29th September 2014
US: Maryland trans anti-discrimination bill goes into effect 1
11:12 PM — The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Fairness for All Marylanders Act (FAMA), which will go into effect Wednesday.
27th September 2014
Obama spokesperson: UN resolution reaffirms LGBT rights as ‘fundamental freedoms’
3:40 PM — An advisor to President Barack Obama has welcomed the passage of a UN Human Rights Council resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
24th September 2014
US: Houston mayor shortlisted for world’s best mayor 3
7:14 PM — Openly-gay Texas mayor, Annise Parker, has been shortlisted for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international contest for the world's best mayor.
21st September 2014
US: Republican candidate breaks ranks to back discharge petition for anti-discrimination bill 1
12:36 PM — An out Republican congressional candidate has broken ranks with his party to support a discharge petition for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
20th August 2014
US: Department of Labor issues guidelines to protect trans workers
9:13 PM — The US Department of Labor issued guidance on Tuesday, stating they will interpret gender non-discrimination laws as protecting transgender workers.
5th August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
1st July 2014
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.
26th June 2014
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.
25th June 2014
Malaysia: Political pressure may prevent LGBT protection in new anti-discrimination law
6:34 PM — A new draft act proposed to combat discrimination in Malaysia risks losing protections for the LGBT community after political pressure, a policy formation body has warned.
US: Republican Representative claims paedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ 10
12:11 PM — A debate on charter schools in Raleigh, North Carolina, was marred Tuesday after a Republican Representative suggested that an amendment to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation might be used to protect paedophiles.
11th June 2014
Peter Tatchell calls for non-discrimination pledge at the 2014 Commonwealth Games 1
4:31 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, today published an open letter to organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games calling for all participating countries to sign a non-discrimination pledge.
22nd April 2014
US: Louisiana anti-discrimination bill shelved for legislative session
7:05 PM — Efforts to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been shelved for this legislative session.
US: City council indefinitely postpones consideration of anti-discrimination policy
3:28 PM — A Michigan city council has indefinitely postponed consideration of a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
4th April 2014
Obama spokesman: It would be ‘redundant’ to ban anti-gay workplace discrimination with executive order 2
9:19 PM — White House press spokesman Jay Carney has claimed it would be 'redundant' for Barack Obama to issue an executive order to ban workplace discrimination.
4th March 2014
Kansas: Gay rights groups call to have sexual orientation added to law banning discrimination 1
7:34 PM — Following the progression of a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination, gay rights groups are calling for sexual orientation to be added to a Kansas anti-discrimination law.
13th January 2014
Disney World joins coalition of Florida businesses supporting anti-discrimination law 5
8:06 PM — Walt Disney World joined other influential businesses in the US state of Florida to throw weight behind a bill to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace.
26th September 2013
US: Washington National Cathedral to mark Matthew Shepard’s death with ‘Honouring LGBT Youth’ weekend 1
4:10 PM — Washington National Cathedral has announced that it will mark the fifteenth anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder with a weekend of events to honour LGBT youth who have suffered bullying, discrimination and violence.
24th September 2013
Video: Italian politicians stage kiss-in protest during debate over LGBT discrimination protection bill 7
6:10 PM — A political party in Italy interrupted a debate over an LGBT discrimination protection bill, to stage a kiss-in protest in solidarity with the LGBT community.
12th August 2013
US radio host: Nondiscrimination laws actually discriminate and ‘create a climate of suspicion, spite and revenge’ 19
3:24 PM — US Christian radio host Linda Harvey has spoken out on the issue of anti-discrimination laws, to say that they actually make discrimination worse, and that they "create a climate of suspicion, spite and revenge".
31st July 2013
Liverpool FC bans staff from using anti-gay slurs 1
5:30 PM — Liverpool Football Club has issued a new set of rules to its workers banning the use of "unacceptable" words and phrases such as "faggot", "fairy", and "that's gay".