22 May 2013
Italy: LGBT-supporting priest who called for an openly gay Pope dies at 84
Don Andrea Gallo, known as the "street priest" for his community work, and who called for an openly gay man to replace Pope Benedict XVI, has died at the age of 84.
17 May 2013
Italian Chamber of Deputies President: ‘Macho culture reduces gay people to caricatures’
In a speech on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy affirmed that promoting LGBT rights "does not mean stripping them from others".
14 May 2013
Italy: Benefits approved for same-sex partners of MPs
Italy's Parliament on Tuesday approved a rule which will allow gay MPs to extend their healthcare benefits to their partners.
13 May 2013
Italy: Rome mayoral candidate pledges to introduce same-sex civil unions
A candidate to become mayor of Rome on Monday promised that he would issue same-sex civil unions in the city, if he is elected.
4 May 2013
Italy: New equalities minister removed from post after saying that gays ‘ghettoise’ themselves
Less than 24 hours after being sworn in as a member of Italy's new coalition government, a junior equalities minister has been removed from her post for saying that gay people invite discrimination by "ghettoising" themselves.
18 April 2013
Comment: Don’t forget the rest of Europe in the fight for equal marriage
Writing for PinkNews, Adrian Trett says although equal marriage campaigners are scoring big victories in France and Britain, activists in other European nations need greater support in achieving the goal.
9 April 2013
Transgender pornography downloaded in Vatican City
Transgender pornography has been downloaded by computers based in Vatican City, a US paper has claimed.
3 April 2013
Italy: Scientist claims that vaccinating children makes them gay
An Italian scientist has voiced his opposition to vaccinations, claiming that through an "inhibition" of personality, they can make children "become" gay.
13 March 2013
New Pope Francis believes same-sex marriage and gay adoption are the Devil’s work
The new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 76-year-old Argentinean, who will be known as Pope Francis, has in the past described same-sex marriage and gay couples adopting as a "destructive attack on God's plan."
12 March 2013
Cardinals begin secret conclave vote to elect the next Pope
115 Cardinals of the Catholic Church have gathered in the Vatican to begin the process of electing the next Pope, which will take place in a secret conclave cut off from the world - even electronic signals are jammed to stop any Tweets about the vote.
6 March 2013
Catholic priest calls for next pope to be openly gay to avoid links to pedophilia
A Catholic priest has called on the Papal conclave to elect a gay man to be the next Pope to avoid an association with pedophilia.
27 February 2013
Pope Benedict XVI holds final Vatican audience and says: ‘God would not let the church sink”
Amid a wave of controversy over the sexual conduct of Catholic male priests, Pope Benedict XVI has delivered his final message at the Vatican's St Peter's Square - he said God would not let the church "sink."
25 February 2013
Italy: British gay chat room murder suspect told victim he was an MI5 agent
Further details have emerged regarding the arrest of a 24-year-old man in Italy, held on suspicion of murdering a retired tour guide and attempting to murder another man - both of whom he met in gay chat rooms.
23 February 2013
Italy: British murder suspect thought to have targeted victims via gay chat rooms
A man from London has been arrested in connection with the murder of a tour guide and the attempted killing of another man in Italy – with police sources indicating he met both victims through gay chat rooms.
22 February 2013
Pope’s spokesman refuses to comment on gay blackmail allegations
The Pope's spokesman is refusing to confirm or deny claims of a network of gay prelates operating at its heart, some of whom allegedly were being blackmailed, and who also met a Rome sauna.
21 February 2013
Italian newspaper claims Pope’s resignation was part finalised by concerns of a ‘gay lobby’ within the Catholic Church
An Italian newspaper is blaming the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on a "gay lobby" within the Vatican.
20 February 2013
Italian centre-right party says ‘Vote with your heart, not with your ass’
Candidates of Italy’s centre-right party, Fratelli d’Italia, have been criticised for making a homophobic political advertisement on YouTube - which has now been removed.
11 February 2013
Comment: Good riddance to the bigoted Pope Benedict XVI
Following his decision to step down, Balaji Ravichandran assess Pope Benedict XVI's legacy of intolerance in an article for PinkNews.
5 February 2013
Italy: Gay Governor of Puglia scared to go out alone at night in Rome
The gay governor of Italy's Puglia region, Nichi Vendola, has said that he is afraid to go out alone at night in Rome.
31 January 2013
Italy: Gay Governor of Puglia wants to marry his partner in front of his family and community
A gay Italian Governor has said that he would like to have the "right" to get married to his partner in front of his "community and family."