24th April 2015
Pope ‘personally’ rejects France’s gay ambassador to the Vatican 83
11:51 AM — The Pope has personally met with France's proposed ambassador to the Vatican - to tell him his appointment will be blocked because he is gay.
26th March 2015
Rugby fan apologises for homophobic tweet 4
5:55 PM — A Welsh rugby fan has apologised for a homophobic tweet sent to out referee Nigel Owens in a face-to-face meeting.
26th February 2015
Can’t say ‘lesbian’ with Nutella! 16
11:12 AM — A French Nutella marketing campaign has banned the word "lesbian".
24th February 2015
French President calls for tougher laws on anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate speech 20
11:49 AM — French President Francois Hollande has vowed to introduce tougher penalties for racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic crimes.
5th February 2015
Outrage over Marine Le Pen’s visit to Oxford University 73
2:19 PM — More than 200 demonstrators have pledged to protest outside the Oxford Union ahead of a planned evening appearance by FN leader Marine Le Pen.
28th January 2015
France: Court rules that gay Moroccan can marry French partner 4
7:44 PM — A court in France has ruled that a Moroccan should be allowed to marry their French same-sex partner, in spite of a long-standing convention between the two countries.
26th January 2015
France: Catholic group buys Toulon gay bar 15
7:25 PM — An anti-gay Catholic group in France has snapped up a local gay bar at auction.
21st January 2015
France: Twitter users fined for hashtags saying gay people should be burned 9
6:10 PM — For the first time a French court fined several Twitter users for using hashtags which called for gay people to be killed.
8th January 2015
London preacher who called for gays to be killed defends Paris Charlie Hebdo shootings 180
12:54 PM — A London preacher who previously called for gay people to be stoned to death has written an article defending the murder of 12 people in Paris yesterday at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
10 powerful cartoons respond to the Charlie Hebdo shooting 25
12:57 AM — Cartoonists from around the world react to the terrorist massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo
7th January 2015
Gunmen massacre staff at French magazine that published Islamic gay kiss 177
1:20 PM — Gunmen have killed at least twelve people, after attacking the offices of a magazine that published a cartoon of a gay Muslim kiss.
3rd January 2015
One in eight Paris weddings now for same-sex couples 2
12:45 PM — Statistics have revealed that Paris is becoming a hub for same-sex weddings in France.
26th December 2014
France: Magazine ordered to pay 20,000 euros for outing far-right politician 21
12:05 PM — A French court has ordered a gossip magazine to pay 20,000 euros (£15,674) in damages for "invasion of privacy" after having outed one of the far-right National Front party's top officials.
18th December 2014
French politician to sue magazine for ‘outing’ him as gay 5
6:10 PM — A French far-right politician has said he will sue a magazine which "outed" him as gay, after it published photographs of him with a man.
15th December 2014
French far-right party leader accused of appointing ‘gay lobby’ 12
10:05 AM — The leader of France's far-right Front National party has been accused of appointing a "gay lobby" to surround herself.
14th December 2014
France: Far-right party’s deputy leader suing magazine that ‘outed’ him 9
12:37 PM — The deputy leader of France's far-right Front National party is suing a magazine that printed photos of him with a male companion.
12th December 2014
French Closer magazine ‘outs’ deputy leader of far-right Front National 62
4:12 PM — The French edition of Closer magazine has come under fire after it printed photos 'outing' the deputy leader of France's Front National.
30th November 2014
Russian bank with ties to Putin loans £32m to far-right French party 11
3:10 PM — A Russian bank with links to the Kremlin has allegedly agreed to loan €40m (£32m) to France's far-right Front National.
29th November 2014
France: Former President who wants to repeal same-sex marriage elected as opposition leader 11
9:55 PM — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to repeal same-sex marriage, has been elected to lead the main opposition party.
19th November 2014
France: Former President Sarkozy condemned by key allies for call to scrap equal marriage 18
5:09 PM — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been condemned by a number of his political allies, after he called for same-sex marriage to be repealed.