Italy: Six gay rights activists charged with disturbing peace for engaging in ‘passionate kiss’ 11
1:48 PM — Six gay rights activists in Italy have been charged with disturbing the peace because they engaged in "a long and passionate kiss on the mouth" during an anti-gay protest.
Stockholm to host European Same-Sex Dance Championship 1
12:04 PM — Stockholm will play host to next year's European Same-Sex Dance Championship.
Pope to investigate ‘playboy priests’ who posted nudes on gay websites 1
11:55 AM — The Pope is to send a representative to investigate allegations that a diocese in northern Italy includes priests who posted naked photos on gay websites.
22nd October 2014
Italy: Mayor of Rome might take same-sex marriage fight to European Court 8
6:57 PM — The Mayor of Rome has said that he may take the case for equal marriage to the European Court of Human Rights.
Spain: Teenage lesbian left unconscious after being pelted with stones outside school 3
4:38 PM — A gay teenage girl was left unconscious on Monday after she was pelted with stones upon leaving school in Spain's Murcia region.
Pictures: Artist creates gay Putin and Obama exhibition 9
4:22 PM — A Danish artist has created an exhibition portraying Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama as a gay couple.
21st October 2014
Cher tweets her solidarity for ‘brave warriors’ in Russia’s gay community 5
4:23 PM — US singer Cher, who refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics this year, has tweeted her solidarity for marginalised LGBT youth in Russia, calling them "brave warriors."
Russia: Gay activists lodge complaint with ECHR against rejected rally application 5
3:55 PM — Gay rights rights activists in Russia have lodged a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights after they were prohibited from holding an equal marriage rally in central Moscow.
20th October 2014
Russian activist who nailed his testicles to floor has now cut off his ear lobe 25
6:08 PM — A Russian performance artist and activist who previously nailed his testicles to the cobbles in Moscow's Red Square, has now cut off his ear lobe atop the roof of a psychiatric institution.
Polish man rescues UKIP’s European Parliament group from collapse 15
5:03 PM — UKIP's European Parliament group is set to be revived, after a Polish MEP faction collapsed last week.
Ireland: Gay Catholic priest ‘on leave’ after being outed in court case 14
12:35 PM — A Catholic gay priest in Ireland is on leave "to reflect on his ministry”, after his sexuality was discovered by Church leaders.
19th October 2014
Pope: The Church should not fear change, God is not afraid of new things 56
2:51 PM — Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church should not be afraid of change - after plans to welcome homosexuals were scrapped.
Gay Catholics slam Church for scrapping plans to ‘welcome homosexuals’ 45
11:34 AM — A number of Catholic gay groups have expressed disappointment at the Church's decision to scrap plans to relax anti-gay policies.
18th October 2014
Catholic Church scraps plans to ‘welcome homosexuals’ 216
7:30 PM — The Catholic Church has rejected proposals to relax opposition to same-sex couples.
France: Artist punched in face over giant inflatable Christmas tree that looks like sex toy 24
5:28 PM — The artist behind an inflatable Christmas tree in Paris that like a sex toy has been punched in the face, after anti-gay groups stirred objections to the piece.
Italy: Mayor of Rome flouts law by registering 16 same-sex marriages 8
2:54 PM — The Mayor of Rome has openly flouted Italian law, by allowing a number of same-sex couples to register their marriages.
Pope demotes anti-gay Cardinal who thinks homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ 42
1:41 PM — The Pope has ousted notoriously homophobic US Cardinal Raymond Burke from his senior role, it has been confirmed.
Giant inflatable Christmas tree that looks like sex toy destroyed by vandals 18
1:18 PM — An inflatable Christmas tree in Paris, that upset anti-gay groups because it looks like a sex toy, has been destroyed by vandals.
17th October 2014
France: Plaque unveiled for last men executed for being gay 13
4:30 PM — A memorial plaque has been unveiled for the last men executed in France for homosexuality.
Italy: Roma goalkeeper says gay players won’t come out because football world is ‘homophobic’ 1
11:57 AM — AS Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis says he believes "surely two-to-three per cent" of Italian players are gay, but they wouldn't come out because "ours is a homophobic environment."