27th August 2010
Police investigate possibility that murdered British spy may have died at hands of gay lover 12
12:51 PM — The private life of Gareth Williams, the British MI6 operative found dead in his Pimlico apartment in London this week, is currently being investigated by detectives who are attempting to discover whether he was murdered by a male lover.
26th August 2010
Polish gay rights group angered over ‘homophobic’ textbook 9
1:31 PM — A Polish gay rights group has requested their country's government withdraw a textbook used in secondary schools that they claim portrays homosexuality as an illness.
24th August 2010
George Michael pleads guilty to drugs charges 10
11:15 AM — George Michael has pleaded guilty to crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis and to possessing cannabis cigarettes for his personal use.
23rd August 2010
Proposed film may test Greek attitudes to gay marriage 5
6:10 PM — A new screenplay about gay marriage by a Greek-based British author is expected to be shot next summer by a consortium of UK production companies.
Dubliners march for same-sex marriage rights 10
10:12 AM — Thousands of LGBT people took to the streets of Dublin yesterday to protest the lack of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples.
19th August 2010
Germany’s justice minister considering giving gay couples equal income tax rights 5
4:35 PM — Germany's justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said today she is looking at how gay couples can be given equality in the income tax system.
17th August 2010
German court says gay couples must have equal inheritance tax rights 2
3:01 PM — The highest court in Germany has ruled that gay couples must be given equal tax inheritance rights. The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe said that gay couples were currently at a marked disadvantage to heterosexual couples.
13th August 2010
Latest ‘Protest the Pope’ campaign held in London 72
5:32 PM — A meeting was held in south London last night by the Protest the Pope campaign committee. During the meeting, reasons for protesting the pontiff's visit next month were discussed.
London announces bid to host tenth gay games in 2018 6
3:12 PM — London is bidding to host the tenth Gay Games in 2018. The games, recently held in Cologne, are one of the largest sporting and cultural events in the world.
Italy’s ‘summer of homophobia’ 23
10:01 AM — In Italy over the past month, a series of incidents in which gay people have been physically and verbally attacked has led to the country's press referring to a "summer of homophobia".
12th August 2010
Gay German foreign minister does not take partner to anti-gay countries 15
12:23 PM — German vice-chancellor and foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has stated that he does not take along his partner when making diplomatic trips to countries in which homosexuality is punishable by law.
10th August 2010
Irish gay man, 60, died after assault 4
5:49 PM — A 60-year-old gay man from Sligo died last week after being attacked in his home. Cyril Moran, of River Road, Cartron Point, was described by friends as "vulnerable".
Amsterdam Pride sends defiant message of gay visibility 20
3:54 PM — Adrian Tippetts reports from Amsterdam Pride, speaking to organisers ProGay about media attention, homophobic violence and why the city is not the safe haven it once was.
6th August 2010
Reykjavik’s mayor opens Pride in drag 21
5:00 PM — The mayor of Reykjavik has opened the city's Pride celebrations in drag. Jon Gnarr, a comedian, kicked off festivities last night dressed in a blonde wig, floral dress and red lipstick.
28th July 2010
Travel: Cologne vies for title of Germany’s gayest city 3
5:40 PM — For the past two decades it's been a case of Berlin versus Cologne for the title of Germany’s gay capital. But now, as I look down Schaafenstrasse, crammed with hunky guys and the occasional German celebrity all the way down the block, there is no doubt in whose favour the scale swings tonight.
26th July 2010
Ireland ‘has more work to do’ on gay rights, gay senator says 12
4:29 PM — Irish senator David Norris has said that both Northern Ireland and the Republic are "nearly there" on gay rights legislation.
British man wins French civil partnership tax victory 15
2:44 PM — A French court has ordered that a British man should be returned more than £30,000 he paid to tax authorities after inheriting a home from his civil partner.
Lesbian couple told by Swedish bank to ‘live apart’ 5
1:54 PM — A Swedish lesbian couple who tried to get a mortgage say they were shocked to be told by a bank clerk that they should reconsider their relationship and live apart.
23rd July 2010
Video: Italian Catholic priests ‘filmed having casual sex at gay clubs’
3:56 PM — Another gay scandal has hit the Catholic Church in Italy after three priests were allegedly filmed having casual sex and visiting gay nightclubs.
20th July 2010
Irish programme launched to tackle LGBT isolation 8
5:43 PM — A new programme has been launched in Ireland to counter isolation suffered by LGBT people in rural communities. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Diversity programme aims to coordinate support services for LGBT people across the country.