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).
3rd November 2013
Lady Gaga: ‘Bisexuality is not about marketing – this is who I am and who I have always been’ 30
11:57 AM — Lady Gaga has spoken out against critics who accuse her bisexual identity of being "marketing ploy," saying "this is who I am and who I have always been."
8th October 2013
Poll: 57% of Brits don’t believe B&B owners should discriminate against gay couples 13
4:46 PM — A YouGov poll shows that 57% of people in Britain don’t think that bed and breakfast owners should be allowed to refuse accommodation to people based on their sexuality.
21st August 2013
UK Government removes gender identity in new draft National Curriculum 8
3:14 PM — Campaigners have expressed outrage at the Department for Education’s decision to remove gender identity from the latest draft of the National Curriculum for Schools.
12th August 2013
US radio host: Nondiscrimination laws actually discriminate and ‘create a climate of suspicion, spite and revenge’ 19
3:24 PM — US Christian radio host Linda Harvey has spoken out on the issue of anti-discrimination laws, to say that they actually make discrimination worse, and that they "create a climate of suspicion, spite and revenge".
5th August 2013
James Bond actor Ben Whishaw confirms he is gay and ‘proud to be’ in a civil partnership 25
1:22 PM — British film actor Ben Whishaw has confirmed in an interview that he is gay, and that he entered into a civil partnership in 2012.
27th June 2013
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urged to ban gay conversion therapy 7
6:58 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urging for him to consider a complete ban on gay conversion therapy from being provided by psychotherapists.
14th May 2013
Study: Audiences don’t mind gay actors playing straight roles 11
11:51 AM — Researchers from South Carolina's Clemson University tested the hypothesis that out actors cannot play a believable straight role - and found it wasn't the case.
13th May 2013
Ireland: New LGBT advice guide launched for GPs 1
6:22 PM — The Irish College of General Practitioners has launched a new LGBT guide for GPs.
Isle of Man: Lesbian couple prevented from renting flat due to homophobic landlord 36
12:53 PM — A lesbian couple on the Isle of Man claim they were refused a flat due to their sexuality.
25th April 2013
Oregon: Gay former principal close to resolving legal dispute with school district 2
1:09 PM — A gay principal in Oregon who says he has been forced to quit his job because of homophobic discrimination is said to be close to resolving a legal dispute.
22nd April 2013
US: Unitarian Universalist president condemns Boy Scouts for continuing with gay adult leaders ban 5
2:22 PM — The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to suggest lifting the ban on gay youth members “is a step in the right direction,” says the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
20th April 2013
US: Anti-discrimination bill to protect LGBT students introduced in Congress 1
4:11 PM — Two members of Congress introduced legislation which, if passed, would protect LGBT students against bullying and discrimination.
18th April 2013
Governor of Montana to sign away obsolete gay sex ban 3
6:48 PM — Governor of Montana, Steve Bullock, will sign into law a bill that decriminalises gay sex, 16 years after the state’s Supreme Court ruled it to be unconstitutional.
15th April 2013
Anti-gay marriage protest takes place in Puerto Rico 5
10:51 AM — Hundreds of people have marched in Puerto Rico to demand that the governor approve a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.