23rd May 2014
Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights 7
5:51 PM — The German Parliament has ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions can legally adopt a partner's child.
Founder of anti-gay German party now claims to be pro-gay 11
4:51 PM — A political party in Germany, known for its opposition to LGBT rights, claims to have changed its position.
Russia: Prosecutors to investigate series of children’s books after ‘gay propaganda’ complaint 5
3:16 PM — Prosecutors in Russia are to investigate a series of children's books after complaints that they "threaten the cultural values" of the country through acceptance of gay relationships.
22nd May 2014
US rapper claims Portuguese police arrested him for ‘being gay’ 6
1:39 PM — US rapper Mykki Blanco has accused the Portuguese police of homophobia and racism following his arrest at Lisbon airport.
Church patriarch: ‘God sent Balkan floods because Conchita Wurst is too wild’ 57
12:20 PM — The patriarchs of the Serbian Orthodox church and of Montenegro have blamed devastating floods in the Balkans on Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, saying "God sent the rains as a reminder that people should not join the wild side."
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".
Pro-Putin conductor: Russia’s ‘taboos’ need to be respected 27
11:19 AM — A Russian conductor, who strongly supports President Vladimir Putin, says "taboos" like homosexuality, should be respected by the West.
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).
Comment: UKIP’s disgraceful record on gay rights 17
12:25 PM — Giles Goodall, a Liberal Democrat standing for election this week in the European Parliament, writes for PinkNews about UKIP's "appalling" record on LGBT rights.
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19th May 2014
MEP candidate urges followers to offer ‘supportive message’ to pro-Section 28 UKIP councillor 20
5:39 PM — A candidate for the European Parliament has urged her followers to offer a "supportive message" to UKIP councillor who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed.
Malta: Bishop who described gay unions as a ‘grave moral act’ meets with gay Catholics 17
2:03 PM — Bishop Charles Scicluna attends celebratory event against homophobia and transphobia.
18th May 2014
UK: Guernsey Chief Minister will meet with LGBT group to discuss same-sex unions 5
2:16 PM — Guernsey's Chief Minister has agreed to meet with an LGBT group pressing the region to reform laws and introduce equal marriage in line with the UK.
Bishop of Cork: I certainly support civil same-sex marriage 9
12:04 PM — The Bishop of Cork has declared his support for civil same-sex marriage, becoming the first Church of Ireland Bishop to do so.
17th May 2014
Comment: The Green Party will continue to fight against homophobia and transphobia 19
4:29 PM — Writing for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says there’s still many ongoing issues when it comes to LGBT equality.
Exclusive: UKIP would ‘rather turn the clock back’ on LGBT rights by Nick Clegg 27
9:17 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns that UKIP would "rather turn the clock back" on LGBT equality.
16th May 2014
Putin: Gay Nazis are responsible for protests in Ukraine 31
9:54 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly claimed that "Gay Nazis" are responsible for anti-Russian uprisings in Ukraine.
Russia: Moscow officials ban Conchita Wurst parade 4
8:31 PM — Russian officials have blocked a group from holding a parade in honour of Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Stonewall should hold events in a ‘tent’ rather than The Dorchester 24
7:08 PM — The former chair of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says the charity is wrong to not support a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain.
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.