20th August 2014
US: Arkansas city passes non-discrimination ordinance after 10 hour public discussion 1
5:13 PM — After close to 10 hours of public discussion, an Arkansas city became the first in the state to pass a non-discrimination ordinance protecting individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
5th August 2014
Could being gay stop employers from hiring you? This study says yes 22
2:25 PM — People applying for jobs are 40% less likely to be offered an interview if they are gay or lesbian, according to research.
14th July 2014
US: Smokers protected in more states than LGBT workers 3
10:33 PM — More states have anti-discrimination laws for employees who smoke than LGBT workers.
Log Cabin Republicans: LGBT rights groups ‘ignorant of political reality’ for dropping ENDA support 11
7:21 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has claimed that the multitude of LGBT rights groups who have dropped their support for the ENDA are "ignorant" of political reality.
1st July 2014
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
26th June 2014
UK: Trade Union Congress to increase anti-homophobia campaigning following LGBT conference 3
5:57 PM — The annual LGBT conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which includes members from Unite, Unison, the National Union of Teachers and more than fifty other unions, heard Thursday how unions needed to increase their work to combat homophobia.
23rd June 2014
US: Family Research Council accidentally cites poll proving people are in favour of gay rights 17
8:06 PM — The Family Research Council has accidentally cited a poll which found people were overwhelmingly in favour of workplace discrimination laws, while trying to argue against them.
12th June 2014
International businesses target Mexico’s LGBT consumers
12:10 PM — This year Google will be joining American Express, American Airlines at the annual LGBT Confex Expo.
4th June 2014
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, hid sexuality over employment fears 3
9:52 PM — Sally Ride, the first female American to go to space, hid her sexuality over fears it would hurt her professional life, it has been revealed.
29th May 2014
US: Houston passes law to prevent LGBT employees from being fired 1
7:15 PM — Houston, the largest city in Texas, passed a non-discrimination ordinance on Wednesday. Yesterday, after hours of testimony, the Houston City Council passed an ordinance that bans discrimination of Houstonians on the basis of their race, sex, color, sexual orientation and gender identity, among other categories.
16th May 2014
US: No openly gay CEOs in top 1000 companies 3
9:01 PM — There are no openly gay CEOs across the 1000 biggest US companies, according to the New York Times.
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.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
24th April 2014
AFA: It’s not safe for Christians to be photographers, bakers, florists, teachers, innkeepers… 88
11:21 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that it is impossible for Christians to work in a range of different professions, because 'homosexuals' will 'wreck' their careers.
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.
9th October 2013
Ireland: First of its kind guide launched for LGBT graduates 1
5:59 PM — GLEN Diversity Champions, Ireland's network for LGBT inclusive employers, today launches the first LGBT graduate directory.
22nd September 2013
US: Christian theology professor ‘asked to leave’ university after coming out as transgender 29
2:18 PM — A professor at a Christian university in California has been forced out of his position after coming out as a transgender to students in a sermon.
10th September 2013
US: Study reveals transgender workers are at greater risk for unemployment and poverty 11
11:08 AM — A new report has revealed that transgender workers in the US experience unemployment at twice the rate of the population as a whole, and are four times more likely to have a household income under $10,000 (£6,400).
4th September 2013
Canada: Gay prison guard gets $98,000 for ten year homophobic discrimination case 1
1:48 PM — A gay former prison guard in Ottawa has been compensated with $98,000 (£63,000) in damages for homophobic harassment and discrimination in the workplace, after a decade-long struggle for his case to be recognised.
12th August 2013
US radio host: Nondiscrimination laws actually discriminate and ‘create a climate of suspicion, spite and revenge’ 19
3:24 PM — US Christian radio host Linda Harvey has spoken out on the issue of anti-discrimination laws, to say that they actually make discrimination worse, and that they "create a climate of suspicion, spite and revenge".