13th December 2014
Financial Times names out Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘Person of the Year’
5:17 PM — Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named Person of the Year by the Financial Times, after he came out as gay.
16th November 2014
OKCupid begins rolling out new sexuality and gender options 23
4:00 PM — Dating website OKCupid has started testing a broader list of sexualities and genders, allowing people a raft of new identity choices.
30th October 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I am proud to be gay’ 17
11:48 AM — Apple boss Tim Cook has spoken publicly on his sexuality for the first time, revealing he is "proud to be gay."
28th October 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook hits out at home state for being ‘too slow’ on gay equality 8
12:51 PM — Apple boss Tim Cook has hit out at his home state of Alabama, for lagging behind the majority of the US on issues of LGBT equality.
17th October 2014
Facebook still locking drag queen accounts despite axing ‘real name’ policy 9
5:59 PM — Facebook is still locking the accounts of a number of drag queens - despite pledging to axe a policy requiring people to use their 'real name' on the website.
1st October 2014
Facebook agrees to drop ‘real name’ policy which banned drag queens 24
8:01 PM — Facebook has agreed to make changes to the way it works, after locking the accounts of a number of drag queens because they weren't using their "legal names".
13th September 2014
San Francisco supervisor backs drag queens over Facebook ‘stage name’ bans 1
3:39 PM — A San Francisco supervisor has called on Facebook to meet with drag artists who are protesting the website's ban on stage names.
1st September 2014
Study: Seeing homophobia on Facebook ‘hurts mental wellbeing’ 9
3:05 PM — A study has found that being exposed to homophobic Facebook comments has a negative impact on people's mental wellbeing.
29th August 2014
Facebook introduces gender-neutral family options 4
4:18 PM — Facebook has begun to roll out options for gender-neutral family relationships.
28th July 2014
Christian mom tells the world she discovered hardcore gay porn on her son’s phone 121
12:12 PM — A writer for one of the largest Christian websites in the US has given her account of finding hardcore porn on her son's phone, but also takes the opportunity to call homosexuality "not real sexuality", and not "normal".
9th July 2014
Use of homophobic slurs on Reddit in ‘sharp decline’ 4
6:56 PM — The use of homophobic slurs on Reddit have sharply declined, according to a study.
US: White House hosts first summit on LGBT technological innovation
5:57 PM — The White House has this week hosted its first LGBT Innovation Summit, to bring together cutting-edge technological development with gay rights activism.
27th June 2014
Facebook introduces trans-friendly gender options in UK 2
12:12 PM — Facebook has introduced custom gender options in the UK, no longer forcing people to choose between just 'male' and ‘female'.
25th April 2014
Mozilla names new CTO in wake of CEO’s Prop 8 support furore 4
5:35 PM — Mozilla has named a new CTO in the wake of a controversy surrounding a briefly appointed CEO after it was revealed that he supported anti-gay marriage efforts.
5th March 2014
Over one in ten Americans think HTML will send you to an STI clinic 8
11:43 PM — Think you can tell the difference between acronyms for a sexually transmitted infection and a popular tech terms?
20th September 2013
Grindr to fight against Turkish court ban 1
6:57 PM — Popular gay dating app Grindr, which was banned by a Turkish court last week, is set to fight against the ban and get back online. The company has announced that it is working with Kaos GL, a Turkish gay-rights organisation, and campaigning group All Out to launch a petition to force the Turkish government to rescind the ban.
26th June 2013
US: 70% of Facebook users have at least one gay, lesbian or bisexual friend 2
1:43 PM — As the US becomes more accepting of gay people, and on the eve of the Supreme Court's opinions in two key equal marriage cases, Facebook has found that a large majority of people are friends with at least one gay person.