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.
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.
12th September 2014
Drag queens condemn Facebook for ‘real name’ crackdown 13
6:56 PM — Facebook has been condemned by a number of drag queens for banning users who don't use their real name on their profiles.
6th August 2014
Watch: George Takei remembers the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 3
5:44 PM — Activist and actor George Takei released a video commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
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.
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.
18th January 2013
UK: Smartphones automatically block Pink News and other LGBT news sites 27
12:13 PM — Several mobile phone providers have blocked Pink News and other LGBT interest websites as part of the automatic settings that are programmed into smartphones.