27th October 2014
Finland: Christian party denies it will quit government over same-sex marriage 14
7:28 PM — The Finnish Christian Democrat party has cancelled a pledge to drop out of the governing coalition if same-sex marriage passes.
9th September 2014
Finland: Tom of Finland stamps are best selling ever 12
9:55 AM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps has launched in Finland to commemorate the “proud homoeroticism” of the influential gay artist, and has been the best selling in the country's history.
16th July 2014
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.
25th June 2014
Finland: Same-sex marriage bill rejected despite public support 7
7:59 PM — A same-sex marriage bill has been rejected by a Finnish parliamentary committee, despite public support.
24th April 2014
Overwhelming interest in Tom of Finland stamps crashes online store on first day of sale 5
2:59 PM — High international demand for a series of Tom of Finland stamps has caused the website selling them to crash.
20th April 2014
Petition launched against ‘homoerotic’ Tom of Finland stamps 50
9:56 PM — A petition has been launched, demanding the cancellation of a collection of Finnish stamps featuring homoerotic art.
14th April 2014
Tom of Finland stamps launched to commemorate ‘proud homoeroticism’ of gay artist 39
4:28 PM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps is set to launch in Finland to commemorate the "proud homoeroticism" of the influential gay artist.
9th September 2013
Canada: Top Finnish filmmaker to direct ‘Tom of Finland’ biopic on life of gay artist 5
4:29 PM — One of the most successful Finnish film directors, Dome Karukoski, will direct an authorised biopic about the influential gay artist 'Tom of Finland' -- the man who inspired the look of Freddie Mercury and the Village People.
19th August 2013
Russia: Finnish minister waves rainbow flag at Moscow athletics, despite anti-gay laws 21
3:17 PM — The Finnish minister for culture and sports attended the World Athletic Championships in Moscow last week, and on Saturday, despite harsh anti-gay laws, flew a rainbow flag at the event.
18th May 2013
Finland’s pro-equality ‘Marry Me’ places 24th in Eurovision final 27
11:27 PM — Finland's pro-equal marriage Eurovision entry placed 24th in tonight's final with 13 points.
Eurovision: Same-sex kisses feature in songs for Finland and host Sweden 3
10:43 PM — Tonight Finland's pro-equal marriage Eurovision entry featuring a lesbian kiss went out to an estimated audience of 100 million in the Eurovision finale, and was joined by a song by the Swedish host featuring a kiss between two "grooms".
17th May 2013
Video: Finland’s pro-equal marriage Eurovision entrant stages lesbian kiss and gets into final 16
2:34 AM — Following the second set of semi-finals tonight, Finland's Eurovision entrant found herself with a place in the final, following her performance of her pro-equal marriage song, which included a lesbian kiss.
8th May 2013
Finland’s Eurovision entrant wants to ‘make a statement’ about country’s lack of equal marriage 6
1:42 PM — Finland's entrant for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest has avoided rules which forbid political messages, to voice a statement against the country's lack of equal marriage legislation.
19th March 2013
Finland: 50,000 sign petition in one day forcing lawmakers to consider equal marriage 11
3:40 PM — After taking just one day to gather 50,000 signatures on a petition in order to force lawmakers to consider an equal marriage bill, pensioners delivered the petition to parliament.
1st March 2013
Finland: Parliamentary committee narrowly rejects equal marriage bill 29
6:12 PM — The Finnish parliament's Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted narrowly to reject a bill to legalise equal marriage.
28th February 2013
Poll: Majority of Europeans say Pope Benedict was not influential and has been ignored by politicians 14
1:31 PM — Despite his attempts to turn back the clock on gay rights, a YouGov poll shows Pope Benedict XVI has been of little influence to Europeans.
11th January 2013
Poll: Strong support across Europe for equal marriage and adoption – but France divided 9
12:52 PM — A majority of people in several European countries believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to get married and adopt children, but in France the public is divided, according to a poll.
23rd January 2012
Gay presidential candidate through first-round Finnish vote 15
2:51 PM — Pekka Haavisto, the openly gay candidate in Finland's presidential race, has come second in the first round of voting.
28th October 2010
Gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off 2
5:13 PM — Liverpool's seventh annual Homotopia festival begins today. The month-long event showcases the best in LGBT art and culture, including dance, cabaret, poetry, literature, film and exhibitions.
13th January 2010
China’s state press covers gay wedding 8
7:20 PM — A state-run Chinese newspaper gave its front page to a gay wedding today. China Daily, an English-language newspaper, featured the wedding of Zeng Anquan and Pan Wenjie, which took place on January 3rd.