31st October 2014
US: Ted Cruz says Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a ‘personal decision’ to be gay 20
11:56 AM — Texas senator Ted Cruz has reacted to Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay by calling it a "personal decision."
30th October 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I am proud to be gay’ 17
11:48 AM — Apple boss Tim Cook has spoken publicly on his sexuality for the first time, revealing he is "proud to be gay."
28th October 2014
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.
13th August 2014
Gay man claims he was branded a ‘f@g’ by Apple employee on store receipt 31
7:27 PM — A gay man in Portland, Oregon, claims he was branded a "f@g", after visiting an Apple Store to buy some headphones.
8th July 2014
Video: Apple celebrates ‘unwavering commitment’ to equality and diversity 3
4:36 PM — Computer giant Apple has produced a video celebrating its ongoing commitment to equality and diversity.
30th June 2014
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.
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.
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.
26th February 2014
Arizona Governor to meet with gay discrimination bill’s supporters and opponents 4
6:13 PM — The Governor of the US state of Arizona has said she will hold private meetings with those for and against a bill to legalise discrimination against gay people before deciding whether to veto it or not.
US: Delta Airlines latest to lobby against Arizona bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 1
3:23 PM — Delta Airlines has joined other big businesses including Apple and Marriott International in lobbying Arizona's Governor to veto a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination.
25th February 2014
Apple, American Airlines and Marriott urge Arizona to veto bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 3
1:44 PM — Several multinational companies have given extra weight to a campaign to have Arizona's Governor veto a bill to specifically legalise anti-gay discrimination by any business owner claiming to be religious.
19th December 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Today we have an opportunity to eliminate discrimination of the LGBT community’ 6
8:25 PM — Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday gave an impassioned speech about equality after picking up a lifetime achievement award.
22nd November 2013
Apple deems offence caused by homophobia an ‘appropriate’ reason to refund James Arthur track 5
2:43 PM — Controversy surrounding James Arthur's Twitter spats around his use of homophobic lyrics on a track has escalated, as iTunes has approved a refund to a customer complained that they were offended.
15th November 2013
US: Apple currently removing offensive definition of ‘gay’ from dictionary service 7
3:43 PM — Following outcry after a student discovered an offensive definition of the word “gay” in Apple's MacBook dictionary, the company now appears to be rolling out new versions of the service in an attempt to rectify the issue.
12th November 2013
US: Student asks Apple to change dictionary defining gay as ‘foolish and stupid’ 16
11:52 AM — A student in Sudbury, Massachusetts, has launched a campaign asking Apple to remove an offensive definition of the word "gay" from its online dictionary service.
4th November 2013
Obama: Congress needs to ban LGBT discrimination in the workplace 6
1:21 PM — Ahead of a key vote, President Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to pass a law protecting workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on US Congress to ban LGBT discrimination 5
12:26 PM — Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has written an editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA).
13th August 2013
Apple responds to petition to remove ‘bisexual’ from list of spam words for app developers 4
5:57 PM — Apple has promptly responded to calls from an app developer to remove the word "bisexual" from its warning list of words not to use for an app description in the iTunes store.
12th August 2013
Apple iTunes store warns developers not to use word ‘bisexual’ in app descriptions 15
11:14 PM — The Apple iTunes store has been criticised by a lesbian app developer, as she says when changing the description of an educational LGBT app, she was warned not to use the word "bisexual", as the app may be banned.
16th July 2013
Google Play store search links Mickey Mouse game to gay erotic fiction 4
3:09 PM — Users of the Google Play store searching for a Disney game featuring Mickey Mouse were surprised when search results returned included gay erotic fiction.