16th March 2015
Facebook cracks down on hate speech in new community guidelines 6
2:16 PM — Facebook has announced a new set of community guidelines, that reaffirms the ban on homophobic and transphobic hate speech on the social network.
17th November 2014
Bank stops asking for your mother’s maiden name in case you have two dads 8
1:51 PM — The Royal Bank of Scotland could stop asking customers for their mother's maiden name - because a lot of people have two dads.
12th November 2014
Argentina: Buenos Aires Pride organisers slam city government for refusing to provide security 2
3:57 PM — Buenos Aires pride organisers have criticised the city government for not providing police security during the march planned for Saturday.
16th October 2014
Hundreds hold ‘kiss-in’ at Brighton Sainsburys after ‘disgusting’ lesbians asked to leave 35
9:01 AM — Hundreds have taken part in a gay 'kiss-in' at a Brighton branch of supermarket chain Sainsburys, after a lesbian couple were told the sight of them kissing was "disgusting", and could harm children.
12th September 2014
US: Male security guard accused of sexting under-age girls, but partner says he’s gay 14
3:40 PM — A gay security guard at a Denver school has been accused of sending explicit texts to under-age girls.
6th September 2014
Grindr disables location data over security loophole 1
1:10 PM — Hookup app Grindr has disabled the use of location data in some countries, over worries that users could be tracked down.
23rd August 2014
Comment: Yes, somebody can easily find your exact location on geo apps 14
3:18 PM — Software developer Chris Ward writes on rumours that a security breach allowed hackers to pinpoint users' locations to clarify that the so-called "breach" is possible by exploiting the geo software itself.
7th July 2014
London: Police appeal for woman who filmed Vauxhall bar death
12:07 PM — Police have appealed for a woman to come forward who filmed an incident outside a gay-friendly Vauxhall club in which a man died.
27th June 2014
Singapore: Pink Dot gay rally to deploy security for first time after increased opposition
1:06 PM — Organisers of Singapore’s annual gay rights rally are to deploy security personnel for the first time, amid fears that increased religious opposition might blight this year’s event.
27th February 2014
Ten gays and lesbians arrested in Jordan for holding get-together
4:13 PM — Ten gay and lesbian people have been arrested in Jordan for holding a get-together in a party hall.
22nd April 2013
France: National Assembly speaker urged to delay equal marriage vote in ammunition powder letter 37
5:10 PM — National Assembly Speaker Claude Bartolone has received an envelope containing ammunition powder and a threatening letter calling on him to delay France's equal marriage vote.
UK: Deputy Lib Dem leader ‘really disappointed’ at IPS rejection of trans and intersex inclusive passports 19
10:30 AM — Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes says he is “really disappointed” by the Identity and Passport Service’s decision to reject non gender-specific passports for trans and intersex people in Britain.
23rd January 2012
Grindr ‘mandatory update’ to tackle hack 1
11:33 AM — Man-locating app Grindr has said it will release a mandatory security update after thousands of Australian users' accounts were put at risk. The company says personal information and chat history has not been compromised.
19th June 2011
Row after Israeli airport staff strip search Barcelona gay rights leader’s boyfriend 231
12:01 PM — Two of the leading members of Barcelona's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community have claimed that they were subjected to humiliating security checks while trying to fly home to Spain from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport. Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticised the actions by airport security staff.
1st December 2010
Virginia politician says airport patdowns are ‘part of the homosexual agenda’ 62
4:58 PM — A politician in the US state of Virginia has caused bemusement by claiming that airport security patdowns are "part of the homosexual agenda". Republican Eugene Delgaudio is known for his strong views against homosexuality.
31st October 2010
Gay synagogue was target of Yemeni exploding packages plot 5
11:49 AM — A lesbian and gay Jewish congregation in Chicago was the target of one of the explosive-laden packages intercepted on route from Yemen, a Rabbi has claimed.
18th January 2010
Privacy warning over trans people using airport scanners 41
2:48 PM — Trans people may suffer a breach of their privacy if compulsory body scanners are used in airports, the equalities watchdog has warned.
12th January 2010
Scottish parliament apologises to trans woman searched by male guard 25
4:32 PM — The Scottish parliament has sent a letter of apology to a trans woman who was searched by a male guard on a visit. Female security guards refused to search her, believing she was a man.