11th July 2014
France: Landmark ruling allows gay Senegalese man visa to wed his partner
6:26 PM — A gay man from Senegal was granted a French visa following a landmark court ruling on Wednesday, to allow him to marry his partner.
9th July 2014
France: Activists on trial for topless Notre Dame equal marriage protest
4:39 PM — A group of activists stood trial today after taking part in a topless pro-equal marriage protest.
4th July 2014
France: Government abandons teaching gender equality after boycott 7
2:24 PM — The French government has cancelled school lessons that aimed to fight gender stereotypes.
9th June 2014
France: Gay magazine refuses to disqualify ‘Mr Gay’ contestant over racism allegations 55
5:54 PM — A French magazine has refused to disqualify a man from their 'Mister Gay 2014' competition, after he endorsed a far-right party and was accused of racism.
3rd June 2014
France: Men jailed for two and a half years for horrific homophobic attack 12
4:17 PM — Two men have today been jailed for two and a half years, after savagely beating a gay couple in Paris.
28th May 2014
France: Town orders advertisers to remove image almost featuring lesbian kiss 17
7:05 PM — Advertisers in the French town of Le Pecq have been told to remove an image which appears to feature two women almost kissing.
26th May 2014
France: Homophobic and anti-Semitic National Front win elections 190
3:31 AM — A far-right party known to be homophobic and opposed to same-sex marriage has dominated France's European Election vote, while its leader called for the pro-same-sex marriage President to dissolve the country's parliament.
24th May 2014
UK: Gay miners’ strike film wins Queer Palm award at Cannes 16
1:38 PM — A British film about gay activists supporting the miners' strike has been awarded the unofficial 'Queer Palm' award at Cannes Film Festival.
16th May 2014
France: Anti-gay group takes aim at ‘boys in skirts’ campaign against sexism 13
7:05 PM — The largest group opposed to same-sex marriage in France has now taken aim at a campaign attempting to challenge sexism by encouraging boys to go to school wearing skirts.
13th May 2014
France: Watchdog reports 78 percent rise in anti-gay attacks 9
10:32 PM — France's hate crime watchdog has reported a surge in anti-gay attacks over the past year, following the introduction of same-sex marriage.
10th May 2014
Feature: Never mind Eurovision – France offers a rich heritage of LGBT-empowering music 11
1:20 PM — There's more to French music than Eurovision, as Adrian Tippetts explores
8th May 2014
France: Lesbian daughter kidnapped by family after escaping arranged marriage 7
4:43 PM — A family who kidnapped their lesbian daughter after she fled an arranged marriage have been caught by police.
5th May 2014
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.
2nd May 2014
French lesbian couple told they cannot adopt child – despite biological link 2
1:20 PM — A lesbian couple in France have been barred from adopting a child – despite one of them being its birth mother.
28th April 2014
France: Car service driver sacked for saying ‘I don’t pick up gays’ 14
4:16 PM — A driver in a French car hire service who refused service to two gay men has been suspended.
24th March 2014
France: Bus driver fired after dousing lesbian couple with bottle of water for sharing a kiss
12:56 PM — A public bus driver in northern France has reportedly been fired after he doused a teenage lesbian couple with a bottle of water after they shared a kiss in front of him.
21st February 2014
France: Pizza Hut employee endured eight months of being asked ‘are you a faggot’ by manager 10
5:23 PM — An employee of Pizza Hut in France was reportedly dismissed after being subjected to a tirade of homophobic abuse including questions to colleagues asking: "Is he a faggot?"
4th February 2014
French President condemned for shelving lesbian IVF rights 3
3:24 PM — Francois Hollande has been accused of caving in to homophobes after shelving legislation that would have legalised medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples.
3rd February 2014
France: Tens of thousands protest in Paris and Lyon against ‘family phobic’ equal marriage 14
10:52 AM — Tens of thousands of protesters were reported to have marched in Paris and Lyon on Sunday against the French government’s legalisation of same-sex marriage.
14th January 2014
Figures show 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year 4
5:16 PM — About 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year after equal marriage was legalised in May, the national statistics agency has said.