11th June 2014
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
Poll: Majority of Americans oppose trans people using preferred bathroom 23
1:38 PM — A poll has found that 59% of Americans think that trans people should have to use the bathroom associated with their birth gender.
3rd June 2014
US: Southern Baptist Convention motion attacks laws protecting trans people 5
2:31 PM — A motion submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention condemns all transgender anti-discrimination laws, gender confirmation surgery, and efforts to protect trans people.
1st June 2014
US: Republican attempt to force referendum on repeal of trans anti-discrimination law fails 6
6:58 PM — An attempt by Maryland Republicans to trigger a referendum to repeal a law giving trans people legal protection from Discrimination has failed.
25th May 2014
US: Topeka, home of ‘God Hates Fags’ church, passes gay equality laws 10
1:44 PM — Topeka, home of the Westboro Baptist Church, has passed equality laws banning anti-gay discrimination.
24th May 2014
Peter Tatchell: Commonwealth Games should require pledge against athlete selection discrimination 30
7:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has spoken out the Commonwealth Games, due to be held in Glasgow this summer, saying that countries should have to pledge not to discriminate through athlete selection.
19th May 2014
US: Church claims that ‘men dressed as women’ can use female toilets 24
10:10 PM — A Houston church has put up a sign claiming that "men dressed as women" will use the female toilets if the city passes an equal rights ordinance.
15th May 2014
Catholic church fires woman who feeds homeless over same-sex marriage 32
4:18 PM — A 58-year old cancer survivor has been fired from her job feeding the homeless, because she's in a same-sex marriage.
12th May 2014
NFL’s Michael Sam could still be sacked for being gay under Missouri law 8
12:58 PM — Despite being an unlikely potential turn of events, newly-drafted St Louis Rams defensive linesman Michael Sam could be sacked by the team under Missouri law.
11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
10th May 2014
US: Oregon ‘turn away the gays’ ballot scrapped 3
2:22 PM — A campaign in favour of a ballot to allow a 'religious freedom' exemption to anti-discrimination laws in Oregon has been dropped.
9th May 2014
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
4th May 2014
US: Salvation Army refuses to house homeless transgender woman because she hasn’t had surgery 7
9:16 PM — A Dallas woman who was left homeless last month has claimed the Salvation Army refused to house her because she is transgender, and hasn't had surgery.
Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo Pride
8:24 PM — Rights activists in Brazil are calling for a law to protect against discrimination, as they gather for one of the world's largest pride parades in Sao Paulo.
3rd May 2014
Fox News host: Claims I was demoted because of my sexuality are horses**t 9
2:34 PM — Fox News has strongly denied claims that it demoted news anchor Shepard Smith because he planned to come out.
1st May 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.
29th April 2014
US: Boy Scouts reject leadership application from gay scout outed on Facebook 14
10:29 PM — The Boy Scouts of America have rejected the leadership application of a gay scout who was outed by friends on a Facebook post.
US: Milwaukee County bans discrimination based on gender identity
8:43 PM — Milwaukee County in Wisconsin has banned discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and expression.
US: Kentucky shop removes ‘no gays’ window sticker, replaces it with anti-gay sign 36
7:30 PM — A printing shop in Kentucky has removed a window sticker which banned gay customers, replacing it with a sign that condemns homosexuality.
Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 14
1:10 PM — Sharon Osbourne has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.