25th July 2014
Italy: Second largest bank recognises same-sex marriages with equal leave 1
1:49 PM — The second largest bank in Italy has gone against the country's current non-recognition of same-sex marriage, to offer marital leave to same-sex couples so they can wed.
21st July 2014
Italy: Catholic school ‘fires teacher for refusing to deny being a lesbian’ 7
6:07 PM — An Catholic school in Italy has allegedly dismissed a teacher for failing to deny being gay, saying that it needs to “protect the school environment”.
14th July 2014
Bishop: Church’s approach to homosexuals is ‘sick and heartless’ 8
5:08 PM — A Mexican Catholic Bishop has said that the Church's current approach to gay people is "sick and heartless".
11th July 2014
Italy: Mayor attempting to ban all gay kissing 11
3:30 PM — A Mayor has launched a proposal to ban all public gay kissing in his town.
4th July 2014
Italy LGBT groups celebration introduction of Facebook custom gender options
5:42 PM — A leading LGBT rights organisation in Italy has hailed the announcement that Facebook is to introduce custom gender options.
3rd July 2014
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
28th June 2014
Italy: Anti-gay mob throw excrement at office of LGBT group 14
6:35 PM — An LGBT group in southern Rome was reportedly attacked by a homophobic mob on Wednesday night, with excrement hurled at the group's office.
18th June 2014
Italy: Senate to debate same-sex civil unions in September 15
12:44 PM — Italy's Prime Minister has announced that the Senate will debate a same-sex civil unions bill in September.
12th June 2014
Italy: Court rules that anulment of trans woman’s marriage was unconstitutional 1
1:42 PM — A landmark ruling has been made in the case of a trans woman whose marriage was annulled despite her and her wife wishing to remain married, to say that the annulment was unconstitutional, despite the country having no legal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Italian trans woman fights for right to remain in same-sex marriage 1
1:13 PM — An Italian trans woman is contesting a decision to not allow her to remain married to her wife following gender reassignment.
10th June 2014
Italy: Findus releases ad with gay man coming out to his mother 13
3:51 PM — Frozen food giant Findus has released an Italian advert which features a man coming out to his mother.
23rd May 2014
TV presenter: There are gay players in Italy’s World Cup squad 7
6:32 PM — An Italian television presenter says there are gay players in the Italian World Cup squad.
21st May 2014
Facebook admits ‘mistake’ in suspending user for lesbian kiss photo 8
11:34 AM — Amid a controversy after an Italian user was blocked for uploading a photo of a lesbian kiss, Facebook has admitted it made a "mistake".
20th May 2014
Apparently this photo of a lesbian kiss constitutes ‘nudity and pornography’ on Facebook 16
1:21 PM — An Italian woman said she was left stunned after Facebook suspended her user account for posting a stock photograph of two women kissing in support of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana given 18-month suspended jail term 4
5:16 PM — Dolce and Gabbana have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.
23rd April 2014
Gay kiss photographic exhibition cancelled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC 10
6:30 PM — A photographic exhibition which was originally due to be shown in Rome, but which was cancelled after a legal threat from the Vatican has found a new life in NYC.
10th April 2014
Italy: Court orders town to recognise gay couple’s marriage for first time 4
1:55 PM — A town in Italy has been ordered to recognise the marriage of a same-sex couple who married in the US.
8th April 2014
San Marino: Governors to consider recognising overseas same-sex marriages 4
8:32 PM — The government of San Marino is to consider recognising same-sex marriages from other countries.