30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana given 18-month suspended jail term 4
5:16 PM — Dolce and Gabbana have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.
29th April 2014
LGBT people in Crimea and Ukraine fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
7:44 PM — Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area.
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
28th April 2014
France: Car service driver sacked for saying ‘I don’t pick up gays’ 14
4:16 PM — A driver in a French car hire service who refused service to two gay men has been suspended.
27th April 2014
Eurovision: Petitions call for removal of Austrian bearded drag queen 55
7:08 PM — Petitions calling for the removal of Austria's Eurovision entry have received thousands of signatures.
25th April 2014
Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman 35
10:58 AM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Istanbul.
24th April 2014
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wishes for ‘gay marriage legal everywhere’ 2
8:43 PM — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said that she wishes same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere.
Overwhelming interest in Tom of Finland stamps crashes online store on first day of sale 5
2:59 PM — High international demand for a series of Tom of Finland stamps has caused the website selling them to crash.
23rd April 2014
Gay kiss photographic exhibition cancelled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC 10
6:30 PM — A photographic exhibition which was originally due to be shown in Rome, but which was cancelled after a legal threat from the Vatican has found a new life in NYC.
22nd April 2014
Russia: Proposed law would force people with HIV to join database, submit fingerprints 23
9:29 PM — A law has been proposed in Russia that would force anyone with HIV to join a database, and submit their details and fingerprints to the government.
21st April 2014
Turkish university cancels talks on homosexuality due to Hezbullah fears 14
3:28 PM — A panel discussion on homosexuality at a Turkish university has been cancelled following fears that it may have caught the attention of Hizbullah.
20th April 2014
Petition launched against ‘homoerotic’ Tom of Finland stamps 50
9:56 PM — A petition has been launched, demanding the cancellation of a collection of Finnish stamps featuring homoerotic art.
US evangelist: Putin is ‘doing what’s right for Russia’ with anti-gay laws 45
9:26 PM — Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has said in an Easter discussion that Vladimir Putin is 'doing what's right for Russia' by implementing anti-gay policies.
Drag queen Panti Bliss nominated for ‘Pride of Ireland’ awards 1
2:53 PM — Drag queen Panti Bliss has been nominated for several Pride of Ireland awards, after giving a heartwarming speech about oppression in January.
17th April 2014
Norway: Plumber stabs workmate ten times after being called ‘grumpy little gay’ 3
10:12 PM — A Norway plumber has been acquitted from a charge of attempted murder on the grounds of insanity, after stabbing his workmate ten times for being labelled a 'grumpy little gay'.
Malta: President signs gay civil unions and adoption bill into law
4:42 PM — The President of Malta has signed a bill into law which allows civil partnerships and adoption for same-sex couples.
Malta: Opposition MP says she tried to unite her party behind gay adoption bill despite abstaining 3
3:55 PM — A Maltese MP has said that she tried to unite her party which eventually abstained from a vote on the the civil unions and gay adoption legislation passed on Monday.
16th April 2014
Malta congratulated by LGBT groups on civil unions, adoption and trans discrimination legislation
3:54 PM — LGBT rights groups in Europe have congratulated Malta over passing a law to allow civil unions and adoption for same-sex couples, forbidding discrimination under its constitution
Norway’s PM offers support for same-sex church weddings 2
1:42 PM — The Prime Minster of Norway has offered her support to allowing same-sex couples to marry in churches.