14th December 2014
Gay skier: Olympic committee ‘didn’t stand up for human rights’ at Sochi Olympics 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay skier Anja Paerson has claimed the International Olympic Committee failed to stand up for human rights when it allowed the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.
France: Far-right party’s deputy leader suing magazine that ‘outed’ him 9
12:37 PM — The deputy leader of France's far-right Front National party is suing a magazine that printed photos of him with a male companion.
13th December 2014
Benjy the gay bull to arrive at sanctuary, after being saved from slaughter
1:51 PM — A gay bull who was rescued from slaughter by the co-creator of the Simpsons will arrive at an animal sanctuary this weekend.
12th December 2014
French Closer magazine ‘outs’ deputy leader of far-right Front National 62
4:12 PM — The French edition of Closer magazine has come under fire after it printed photos 'outing' the deputy leader of France's Front National.
Homophobia protest song is ‘most streamed’ in 2014 3
1:33 PM — Spotify has revealed that a song written as a protest against religious homophobia was the most-streamed single in 2014.
EU report: Nearly half of trans people face repeated violence 3
11:42 AM — The EU has published a report uncovering some shocking statistics about the levels of transphobia in member states.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
10th December 2014
Sadiq Khan: Human Rights Day is an opportunity to promote the importance of the ECHR 1
6:50 PM — Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan has blasted Tory plans to leave the European Court of Human Rights.
9th December 2014
Spain: Kiss-in after gay couple kicked out of Burger King 15
3:45 PM — Protesters held a gay kiss-in at a Burger King in Madrid after a gay couple were kicked out for kissing.
8th December 2014
Irish broadcast watchdog wants pro-gay messages ‘balanced’ with anti-gay ones 24
4:37 PM — The National Union of Journalists has attacked the Irish broadcast regulator, for insisting that pro-gay voices are 'balanced' with anti-gay ones ahead of the country's equal marriage referendum.
7th December 2014
Poland’s first openly gay mayor takes power 4
1:02 PM — Poland's first ever openly gay mayor Robert Biedron has officially taken up his office.
Russia: Pride organisers awarded £36 ‘compensation’ over event ban 1
12:26 PM — Organisers of a Pride parade in Russia have been granted a paltry amount of compensation after their event was banned from going ahead.
Stephen Fry presents ‘Person of the Year’ award to drag queen Panti Bliss 5
12:05 PM — Irish drag queen activist Panti Bliss has picked up a Person of the Year award.
6th December 2014
Gym security guards ‘go undercover’ in sauna to stop men having gay sex 20
5:18 PM — Security guards at a gym in Austria are stripping off and going undercover - to stop men having sex in the sauna.
5th December 2014
Is investigating this gay kiss in a TV ad ‘homophobic’? 20
4:17 PM — Spanish regulators have been deemed "homophobic" for investigating an advert which shows two men kissing after a complaint.
Vladimir Putin: Russia doesn’t have a problem with gays 25
2:59 PM — Vladimir Putin is claiming that the West has invented Russia's record of homophobia.
4th December 2014
Politician forced to step down after tweeting ‘Thank God Nazis shot gays’ 45
12:15 PM — A Latvian politician has been forced to resign after she tweeted to say "thank god Nazis shot gay people."
3rd December 2014
Irish Catholic church: Voting for same-sex marriage will undermine society 34
6:37 PM — The Catholic church has distributed a 16-page document to parishes across Ireland 'briefing' against same-sex marriage ahead of next year's referendum.
Aeroflot pilot makes anti-gay remarks and jokes about MH17 tragedy 27
4:09 PM — A pilot on Russian national airline Aeroflot has been caught making racist and homophobic remarks on social media.
Irish PM goes for a drink in Dublin gay bar 9
1:38 PM — Ireland's Taoiseach has visited a popular Dublin gay bar.