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.
6th December 2014
Manchester police chief: Hate speech laws risk turning us into the ‘thought police’ 49
1:44 PM — The chief constable of Greater Manchester police has warned that broad laws banning hate speech risk a drift towards an Orwellian "thought police".
3rd August 2014
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
29th June 2014
US: Lesbian police chief sworn back in, after being fired by homophobic mayor 8
3:40 PM — A lesbian police chief, who was fired by her town's homophobic mayor, has finally been sworn back in.
20th June 2014
UK: Gloucestershire police chief comes out during Pride event 6
2:24 PM — Gloucestershire's Chief Constable publicly came out at a Pride event this week, to cheers from the crowd.
13th June 2014
Dominican Republic: Police chief maintains ban on gay officers 3
3:17 PM — The Dominican Republic's Chief of Police has said that he does not allow any gay officers.
7th June 2014
Uganda: Officials ‘confident’ anti-gay minister will still become UN parliament head 30
4:59 PM — Ugandan officials say they are "confident" that anti-gay politician Samuel Kutesa will become head of the UN general assembly, as there has been no "formal protest" from Western leaders.
1st June 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan politician set to become new UN parliament head 42
1:55 PM — An anti-gay Ugandan politician has been selected as the next head of the United Nations General Assembly, causing outrage among rights groups.
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.
12th February 2010
Elton John and rugby chief support homophobia video – but footballers stay silent 24
6:49 PM — Elton John, the chief of the Rugby Football Union and the gay Irish hurler Donal Óg Cusack have all given their support to the FA's anti-homophobia video but not a single footballer has come forward to condemn anti-gay abuse.
22nd January 2010
Laura Doughty appointed deputy chief executive of Stonewall 46
6:44 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has appointed Laura Doughty to the new position of deputy chief executive. Doughty was previously director of fundraising and communications at the organisation.
30th December 2009
First lesbian US marshall confirmed 3
3:10 PM — The first openly gay US marshall has been confirmed. Minneapolis assistant police chief Sharon Lubinski was confirmed on Monday as the US marshal for the Minnesota district.