28th October 2014
Trans woman finally settles 17-year lawsuit against Irish government 4
4:15 PM — Transgender woman Lydia Foy will finally end her long-running legal battle with the Irish government for gender recognition.
LSE Students’ Union rejects appeal from rugby club over homophobic leaflets 12
1:41 PM — The London School of Economics Students' Union has upheld a decision to disband the rugby club over homophobic leaflets.
Apple CEO Tim Cook hits out at home state for being ‘too slow’ on gay equality 8
12:51 PM — Apple boss Tim Cook has hit out at his home state of Alabama, for lagging behind the majority of the US on issues of LGBT equality.
27th October 2014
Manchester library unveils public gay history archive 1
11:59 AM — Manchester Libraries have teamed up with the Lesbian & Gay Foundation, to make their gay history archive available to the public.
24th October 2014
Congressman who called equal marriage ‘bullshazzl': I’m not going to coddle anybody 9
1:41 PM — A Republican congressman, who referred to equal marriage as 'bullshazzl' during a speech to a school, says he doesn't want to "coddle" anyone.
Meet someone who isn’t male or female and wants a new type of passport 8
1:16 PM — Have you ever thought how it'd feel to identify with neither male or female? Christie Elan-Cane tells all about their fight for gender 'X' passports
22nd October 2014
New York Times columnist apologises for speaking at anti-gay group’s fundraiser 5
7:52 PM — A New York Times columnist has apologised, after delivering a speech at a fundraiser for anti-gay group Alliance Defending Freedom.
US: Anti-gay activist Mat Staver resigns from Christian university 10
5:42 PM — Mat Staver - who thinks gays are a "crime against nature" - has resigned from his job as Dean at a private Christian university.
UKIP supporting Brighton binman accused of anti-gay sea shanty loses dismissal claim 13
3:14 PM — A Brighton binman accused of writing anti-gay comments on a staff poster and of changing the words of a sea shanty to make a homophobic joke about a poop deck has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
20th October 2014
Nancy Pelosi: Trans people shouldn’t be banned from serving in military 1
6:02 PM — Democrat Nancy Pelosi has called for the US military to reform regulations which ban transgender people from serving openly.
17th October 2014
Australia: Bisexual singer Missy Higgins defends journalist who compared gays to paedophiles 17
3:49 PM — Bisexual singer Missy Higgins has defended a journalist who has come under fire after comparing gay people to paedophiles on a news show.
15th October 2014
Interview: Head of Civil Service on the ‘blackmailability’ of gay spies 2
2:52 PM — The Head of the Civil Service, Jeremy Heywood has spoken to PinkNews about the potential barriers of blackmail that LGBT employees may still face, while LGBT diversity champion Sue Owen commented on the "pockets of homophobia" and the hole in data on LGBT staff.
American Family Association: Christian business owners facing ‘mandatory gay brain-washing’ 25
1:25 PM — Christian business owners are facing 'mandatory gay brain-washing', according to the American Family Association.
Iconic Vauxhall gay bar awarded ‘community asset’ status 11
12:46 PM — The iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern bar has been awarded 'listed community asset' status.
Benedict Cumberbatch says he’d defend gay rights ‘to the death’ 4
12:18 PM — In an interview with OUT magazine, the actor Benedict Cumberbatch has stated he would defend gay people “to the death”. Benedict is set to star in The Imitation Game as the lead role Alan Turing. Gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 after having sex with a man, […]
University of Birmingham launches LGBT curriculum project
10:23 AM — The University of Birmingham has launched a 2 year research project to ensure LGBT inclusivity on the curriculum.
12th October 2014
Sainsbury’s apologises to lesbian couple warned about ‘disgusting’ kiss 61
7:55 PM — Sainsbury's has apologised to a lesbian couple who were warned to stop kissing by a security guard, after a customer complained they were "disgusting".
10th October 2014
Trans prison project champion wins civil service diversity award 1
6:06 PM — A project run by an HM Prison Service civil servant, Sharon Drewell won the award for ‘Leading, Championing and Role Modelling’ for making a “massive difference” to transgender prisoners lives. The Civil Service held its eighth Diversity and Equality award ceremony today at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). There were 153 strong nominations in 6 […]
Primary school condemned for introducing gender-neutral toilets 31
2:46 PM — A primary school in Brighton is under fire, after it introduced unisex toilets to cater for transgender students.
Former Labour trade minister defends Nigel Farage over HIV migrant ban 17
1:35 PM — Former Labour trade minister Lord Digby Jones has defended UKIP leader Nigel Farage after he claimed that people with HIV should be banned from the UK.