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11:13 AM — A gay linguist who was discharged from the US Navy under the now-repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DODT) ban on openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces has been reinstated, his attorneys have announced.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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7th September 2011
Court says Arizona must continue paying benefits to gay government workers 5
11:58 AM — A court has ruled that the US state of Arizona must continue to pay spouse health benefits to gay and lesbian government workers. The state began granting the benefits in 2008 but a 2009 law sought to remove them.
6th September 2011
Virginia woman sues over ‘lesbian perception’ firing 14
4:31 PM — A Virginia woman claims she lost out on a job at a youth group because board members looked at her Facebook profile and assumed she was a lesbian.
26th August 2011
Teacher compared teaching style to Jesus’ before anti-gay rant 60
1:46 PM — Mr Buell said: "I try to teach and lead my students as if Lake Co. Schools had hired Jesus Christ himself."
25th August 2011
US teacher returns after anti-gay rant “did not violate code of conduct” 79
12:02 PM — High school teacher who "almost threw up" on hearing about gay marriage legislation did not "disrupt" the school districts processes.
4th August 2011
Another MP condemns religious rights motion 30
11:14 AM — Another MP has withdrawn his name from a motion supporting proposals to give religious homophobes the right to 'reasonable accomodation' in the workplace. Liberal Democrat MP Adrian Sanders said the motion had caused a "great deal of upset" and did not clearly state its intentions.
27th July 2011
A third of US workers have health benefits for gay partners 2
4:24 PM — Around a third of workers in the US have access to health benefits for gay partners, research shows. According to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 33 per cent of state and local government employees can get same-sex partner benefits. For private sector workers, the figure was 29 per cent.
11th July 2011
US city to reimburse gay workers for unfair tax 21
2:23 PM — A Massachusetts city will become the first to pay gay public workers more than their straight colleagues because gay workers are subject to more federal tax. The city of Cambridge has been looking for a solution to the issue of unfair federal taxes for six months and now plans to reimburse affected workers.
7th July 2011
Appeals court rules that Pentagon must stop enforcing gay military ban 16
12:32 AM — A US appeals court has ordered the US government to stop enforcing the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) ban on gay men and women openly serving in the military.
1st July 2011
US pilot says sorry for anti-gay rant 18
3:07 PM — A US pilot has apologised after a mid-flight homophobic rant was accidentally broadcast to air traffic control. James Fritzen Taylor, who works for Southwest Airlines, was flying between Austin and San Diego in March when it is believed a button for the cockpit microphone was hit by mistake.
29th June 2011
Man who accused Louis Walsh of sexual assault set to be charged with extortion
10:47 AM — The man who accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of sexually assaulting him in a Dublin bar will reportedly be charged with extortion and wasting police time.
28th June 2011
Lesbian elected as vice-president of Unison 9
2:42 PM — The union Unison has elected a lesbian as vice-president. Maureen Le Marinel, the branch secretary for UNISON’s Lancashire Police branch, is the first lesbian to hold the position.
24th June 2011
US pilot escapes sacking over homophobic rant 25
3:14 PM — A pilot for Southwest Airlines was briefly suspended, then reinstated, over an anti-gay rant accidentally broadcast to air traffic control. He was heard complaining about "f**king homosexuals" and calling other staff members old, overweight and ugly.