Ellen Degeneres after a group said she should be sacked because a lesbian spokesperson would lose them business.
26th January 2012
UK survey: 81% of actors ‘open about sexuality’ 14
11:21 AM — In a new survey of the acting industry, eight in ten actors said they were 'out' professionally and three quarters of respondents said the decision to come out had not hindered their career.
15th January 2012
Gay dean to sue Church of England after twice being rejected as bishop due to his sexuality 93
12:47 PM — Britain’s most senior openly gay cleric has threatened to sue the Church of England unless it promotes him to Bishop. The Very Rev Jeffrey John, currently the Dean of St Albans has twice been overlooked to become a bishop due his sexuality. Dr John is in celibate civil partnership.
11th January 2012
Oxford City dismisses player for Gareth Thomas tweet 57
2:01 PM — Oxford City FC said today it had released Lee Steele from his obligations to the club after the player posted a comment on Twitter which was "seriously contrary to the ethos of the club".
Spies and accountants in Stonewall’s new employer index 31
11:20 AM — One of the largest professional services firms in the world, Ernst & Young, has topped Stonewall's list of the 100 best employers for gay and bi employees. Among 25 new entries for 2012 is MI5, the UK's counter-intelligence and security agency, ranked 62.
30th December 2011
Best big companies for gay staff in the US revealed 8
1:43 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has released its annual rankings of US companies by the support they give to LGBT employees, and revealed that nearly a quarter of the 850 companies surveyed scored full marks.
13th December 2011
US gay serviceman reinstated following Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell discharge 11
11:13 AM — A gay linguist who was discharged from the US Navy under the now-repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DODT) ban on openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces has been reinstated, his attorneys have announced.
25th November 2011
Google seeks to improve benefits for trans employees 46
12:02 PM — US staff of the internet giant will now be able to cover the cost of gender transitioning procedures and treatments in accordance with the WPATH.
31st October 2011
US Christian university forces staff to declare heterosexuality 130
4:49 PM — Employees must sign a declarative Personal Lifestyle Statement, abstaining from all sexual activity prohibited by the Bible.
21st October 2011
Stonewall launches gay-friendly job website 22
10:27 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a job website with vacancies from gay-friendly employers. ProudEmployers.org.uk lists jobs with employers such as Credit Suisse, BP and De Montford University - all of whom are members of the charity's Diversity Champions programme.
12th October 2011
Survey: Half of gay men out at work 25
4:20 PM — Over half of gay men have come out at work, a survey says. According to a Gaydar.co.uk poll of more than 5,000 users, 56 per cent are out to their employer and 82 per cent are out to friends.
4th October 2011
US study says gay men are less likely to be offered job interviews 34
2:14 PM — An American study says that openly gay men are less likely to be called back for job interviews - particularly in the South and Midwest. The research found that CVs which indicate an applicant is gay are 40 per cent less likely to be granted an interview than those which do not.
3rd October 2011
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