31st December 2012
Silvio Berlusconi: “I have a lot of gay friends, they’re friendly and funny” 26
3:41 PM — Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says his opponents have accused him of everything “except being gay and stealing money from Italians.”
22nd November 2012
Uganda postpones court hearing of British gay play producer 1
3:49 PM — A Ugandan court has postponed legal proceedings for British theatre producer David Cecil until next year, his lawyer has said.
21st November 2012
French president hints at concessions over same-sex marriage bill 30
4:15 PM — French President Francois Hollande has suggested that mayors who oppose equal marriage should be allowed to personally opt-out from pending legislation.
19th November 2012
Over a million party in Rio for gay pride 4
12:15 PM — More than a million people took part in Rio’s annual gay pride celebrations over the weekend.
6th November 2012
Spanish court protects equal marriage law 13
7:52 PM — Spain’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s seven-year-long equal marriage law.
1st November 2012
Ian Thorpe: I can do nothing more about the gay rumours 36
2:09 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has claimed that people are "obsessed" with his sexuality, despite once again stating that he is not gay.
25th October 2012
Cameroon: Gay rights supporting lawyer’s children receives death threats 6
7:44 PM — A lawyer in Cameroon, who has made a career of defending gay rights, has been on the receiving end of death threats, along with members of his family.
19th October 2012
France delays equal marriage debate 13
6:54 PM — French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has reportedly confirmed that the country's draft equal marriage bill will now be introduced at the later date of 7 November 2012.
12th October 2012
Moscow: 4 people injured in attack on gay club 12
12:42 PM — A gay rights activist says several people have been injured by masked men who stormed into a Moscow gay club.
10th October 2012
France sets date to say ‘oui’ for equal marriage 26
9:25 PM — France has named October 31 as the date when a draft law authorising equal marriage will be approved by government ministers.
Lady Gaga donates peace award to the Elton John AIDS Foundation 4
6:26 PM — Lady Gaga has handed the cash she received as part of the LennonOno Grant for Peace award to Sir Elton John's AIDS foundation.
4th October 2012
Paris: District mayor suggests equal marriage could lead to ‘incest’ 28
7:07 PM — A district mayor in Paris is under fire after announcing that he will refuse to conduct same-sex marriages after he said they could open the door to the approval of polygamous or incestuous unions.
3rd October 2012
Serbia bans gay pride parade, again 8
6:05 PM — The Serbian interior ministry has banned a gay pride parade from taking place in the country’s capital Belgrade for the second year running after ultra-nationalists threatened the march and the Serbian Orthodox Church condemned it.
19th September 2012
Canada: Gay couples embracing marriage, according to census 6
8:31 PM — Seven years after Canada legalised same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples are running to the altar in record numbers.
18th September 2012
France: Catholic archbishop fails to apologise for equal marriage ‘incest’ remarks 25
3:25 PM — The Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls, who claimed marriage rights for same-sex couples could lead to incest and polygamy, says his comments to a radio station were misinterpreted, but has stopped short of making an apology.
17th September 2012
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail 3
12:47 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
13th September 2012
UK theatre producer held in Ugandan jail for showing gay play 4
5:17 PM — The British producer of a play about being gay in Uganda is in jail pending his trial on charges that he had the work performed without official authorisation.
24th February 2010
Second gay couple in Argentina permitted to marry 5
6:18 PM — An Argentinian judge has given a second gay couple permission to get married. Judge Elena Liberatori ruled that the unnamed men in Buenos Aires were exercising their rights.
23rd December 2009
Lithuanian parliament revises ‘gay ban’ law 10
5:09 PM — Lithuania has revised a controversial law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality. The country's parliament voted 58-4, with 25 abstentions, to amend the law. It prohibited the "public dissemination" of any materials which could be seen to promote homosexuality.
14th December 2009
UN officials says Uganda may lose AIDS research centre 5
7:12 PM — Uganda may lose the chance to host a major AIDS research institution if its parliament passes a bill against homosexuality, a United Nations official has said.