19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 1
6:43 PM — Amnesty International has attacked the first draft of Ireland's new gender recognition bill.
German high court: Government must recognise some same-sex parents 5
6:12 PM — The high court in Germany has ruled in favour of equality for gay couples who had children abroad via a surrogate.
Conchita Wurst is coming back to Eurovision, but not how you think 2
2:30 PM — Drag diva Conchita Wurst is to make a triumphant return to the Eurovision Song Contest - but maybe not how people expected.
Irish government publishes draft gender recognition law
1:34 PM — The Irish government has finally published a long-awaited bill which will recognise the gender of trans people.
Poland: Bill to legalise gay registered partnerships fails for a third time 6
9:47 AM — For the third time, a bill to allow gender-neutral registered partnerships has been rejected in Poland.
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.
Amnesty report on ‘odious’ choices faced by trans people in Europe 5
11:14 AM — Amnesty International has released a report on gender recognition laws across Europe.
17th December 2014
Irish same-sex marriage referendum to take place in May 13
10:09 AM — The Irish government has cleared the way for a referendum on same-sex marriage to take place in May 2015.
16th December 2014
Gay teacher forced to put up crucifix under “fascist” laws 11
1:41 PM — An Italian teacher who removed a crucifix from his classroom has been forced to put it back up under "fascist" laws.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 41
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.
15th December 2014
Russian politician stalks local gay clubs to crack down on ‘gay sex on stage’ 18
6:06 PM — A Russian politician has spearheaded a raid on a gay club allegedly because a number of parents said their teenagers were trapped inside.
Spain: Gay couple hospitalised after ‘Neo-Nazi’ attack 2
11:55 AM — A gay couple in Madrid were attacked by a group for "Neo-Nazis" on Friday, and one of them hospitalised.
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
Benjy the ‘gay’ bull arrives at animal sanctuary after rescue from slaughter 3
6:45 PM — A gay bull who was rescued from slaughter by the co-creator of the Simpsons has arrived at an animal sanctuary in Norwich.
Gay skier: Olympic committee ‘didn’t stand up for human rights’ at Sochi Olympics 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay skier Anja Paerson has claimed the International Olympic Committee failed to stand up for human rights when it allowed the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.
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.
13th December 2014
Benjy the gay bull to arrive at sanctuary, after being saved from slaughter
1:51 PM — A gay bull who was rescued from slaughter by the co-creator of the Simpsons will arrive at an animal sanctuary this weekend.
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.
Homophobia protest song is ‘most streamed’ in 2014 3
1:33 PM — Spotify has revealed that a song written as a protest against religious homophobia was the most-streamed single in 2014.
EU report: Nearly half of trans people face repeated violence 2
11:42 AM — The EU has published a report uncovering some shocking statistics about the levels of transphobia in member states.