19th December 2014
US extends non-discrimination laws to transgender people 87
2:38 PM — The US Justice Department has reinterpreted existing laws to prevent workplace discrimination against trans people.
18th December 2014
Study: Gay men earn less than straight men, but lesbians are paid more 78
11:45 AM — Sexual orientation seems to affect earning prospects and job satisfaction, a study shows.
14th November 2014
US: Alabama anti-discrimination bill named in honour of Apple boss Tim Cook 1
6:16 PM — A bill that would protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment has been named after Apple CEO Tim Cook in his home state of Alabama.
US State Department urges India to end anti-gay law 2
10:43 AM — The US State Department has urged India to put an end to a law which bans sex “against the order of nature”.
13th November 2014
South Korea: 70% of young gay men not out to their parents
11:13 AM — A study has found that as many as seven out of 10 gay Koreans hide their sexual orientations from their parents.
6th November 2014
US: Dallas voters approve nondiscrimination protections for LGBT employees 2
12:05 PM — Dallas residents have voted overwhelmingly to include nondiscrimination protections for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity and expression" in the City Charter.
South Africa: Pretoria introduces healthcare centre for gay and bisexual men
11:37 AM — The city of Pretoria in South Africa has introduced a healthcare practice for gay and bisexual men as an alternative to "abusive" general facilities.
5th November 2014
City boss told staff: ‘Badminton is a sport for gays and players should get a dress’ 1
2:52 PM — A City boss at a firm accused of racial harassment discrimination told his staff that Badminton is a sport for “gays”, a tribunal hears.
4th November 2014
Nigeria: Gay clinic executive director allegedly arrested without charge 4
11:13 AM — A Nigerian gay rights activist who runs a clinic for gay men and transgender people was allegedly arrested and detained without charge.
27th October 2014
Kyrgyzstan: UN urges anti-gay draft law to be scrapped 2
11:09 AM — The UN have condemned a Kyrgrz draft bill that could increase violence and discrimination for LGBT people, and have urged the Parliament to scrap it.
24th October 2014
US: Trans veteran wins landmark discrimination case against Army 1
6:44 PM — A transgender woman who was a civilian Army employee has won a historic court battle over discrimination claims.
Scotland: Glasgow SNP deputy leader suspended after reports of homophobia
12:40 PM — The deputy leader of the SNP group on Scotland's largest council has been suspended after charges of homophobia.
21st October 2014
Trans military personnel from 18 countries gather to end US military ban 4
11:13 AM — Transgender military personnel from 18 countries across the world gathered on Monday to discuss whether the US military could join them.
17th October 2014
Graham Norton: ‘There’s a weird self-loathing in the gay community’ 118
1:48 PM — Graham Norton has discussed the criticism he gets for being camp, saying most of it comes from the gay community.
Brazil: Serial killer suspect confesses to ’39 murders’ of gays, women, and homeless people 4
11:25 AM — A security guard in Brazil has confessed to killing at least 39 people “out of anger,” including gay people, homeless people, and women.
14th October 2014
Italy: Gay couple told their blood had been ‘thrown away’ despite being regular donors 4
3:13 PM — A gay couple in Italy have alerted police after being turned away from blood donation clinic, saying nurses told them their blood had been "thrown away" in the past.
13th October 2014
US embassy condemns Kyrgyzstan’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill 3
1:04 PM — The United States embassy has condemned Kyrgyzstan for approving a bill which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
10th October 2014
Cameroon: Authorities release 7 trans people arrested in anti-gay house raid 2
4:23 PM — Authorities have released seven transgender men and women arrested on homosexuality-related charges, after police raided a house in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé.
Casey Stoney: ‘My life would probably be lot simpler if I was straight – It’s not a choice’ 2
3:36 PM — Former England women’s captain Casey Stoney has rebuked people who tell her being gay is a choice, saying her life would be a "hell of a lot simpler" if she could decide to be straight.
Amnesty urges President of Chad to scrap anti-gay bill 5
10:49 AM — In a letter to the President of Chad, Amnesty International has warned that passing a bill which criminalises homosexuality would show a "blatant disregard" for the country's human rights obligations.