13th June 2013
Former BP CEO Lord Browne to write new book on homophobia in business 4
7:01 PM — Drawing on his own experiences, Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is writing a new book entitled ‘The Glass Closet’ on the need to end homophobic discrimination in the work place and in corporate life.
3rd May 2013
US: Michigan decision to allow same-sex partner benefits survives Supreme Court appeal
1:46 AM — A decision to allow same-sex partners of Michigan state government employees health insurance benefits, has remained intact despite a Republican appeal to the Supreme Court.
2nd May 2013
New Zealand: McDonald’s worker told ‘If you turn anyone else in the store gay, I will punish you’ 21
5:53 PM — It emerged during a New Zealand protest against conditions for workers of fast food chain McDonald's that gay staff members faced discrimination and harassment, with one man claiming several coworkers had left their jobs over the problem.
23rd April 2013
Straight, married City trader subjected to years of ‘heartbreaking’ homophobic abuse 21
1:46 PM — A straight, married father of two, and City trader, was subjected to a tirade of homophobic abuse, including being sent hardcore gay porn, and being called a "fat homo", an employment tribunal heard.
12th March 2013
New York: Gay club dancer and teacher fired for using email account to arrange Craigslist dates 30
6:54 PM — A teacher who sent out sexually explicit emails of himself wearing only boxer shorts has been fired.
13th February 2013
US: Starbucks denies claims that it fired an employee who was wrongly perceived to be gay 8
10:06 PM — A former Starbucks manager, fired after allegedly being sexually harassed and called gay by fellow employees, is suing Starbucks for unlawful discrimination - but the coffee chain strenuously denies the allegations.
18th January 2013
US: Boeing will now allow pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples 2
3:54 PM — Boeing, one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, has reversed a previous decision to deny pension survivor benefits for married same-sex couples.
5th December 2012
US: American Apparel CEO faces lawsuit over accusations of homophobic slurs and choking
9:29 PM — The CEO of popular high street fashion store, American Apparel, faces legal action from a former branch manager, who says he was subjected to homophobic slurs, was choked, and had dirt rubbed in his face.
29th November 2012
US: Teacher suspended for letting student play pro-gay equality song to class 33
9:22 PM — A teacher at a school in South Lyon, Michigan has been suspended without pay for allowing a student to play a song about gay love to his class.
26th November 2012
Gay teachers can’t come out because of ‘endless battle’ against homophobia 18
10:54 PM — Teachers in UK schools are hesitating to come out because of worries around the reaction from their pupils, as well as other faculty members, and a lack of support from school management could be part of the problem.
18th November 2012
New Zealand: Employment Authority to decide on ‘dirty homosexual’ slur 6
7:41 AM — A New Zealand caregiver who quit his job after being called a "dirty homosexual" by a colleague, has accused his former employer of failing to adequately support and protect him.
14th November 2012
US: Nebraska city council implements protections for LGBT city employees 4
9:41 PM — In a change of direction from a decision last month, the Grand Island City Council has overridden a mayoral veto, and granted protections for LGBT people working for the city.
12th November 2012
Lord Browne: “Homophobia could be holding back gay employees in The City” 10
2:03 AM — Lord Browne, the former Chief Executive of BP, has said he believes that it is possible gay and lesbian employees are being overlooked for the top jobs at FTSE 100 companies because of homophobia.
17th October 2012
US: Suspended university diversity officer demands reinstatement and compensation 20
1:06 AM — The chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University has spoken out, saying she should be reinstated, as well as receiving fair compensation for the embarrassment her suspension caused.
11th October 2012
US: University diversity officer placed on leave for signing anti-equal marriage petition 51
2:37 AM — A university in Washington DC, has placed its Chief Diversity Officer on leave, after she reportedly signed a petition opposing equal marriage law in the state of Maryland.
27th September 2012
Ex employee deems Chick-fil-A ‘a safe place for people to hate’ 7
9:09 PM — A former employee of fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A, has resigned after almost ten years, saying that the company created an atmosphere where it was understood “that Chick-fil-A doesn’t like homosexuals.”
23rd July 2012
New search rules for trans police officers and suspects drawn up 26
12:46 PM — It is all change for trans police and policing, as increased awareness of trans sensitivities sees new rules for searching suspects – both who can do the searching and how people should be searched – emerging in the last few weeks.
20th July 2012
Employer liable for joke ‘outing’ on Facebook 20
3:53 PM — An employment tribunal in south London has found an employer liable for its employees' joke 'outing' of their manager on Facebook.
Salesman unfairly dismissed after complaint over anti-gay bullying 10
1:55 PM — A married father has won £44,000 at an employment tribunal after suffering homophobic bullying at his workplace in Leeds.
25th June 2012
Married banker sues office with ‘culture of homophobic banter’ 28
1:10 PM — A married City of London banker has told an employment tribunal he was forced to leave his job after being subjected to homophobic abuse from colleagues.