10th January 2015
European human rights commissioner attacks Russian law banning transgender drivers 24
3:41 PM — The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights has attacked a new Russian law which bans transgender people from obtaining driver's licenses.
Did you know? Katie Hopkins once backed the UK’s first trans MEP
1:18 PM — Controversy-monger Katie Hopkins is set to cause a storm on Celebrity Big Brother - but most people are unaware that she once backed the UK's first transgender MEP.
3rd November 2014
Terry Wogan says Conchita Wurst made Eurovision a ‘freak show’ 76
2:25 PM — Former Eurovision commentator Sir Terry Wogan has said he thinks of Conchita Wurst as more "freak show" than "foolish farce."
8th August 2014
Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman elevated to House of Lords 14
11:22 AM — Stonewall co-founder and former Labour MEP Michael Cashman will serve in the House of Lords.
3rd August 2014
Europe: US Ambassador marries same-sex partner 3
1:23 PM — The US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has married his same-sex partner.
2nd August 2014
Mr Gay UK to represent Europe at Mr Gay World contest 4
11:34 AM — A dance teacher from South Shields has been selected to represent Europe at the Mr Gay World competition.
22nd July 2014
European Court senior advisor: Everyone has the right to define their own sexuality during asylum claims 6
2:43 PM — The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, has issued an opinion on how asylum authorities should treat cases in which they attempt to verify the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker.
28th June 2014
Italy: Anti-gay mob throw excrement at office of LGBT group 14
6:35 PM — An LGBT group in southern Rome was reportedly attacked by a homophobic mob on Wednesday night, with excrement hurled at the group's office.
9th June 2014
Serbia: Belgrade Pride cancelled due to flooding 3
12:59 PM — Belgrade Pride, which is usually banned due to threats of violence, was instead this year cancelled due to flooding.
6th June 2014
Comment: How Europe has influenced the UK’s journey on LGBT rights 26
2:38 PM — With Britain increasingly questioning its relationship with Europe, Juris Lavrikovs, from ILGA-Europe, charts for PinkNews how membership of the EU has helped progress LGBT equality.
26th May 2014
Greece: Homophobic extreme-right party gains European seats for the first time 23
2:23 PM — A homophobic extreme-right party has made gains in Greece, and looked set to enter the European Parliament for the first time.
France: Homophobic and anti-Semitic National Front win elections 190
3:31 AM — A far-right party known to be homophobic and opposed to same-sex marriage has dominated France's European Election vote, while its leader called for the pro-same-sex marriage President to dissolve the country's parliament.
Openly gay UKIP MEP elected in Scotland 119
12:39 AM — An openly gay UKIP MEP has been elected in Scotland for the first time ever.
23rd May 2014
Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights 7
5:51 PM — The German Parliament has ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions can legally adopt a partner's child.
22nd May 2014
US rapper claims Portuguese police arrested him for ‘being gay’ 6
1:39 PM — US rapper Mykki Blanco has accused the Portuguese police of homophobia and racism following his arrest at Lisbon airport.
19th May 2014
Coalition for Marriage poll inadvertently finds most Tories support same-sex marriage 22
7:40 PM — In a recent poll by ComRes, 23% of people intending to vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming European Election, view gay marriage as a reason not to vote for the party.
16th May 2014
Russia: Moscow officials ban Conchita Wurst parade 4
8:31 PM — Russian officials have blocked a group from holding a parade in honour of Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.
Green Party: LGBT equality is at stake in next week’s European elections 3
5:23 PM — Green Party MEP for London, Jean Lambert writes for PinkNews on why LGBT rights could be under threat if right-wing parties do well in next week's European elections
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.
14th May 2014
Russia considers pulling out of Eurovision, making ‘straight’ rival show 111
5:47 PM — Russia is reportedly considering pulling out of Eurovision, and making a rival contest for its regions and allies.