16th September 2014
Symantec removes ‘Sexual Orientation’ firewall category following PinkNews report 3
4:39 PM — Firewall provider Symantec has again announced that it is removing a firewall category which blocks LGBT sites such as PinkNews, following complaints.
14th August 2014
US: Baton Rouge council votes down anti-discrimination ordinance 5
10:10 PM — A Baton Rouge Metro Council has reject a proposed law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
12th August 2014
US: Montana mayor rejects anti-discrimination legislation 3
8:52 PM — The Billings City Council in Montana has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
3rd July 2014
World Health Organization told to declassify sexual orientation as basis of mental disorders 3
3:40 PM — A working group for the World Health Organization (WHO) has published recommendations to remove categories for mental health disorders based on sexual orientation from an upcoming revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
1st July 2014
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
25th June 2014
Malaysia: Political pressure may prevent LGBT protection in new anti-discrimination law
6:34 PM — A new draft act proposed to combat discrimination in Malaysia risks losing protections for the LGBT community after political pressure, a policy formation body has warned.
US: Republican Representative claims paedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ 10
12:11 PM — A debate on charter schools in Raleigh, North Carolina, was marred Tuesday after a Republican Representative suggested that an amendment to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation might be used to protect paedophiles.
9th May 2014
Study: Sexual orientation determines reactions to pheromones 5
5:58 PM — A new study has found a link between a person's sexual orientation and their ability to react to different pheromones.
5th May 2014
Study: Straight women judge emotions and thoughts better than lesbian women 12
4:04 PM — The study found that heterosexual women were more accurate at judging the emotions and thoughts of someone.
17th April 2014
UK: Judges criticised for refusing to deport Jamaican killer over claims he’s gay 16
12:04 PM — The Court of Appeal has been criticised for refusing to allow the Home Secretary to deport a Jamaican killer on the basis of his sexual orientation.
4th April 2014
Obama spokesman: It would be ‘redundant’ to ban anti-gay workplace discrimination with executive order 2
9:19 PM — White House press spokesman Jay Carney has claimed it would be 'redundant' for Barack Obama to issue an executive order to ban workplace discrimination.
31st March 2014
Cameron Diaz reveals she has felt ‘sexually attracted’ towards women
2:11 PM — US Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz has revealed her attraction towards women, saying she believes all women are "sexually attracted" to one another at some point.
19th March 2014
Idaho: Gay ex-senator ‘hides in Statehouse closet’ in discrimination law protest 2
8:34 PM — A gay former Senator hid in a closet in the Idaho Statehouse for over five hours, in protest at the Senate's refusal to amend anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people.
5th January 2014
US study claims ‘jokesters’ skew data for research into LGBT young people 9
2:35 PM — A new US study has claimed that research into LGBT young people could be based on faulty data either by "confused teens" or "jokesters" providing inconsistent responses about their sexual orientations.
10th December 2013
World pays tribute to Mandela exactly 17 years since he signed Constitution against discrimination
4:40 PM — World leaders have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto – on the same day 17 years ago he famously signed South Africa’s landmark Constitution outlawing discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation.
26th November 2013
UK Supreme Court set to rule in the case of anti-gay Christian B&B pair 28
2:06 PM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian B&B owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against a same-sex couple, will learn on Wednesday if their latest legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court has been successful.
15th November 2013
Youth Parliament debates need for ‘zero tolerance’ of homophobic bullying 2
6:03 PM — Members of the Youth Parliament have debated the scourge of homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools.
5th November 2013
UK: Man who forced victim to drink urine in homophobic attack has jail sentence lengthened by 3 years 6
5:16 PM — The Court of Appeal has heard the case of a young man who carried out a sustained assault, poured bleach over the victim and made him drink urine, in an attack involving "homophobic hostility".
4th November 2013
Obama: Congress needs to ban LGBT discrimination in the workplace 6
1:21 PM — Ahead of a key vote, President Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to pass a law protecting workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on US Congress to ban LGBT discrimination 5
12:26 PM — Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has written an editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA).