26th May 2015
Italian PM on Ireland referendum result: We cannot delay civil unions any longer 15
1:34 PM — The Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, has said his country can't delay civil unions "any longer", following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland.
21st May 2015
Rome celebrates first same-sex civil unions 2
4:20 PM — The first civil unions to be officially registered in Rome were celebrated today, as twenty couples became the first to register at City Hall.
15th May 2015
Italian football chief calls women players ‘a handful of lesbians’ 7
5:21 PM — The head of the Italian national amateur league has been criticised for "homophobic and sexist comments".
8th May 2015
Watch: Acrobat proposes to his boyfriend live on Italy’s Got Talent 9
3:40 PM — In a first for Italy, a gay couple unexpectedly got engaged live on television.
21st April 2015
Brain surgeon claims higher gay suicide rates are because of an ‘identity crisis’ 12
3:02 PM — A brain surgeon from Italy has claimed that a higher proportion of gay people kill themselves compared to the rest of the population because they suffer from an identity crisis.
20th April 2015
Giorgio Armani: Gay men shouldn’t ‘dress homosexual’ 40
9:53 AM — Famed fashion designer Giorgio Armani has criticised gay men for dressing "homosexual"
15th April 2015
Mayor of Rome to hold ‘mass wedding day’ for all couples 2
2:41 PM — Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino is to perform mass civil unions - gay and straight - while the country debates same-sex unions.
8th April 2015
Catholic priest fired after Judas-themed ‘gay sex parties’ 13
6:23 PM — A Catholic priest has been fired in Italy - after throwing steamy gay orgies in which he'd ask men to re-enact the betrayal of Jesus by Judas.
18th March 2015
Dolce and Gabbana magazine director quits over gay parenting row 9
10:39 AM — Swide magazine editorial director Guiliano Federico quits over the fashion designers' controversial comments.
17th March 2015
Stefano Gabanna calls Sir Elton John ‘fascist’ and ‘ignorant’ 36
4:20 PM — Stefano Gabbana has hit back at Sir Elton John's over his boycott of Dolce and Gabbana.
14th March 2015
Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana attack ‘non-traditional’ families 158
12:42 PM — Legendary fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have spoken out against same-sex families - despite being gay themselves.
22nd February 2015
ISIS threatens to throw gays off the Leaning Tower of ‘Pizza’ 56
5:04 PM — Islamic State militants have threatened an attack on Rome - with militants promising to throw homosexuals off the Leaning Tower of "Pizza".
21st February 2015
Pope compares transgender people to nuclear weapons 97
11:39 AM — The Pope has compared the threat of transgender people to nuclear weapons.
18th February 2015
A Catholic gay rights group was given an audience with the Pope 15
5:35 PM — 50 gay Catholics had an audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Wednesday.
17th February 2015
Italian university to give trans students option of ‘aliases’ to protect privacy 1
3:57 PM — An Italian university has announced that it plans to give transgender students the option of using an online 'alias' to borrow books from the library or register for exams.
11th February 2015
Italy: Highest appeals court rejects same-sex marriage 17
10:46 AM — According to Italy's highest appeals court, same-sex couples have no right to marriage, as there is nothing in the Italian constitution requiring the Government to grant such rights.
30th January 2015
Catholic church deems Rome decision to allow civil union register an ‘ideological bluff’ 22
9:04 AM — The Catholic Church was quick to condemn a vote by Rome city council to allow a register of gay civil unions, dubbing the move an "idealogical bluff".
29th January 2015
Rome city council approves register of same-sex civil unions 11
2:26 PM — Italy took another small step forward in the fight for same-sex marriage this week, as Rome city council's assembly gave approval to a register for civil unions.
27th January 2015
Italy: Street named after gay codebreaker Alan Turing 1
6:28 PM — A street in the city of Catania, Sicily is to be named in honour of gay codebreaker Alan Turing.
18th January 2015
Italy: Mayor of Milan facing criminal charges for registering same-sex marriages 6
3:47 PM — The Mayor of Milan claims he is facing criminal charges, after he agreed to register a number of same-sex marriages carried out abroad.