14th May 2014
Russia considers pulling out of Eurovision, making ‘straight’ rival show 111
5:47 PM — Russia is reportedly considering pulling out of Eurovision, and making a rival contest for its regions and allies.
Pope Francis would baptise aliens, but won’t marry gay couples 31
4:59 PM — Pope Francis has indicated he would be happy to baptise aliens and allow them into the church, despite his opposition to same-sex marriage.
13th May 2014
France: Watchdog reports 78 percent rise in anti-gay attacks 9
10:32 PM — France's hate crime watchdog has reported a surge in anti-gay attacks over the past year, following the introduction of same-sex marriage.
UK ranked top in Europe for LGBT rights for third year in a row 30
6:01 PM — The UK has been ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights by a leading European network of LGBT organisations.
Bishop of Cork voices support for gay equality: ‘Don’t let people drive you away’ 45
4:16 PM — The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Paul Colton, has spoken impassionately in support of gay equality.
12th May 2014
Spain: Anti-LGBT incidents make up 40% of overall hate crimes 5
1:51 PM — Hate towards the LGBT community is the most common form of hate crime in Spain. Last year, 452 hate crimes were linked to sexuality or identity out of a total of 1,172 confirmed offenses in the European country.
11th May 2014
UK: Petition calls on Channel Islands to introduce same-sex marriage and reform equality laws 12
6:17 PM — A petition is calling on the Channel Islands to catch up with the mainland UK, by legalising same-sex marriage and introducing new equality laws.
Russian MP: Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is ‘the end of Europe’ 98
3:18 PM — A Russian MP has claimed that Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is "the end of Europe".
Sunday People mocks Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst: ‘She’s a bloke’ 55
1:32 PM — Newspaper the Sunday People has mocked Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, claiming it is "nonsense" to refer to her as female because "she's a bloke".
10th May 2014
Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst WINS Eurovision! 191
11:33 PM — Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision Song Contest, despite calls for a boycott from Russia.
Eurovision: Host banned from wearing rainbows by contest organisers 23
2:48 PM — One of this year's Eurovision hosts has revealed that he has been banned from wearing rainbows by the contest's organisers, because it would be 'political'.
Feature: Never mind Eurovision – France offers a rich heritage of LGBT-empowering music 11
1:20 PM — There's more to French music than Eurovision, as Adrian Tippetts explores
9th May 2014
Russia: Sims game rated ‘adults only’ over same-sex relationships 12
8:41 PM — The latest Sims game has been rated 'Adults Only' in Russia, because it contains same-sex relationships.
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
MEP candidate: I hope the ‘guilt’ of same-sex marriage ‘kills’ the ‘queer gangsters’ 235
4:23 PM — An MEP candidate for South East England has claimed that "queer thugs and gangsters" used "violence" to campaign for same-sex marriage.
Lithuania: Gay fairy tales labelled ‘harmful’ and banned under ‘propaganda’ law 18
2:41 PM — A book of fairy tales in Lithuania featuring same-sex couples has been labelled "harmful", and inappropriate for children under 14.
8th May 2014
Watch: Russian same-sex couples marry in Copenhagen 4
8:30 PM — Three Russian same-sex couples have married in Copenhagen, while the city hosts the Eurovision Song Contest.
Head of Church of Ireland: Gay people ‘don’t want gay marriage’ 78
7:04 PM — The head of the Church of Ireland, the Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clark, has suggested that gay people don't want to marry, and that civil partnerships are sufficient.
Ireland: Regulator rejects complaints over RTE’s apologies to journalists labelled ‘homophobic’ 4
6:09 PM — Ireland's broadcast regulator has rejected complaints over the decision of RTE to issue a formal apology to journalists labelled "homophobes" by a drag queen.
France: Lesbian daughter kidnapped by family after escaping arranged marriage 7
4:43 PM — A family who kidnapped their lesbian daughter after she fled an arranged marriage have been caught by police.