16th September 2009
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.
8th September 2009
Nurse who asked Obama to rid the world of gays is suspended 19
4:19 PM — An Australian male nurse who called for a "world free of homosexuals" has had his licence suspended. Matthew George Price had written a letter to a New South Wales school alumni newsletter in April, in which he expressed anti-gay views.
Church of Scotland selects gay man to train as minister 3
11:23 AM — A Church of Scotland presbytery has nominated an openly gay man to begin training as a minister. The unnamed gay man, who is in a civil partnership, was nominated last Tuesday by Hamilton Presbytery, the third largest in Scotland.
3rd September 2009
Paramedic accused of homophobia and racism is suspended 4
4:39 PM — A paramedic accused of making derogatory comments about gays, Muslims, black people and women has had his professional registration suspended for a year.
Teachers in anti-gay harassment case ‘on voluntary leave’ 3
10:26 AM — Two Minnesota teachers who allegedly subjected a student to homophobic harassment have reportedly taken voluntary leave.
2nd September 2009
Paramedic ‘made derogatory comments about gays’
10:12 AM — A paramedic is facing a misconduct hearing after being accused of making derogatory comments about gays, Muslims, black people and women.
28th August 2009
Congressman demands Obama end ban on gays in US military 11
3:06 PM — A veteran Democratic member of the US House of Representatives has said he is "deeply disappointed" in President Obama's failure to deal with the ban on gays in the military.
27th August 2009
Lesbian ex-soldier “disgusted at MoD” over payouts to injured
2:10 PM — A lesbian former soldier who was awarded £187,000 in compensation for sex discrimination, victimisation and sexual harassment has said she is disgusted at the low sums paid to servicemen and women injured in action.
26th August 2009
Report: HIV having little impact on gay men’s ability to work 8
4:41 PM — A survey of 1,800 gay men living with HIV has explored their working experiences. The National AIDS Trust research shows that the health effects of HIV are having little impact on gay men’s ability to work.
24th August 2009
Gay news anchorman wins restraining order against former partner 1
1:17 PM — An American TV news presenter at the centre of allegations of workplace discrimination has been granted a two year restraining order against his former boyfriend.
21st August 2009
Scottish police force holds gay and trans recruitment day 7
5:00 PM — Strathclyde Police, Scotland's largest police force, is holding a special recruitment day in an effort to attract new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans officers.
11th August 2009
Fired gay anchorman ‘told not to marry or have kids’ 5
2:14 PM — A TV news reporter in Florida who claimed he was removed as the presenter of a high-profile show because he is gay has said he was told not to get married or have children.
7th August 2009
Anchorman claims he was demoted for becoming too gay 11
10:56 AM — A TV news reporter in the US state of Florida has claimed he was removed as the presenter of a high-profile show because of his sexual orientation.
24th July 2009
Boris Johnson says he will not enter GLA for Stonewall’s top employer list 31
10:43 AM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he will not enter the Greater London Authority in Stonewall's annual Top 100 employers list, despite the authority coming in third place last year.
7th July 2009
Lesbian couple win £22,000 over sexual harassment at work 9
11:40 AM — A lesbian couple who were harassed by colleagues over their sexuality have won £22,000 in compensation. Beth Moules and Sharleen Amos told an employment tribunal in Bristol that they had been ridiculed and humiliated by comments from colleagues over their relationship.
1st July 2009
Military board calls for gay soldier to be discharged 7
9:59 AM — A Syrcause military board has said that Lieutenant Dan Choi, who came out on national television, should be discharged for breaking the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law.
30th June 2009
Fired gay soldier Dan Choi to appear in military court today 4
3:22 PM — Dan Choi, a former lieutenant in the New York Army National Guard, was due to appear at military court this morning at 8am to face charges for violating the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy regarding gay service men and women's requirement to keep their sexuality a secret.
26th June 2009
Gay legal group backs new employment discrimination law
1:15 PM — A legal organisation that fights for the civil rights of lesbians and gay men has urged the United States Congress to act swifly to introduce new legislation protecting LGBT people in the workplace.
Obama ‘should have issued an executive order’ allowing gays in the military 7
1:05 PM — A leading Democrat in the US has said the country's President should have ordered that a ban on openly gay people serving in the Armed Forces come to an end.
23rd June 2009
BNP could face court injunction over membership policy 12
1:07 PM — The British National Party may face legal action over its membership policy, which essentially bans non-white people from joining the party.