4th August 2014
Italy: Outrage after famous statue dressed in thong and feather boa 29
11:58 AM — A feud has erupted in Italy, after a 2500-year old statue was dressed in a leopard skin thong for a photo shoot.
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.
25th July 2014
Italy: Second largest bank recognises same-sex marriages with equal leave 1
1:49 PM — The second largest bank in Italy has gone against the country's current non-recognition of same-sex marriage, to offer marital leave to same-sex couples so they can wed.
21st July 2014
Italy: Catholic school ‘fires teacher for refusing to deny being a lesbian’ 7
6:07 PM — An Catholic school in Italy has allegedly dismissed a teacher for failing to deny being gay, saying that it needs to “protect the school environment”.
11th July 2014
Italy: Mayor attempting to ban all gay kissing 11
3:30 PM — A Mayor has launched a proposal to ban all public gay kissing in his town.
3rd July 2014
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
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.
18th June 2014
Italy: Senate to debate same-sex civil unions in September 15
12:44 PM — Italy's Prime Minister has announced that the Senate will debate a same-sex civil unions bill in September.
12th June 2014
Italy: Court rules that anulment of trans woman’s marriage was unconstitutional 1
1:42 PM — A landmark ruling has been made in the case of a trans woman whose marriage was annulled despite her and her wife wishing to remain married, to say that the annulment was unconstitutional, despite the country having no legal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Italian trans woman fights for right to remain in same-sex marriage 1
1:13 PM — An Italian trans woman is contesting a decision to not allow her to remain married to her wife following gender reassignment.
23rd May 2014
TV presenter: There are gay players in Italy’s World Cup squad 7
6:32 PM — An Italian television presenter says there are gay players in the Italian World Cup squad.
20th May 2014
Apparently this photo of a lesbian kiss constitutes ‘nudity and pornography’ on Facebook 16
1:21 PM — An Italian woman said she was left stunned after Facebook suspended her user account for posting a stock photograph of two women kissing in support of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
30th April 2014
Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana given 18-month suspended jail term 4
5:16 PM — Dolce and Gabbana have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.
10th April 2014
Italy: Court orders town to recognise gay couple’s marriage for first time 4
1:55 PM — A town in Italy has been ordered to recognise the marriage of a same-sex couple who married in the US.
8th April 2014
San Marino: Governors to consider recognising overseas same-sex marriages 4
8:32 PM — The government of San Marino is to consider recognising same-sex marriages from other countries.
24th March 2014
Italy: Bullied teen put into care for being gay 7
1:11 PM — A bullied gay teenager in a small Italian town was put into care because of his sexuality.
21st February 2014
Italian national footballer Mattia Perin says it is ‘too difficult’ for gay players to come out 5
1:45 PM — Italian footballer Mattia Perin says the sport's "very conservative" nature makes it "too difficult for someone to declare their sexuality."
3rd February 2014
Italian Prime Minister promises to raise Russia’s anti-gay laws at Olympics 6
2:22 PM — Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will raise the issue of Russia’s anti-gay laws during his trip to the Winter Olympics.
16th January 2014
Italian IOC member: It’s absurd for America to include ‘4 lesbians’ in its Olympic delegation 31
1:30 PM — IOC member Mario Pescante says it's "absurd" for America to include "4 lesbians" in its Winter Olympic delegation - even though the current number is 2.