7th October 2014
Italy: Bologna mayor refuses to annul overseas same-sex marriages 20
3:18 PM — Despite instructions from the Italian Interior Ministry this morning, the Mayor of Bologna has refused to annul the marriages of gay and lesbian couples entered into abroad.
Italy: Interior Minister blocks recognition of overseas same-sex marriages 23
11:19 AM — Italy's Interior Minister has blocked the recognition of same-sex marriages, saying they cannot be recognised by the country, as gay couples are not allowed to marry there.
6th October 2014
Artist who publicly projected Grindr chats ends exhibition after complaints and protest 25
4:58 PM — An artist in Germany who projected images of Grindr chats with real, unsuspecting users, has closed the exhibition early, following complaints and a demonstration of nearly 200 people.
France: Tens of thousands protest in Paris against IVF and surrogacy for gays 12
10:30 AM — Tens of thousands of French protesters took to the streets of Paris and Bordeaux on Sunday, to demonstrate against assisted pregnancies and surrogacy, particularly for gay couples.
5th October 2014
Pope opens Catholic meeting expected to reaffirm opposition to homosexuality 35
1:16 PM — The Pope has opened a meeting of over 200 Catholic bishops, which is expected to reaffirm the church's teachings on homosexuality.
4th October 2014
Artist defends projecting Grindr chats from unsuspecting men into public streets 7
6:49 PM — An artist has rejected criticism of a stunt in which he projected his flirty Grindr chats with unsuspecting men onto a wall in a public street.
Denmark marks 25 years since world’s first same-sex unions 5
3:28 PM — It has been 25 years since Denmark became the first country in the world to recognise same-sex civil unions.
Poland: Boxing world champ backs same-sex unions and adoption 14
3:03 PM — A former boxing world champion has come out in favour of same-sex civil unions and adoptions in Poland.
Christian Concern: We should stay in the European Court of Human Rights, so Christians can oppose same-sex marriage 56
12:36 PM — Andrea Williams of Christian Concern wants the UK to remain in the European Court of Human Rights - so it can "give Christians more rights" to oppose same-sex marriage.
Conchita Wurst to perform for European Parliament next week 3
11:53 AM — Eurovision drag artist Conchita Wurst has been invited to perform for the European Parliament in Brussels next week.
3rd October 2014
Artist projecting Grindr chats with unsuspecting men onto public street 28
4:38 PM — An artist is under fire for projecting his Grindr chats with unsuspecting men onto a wall in a public street.
Gloria De Piero: Britain must stay in the ECHR to remain a beacon of justice 7
2:26 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities has condemned Tory proposals which could result in the UK leaving the European Convention on Human Rights, saying it is necessary to keep the country as "a beacon of justice and human rights."
German Ethics Council: Incest should be legal for consenting siblings 68
2:10 PM — A German advisory board has claimed that incest between consenting siblings should be legal.
Ed Miliband: UK leaving the ECHR would be a disaster for gay people 22
12:16 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he thinks Tory plans to abandon the European Convention on Human Rights would be a "disaster" for Britons, as it has "protected the rights of victims of crime", including gay people.
Spain: Catalonia passes gay anti-discrimination law 6
10:42 AM — In a first for Spain, the autonomous community of Catalonia has passed a law which will punish attacks against the LGBT community with fines of up to €14,000 (£11,000).
2nd October 2014
British metal band Judas Priest told not to make gay references during Russian gig 7
8:52 AM — Legendary British metal band Judas Priest, and its out frontman have spoken out about being told not to make any references to gay rights during a gig in St Petersburg.
1st October 2014
Russia scraps US exchange scheme after teen placed with gay family 25
5:11 PM — Russia has scrapped a long-running high school exchange scheme with the US, after a Russian teen was placed with a gay couple.
Italy: Survey finds 71% do not approve of gay parenting 5
3:58 PM — A recent survey in Italy has revealed that only 29% favour allowing same-sex couples to have children.
NZ Labour leadership hopeful says supporters are ‘better than’ judging him for being gay 2
11:30 AM — New Zealand Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson has reiterated his call for people to judge him on his politics, and not his sexuality.
30th September 2014
Azerbaijan: Local news coverage of gay engagement forces couple to flee country
4:44 PM — A gay couple who were forced to go into hiding after local news outlets reported their engagement have now fled the country.