28th July 2014
Spain: LGBT people disproportionally affected by hate crime 13
5:26 PM — The majority of the hate crime in Spain so far this year has been motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity.
6th July 2014
Spain: One million take part in ‘Europe’s largest’ Pride in Madrid 12
3:24 PM — Over a million people took part in Madrid Pride yesterday, in what organisers claim is Europe's largest LGBT Pride parade.
17th June 2014
Department store sparks outrage by selling ‘how to prevent gay children’ books 59
6:06 PM — A department store in Spain has caused outrage by selling parent guides to preventing homosexuality in children.
12th May 2014
Spain: Anti-LGBT incidents make up 40% of overall hate crimes 5
1:51 PM — Hate towards the LGBT community is the most common form of hate crime in Spain. Last year, 452 hate crimes were linked to sexuality or identity out of a total of 1,172 confirmed offenses in the European country.
14th April 2014
Spain: Gay and lesbian retirement home to open in Madrid 2
9:26 PM — A retirement home for gay and lesbian pensioners is to be opened in Madrid.
20th March 2014
MP appears naked for gay sex scenes in new film 22
9:55 PM — A Spanish MP strips down for gay sex scenes in a film to be released this week, it has been revealed.
20th January 2014
Newly appointed Spanish cardinal: Homosexuality is a ‘deficiency’ that can be cured 37
3:53 PM — A new Spanish cardinal appointed by Pope Francis has begun his tenure by describing homosexuality as a deficiency and suggesting the need for gay people to undergo corrective treatment.
21st October 2013
Travel: A late summer weekend getaway to Sitges 10
2:24 PM — Sam Feller savours the delights of Sitges and writes for PinkNews of his joy at a gay holiday in the sun.
3rd September 2013
Spain: Doctor to be sued after telling patient she could ‘cure’ his homosexuality 9
3:59 PM — A doctor in Spain is to be sued after telling a young gay man she could "cure" his homosexuality, and that he was "too masculine" to get it into his head that he was gay.
21st August 2013
International Olympic Committee urged to select Madrid for 2020 games due to LGBT inclusivity 17
6:09 PM — Amid a storm of controversy surrounding the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will soon choose the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games, and is being urged to use LGBT inclusivity as a key deciding factor.
7th August 2013
Spain: Madrid’s Jewish community denies authenticity of anti-gay interview by Chief Rabbi 5
7:03 PM — The Jewish community in the Spanish city of Madrid has denied the authenticity of an interview attributed to its Chief Rabbi during which he reportedly said gay people were "deviant" and needed "reeducating".
8th July 2013
Travel: The best value summer festivals and events in Benidorm
2:32 PM — Benidorm remains one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations welcoming more than 1.5 million UK visitors, growing year on year. With a friendly vibe in a stunning Mediterranean setting, the resort not only hosts some of Europe’s best summer festivals, but they are great value options too.
25th June 2013
Google introduces rainbow search bar in commemoration of Stonewall riots 12
6:31 PM — Google has added a gay easter egg, which changes the search bar into rainbow colours when certain search terms are entered, to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots this week.
17th April 2013
New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage 55
11:06 AM — New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalise equal marriage.
11th April 2013
Uruguay votes to make same-sex marriage legal nationwide 15
8:22 AM — Uruguay is to become the 12th country in the world to make it legal for same-sex couples to marry nationwide after Congress ratified a bill passed last week in the Senate.
29th March 2013
Spain: University professor says women should stay with violent husbands and that gay people can be ‘cured’ 20
1:51 PM — A Spanish academic has come under fire for allegedly saying homosexuality is “curable” and that pregnancy through rape was effectively God's way of compensating the victim.
27th March 2013
Travel: Sports and active tourism in Benidorm 4
2:45 PM — Whilst Benidorm is synonymous with sun, sand and sea, it might come as a surprise to know that it’s also a growing gay destination for sport leisure breaks.
4th March 2013
Spain: Conservative ministers distance themselves from colleague’s anti-gay ‘survival of species’ argument 15
5:44 PM — Politicians in Spain have been quick to distance themselves from the comments of the Interior Minister, who said that same-sex marriage laws could mean the human race would not be “guaranteed” to survive. Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said last week that, although religious arguments did not hold up in court: “There are rational arguments […]
1st March 2013
Travel: Gastronomy in Benidorm 2
2:15 PM — When it comes to mouth-watering Spanish cuisine, the sunny gay haven of Benidorm has it all.
21st January 2013
Travel: A what’s on 2013 guide to Benidorm 8
10:25 AM — What better way to escape the cold British winter than a trip to the Spanish sunny gay haven of Benidorm.