7th February 2012
Finland: Gay candidate loses presidential race 5
11:49 AM — Pekka Haavisto, the openly gay candidate in Finland’s presidential race, has lost to opponent Sauli Niinistö.
Malta considers hate crimes after bus attack on lesbians 10
11:35 AM — An off-duty Maltese bus driver has been charged after physically attacking two lesbian fellow passengers, reportedly for kissing. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has reportedly now issued instructions to strengthen Malta's laws.
3rd February 2012
Amsterdam’s ‘gay cure’ declaration rabbi reinstated 39
12:44 PM — The chief rabbi of Amsterdam's Orthodox Jewish community has been reinstated after reportedly accepting he should not have signed a 'gay cure' declaration with the title.
2nd February 2012
London protest follows Sweden’s trans sterilisation rule 24
10:55 AM — Worldwide protest at continuing insistence by the Swedish government on what has been described as a policy of eugenics in respect of trans men and women led on Monday to the unusual sight of a demo outside that country's London embassy.
1st February 2012
Gay EuroGames will mark ‘the end of the world’, politician fears 84
3:25 PM — The leader of the Hungary's minority Jobbik nationalist party has reportedly described the gay EuroGames in the country's capital this summer as the "end of the world".
Lithuanian who called for ‘another Hitler’ to tackle gays fined 38
12:56 PM — A furniture-maker in Lithuania has been ordered to pay a fine of £375 after calling on Facebook for "another Hitler" to kill gays.
31st January 2012
German trans girl ‘to be institutionalised’ 70
10:31 AM — News that an 11 year old trans girl in Berlin, Germany, is about to be committed to a mental institution by local authorities – following intervention by her absent father – has prompted grave concern by the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation.
30th January 2012
Gay Aeroflot steward ‘forced to marry woman’ 12
5:05 PM — A gay air steward for the Russian carrier Aeroflot was forced to marry a woman in order to keep his job, campaigners say.
27th January 2012
Amsterdam’s ‘gay cure’ rabbi ‘fears for his life’ 68
4:42 PM — The New York-based rabbi who heads Amsterdam's Orthodox Ashkenazi community had said he fears for his life after he was suspended for signing a 'gay cure' declaration.
184 MEPs support gay rights manifesto 11
2:05 PM — 184 MEPs, including the President of the European Parliament came together on Wednesday to sign a pledge in support of LGBT rights, following a two-day long awareness event.
26th January 2012
‘Bully’ Bloom slammed for gay funding question 29
1:17 PM — An MEP from the European Independence Party has been condemned by LGBT groups for questioning the European Commission on the legitimacy of funding of an LGBT rights organisation.
Jail for fake Louis Walsh sex assault claims 11
10:09 AM — A man who admitted falsely accusing Louis Walsh of a sexual assault has been jailed for six months. Leonard Watters, an unemployed 24-year-old dance teacher was sentenced at Dublin District Court yesterday.
25th January 2012
Nikolay Alekseev: The visionary Peter Tatchell 4
2:52 PM — "Peter is a visionary. He has this capacity to understand how to take a problem and drive the maximum public attention to it in order to make the society think and force the politicians to address it."
24th January 2012
Malta: Lesbian attack prompts call for hate crime law 7
3:17 PM — An attack in Malta which left a 16-year-old lesbian with a fractured nose has prompted calls for the government to introduce hate crime legislation to protect gays.
Russia: Gay pride suspicion stops nationalist jog 10
11:45 AM — Police in the Kaliningrad outpost of Russia have reportedly stopped a group of right-wing joggers after being wrongly tipped that they were staging an illegal gay pride parade.
23rd January 2012
Gay presidential candidate through first-round Finnish vote 15
2:51 PM — Pekka Haavisto, the openly gay candidate in Finland's presidential race, has come second in the first round of voting.
20th January 2012
Edinburgh called on to stop St Petersburg anti-gay law 7
3:53 PM — A coalition of groups has called on the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Scotland to intervene on St Petersburg's postponed anti-gay law. Edinburgh has been twinned with St Petersburg, whose lawmakers passed an initial vote on a "gay propaganda" law last year by 27 to 1.
18th January 2012
Amsterdam’s chief rabbi suspended over gay cure declaration 129
3:02 PM — Aryeh Ralbag, the chief rabbi of Amsterdam, has been suspended from his today after he signed a document alleging homosexuality could be “modified and healed".
German FA head: Gay players should have ‘courage’ to come out 24
12:43 PM — The head of the German Football Association has again urged gay professional football players to come out. Theo Zwanziger spoke during a discussion on Tuesday at the Sportschule Hennef, which was centered on sexuality within professional sports.
17th January 2012
Sweden keeps sterilisation rule for trans recognition 24
2:56 PM — The Swedish Government have announced that they will not modernise a law from the 1970s which makes sterilisation compulsory for transgender people before the state will recognise their gender identity.