EXCLUSIVE: Christian printer suspended after refusing trans woman’s business

A Christian businessman who refused to print business cards for a trans customer has been suspended from his networking group. US-based networking franchise BNI contacted Out News Global this morning to confirm that iti is investigating allegations of discrimination against 52-year-old Joanne Lockwood. In a statement, the company’s National Director, Tim Cook said: “As a Continue Reading

Trans woman ‘harassed’ after Christian printer rejects her business…and the police apologise after misgender blunder

A Christian printer who refused to produce the business cards of a transgender diversity consultant is defending his decision and enlisted the support of the Christian Institute. Now Out News Global can exclusively reveal that Joanne Lockwood has been harassed by email and phone following national interest in her story. Hampshire Continue Reading

Male, female or ‘X’: Gender neutral passports a step closer?

A gender-neutral campaigner has been given the go-ahead for a challenge that would allow for gender-neutral passports. Christie Elan-Cane says the UK’s passport application process says it’s wrong for people to have to offer their gender in applications. They are calling for another option, allowing people to put an ‘X’ instead Continue Reading

BREAKING: Did BBC Radio 4’s John Humphrys make “transphobic comments” live on air today?

Users including the British LGBT Awards have turned to the social media site to condemn “transphobic comments” made by the presenter Twitter users are hitting back over comments apparently made by the Today programme presenter earlier this morning. Hi @BBC. We recommend you urgently give #JohnHumphries of @BBCRadio4 some diversity training. Continue Reading

US defends vote against banning death penalty for gay people

The Trump/Pence administration is under fire from LGBT rights organisations after the vote The US is one of 13 countries to have voted against a United Nations resolution condemning the death penalty for having “consensual same-sex relations”. Although the vote condemning the death penalty has been passed, America joined Botswana, Burundi, Continue Reading