18th June 2014
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
Netherlands: Plans unveiled for new LGBT-only ‘Gay Village’ 27
2:01 PM — Plans in the Netherlands have been unveiled for a fenced-off 'Gay Village', to tackle hate crime fears.
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.
Greek bishop: Gays are a ‘perversion’ and pride is a ‘disgrace’ 58
11:53 AM — A leading Greek Orthodox bishop has said homosexuality is a "perversion of the human existence", and that a gay pride festival is a "disgrace and a challenge."
17th June 2014
Department store sparks outrage by selling ‘how to prevent gay children’ books 59
6:06 PM — A department store in Spain has caused outrage by selling parent guides to preventing homosexuality in children.
Gay MEP attacked with acid: I am now more determined than ever to end hate-mongering 4
3:30 PM — An Austrian MEP who was attacked with acid whilst making a speech at Vienna Pride last weekend, has responded to say the attack has made her more determined to end hate-mongering.
Russia rejects proposal to extend anti-gay law to ban all sexual materials for minors 5
3:11 PM — The lower house of the Russian Parliament today voted to reject a measure which would have extended an anti-gay law to mean that no sexual materials would be shown to minors.
First civil union takes place in Malta 3
12:48 PM — The first ever civil union has been registered in Malta, since parliament voted to introduce the new law earlier this year.
16th June 2014
Luxembourg: Petition to stall equal marriage with referendum fails 8
4:59 PM — A petition intending to delay the passage of equal marriage in Luxembourg by forcing a referendum has failed to gather enough signatures.
Report: Gay bears ‘enjoy oral sex’ 40
3:44 PM — Two male bears have been observed regularly having oral sex at a wildlife sanctuary in Croatia.
Austria: Gay MEP attacked with acid at Vienna pride parade 12
2:51 PM — Austria's first openly gay MEP has been attacked with acid during Vienna's pride parade.
15th June 2014
New York mayor: I won’t march in St Patrick’s Day parade until it includes gay people
6:17 PM — New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has said he will continue to boycott New York's annual St Patrick's Day parade until it includes LGBT people.
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.
11th June 2014
Denmark: Forced sterilisation dropped for legal gender recognition 2
2:14 PM — Trans people in Denmark will no longer be forced to be sterilised in order to legally change their gender.
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.
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.
Irish singer Hozier: Religious homophobia is appalling and can happen anywhere 4
3:04 PM — An Irish singer whose video portraying an anti-gay attack went viral last year has opened up about 'appalling' religious homophobia.
Serbia: Belgrade Pride cancelled due to flooding 3
12:59 PM — Belgrade Pride, which is usually banned due to threats of violence, was instead this year cancelled due to flooding.