3rd June 2015
Gay Belfast councillor: I couldn’t come out as gay because my dad did and it ruined our family 4
3:32 PM — A city councillor in Belfast has said she tried to kill herself rather than come out as gay, because when her father did it "broke [her] mum's heart."
1st November 2014
US: Philadelphia city council unanimously passes hate crime law after gay bashing 8
6:19 PM — Philadelphia City Council has unanimously passed a hate crime law, protecting sexuality and gender identity for the first time.
13th June 2014
UK: Green Party councillors call for end of ‘discriminatory’ gay and bisexual blood donation ban 4
5:32 PM — Green Party councillors on the Brighton and Hove City Council have called for the end to the bar against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex with a man.
22nd April 2014
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.
30th October 2013
France: Anti-equal marriage leader to be evicted for illegally subletting apartment 8
4:04 PM — One of the most outspoken leaders of protests against France's recently adopted equal marriage and adoption law is to be evicted from her Paris apartment.
24th July 2013
US: Homophobic speech at City Council meetings prompts response from human rights group 21
3:05 PM — Homophobic language used in the city of Richmond, California, has prompted action from the city's Human Relations Commission, but has also raise issues around free speech.
9th May 2013
US: Philadelphia Mayor to sign landmark LGBT protection bill into law 2
5:45 PM — The Mayor of the US city of Philadelphia is to sign a city-wide ordinance offering protections, and benefits for LGBT citizens into law, in a ceremony on Thursday.
26th April 2013
US: Philadelphia City Council passes landmark bill for LGBT benefits 2
2:26 AM — The City Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has approved a bill which has been hailed as landmark legislation for strengthening LGBT rights in the city.
9th March 2013
US: City Council hopeful may lose place after allegations of using homophobic slurs 6
11:42 PM — A potential for the Glendale, California, City Council may be removed from his position on the city commission, and has already lost political support following accusations of using homophobic slurs online.
21st January 2013
Australia: City council faces backlash for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner 27
1:58 PM — A city council in Australia is facing criticism after asking an LGBT support charity to take down signage displayed at a family festival, as it was deemed "offensive".
18th September 2012
US: Bisexual pride day could officially become a reality in Berkeley 8
6:48 PM — Bisexual Pride Day, separate from other LGBT pride events across the globe, could officially come into existence in the city of Berkeley, North California, if approved by the council there.