12th November 2008
London university establishes free law surgery for LGBT community
3:33 PM — Queen Mary, University of London, is launching a specialist legal advice centre for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people later this week.
4th November 2008
Lesbians face “double-glazed glass ceiling” in the workplace
11:09 AM — A new study into the experiences of lesbian and bisexual women in the workplace has revealed that many of them were more concerned about their gender than their sexuality.
31st October 2008
Fire union backs sexual orientation questionnaire 3
6:58 PM — West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has defended an optional questionnaire it sent to all its staff asking them to state their sexual orientation.
30th October 2008
British Army targets gay graduates through new recruitment guide
1:08 PM — Stonewall's new nation lesbian and gay recruitment guide includes first time appearances for several major organisations.
27th October 2008
Relationships counsellor who refuses gay couples to go to tribunal 8
3:36 PM — A man who claims he has been discriminated against because he is a Christian is to take relationships counselling organisation Relate to an employment tribunal.
24th October 2008
Pink diplomats celebrate ten years of Foreign Office gay group
12:13 PM — In 1998, six people gathered in a gay bar in London to plan a revolution. They wanted to challenge anti-gay practices in their workplace.
22nd October 2008
Patient blackmailed GP over “gay” massage
1:40 PM — A fitness to practise panel of the General Medical Council has heard how a doctor was blackmailed for more than two years by a patient who claims he was sexually assaulted by him.
21st October 2008
Trans trucker awarded £20,000 by employment tribunal
1:30 PM — A transsexual who was hounded out of her job as a trucker after she began her transition from her former male gender has been awarded damages by an employment tribunal.
20th October 2008
Employers exploit legal loophole to avoid paying employment tribunal awards
6:15 PM — A new report from Citizens Advice has revealed that up to 10% of employment tribunal compensation awards are not paid because of a "shameful flaw" in the law.
17th October 2008
Brighton education manager discriminated against trans teacher 1
1:10 PM — The General Teaching Council for England has ruled that an education manager at Brighton and Hove City Council is guilty of discriminating against a teacher who is trans.
9th October 2008
Czechs face EU sanctions over anti-discrimination directive
2:36 PM — The Czech Republic could face an official complaint from the European Commission and financial sanctions over its failure to introduce an EU directive on discrimination into its legislation.
2nd October 2008
Finnish President speaks out after sacking of lesbian editor 1
6:27 PM — A media company in Finland is facing high level criticism after it allegedly sacked a female newspaper editor because she is in a lesbian relationship.
McCain’s limp responses to questions from gay community 9
2:26 PM — The Republican candidate for President of the United States has given a written response to questions for a leading American gay publication.
29th September 2008
Pepsi risks boycott with donation to gay support group 6
11:46 AM — A leading soft drinks manufacturer has donated $500,000 (£277,000) to a programme for workplace equality.
25th September 2008
Senate to consider same-sex benefits for US federal employees
5:09 PM — A new report ahead of a US Senate hearing into the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act has costed the introduction of benefits for the same-sex partners of federal employees.
Public bodies told to embrace equality ahead of new legislation 1
3:34 PM — Police authorities, health trusts and care homes for the elderly should start working to promote equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people, a government official has said.
Czech vote on discrimination bill delayed until after elections 1
1:02 PM — A key parliamentary vote that would bring the Czech Republic into line with other EU nations has been delayed.
16th September 2008
Free gay law seminar to be held in Manchester
3:36 PM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
10th September 2008
Dutch MEP appointed rapporteur for gay discrimination legislation 3
5:37 PM — A Green party MEP has been appointed as rapporteur for a new anti-discrimination law. Rapporteurs in the European Parliament are members of committees that produce a draft legislative resolutions.
Find out your rights at free law seminar in Manchester
11:57 AM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.