8th November 2013
US: 13-year-old suspended from school for carrying a designer handbag 21
10:54 AM — A 13-year-old boy was suspended from a school in Kansas on Wednesday for refusing to take off his Vera Bradley handbag.
6th November 2013
James Franco: It is not my ‘mission’ to act in gay roles – a lot of the figures that I love were gay 3
10:55 AM — Outspoken equal rights advocate and Hollywood actor James Franco has responded to discussions on why he chooses to opt for so many gay acting roles, saying "I guess that a lot of the figures that I love were gay."
Study: Straight men are ‘three times more likely’ to not believe in bisexuality 23
10:19 AM — According to a new US study, men who identify as heterosexual are three times more likely to classify bisexuality as "not a legitimate sexual orientation."
5th November 2013
US Senate passes bill protecting LGBT people from employment discrimination 7
10:55 AM — A bill banning workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans has passed the US Senate – but it faces immense hurdles in the House of Representatives where the Republican Party holds the balance of power.
4th November 2013
Obama: Congress needs to ban LGBT discrimination in the workplace 6
1:21 PM — Ahead of a key vote, President Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to pass a law protecting workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on US Congress to ban LGBT discrimination 5
12:26 PM — Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has written an editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA).
2nd November 2013
Poll: Two-thirds of NSW voters do not support law to allow private schools to discriminate against gay students 7
2:38 PM — A poll has found that two-thirds of residents of New South Wales do not support current laws which allow private schools to discriminate against LGBT students, and a large majority were not aware of the law.
27th October 2013
US: Chairman of Jelly Belly donated $5,000 for California to repeal trans bathroom rights law 7
9:05 AM — The chairman of The Jelly Belly Candy Company has donated $5,000 (£3,091) to a campaign attempting to repeal an act allowing transgender students equal access to school facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms.
26th October 2013
Sussex head teacher takes a stand against bullies who use ‘gay’ as derogatory insult 26
2:29 PM — A head teacher in Sussex has spoken out in the wake of singer Will Young's campaign to curb homophobic bullying in schools, by taking seriously the use of the word "gay" as a derogatory insult.
Australia: Health Alliance pubicly supports the 13th annual Intersex Awareness Day 3
1:35 PM — The National LGBTI Health Aliiance of Australia has publicly shown its support for Intersex Awareness Day (26th October), which sees intersex activists across the world raise awerness on important issues affecting intersex people.
25th October 2013
US: Waiter receives anti-gay message on Christian couple’s bill – ‘Your fag choices made you lose out’ 77
6:10 PM — A Christian couple in Missouri have stirred up controversy recently, when instead of providing a tip for a gay waiter's "excellent service," they left him a homophobic note on their bill, which condemned his "lifestyle choices" and called him a "fag."
21st October 2013
Video: Jamie Foxx and Elton John support homeless gay youth 2
5:13 PM — Sir Elton John, Jamie Foxx and other Hollywood stars appear in a public service announcement (PSA) raising awareness about homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles.
18th October 2013
UK: Trans police officer sues force after she had to ‘out’ herself over police radio 36
11:10 AM — A transgender police officer is suing her force after she allegedly had to "out" herself over a police radio system.
13th October 2013
Israel: ‘Ambiguous relationship’ of energy awareness puppets sparks gay representation debates 6
1:18 PM — Television advertisements featuring two puppets named "plug" and "socket" have sparked debates about gay representation in Israel, after rumours the characters might be gay were re-ignited following the arrival of an adopted baby puppet.
10th October 2013
Cyprus: Penal code amended to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity
6:37 PM — The government in the Republic of Cyprus has amended the penal code of the country in order to protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
9th October 2013
UK: Christian B&B pair following ‘God’s word’ in discriminating against gay couple 42
3:49 PM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull were adhering to “God's perfect standards” in their decision to prevent a same-sex couple from sharing a room at their guest house, the Supreme Court has been told.
UK Supreme Court hears case of anti-gay Christian B&B owners 31
10:43 AM — The UK Supreme Court will today hear the case of the Christian guest house owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against same-sex couples.
8th October 2013
Poll: 57% of Brits don’t believe B&B owners should discriminate against gay couples 13
4:46 PM — A YouGov poll shows that 57% of people in Britain don’t think that bed and breakfast owners should be allowed to refuse accommodation to people based on their sexuality.
29th September 2013
Serbia: Hundreds of LGBT activists gather to defy gay pride ban in Belgrade 4
12:35 PM — Gay rights activists in Serbia held their first Pride march in three years on Saturday, despite officials banning the ceremony over threats of violence from right-wing extremists.
24th September 2013
Video: Italian politicians stage kiss-in protest during debate over LGBT discrimination protection bill 7
6:10 PM — A political party in Italy interrupted a debate over an LGBT discrimination protection bill, to stage a kiss-in protest in solidarity with the LGBT community.