1st September 2014
Russia ditches plans for ‘no gays’ Eurovision rival 95
9:45 PM — Russia has ditched plans to revive the Soviet era Intervision Song Contest as a "family friendy" rival to Eurovision.
4th August 2014
Joss Stone praises Vienna store that bans ‘homophobes, racists, and assholes’ 8
5:29 PM — Joss Stone has voiced her approval for a store in Austria that bans anyone who is "racist, sexist, homophobic or an asshole".
11th July 2014
Austria: No charges against man who sprayed acid at lesbian MEP at Pride parade 11
3:00 PM — A man who sprayed acid over an Austrian Green MP at a Pride parade will not face charges.
2nd July 2014
Conchita Wurst: It’s annoying I’m still waiting for my right to marry
12:50 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has said that it's "annoying" that politicians insist on drawn-out discussions about same-sex marriage.
25th June 2014
Putin: It is a fictional idea that Russia is anti-gay – we don’t execute gays 14
4:39 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed international controversy surrounding his country's recently introduced anti-gay law, to say that because the country does not execute gay people, it is "fictional" that gay people are oppressed.
16th June 2014
Austria: Gay MEP attacked with acid at Vienna pride parade 12
2:51 PM — Austria's first openly gay MEP has been attacked with acid during Vienna's pride parade.
12th June 2014
LGBT tourism expected to be worth $202 billion in 2014 3
6:27 PM — The estimate comes as the World Travel Market, an annual business event focused around tourism, announces its decision to increase focus on the LGBT tourist market.
1st June 2014
Russia: Woman arrested for drawn-on Conchita Wurst beard 9
3:11 PM — A woman at a Moscow rally in honour of drag artist Conchita Wurst has been arrested for having a drawn-on beard.
16th May 2014
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst honoured with sausage portrait 5
4:42 PM — The winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, has inspired a butcher near her family home to create a sausage in her honour.
15th May 2014
Russian rail boss: Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win represents ‘vulgar ethno-facism’ 19
5:47 PM — A Russian railway boss has accused the West of imposing "pure propaganda" on Europe after Austria's victory at this year's Eurovision song contest.
11th May 2014
Exclusive: Tory MP complains that ‘trendy intellectuals’ voted for ‘transvestite’ to win Eurovision 75
7:16 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Tory MP Gordon Henderson has posted a rant about Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, claiming that "trendy intellectuals" voted for a "transvestite" to win.
Russian MP: Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is ‘the end of Europe’ 98
3:18 PM — A Russian MP has claimed that Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is "the end of Europe".
Sunday People mocks Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst: ‘She’s a bloke’ 55
1:32 PM — Newspaper the Sunday People has mocked Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, claiming it is "nonsense" to refer to her as female because "she's a bloke".
10th May 2014
Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst WINS Eurovision! 191
11:33 PM — Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision Song Contest, despite calls for a boycott from Russia.
5th May 2014
Eurovision: Russia fears boycott or booing over homophobia 72
11:01 PM — Russia's Eurovision organising committee is worried that their act may face a backlash when they take to the stage tomorrow for the semi-final.
18th March 2014
Austria: Drag artist Conchita Wurst unveils Eurovision entry 9
8:42 PM — Drag artist Conchita Wurst is set to represent Austria at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
17th September 2013
Austria: Kissing banned on board Vienna train network 29
5:59 PM — Kissing has been banned on trains in the Austrian capital Vienna alongside talking too loudly and eating smelly food.
25th July 2013
Russia: Author publishes gay themed children’s book in spite of anti-gay laws 7
5:09 PM — An author in Russia has published a children's book that prominently features a gay character and his struggle to find acceptance in the country.
19th February 2013
European Court of Human Rights rules that Austria’s adoption laws discriminated against lesbian couple 7
5:40 PM — A lesbian couple in Austria have won an ECHR case in which they claimed that adoption laws in their home country discriminated against them.
2nd April 2012
Austria: Partnered gay man allowed to serve in a Catholic parish council 16
9:29 PM — A gay man in registered domestic partnership has been allowed by an Austrian Cardinal to serve on a local parish council, in a decision that overrules an earlier ban on doing so.