15th March 2013
US: Maryland gender identity bill fails to pass Senate committee 3
2:39 PM — A bill which aimed to tackle discrimination in employment, credit, housing and public accommodations, based on gender identity or expression, failed to pass the committee stage of Maryland's Senate.
11th March 2013
Video: Anti-gay Harlem Shake video urges Jamaica to ‘keep the buggery law’ 12
1:59 PM — An anti-gay video has surfaced on YouTube encouraging Jamaican lawmakers to keep the countries ‘buggery law’.
MEP Michael Cashman: Compassion for Cardinal O’Brien should be saved for victims of Catholic anti-gay discrimation 20
11:46 AM — Labour MEP Michael Cashman tweeted PinkNews today to state his disagreement with Baroness Kennedy's "huge compassion" for Cardinal O'Brien, saying her concern would be better suited to the LGBT people who suffer discrimination because of the Catholic Church.
10th March 2013
Peter Tatchell: The Queen’s silence on gay rights excludes and disrespects gay people 82
8:42 PM — Peter Tatchell writes that, although the Commonwealth Charter implicitly condemns homophobic discrimination, the Queen's lack of specific recognition of the LGBT community is a signal of exclusion and disrespect.
9th March 2013
Recommendation to ban porn discovered in upcoming EU report 126
3:55 PM — MEPs will vote this week on a report which recommends a ban on all forms of pornography to fight discrimination against women. Critics say the report is an invasion of privacy on the internet, and in the bedroom.
8th March 2013
Oregon: Principal claims he’s losing his job for being gay 5
6:07 PM — A gay principal in the US state of Oregon says he’s losing his job at a school due to his sexuality.
6th March 2013
US: Kiss-in protest planned against mall which ejected gay couple for kissing on the cheek 18
12:51 PM — A kiss-in is to take place on Saturday at a California shopping centre after a security guard allegedly asked a gay couple to leave for kissing each other on the cheek and holding hands.
5th March 2013
James Franco slams Australia’s Classification Board for banning gay film 8
6:22 PM — James Franco has lashed out at Australia’s Classification Board for banning a film because of its gay sex scenes.
US: Gay couple asked to leave shopping centre for kissing and holding hands 11
2:54 PM — A gay couple was asked to leave a California shopping centre for innocently kissing and holding hands in public, it is claimed.
4th March 2013
US: Health spa refuses to allow ‘abnormal’ gay and transgender customers 13
7:00 PM — A Virginia spa has stated that it has a policy not to accept “abnormal sexually orientated customer” after it kicked out a trans woman.
28th February 2013
US: Family of trans girl lodge complaint because school denied her use of girls’ toilets 17
10:20 PM — The parents of a trans girl in Colorado have filed a complaint because their daughter's elementary school refused to allow her to use the girls' toilets.
25th February 2013
Thistle apologise to gay couple forced to take twin room at London hotel 39
10:53 AM — A gay couple claim that a receptionist at a Thistle hotel refused to let them stay in a double room.
22nd February 2013
Australia: Religious groups could lose exemption from anti-discrimination law 7
6:07 PM — Religious organisations in Australia could lose exemptions to anti-discrimination laws, under recommendations from an inquiry which suggested that the ruling Labor Party's proposed legal changes needed to remove protections for groups to discriminate, where it would otherwise be unlawful.
US: Hollywood restaurant sued by lesbian ex-employee over homophobic and racist abuse 1
3:57 PM — A lesbian who left her job as a chef at a Hollywood restaurant due to racist and homophobic discrimination has launched a lawsuit against the establishment and its owner.
20th February 2013
Australia: Christian youth camp appeals against discrimination ruling 5
5:55 PM — A Christian youth camp which was ordered to pay damages for discriminating against a gay youth support charity in 2010 when it refused to accept its booking, has begun an appeal against the court's ruling.
UK: Equalities minister writes to Iain Duncan Smith after HIV positive man left feeling ‘ashamed’ at job centre 65
11:19 AM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has written to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith after a gay HIV positive man in her Maidstone constituency was left humiliated by staff at a job centre.
13th February 2013
US: Starbucks denies claims that it fired an employee who was wrongly perceived to be gay 8
10:06 PM — A former Starbucks manager, fired after allegedly being sexually harassed and called gay by fellow employees, is suing Starbucks for unlawful discrimination - but the coffee chain strenuously denies the allegations.
Ukraine promises to ban anti-gay discrimination 6
9:42 PM — The Ukrainian foreign minister, Leonid Kozhara, has promised that the country will soon ban all anti-gay discrimination in an interview with a Polish newspaper.
1st February 2013
UK: Housing association refuse to relocate trans woman away from phobic neighbours and say it is ‘lifestyle choice’ 33
10:13 AM — A trans woman who was harassed by neighbours was told by a housing association that it was not a good enough reason to relocate her, as her gender identity was a "lifestyle choice".
30th January 2013
Oregon: Bar owner accused of discriminating against transgender customers
5:46 PM — The Oregon labor commissioner has filed discrimination charges against a Portland bar owner accused of telling transgender patrons to stay away.