12th November 2014
Same-sex marriage ‘worth $2.5bn’ to US economy 4
5:59 PM — Same-sex marriage could be worth as much as $2.5 billion to the US economy annually, according to research.
5th November 2014
City boss told staff: ‘Badminton is a sport for gays and players should get a dress’ 1
2:52 PM — A City boss at a firm accused of racial harassment discrimination told his staff that Badminton is a sport for “gays”, a tribunal hears.
13th August 2014
Companies boycotted by anti-gay group NOM are weirdly profitable 17
2:20 PM — Companies boycotted by the National Organisation for Marriage are three times more profitable than the market average, despite the group's claim that its boycotts cause 'global' harm.
5th August 2014
Feature: Investing with Pride
3:42 PM — In recent years, the gay community has been increasingly vocal about boycotting companies that don’t promote gay rights.
4th March 2014
US: Indiana bill would deny tax benefits to same-sex couples 1
7:20 PM — Despite an instruction from the federal tax agency in the US, the state of Indiana has introduced a measure to deny tax benefits to same-sex couples.
11th December 2013
European Parliament finalises seven year fund for LGBT projects and organisations
7:38 PM — The European Parliament today renewed a seven year financial programme to fund projects and organisations working for the human rights of LGBT people.
21st November 2013
US: Missouri Governor files order allowing already married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns
7:36 PM — The Governor of the US State of Missouri has written an executive order which allows same-sex couples legally married out of state to file joint tax returns in his state.
15th May 2013
Gay rights activists: Lottery response to accusations of funding of anti-gay religious groups is ‘disingenuous’ 2
1:50 PM — The National Lottery has responded to a report from last week which found that Big Lottery Fund money had been given to religious groups which were linked to homophobia, but has been accused of "evading" the concerns raised.
20th April 2013
Lord Browne: I am still surprised at how cautious businesses are in accepting diversity 15
5:17 PM — Lord Browne, the former Chief Executive of BP, has spoken out about a current lack of acceptance of diversity in the world of business, and said that for years he was scared to come out as gay.
16th April 2013
Study: Equal marriage could bring $42 million to Minnesota economy over three years 8
1:10 AM — A new study has estimated that, if legalised, equal marriage could bring large economic boosts to the US state of Minnesota.
8th April 2013
Feature: The Budget 2013 and how it will affect you
5:18 PM — Following George Osborne’s recent Budget it has been claimed that the amount of tax paid by the masses has been reduced, though this has been met with an air of scepticism by many. If you are a house-building or home-buying motorist who’s fond of the occasional beer you would have done rather well, whereas retailers continue to feel the pinch.
3rd January 2013
Florida lesbian couple win $7,500 after Bank of America refused them a mortgage 4
4:05 PM — The Bank of America has agreed to pay out a lump sum of $7,500 to a couple denied a mortgage based on their sexuality.
10th December 2012
US: Merck Foundation ceases funding for Boy Scouts of America 14
10:30 PM — The charitable arm of a pharmaceutical and health company has ceased donations to the Boy Scouts of America due to its anti-gay policy for volunteers, members, and staff.
1st November 2012
Survey: LGBT retirees have almost a third more in the bank than the overall US population 4
1:30 AM — On average, people from the LGBT community had set aside more money ahead of retirement, and expected to need more money in retirement than the overall population, a study has shown.
6th August 2012
Poll: Gay men take twice as many holidays 38
10:02 AM — A new poll suggested gay men take double the national average number of holidays each year.
20th March 2012
‘Married man’ rule for gay pensioners addressed in marriage consultation 10
9:54 AM — The government consultation on equal marriage rights for gay couples is expected to address the current working of the state pension scheme, in which male and female civil partners are treated as married men.