8th December 2014
New Zealand appoints first openly gay High Court judge 1
11:46 AM — New Zealand has appointed its first openly gay lawyer as a High Court judge.
10th September 2014
US: Lesbian equality lawyer wins Massachusetts Democratic primary 1
1:28 PM — A Massachusetts equality lawyer who fought against the Defence of Marriage Act could be on her way to becoming the first out Attorney General in a US state.
2nd September 2014
US: Senior lawyer faces ‘severe’ punishment for calling AIDS the ‘gay plague’ 21
9:30 AM — A lawyer in the US state of Virginia is facing "immediate and severe" action after sending a company-wide email calling AIDS the "gay plague".
15th August 2014
American Bar Association votes unanimously in favour of LGBT discrimination protections 4
7:07 PM — The American Bar Association (ABA) has voted unanimously to support laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
16th July 2014
Lawyer: UK has ‘long way to go’ in protecting LGBT asylum seekers 2
4:30 PM — A leading barrister says the UK has "a long, long way to go" when it comes to protecting those fleeing homophobic persecution.
11th July 2014
Clifford Chance celebrates commitment to LGBT equality and diversity at Pride and beyond
12:50 PM — Leading law firm Clifford Chance celebrates its commitment to equality and diversity, from supporting Pride to working with its LGBT network Arcus.
7th June 2014
Puerto Rico: Openly gay lawyer nominated for Supreme Court
3:22 PM — A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
3rd June 2014
US: Twice-divorced Florida Attorney General defends claim that same-sex marriage will ’cause harm’ 18
5:09 PM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is married to her third husband, has defended her claim in a legal brief that same-sex marriage will cause 'harm'.
8th May 2014
UK: Lawyer of X-Men director Bryan Singer attacks ‘absurd’ London-based abuse lawsuit 25
9:45 PM — Gay X-Men director Bryan Singer's lawyer has attacked the filing of a second abuse suit against him, claiming it is "replete with absurd factual inaccuracies".
27th March 2014
Michigan equality lawyer: Decision not to recognise marriages is ‘head-spinning’
6:22 PM — One of the lawyers who helped strike down Michigan's marriage ban has described the decision to not recognise same-sex marriages conducted last weekend as 'head spinning' and difficult to defend.
11th December 2013
London: Law firm challenges visa refusal for civil partner of British national 6
1:31 PM — A law firm has said the UK Border Agency made a mistake in refusing right to remain to their client from the Philippines, who is in a civil partnership with a
24th September 2013
Transgender bisexual lawyer announces 2018 Russian presidential run 8
6:46 PM — Bisexual and transgender lawyer Masha Bast says she intends to run for the presidency in Russia in 2018.
15th May 2013
US: Lawyer tweets cartoon suggesting gay scout leaders would trick boy scouts into sex 21
2:54 PM — A Christian lawyer in the US has tweeted a cartoon which suggests that, if the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), lifted its ban on gay scout leaders, as well as possibly lifting the ban on gay members, gay men will use the position to sexually abuse scouts.
11th April 2013
Zambia: Gay rights activist pleads not guilty to promoting homosexuality 2
5:57 PM — A Zambian gay rights activist has pleaded not guilty to promoting homosexuality.
18th February 2013
Cameroon: Lawyer vows return to defending gay rights despite death threats to his children 5
8:27 PM — A Cameroonian lawyer who received threats that his children would be "sacrificed" for his defence of gay people has said he hopes to return to his work in Cameroon rather than seek safety with his family in the US.