27th January 2015
Bank ordered to pay compensation after mistaking trans woman for ‘fraud’ 7
11:21 AM — The Financial Ombudsman Service has ordered a bank to pay compensation, after a trans woman was blocked from her account because she has a deep voice.
18th January 2015
HSBC boss: If I wasn’t gay, I probably wouldn’t be CEO 30
2:09 PM — The head of HSBC bank in the UK has claimed that he probably wouldn't be in charge if he was straight.
17th November 2014
Bank stops asking for your mother’s maiden name in case you have two dads 8
1:51 PM — The Royal Bank of Scotland could stop asking customers for their mother's maiden name - because a lot of people have two dads.
1st October 2014
Lesbian sues for ‘breach of warranty’ after giving birth to mixed-race baby 45
6:53 PM — A lesbian is suing a sperm bank, because she was impregnated with a black man's sperm.
15th August 2014
Wall Street welcomes first openly gay bank CEO on New York Stock Exchange 1
12:05 PM — The financial industry has welcomed the first openly gay CEO of a bank trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
17th July 2014
US: Struggling anti-gay NOM launches boycott against JPMorgan Chase 3
2:37 PM — The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is urging supporters to boycott international mega-bank JPMorgan Chase, following claims that the bank asked employees if they were “an ally of the LGBT community”.
8th July 2014
UK: Trans city worker says big business trying hard to be inclusive 4
4:46 PM — Big businesses are trying to welcome trans employees, according to trans building consultant Antonia Belcher.
19th November 2013
Tory Chairman Grant Shapps asks Miliband about links to Paul Flowers 10
7:01 PM — Tory Chairman Grant Shapps has written to Labour leader Ed Miliband over revelations gay former Co-op banking chairman Paul Flowers resigned from Bradford Council in 2011 after "inappropriate but not illegal adult content" was found on a computer he used.
14th October 2013
Lord Smith: Equal marriage had such a large majority because it came from a Tory Government 6
5:19 PM — Britain’s first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury has said that he thought there were advantages to equal marriage being introduced under a Tory Government.
13th July 2013
Video: Band creates video protesting recent Russian anti-gay laws 4
1:45 PM — A band has dedicated a new single from its debut album to supporting gay and lesbian people in Russia, and in opposition to recently passed anti-gay laws.
25th June 2012
Married banker sues office with ‘culture of homophobic banter’ 28
1:10 PM — A married City of London banker has told an employment tribunal he was forced to leave his job after being subjected to homophobic abuse from colleagues.
23rd April 2012
Barclays unveils app for gay, bi and trans staff 15
11:46 AM — Barclays has launched a new smartphone app to support its gay, bi and trans staff to keep them aware of news and events.
21st March 2012
Petition to feature Alan Turing on next £10 note launched 39
1:54 PM — A petition to put an image of gay computer pioneer and Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing on the next £10 note has been launched, securing over a thousand signatures in its first day.
27th February 2012
Restraining order for trans teen who impersonated Katie Price 27
4:16 PM — A transgender teenager who impersonated Katie Price at a local branch of HSBC and stole thousands of pounds of her money has been given a restraining order against the former glamour model.
17th February 2010
Gay bank chief urges others to come out 15
4:43 PM — The chief executive of a leading private bank has said that more gay professionals should find the courage to come out at work. Robert Taylor, the chief of Kleinwort Benson, said he had been frank about his sexuality since the beginning of his career.