27th February 2015
Lib Dems to back campaign to pardon gay sex offences 13
7:01 PM — The Liberal Democrats are set to pledge support for a campaign to pardon men convicted of historic gay sex offences - despite fears it could end up helping paedophiles.
28th January 2015
Petition to White House to enact Leelah’s Law needs 30,000 names in five days 5
6:49 PM — With only a few days to go until its deadline, a petition to the White House to enact a federal law banning the controversial practice of 'conversion therapy' has reached two-thirds of its target.
7th August 2014
US: Equality supporters ask officials to drop defense of Wyoming’s marriage ban
4:54 PM — Marriage equality supporters in Wyoming have delivered more than 2,300 signatures asking the governor and attorney general to stop their defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
6th August 2014
US: Anti-equality activists suing Houston after petition to stall equality law failed
5:04 PM — Anti-equality activists are suing the city of Houston, after their petition to stall an equality law failed.
5th August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
3rd August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law may fail over ‘fraudulent’ signatures on petitions 1
3:24 PM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law may be thrown out, after a large number of signatures on their petitions were declared invalid.
30th July 2014
US: Anonymous website posts names and addresses of HERO opponents 3
10:36 PM — A new, anonymous campaign is posting the names and addresses of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance opponents by releasing petitions submitted against the ordinance online.
23rd July 2014
Petition calls for change of civil partnership conversion regulations 14
12:48 PM — A petition has been started to urge the Government to reconsider strict regulations which mean those converting a civil partnership to marriage do not receive a marriage certificate.
23rd May 2014
Canada: High school banned from flying gay pride flag 3
3:31 PM — A High School in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has banned students from flying a gay pride flag during pride week, because of a ban on "non-official flags on public property."
18th May 2014
UK: Guernsey Chief Minister will meet with LGBT group to discuss same-sex unions 5
2:16 PM — Guernsey's Chief Minister has agreed to meet with an LGBT group pressing the region to reform laws and introduce equal marriage in line with the UK.
11th May 2014
UK: Petition calls on Channel Islands to introduce same-sex marriage and reform equality laws 12
6:17 PM — A petition is calling on the Channel Islands to catch up with the mainland UK, by legalising same-sex marriage and introducing new equality laws.
27th April 2014
Eurovision: Petitions call for removal of Austrian bearded drag queen 55
7:08 PM — Petitions calling for the removal of Austria's Eurovision entry have received thousands of signatures.
20th April 2014
Petition launched against ‘homoerotic’ Tom of Finland stamps 50
9:56 PM — A petition has been launched, demanding the cancellation of a collection of Finnish stamps featuring homoerotic art.
21st March 2014
Google still blocking the word ‘bisexual’ from autocomplete 4
9:34 PM — Google is still blocking the word 'bisexual' from its search autocomplete feature.
21st January 2014
Petition calls for Bank Holiday to be named after Alan Turing amid ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ controversy 25
7:36 PM — A petition has been started to push the Government to rename the August Bank Holiday after late gay computer genius and codebreaker Alan Turing, rather than after Margaret Thatcher.
16th December 2013
James Arthur: I have felt ‘deep, deep shame’ for using homophobic lyrics 39
7:23 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has spoken out about to say that he has suffered from depression, and since being involved in a controversy surrounding homophobic lyrics, he has lost a lot of confidence.
29th November 2013
Lucy Spraggan clarifies to say she thinks James Arthur ‘isn’t a homophobe’ 24
4:08 PM — Lucy Spraggan has said she wants to clarify her position on James Arthur after a Twitter spat last week, saying she does not think he is homophobic.
11th October 2013
Petition started to save East London pub after police requests removal of late licence 12
5:40 PM — A petition has been started to save the Joiners Arms in Shoreditch, East London, after the police have asked for its late licence to be revoked.
17th September 2013
Northern Ireland: Petition calls on Health Minister to be sacked over anti-gay views 32
1:26 PM — Nearly 3,000 people have signed an online petition urging Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots to be sacked for “squandering public money in the pursuit of a personal agenda against unmarried and same-sex couples.”
2nd September 2013
South Africa plans to introduce hate crime legislation to protect LGBT people 2
2:45 PM — South Africa is set to introduce hate crime legislation, which would protect LGBT people against hate crimes, including laws to prosecute following physical or verbal attacks.