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  • 10th October 2011

    South Australian premier Mike Rann calls for gay marriage 16

    Mike Rann said civil unions were a "halfway house". (Photo: SABREnet)

    4:57 PM — South Australia's outgoing premier Mike Rann has called for full marriage equality. Speaking in Adelaide yesterday at the end of the Festival of Ideas, Mr Rann said that the status quo was "discrimination" and that civil unions are a "halfway house".

  • Catholic archbishop urges Scottish parishes to oppose gay marriage 72

    Archbishop Mario Conti has launched a campaign against gay marriage

    11:45 AM — The Archbishop of Glasgow, Mario Conti, has written to all Scottish parishes to urge them to oppose plans to give gay couples the right to marry. He said that churches would "actively campaign" to block marriage rights for gay people and warned that the move would create "larger divisions" in society.

  • 6th October 2011

    Australian transgender men win legal recognition 4

    The pair must be recognised as men, the highest court ruled

    9:50 AM — Two transgender men in Australia have won the right to be legally recognised as men without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. The pair, who have not been named, have had their breasts removed and some hormone therapy, although they still have some female sexual organs.

  • 4th October 2011

    US study says gay men are less likely to be offered job interviews 34

    The study suggests gay candidates are less likely to get an interview

    2:14 PM — An American study says that openly gay men are less likely to be called back for job interviews - particularly in the South and Midwest. The research found that CVs which indicate an applicant is gay are 40 per cent less likely to be granted an interview than those which do not.

  • 30th September 2011

    Comment: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell about HIV status 408

    Michael Lucas suggests gay men stop talking about HIV

    1:06 PM — Michael Lucas, the gay porn producer, offers a new solution to cutting HIV rates and stigma around the condition.

  • 23rd September 2011

    Ten Italian MPs accused of being ‘gay hypocrites’ 34

    Italy does not allow gay marriage or adoption (Photo: Vaughan Leiberum)

    5:46 PM — Ten Italian MPs have been accused of being "gay hypocrites". A US-based blog named the politicians, who include right-wing MPs and members of Silvio Berlusconi's ruling party, and said they were secretly gay.

  • 20th September 2011

    Lesbian couple accuse Thomson of honeymoon discrimination 104

    The couple say Thomson discriminated against them

    1:39 PM — A lesbian couple claim that one of Britain's largest travel companies discriminated against them on their honeymoon. Gemma Harman, 24, and Tamsin Harper, 36, from Brighouse, Yorkshire, flew to the Dominican Republican with Thomson following their civil partnership earlier this year.

  • 19th September 2011

    Peter Tatchell: The equal marriage consultation is not good enough 68

    Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for full equality

    1:49 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the consultation on marriage equality is not good enough - and not even necessary.

  • 14th September 2011

    Speaker launches gay rights group Kaleidoscope 39

    Bisi Alimi said Kaleidoscope would ask gay Africans what help they need

    10:50 AM — New gay rights group Kaleidoscope has been launched by its honorary president Speaker John Bercow. A reception was held in parliament last night to celebrate the new non-profit organisation, which seeks to help LGBT people and rights movements around the world.

  • 10th August 2011

    Men seek damages for ‘gay slur’ on California theme park photo 43

    The theme park has been sued for harassment and discrimination

    11:11 AM — Two men are suing a California theme park for damages after a photo of them on a ride was allegedly doctored and displayed with a gay slur.

  • 27th May 2011

    Illinois Catholic groups stop foster care services over gay parents 59

    The charities will end fostering services

    12:05 PM — Catholic charities in Rockford, Illinois, have opted to cease all foster care services to avoid having to cater to gay couples. The charities must comply with a new state law which says any organisation receiving state funds must not discriminate.

  • 26th May 2011

    Lawsuit to be filed over Tennessee’s anti-gay law 14

    Tennessee's new law will be challenged in court

    5:46 PM — A lawsuit will be filed against a new Tennessee law which bans employment protections for LGBT employees. The law, signed by governor Bill Haslam this week, bans cities and municipalities from making their own anti-discrimination ordinances and bans any area from having stronger protections than are available at state level

  • 24th May 2011

    Tennessee governor signs bill to wipe out gay legal protection 70

    Governor Bill Haslam has signed a law that makes anti-discrimination protections void (Photo: Brian Stansberry)

    6:09 PM — The governor of Tennessee has signed a bill which gay rights campaigners say will wipe out all any laws which protect LGBT people from discrimination. Governor Bill Haslam signed the law yesterday. It bans cities and municipalities from making their own anti-discrimination ordinances and bans any area from having stronger protections than are available at state level.

  • 20th May 2011

    Gay LAPD sergeant wins $1m in discrimination case 23

    The LAPD may appeal the decision

    3:24 PM — An openly gay Los Angeles Police Department sergeant has been awarded $1.16 million (£700,000) after winning his case for discrimination. Ronald Crump, 39, has worked for the LAPD for 16 years. He claimed he was harassed after he claimed about a supervisor's treatment of him because he is gay.

  • 17th May 2011

    Peter Tatchell: The Commonwealth is a bastion of homophobia 108

    Peter Tatchell says the Commonwealth is refusing to act on homophobia

    4:02 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the Commonwealth is a "bastion of global homophobia" and has failed to condemn abuses of LGBT people.

  • 6th April 2011

    Court backs Wal-Mart sacking of anti-gay Christian worker 61

    Wal-Mart sacked Tanisha Matthews for harassment

    10:38 AM — A court has backed US retail giant Wal-Mart for sacking an anti-gay worker who claimed she was a victim of discrimination for being a Christian.

  • 4th April 2011

    Lesbian PC wins discrimination case 16

    PC Tracey West won her case for discrimination

    2:11 PM — A lesbian policewoman has won her case for sexual orientation discrimination against her sergeant. PC Tracey West, 42, was bullied by Sgt Michael Service for six months, a tribunal in Glasgow heard.

  • Marc Jacobs president ‘made staff look at gay porn’ 11

    The New York company was named in a lawsuit last week

    10:41 AM — The president of fashion label Marc Jacobs is being sued by its former chief operating officer. Patrice Lataillade claims that company president Robert Duffy made staff watch gay porn, ordered an employee to pole-dance for him and treated the firm as his own private bank account.

  • 28th February 2011

    Gay priest fired from Philadelphia Catholic university 19

    Father James St George was fired for being gay

    4:14 PM — An openly gay priest has been fired from teaching at a Catholic university in Philadelphia because he has been in a relationship with a man for the past 15 years.

  • 10th February 2011

    Former newsreader Michael Buerk: ‘Don’t recruit presenters to fill lesbian or Asian quotas’ 50

    Michael Buerk criticised positive discrimination

    11:01 AM — Former BBC newsreader Michael Buerk says presenters should not be hired just because they tick the right diversity boxes. He was speaking on ITV1's Tonight programme for a discussion on ageism at the BBC.

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