21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
18th April 2014
US: Lesbian police chief fired by mayor who said: I’d rather have an alcoholic look after my child 33
7:22 PM — An openly gay chief of police has been fired by a South Carolina mayor who was caught saying he preferred alcoholics to gay people.
17th April 2014
Australia: Christian youth camp loses appeal against discrimination ruling 2
12:19 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 now lost its appeal against the court's ruling.
13th April 2014
Linda Harvey: Young gay people should stay closeted until they can become straight 101
4:13 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey, who once dismissed the possibility that “kids are kicked out of their homes just for being who they are,” has now suggested young gay people should stay closeted to friends and family until they can become straight.
10th April 2014
US: Seattle mayor supports scout leader who was banned for being gay 2
9:30 PM — The Mayor of Seattle has defended a scout leader who was fired for being gay and has refused to leave his post.
US: Republican congressman who voted against gay rights changes mind, co-sponsors ENDA 2
9:05 PM — A Republican congressman who has previously voted against gay rights has become a co-sponsor of ENDA, a bill which provides protections from homophobia in the workplace.
8th April 2014
Gay US scout leader defies sacking: ‘I will remain in my post’ 5
9:25 PM — A gay scout leader who was sacked by the Boy Scouts of America has said he will remain in his post, with the support of his church.
7th April 2014
US: Supreme Court declines to take up appeal from anti-gay marriage photographers 8
4:40 PM — The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up the case of a New Mexico photographer which refused its services to a same-sex wedding.
US: Gay rights group opposes teachers’ tenure protection cut
11:55 AM — A leading gay rights group in the US state of Kansas has come out in opposition of a bill which could strip teachers of their tenure protection.
5th April 2014
US: Oregon trans student denied housing by Christian college 15
5:19 PM — A male trans student has been denied access to on-campus housing by an Oregon Christian college.
4th April 2014
Obama spokesman: It would be ‘redundant’ to ban anti-gay workplace discrimination with executive order 2
9:19 PM — White House press spokesman Jay Carney has claimed it would be 'redundant' for Barack Obama to issue an executive order to ban workplace discrimination.
2nd April 2014
US: Mississippi passes bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:36 PM — The US state of Mississippi on Tuesday quietly passed a bill which would legalise discrimination against gay and lesbian people based on religious belief.
1st April 2014
US: Food server claims he was banned from working in basketball locker rooms for being gay
8:31 PM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US by a Brooklyn food server who said he was subjected to homophobic taunts by a professional basketball team.
European Parliament President: Cut aid from African countries with anti-gay laws 19
11:11 AM — The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz sparked a row yesterday, after he told a joint summit that African countries imprisoning gay and lesbian people should be disqualified from receiving EU aid.
31st March 2014
US: Son of homophobic Duck Dynasty patriarch says father was really about ‘God’s love’ 15
4:38 PM — Willie Robertson, the son of the homophobic Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, has defended his father's anti-gay comments made last year, saying they were about "forgiveness, ultimately."
US: Texas school accused of discrimination for turning away three-year-old with lesbian parents 1
4:00 PM — A lesbian couple in Texas have said their three-year-old son was turned away from a Montessori private school because of the director's religious beliefs.
Study: Gay Poles heading to UK to ‘flee discrimination’ in Poland
1:44 PM — A study by a student at the University of Westminster found that gay Polish people are often fleeing discrimination in Poland when they head to the UK.
27th March 2014
Survey: Two thirds of teachers ‘not ready’ to teach same-sex marriage 17
7:05 PM — Two-thirds of teachers say they are not adequately prepared to begin teaching about same-sex marriage, despite weddings starting this weekend.
26th March 2014
Update: Christian charity World Vision will NOT hire staff in same-sex marriages 42
9:50 PM — Christian charity World Vision is reversing its decision to allow married gay staff, just two days after announcing the change.
23rd March 2014
Gay man barred from Dorset country pub for ‘flirting’ with barman 86
11:18 AM — A man in Dorset has claimed to have been branded a "predatory gay man" after he was banned from his local pub for complimenting a male bartender.