4th December 2014
Politician forced to step down after tweeting ‘Thank God Nazis shot gays’ 45
12:15 PM — A Latvian politician has been forced to resign after she tweeted to say "thank god Nazis shot gay people."
10th November 2014
Latvian foreign minister denies ‘hidden agenda’ behind coming out 8
2:46 PM — Latvia's foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics has rebuffed claims that his decision to come out as gay was motivated by a "hidden agenda".
9th November 2014
Australia’s 60ft condom, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:36 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
6th November 2014
Latvian foreign minister ‘proudly’ comes out as gay: ‘Good luck all of you…’ 24
9:43 PM — Latvia's foreign minister has come out as gay on his official Twitter page, announcing he is "proud to be gay".
3rd November 2014
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens blacklisted from Estonia 1
11:07 AM — Estonia has become the third country to ban the Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin after he made anti-gay comments, following Latvia and Ukraine.
8th October 2014
Latvian Archbishop: I’m not anti-gay, but homosexuals are destroying human identity 47
6:25 PM — A Latvian Archbishop has claimed that homosexuality is destroying human identity - but denies being anti-gay.
30th May 2011
Increasing number of countries becoming more tolerant of homosexuality, survey shows 69
10:43 AM — Results of a new cross-national study have shown that a vast majority of countries have become more accepting of homosexuality over the past 20 years - though the trend is markedly slower in Russia and other former Communist countries.
3rd November 2010
Lesbian activist awarded MBE 12
4:34 PM — A lesbian campaigner from Brighton has been awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace. Clare Dimyon, 45, was honoured for “services to promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in central and eastern Europe”.