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Trans Pride 2020 in London.
Disney, Google and Microsoft join over 130 companies demanding UK protects trans rights

Crowds demanded their rights at Trans Pride over the weekend.

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Coronavirus forces Gran Canaria’s gay bar scene into second shutdown

‘If everybody had followed the rules and the law, this wouldn’t have had to happen.’

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Trump angry as Goodyear says yes to LGBT+ but no to MAGA hats

Black Lives Matter and LGBT+ Pride are in but political support is out.

Boris Johnson.
Disney, Sky and other top media firms tell UK government to stop attack on trans people

‘Increasing restrictions on trans people’s ability to live authentically benefits no one.’

Sign for Boystown in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Boystown: Petition demands Chicago’s world famous LGBT+ neighborhood changes its name

‘The Boystown nickname began in the 1990s as a joke’ but now ‘deters many LGBTQ people’.

Michael Clarke's Facebook image of a rainbow flag burning.
Facebook says threat to throw gay people to their deaths does not violate its standards

LGBT+ campaigners in Middle East and North Africa demand Facebook acts against endemic hate.

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Surge in support for American LGBT+ people in the workplace

Americans name Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres and RuPaul as the most influential LGBT+ people.

UK Equalities Minister Liz Truss.
Trans campaigners ask employers to help them fight UK bathroom threat this Pride month

Ask your boss to be a true ally, not just wave a rainbow flag.

IKEA store.
Poland charges IKEA manager for firing worker who made anti-gay comments

The worker had used the Bible to claim that homosexuals deserve death.

Same-sex brides getting married.
Five years of same-sex weddings has generated $3.8billion for the US

293,000 couples have married since the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal.

A dad teaches his trans son how to shave in a Gillette advert from 2019.
Seeing LGBT+ people in media really does change hearts and minds

And 85% of Americans say companies who include LGBT+ people in advertising are showing they are committed to all their consumers.

Amsterdam Pride.
Being LGBT+ friendly makes a city thousands of dollars better off per citizen

New research indicates LGBT+ inclusive cities will likely bounce back quicker from coronavirus recession. Find out how your city ranks.

Tokyo's Rainbow Pride Parade 2019.
Japanese companies work around marriage ban with partnership document

Japan is the only G7 country not to have same-sex marriage or civil unions.

The 2015 Global Rallycross Championship in Detroit.
Michigan’s auto industry turbo-boosts campaign to ban LGBT+ discrimination

Ford, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors back LGBT+ amendment to Civil Rights Act.

The James character in the Starbucks ad.
Starbucks to sell mermaid cookies to raise £100,000 for UK trans charity

Starbucks wins £1million of free advertising from Channel 4 for trans ad.

Millennium Bridge, Newcastle, England.
Here are the top 100 inclusive employers for LGBT+ people

Stonewall UK has named Newcastle City Council as the UK’s most inclusive employer as it publishes its top 100 list.

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Lesbian movie streaming service launched in the UK

LesFlicks was officially launched today at the LFest festival in Wales, UK

London gay magazine Boyz ends weekly publication to go monthly

The scene magazine rose to prominence in the 1990s but has been hit by the fall in LGBTI venues in the British capital

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Turkish brewery serves up Pride in a bottle in defiance of nationwide bans

Turkish authorities ban Pride parades across most of the country; cops threw tear gas at people who tried to stage a parade in Istanbul last week

AT&T campaign for Pride.
Which 9 brands using rainbows for Pride gave $1m+ to anti-LGBTI politicians?

Nine companies jumping on the Pride bandwagon also supported anti-LGBTI politicians with $1 million donations

Pantene celebrates LGBTI beauty and diversity in latest ad campaign

The company’s Don’t Hate Me Because I’m BeautifuLGBTQ+ campaign features a variety of people from the LGBTI communities

Mastercard to let trans and non-binary people use chosen names on cards

The bank aims to combat issues trans and non-binary people face when using payment cards carrying birth or dead names

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YouTube reverses decision on Steven Crowder, starts removing supremacist channels

Google employees, meanwhile, are asking for the removal its companies’ Pride branding

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Jonathan Van Ness becomes Essie’s first ‘non-female ambassador’

Queer Eye star has partnered with American nail polish brand for Pride month

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Australian brewery apologizes ‘to those offended’ by homophobic meme

However, not everyone is accepting the apology

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Wagamama to introduce gender-neutral bathrooms in their restaurants

The Asian-inspired chain plans to celebrate London’s Trans Pride with the move

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Google is adding new non-binary emojis to their phones

‘It is an impossible task to communicate gender in a single image. It’s a construct.’

Virgin train Entrepreneur Richard Branson | Photo: Flickr / William Murphy
Richard Branson urges businesses to pledge support for LGBTI rights

The billionaire’s comments are in reference to anti-gay laws which were recently implemented in Brunei