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Discrimination

  • 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.

  • 4th February 2011

    US transgender survey finds ‘discrimination and ridicule at every turn’ 12

    Trans people face 'abuse, ridicule and discrimination'. (Photo: Katie Tegtmeyer)

    11:47 AM — A large-scale study of trans people in America says that almost every part of social and legal convention ridicules, abuses and discriminates against transgender people.

  • 28th January 2011

    London anti-hate crime charity opens drop-in service 2

    Galop has opened a drop-in centre

    4:10 PM — London charity Galop is offering a new drop-in service for LGBT people affected by hate crime, discrimination and domestic abuse. The service will also offer LGBT people the chance to talk to a sexual abuse caseworker in confidence about incidents, whether recent or from childhood.

  • 27th January 2011

    Another gay couple sue B&B which turned them away 46

    The owners of the Swiss B&B are being sued

    11:46 AM — A second gay couple are suing a bed and breakfast which barred them from sharing a room. Michael Black, 63, and John Morgan, 58, have begun legal proceedings against the Swiss B&B in Berkshire, after owners Susanne and Mike Wilkinson denied them a double room last March.

  • 25th January 2011

    New Tory MP: ‘There can’t be widespread discrimination if gays earn more than straights’ 50

    Dominic Raab accused feminists of being 'bigots'

    3:57 PM — A new Tory MP who made headlines with his attack on "feminist bigots" has also questioned how the country can be "riddled with discrimination" if gay people earn more than their straight counterparts. Dominic Raab, the 37-year-old MP for Esher and Walton in Surrey, claimed that men should start "burning their briefs" in protest at the "raw deal" they get compared to women.

  • 19th January 2011

    Report finds huge levels of discrimination against gay and trans people in Utah 19

    Utah home to the Mormons is among the worst for gay discrimination(Photo credit: Rayb777)

    9:20 PM — A report by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) has found significant homophobia and discrimination in the state of Utah, home to the Mormon Church. The study of 939 LGBT Utahans found that sixty seven per cent of transgendered and forty four percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual Utahans say they have either been sacked or have been denied a job or promotion as a result of their LGBT status.

  • 18th January 2011

    Peter Tatchell: Discrimination would be ‘rampant’ if Christian hotel couple won case 51

    The Christian couple acted unlawfully in barring gay couples

    1:30 PM — Discrimination would have become "rampant" again if a Christian hotel couple had won the right to bar gay couples, LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell has said. He said that if Peter and Hazelmary Bull had won their case, the judgment would have set a precedent for countless claims.

  • 17th January 2011

    Ruling expected on gay hotel ban 22

    A judge will rule on the case tomorrow

    5:09 PM — A judge is expected to rule tomorrow (Tuesday) on whether a hotel can lawfully bar gay couples. Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who own the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Cornwall, are being sued for discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation by a gay couple.

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