US: Arkansas judge apologises for bigoted online comments including comparing gay sex to bestiality 8
1:34 PM — An Arkansas judge has issued an apology after posting a series of anonymous sexist, racist, and homophobic comments online, including saying that gay sex is just a “small step” away from sex with a dog.
Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker condemns New Look discount policy as ‘old fashioned discrimination’ 5
12:32 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker is the latest politician to criticise retail giant New Look for its discount policy which is possibly in breach of the Equality Act 2010 by "indirectly discriminating" against gay couples.
8th March 2014
Gay former New Look staff member: I felt ‘blatantly discriminated’ against for exclusion from discount 6
1:16 PM — A former staff member at retail giant New Look has said he was denied the option to use his staff discount for his boyfriend, and that he felt "blatantly discriminated" against.
US: Idaho protesters arrested and charged after trying to hold vigil
12:56 PM — Protesters have been arrested and charged with trespassing, after they attempted to hold an all-night vigil at the Idaho Statehouse.
Tory MP Mike Freer glad New Look will ‘review’ potentially ‘discriminatory’ discount policy
12:05 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has said he is hopeful that New Look will change its policy on staff discounts, in order to include allow gay couples to use it, should they wish.
7th March 2014
Trans woman sues for $2.5m after athletics event tells her to compete ‘as a man’ 26
9:46 PM — A trans woman is suing a fitness company for $2.5m, after being told she was not permitted to compete in a women's athletics competition.
Labour Shadow Equalities Minister criticises New Look for ‘indirectly discriminatory’ discount policy 3
5:53 PM — Labour Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has criticised a policy at retail giant New Look, which excludes gay employees from using a staff discount which is available to their straight counterparts.
New Look bans gay staff from discount that straight employees can use 37
3:45 PM — A leading high street clothing retailer has put its staff discount policy "under review", after a PinkNews investigation revealed that it was "indirectly discriminating" against gay and lesbian staff members.
5th March 2014
Arizona Senator comes out: ‘I’m gay, I’m Latino, and it’s okay’ 4
9:39 PM — An Arizona state Senator has come out as gay, after the state's governor had to veto a senate bill which would have legalised anti-gay discrimination.
4th March 2014
Kansas: Gay rights groups call to have sexual orientation added to law banning discrimination 1
7:34 PM — Following the progression of a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination, gay rights groups are calling for sexual orientation to be added to a Kansas anti-discrimination law.
Ireland: More than one in four gay employees have been harassed at work 1
10:39 AM — New research shows more than a quarter of Irish gay and bisexual employees say they have been harassed at work.
3rd March 2014
US: Maryland to vote on trans anti-discrimination bill 1
9:08 PM — Lawmakers in Maryland are due to vote on a bill which would ban discrimination against trans people.
25th February 2014
Arizona may lose 2015 Super Bowl if bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination becomes law 13
7:36 PM — The US state of Arizona could run the risk of losing the Super Bowl if a law is enacted to allow business owners to legally discriminate against gay people.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: ‘I will do the right thing’ on gay discrimination bill 8
3:15 PM — The Governor of Arizona has said she is still looking at the legislation which would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people, saying she will "do the right thing".
21st February 2014
US: Final approval given to Arizona bill to make homophobic discrimination LEGAL 8
5:37 PM — A heavily criticised bill which would allow religious business owners in the US state of Arizona to discriminate against gay couples, has passed the final stage of the state's legislature.
US study: LGBT people nearly twice as likely to struggle with issues of hunger
5:07 PM — A new US study has shown that LGBT people are nearly twice more likely to struggle with issues of hunger than the general population.
US psychologist says British opponents of ‘gay cure’ therapy have no scientific backing 27
12:40 PM — A leading US psychologist has published a paper claiming that the UK media is "ideological and not scientific" when it criticises mental health professionals who offer "conversion therapy" to gay people.
UK: Set back for gay rights as tribunal rules pension schemes can discriminate against gay couples 16
12:15 PM — The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has ruled that pension schemes can discriminate against same-sex couples.
18th February 2014
Belgium: Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo branded as ‘shameless’ after changing his shirt on a hot day 46
12:32 PM — Elio Di Rupo, Belgium's openly gay Prime Minister, has been branded as "shameless" after he was filmed changing his shirt on a behind-the-scenes television programme.
Malawi: Muslim association calls for gay people to be condemned to death 31
11:23 AM — As debates in Malawi about whether to decriminalise same-sex sexual activity continue, the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) is calling for gay people to be condemned to death, saying "even animals like goats don't do this."