16th September 2014
Catholic diocese slams Bologna for recognising overseas same-sex marriages 8
4:30 PM — Bologna's Catholic Diocese has denounced the city's formal recognition of same-sex marriages conducted abroad.
WHO: Russia’s anti-gay laws hamper fight against HIV 4
1:12 PM — Russia’s “repressive drug and homosexuality laws” hamper its fight against HIV, the World Health Organisation has warned.
15th September 2014
Mayor of Paris: I am delighted that two thousand gay couples have married here 8
6:02 PM — The Mayor of Paris has celebrated the 2000th same-sex marriage having taken place in her city, saying she is "delighted".
Russia: Lesbian dance teacher found murdered with throat slashed 16
5:55 PM — A lesbian tango instructor in St Petersburg has been found with her throat slashed.
14th September 2014
The best place to be in the closet, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:48 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Moscow anti-gay conference plans spread of ‘gay propaganda’ laws across the world 31
5:25 PM — A conference of anti-gay groups in Moscow has called for lobbyists to attempt to introduce 'gay propaganda' laws across the world.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor: I won’t boycott Russia over anti-gay laws, I have lots of gay fans there 8
2:46 PM — Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said she won't stop performing in Russia over its anti-gay laws - because she doesn't want to abandon her gay fans there.
Serbia: Three men arrested over attack on German gay rights activist caught on CCTV 8
12:24 PM — Three men have been arrested in Belgrade after an attack on a German man who was attending a gay rights conference.
Italy: Pope marries couples who are ‘living in sin’, but no gays 25
12:00 PM — The Pope has celebrated "forgiveness" by performing 20 marriages for couples who live outside the Catholic doctrine - but unsurprisingly, none of them were gay.
13th September 2014
German gay rights activist in critical condition after brutal assault in Serbian capital 16
5:19 PM — A German activist is in critical condition after he was beaten over the head with a glass ashtray following a gay rights conference.
11th September 2014
Greece: Human rights groups call for stronger LGBT discrimination protections 2
4:00 PM — Human rights groups in Greece are calling for comprehensive discrimination protections as racist and homophobic incidents have rapidly increased in the country.
Russian gays may be given alternative to national service 6
2:58 PM — A committee of the Russian State Duma is to consider whether gay men should be allowed the option of alternative civilian service, rather than national service.
10th September 2014
Ireland: Government advances bill to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 4
5:00 PM — The Irish government will advance a bill to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
Finland: Store refuses to stock homoerotic Tom of Finland stamps to avoid ‘offending’ customers 7
4:01 PM — A Finnish supermarket chain has refused to stock any of the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland.
Ireland: Bishop files complaint after Christian charity awards grant to LGBT centre 19
2:28 PM — A Catholic Bishop has filed a complaint on "moral grounds" after a religious charity awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
Greek MP defends homophobic views after calling Luxembourg Prime Minister a ‘faggot’ 9
1:53 PM — A notoriously homophobic Greek MP who tweeted a homophobic message to Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has 'apologised' in a letter.
9th September 2014
Poll: Two thirds of Faroe Island residents support gay marriage
4:50 PM — A new poll has found that around two-thirds of residents of the Faroe Islands support same-sex marriage.
Finland: Tom of Finland stamps are best selling ever 12
9:55 AM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps has launched in Finland to commemorate the “proud homoeroticism” of the influential gay artist, and has been the best selling in the country's history.
8th September 2014
Neil Patrick Harris marries partner in Italy 13
3:09 PM — Neil Patrick Harris has married his long-term partner David Burtka.
7th September 2014
Croatia: First same-sex couple enter civil partnership 4
2:12 PM — A same-sex couple have become the first to enter into a civil partnership in Croatia.