24th May 2014
New Boy Scouts president: I won’t repeal the ban on gay adult members 7
12:44 PM — The new President of the Boy Scouts of America supports the principle of removing a ban on gay adult members, but has warned that "reopening the issue" now would provoke a split in the movement.
16th May 2014
US: No openly gay CEOs in top 1000 companies 3
9:01 PM — There are no openly gay CEOs across the 1000 biggest US companies, according to the New York Times.
15th May 2014
Catholic church fires woman who feeds homeless over same-sex marriage 32
4:18 PM — A 58-year old cancer survivor has been fired from her job feeding the homeless, because she's in a same-sex marriage.
14th May 2014
TUC: LGBT workers face a ‘mental health crisis’ caused by austerity 21
5:11 PM — LGBT workers are facing a “mental health crisis” caused by “recession and austerity”, says TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady.
13th May 2014
Stena Line to appeal decision to award sacked dock worker £45,000 over anti-gay abuse 12
10:50 AM — A Belfast dock worker sacked after reacting to homophobic abuse in his job has been awarded £45,000 in compensation – although his employer, Stena Line, is to appeal.
10th May 2014
US: Catholic school teacher quits over new contract that tells her to condemn her gay son 56
6:04 PM — An Ohio Catholic school teacher has quit, rather than sign a new morality contract which requires her to condemn her gay son's homosexuality.
8th May 2014
GLAAD: Nintendo is sending a ‘hurtful message’ by refusing to allow gay relationships in video game 18
10:08 PM — GLAAD has attacked Nintendo's decision to ban same-sex relationships in video game Tomodachi Life, branding it "hurtful".
7th May 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican who worked as a drag queen fails to win primary 13
8:25 PM — Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles has come last in a state primary, after it was revealed he used to work as a drag queen.
3rd May 2014
Richard Branson announces Virgin boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 43
9:20 PM — Sir Richard Branson has announced a Virgin-wide boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, over the country's new anti-gay law.
2nd May 2014
US: Anti-gay Pasadena official ‘placed on leave’ after Dustin Lance Black controversy 1
1:59 PM — Pasadena's public health director - who was invited to speak at a college after Dustin Lance Black was uninvited over a sex photo leak - has now been placed on leave over anti-gay remarks.
Three Hampshire police officers sacked over homophobic bullying 12
1:23 PM — Three police officers have been dismissed over "extremely serious" allegations of homophobic and sexist bullying.
1st May 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.
29th April 2014
US: Boy Scouts reject leadership application from gay scout outed on Facebook 14
10:29 PM — The Boy Scouts of America have rejected the leadership application of a gay scout who was outed by friends on a Facebook post.
US: Nation’s oldest queer bookshop to close 2
9:24 PM — The oldest queer bookshop in the US has announced it will close for good next month.
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.
US: Kentucky shop removes ‘no gays’ window sticker, replaces it with anti-gay sign 36
7:30 PM — A printing shop in Kentucky has removed a window sticker which banned gay customers, replacing it with a sign that condemns homosexuality.
28th April 2014
US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender 12
9:58 PM — A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity.
AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians 156
7:52 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that by pledging not to discriminate against their customers, Mississippi businesses are 'bullying' Christians.
27th April 2014
US: Picketers target Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 8
4:21 PM — Picketers are targeting a luxury hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, after he signed a law calling for gay people to be stoned to death.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.