2nd July 2014
UK: High Court judge probes London ban of ‘ex-gay’ bus ad
1:24 PM — A High Court judge is this week investigating accusations that Boris Johnson banned a bus ad from an 'ex-gay' group for political reasons.
1st July 2014
US: University System of Georgia to recognise same-sex spouses in retirement plans
5:35 PM — The University System of Georgia has extended the tax benefits in its retirement plan to same-sex spouses of employees, despite the state’s continued ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
Obama: ‘Gay college professor shaped my views on LGBT issues’ 3
4:55 PM — President Obama last night thanked Lawrence Goldyn, his gay college professor and friend, for shaping his views on LGBT rights.
Clifford Chance launches LGBT art exhibition in London and New York 1
12:51 PM — London-based law firm Clifford Chance has opened the doors on its seventh annual LGBT art exhibition, in a transatlantic celebration of gay pride.
US: Anti-trans Texans accused of electoral fraud in petition to overturn Equal Rights Ordinance 7
12:05 PM — Anti-trans lobbyists in Houston, Texas have been accused of using illegal electoral methods in their attempts to overturn a recent pro-LGBT equality ordinance.
30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
US: Apple CEO Tim Cook marches in San Francisco Pride parade 1
11:36 AM — Apple CEO Tim Cook marched in the San Francisco Pride parade yesterday.
29th June 2014
US: New York Governor announces new HIV task force 2
5:55 PM — The Governor of New York has announced the creation of a new HIV task force, aiming to wipe out HIV in the state entirely.
Ireland: Government to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 15
5:24 PM — The Irish government is seeking to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
Israeli Education Minister: I am truly sorry for saying same-sex couples aren’t families 12
4:27 PM — Israel's Education Minister has apologised for claiming that same-sex couples aren't families earlier this week.
US: Lesbian police chief sworn back in, after being fired by homophobic mayor 8
3:40 PM — A lesbian police chief, who was fired by her town's homophobic mayor, has finally been sworn back in.
Fifth of US population now in states with ‘stayed’ marriage bans 2
2:19 PM — A fifth of the US population now lives in states where decisions striking down same-sex marriage bans have been stayed, pending appeal.
True Blood star denies he quit show over planned gay storyline 12
1:43 PM — True Blood star Luke Grimes has denied that a planned gay storyline for his character was the reason he left the show.
US: Empire State Building lights up rainbow ahead of New York Pride parade
1:14 PM — The Empire State Building lit up in rainbow this week, in honour of today's New York Pride parade.
28th June 2014
CNN host Richard Quest: My worst fears never materialised after coming out 1
10:44 AM — CNN host Richard Quest says his fears about being openly gay in public life "never materialised" into reality.
27th June 2014
US: News anchor outs Apple CEO during live discussion 1
5:21 PM — A CNBC news anchor outed Apple CEO Tim Cook during a live panel discussion, despite him never publicly addressing his sexuality.
26th June 2014
UK: Trade Union Congress to increase anti-homophobia campaigning following LGBT conference 3
5:57 PM — The annual LGBT conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which includes members from Unite, Unison, the National Union of Teachers and more than fifty other unions, heard Thursday how unions needed to increase their work to combat homophobia.
US: South Dakota teen forced to wear nametag at work labelled “Gaytard” 20
4:31 PM — A gay teen, working in a fast food restaurant in South Dakota, recently quick his job after being forced to wear a nametag labelled with a homophobic slur. Sixteen-year-old Tyler Brandt, who was working at a Taco John’s in Yankton, SD said that his manager insisted that he wear a nametag labelled “Gaytard”.
US: Mayor makes last-ditch attempt to keep lesbian ex-Chief of Police out of job 12
3:50 PM — The career of a lesbian police chief purportedly fired for her sexuality once again hangs in the balance, just hours after a referendum seemed to confirm that she would be reinstated.