20 April 2013
Lord Browne: I am still surprised at how cautious businesses are in accepting diversity
Lord Browne, the former Chief Executive of BP, has spoken out about a current lack of acceptance of diversity in the world of business, and said that for years he was scared to come out as gay.
17 April 2013
Over a thousand Australian same-sex couples to travel to New Zealand to wed
According to a survey by an equal marriage advocacy group, over a thousand Australian gay and lesbian couples are to travel to New Zealand in order to get married, now that equal marriage is set to become law there.
16 April 2013
Study: Equal marriage could bring $42 million to Minnesota economy over three years
A new study has estimated that, if legalised, equal marriage could bring large economic boosts to the US state of Minnesota.
26 March 2013
US conservative women’s group: Starbucks discriminates against straight people by supporting gay rights
A conservative women's group in the US has published a scathing article about coffee chain Starbucks, and the company's support for equal marriage, suggesting that it discriminates against straight people by doing so.
22 March 2013
Starbucks CEO defends equal marriage backing and tells unhappy shareholder to sell stock
The CEO of Starbucks took to defending the company's decision to back equal marriage, in the face of criticism from a shareholder at the company's shareholders meeting.
11 March 2013
Vatican embarrassed as €23 million property investment includes Europe’s biggest gay sauna
Following several recent scandals, it has now emerged that the Catholic church has bought a €23 million (£21 million) share of an apartment block in Rome which houses the biggest gay sauna in Europe.
15 February 2013
UK: Equality groups predict some gay married couples will have to fight for pension rights in court
Rights group Liberty has raised concerns that the same-sex marriage bill does not address inequalities in pensions between straight married couples and gay couples in civil partnerships.
11 February 2013
Documents reveal dropped plan for Canadian same-sex wedding bank notes
The bank of Canada considered putting an image of a same-sex wedding on bank notes, revealed by documents shown to the Canadian press.
5 February 2013
Equalities Minister Helen Grant: Tax breaks for married and civil partnered couples is ‘off the table for now’
Conservative Equalities Minister Helen Grant says the government will not be offering tax breaks to married and civil partnered couples in next month’s Budget.
29 January 2013
Introducing equal marriage could boost UK economy by £18 million
Ministers speaking in support of equal marriage claimed today that it could give the British economy a boost of as much as £18 million per year.
24 January 2013
Jeremy Joseph buys G-A-Y from HMV administrators
The founder and, up until today the part-owner, of the G-A-Y brand has bought out shares owned by HMV, which went into administration last week.
12 January 2013
Trans woman accuses Post Office of discrimination for refusing to open a savings account
A trans woman from Lancaster has accused the Post Office of discrimination, after she was denied a savings account because her drivers license still contained her former name.
3 January 2013
Florida lesbian couple win $7,500 after Bank of America refused them a mortgage
The Bank of America has agreed to pay out a lump sum of $7,500 to a couple denied a mortgage based on their sexuality.
16 December 2012
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10 December 2012
US: Merck Foundation ceases funding for Boy Scouts of America
The charitable arm of a pharmaceutical and health company has ceased donations to the Boy Scouts of America due to its anti-gay policy for volunteers, members, and staff.
3 December 2012
Barclays discusses anti-gay bill with Ugandan officials
Barclays has raised the subject of Uganda’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill with the country’s government, after coming under pressure from the online social activist group Change.org.
28 November 2012
445,000 people urge Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay bill
More than 445,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
20 November 2012
US: Anti-gay campaign group NOM sees financial donations plunge
National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), the American campaign group that is staunchly opposed to LGBT equality, has seen a large drop in its financial donations.
1 November 2012
Survey: LGBT retirees have almost a third more in the bank than the overall US population
On average, people from the LGBT community had set aside more money ahead of retirement, and expected to need more money in retirement than the overall population, a study has shown.
30 October 2012
Stonewall defends ‘bigot’ awards category after banks withdraw support
The UK’s largest gay rights charity has defended its ‘Bigot of the Year’ title following complaints from two of its corporate supporters.