29th November 2012
Venice looks to suspend partnership with St Petersburg over anti-gay laws 9
1:29 PM — The Venice Municipal Council is currently considering ending a partnership with the Russian city of St Petersburg over the latter’s recently adopted anti-gay laws.
27th November 2012
EU officials release survey on discrimination 8
9:53 AM — The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.
US: Human Rights Commission backs pride organisers over t-shirt printing refusal 27
12:25 AM — The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has sided with organisers of a gay pride event, who were refused service by a Christian t-shirt printing company, because of its religious beliefs.
26th November 2012
Gay teachers can’t come out because of ‘endless battle’ against homophobia 18
10:54 PM — Teachers in UK schools are hesitating to come out because of worries around the reaction from their pupils, as well as other faculty members, and a lack of support from school management could be part of the problem.
Turkey: Homosexuality to join murder as a reason for army expulsion 30
10:33 AM — Gay men will be discharged from the Turkish army as a punishment for their "lifestyle choices," it has been reported.
21st September 2012
Israel: Lesbian couple awarded payout in landmark ruling 9
8:43 PM — An Israeli lesbian couple is celebrating after a judge ruled that a wedding hall could not reject their custom.
18th September 2012
US: Couple to sue restaurant that cancelled gay wedding because of ‘bad Feng Shui’ 17
8:25 PM — Legal action is being taken against the owner of a small chain of Asian restaurants in New York, who cancelled the wedding party of a gay couple because of bad Feng Shui.
11th September 2012
US: Couple to sue Catholic diocese over refused mansion sale 10
12:41 AM — A gay couple are suing a Catholic diocese which allegedly refused to sell them a plot of land and a mansion over priests' fears that they would host same-sex wedding ceremonies on the property.
24th August 2012
Vermont resort settles lawsuit brought after refusing to host lesbian wedding reception 5
12:50 AM — A settlement, including no longer being allowed to host wedding receptions, has been reached by a venue which refused to host a wedding party for a lesbian couples' wedding because of the owners' Catholic beliefs.
22nd June 2012
France: Cohabiting gay men ‘twice as likely to be unemployed as straight counterparts’ 32
2:57 PM — French researches say they have determined that men in co-habiting gay relationships are twice as likely to be unemployed as straight men living with a female partner.
21st June 2012
Brazil: Bar warned for discriminating against lesbian couple 1
7:01 PM — A bar in the city of Teresina, Brazil was issued with an administrative warning for having discriminated against a lesbian couple.
15th June 2012
Ontario approves trans discrimination protections 5
9:31 AM — Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Ontario voted to protect people from discrimination on the grounds of gender identity this week.
13th June 2012
Northern Ireland survey: Four in ten would object to a relative’s gay relationship 65
10:35 AM — A survey into social attitudes and discrimination in Northern Ireland has found a quarter of people would object to having a gay or bisexual neighbour and four in ten would object to a close relative forming a relationship with a gay or bisexual person.
11th June 2012
European Commission publishes new report on trans and intersex discrimination 13
4:29 PM — The European Commission has published a new report into discrimination against transgender and intersex people around the EU.
7th June 2012
Boy Scouts of America to review gay leader ban 15
4:03 PM — Presented with a 275,000 strong petition, the Boy Scouts of America will review a motion to allow individual units to lift the ban on gay leaders if they choose, but a spokesman has said there is no plan to amend the policy.
3rd May 2012
Denmark: Gay bar bans straight couples from kissing 144
12:33 PM — A gay bar in Copenhagen has confirmed it barred straight couples from kissing at the establishment.
Ireland ‘missed opportunity to protect LGBT employees’ in Seanad vote 17
12:15 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network in Ireland has expressed disappointment at the defeat of the Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2012 in the Seanad yesterday.
1st May 2012
Boy Scouts of America official resigns in protest over expulsion of gay mother 14
2:44 PM — A regional official of the Boy Scouts of America has resigned in protest at the expulsion of a gay mother from her son's group for being a lesbian.
New York Assembly passes trans discrimination bill for fifth time 10
10:56 AM — The Assembly at the New York state legislature has passed an anti-discrimination bill to protect transgender citizens for the fifth time, but the senate may yet stall progress.
27th April 2012
Comment: Gay does not mean paedophile 35
11:02 AM — One of the ugliest lies our heternormative culture spreads is the idea that gay people threaten children, Paris Lees writes.