29th October 2014
Ireland: Transgender groups hail victory in gender recognition battle 1
3:09 PM — The Transgender Equality Network Ireland has welcomed a settlement between the Irish government and a trans woman, bringing gender recognition into law.
Study finds PrEP successful at protecting against HIV when taken just before sex 28
1:02 PM — A French study suggesting PrEP could be just as effective in reducing the risk of HIV transmission if taken before sexual intercourse rather than every day has been welcomed by the National AIDS Trust.
28th October 2014
Pope: I believe in evolution and the Big Bang theory (but not gay marriage) 49
4:47 PM — The Pope has announced that he believes in evolution, and that the Big Bang theory is correct.
Trans woman finally settles 17-year lawsuit against Irish government 4
4:15 PM — Transgender woman Lydia Foy will finally end her long-running legal battle with the Irish government for gender recognition.
Amnesty: ‘The EU must step up and strengthen its standards on hate crime’ 2
3:25 PM — The European Union and its member states must urgently act to prevent and prosecute homophobic and transphobic crime, Amnesty International says.
Azerbaijan: 19-year-old slit her sister’s throat after finding out she was a lesbian 4
10:54 AM — Police in Azerbaijan have arrested a 19-year-old who says she was possessed by "a demon" when she killed her lesbian sister.
27th October 2014
Finland: Christian party denies it will quit government over same-sex marriage 14
7:28 PM — The Finnish Christian Democrat party has cancelled a pledge to drop out of the governing coalition if same-sex marriage passes.
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens banned from entering Latvia 29
10:49 AM — A Russian sitcom actor, who had previously proposed burning all gay people alive in an oven, has been banned from entering Latvia to give a one-man show about religion.
26th October 2014
UKIP rescued by a Polish man, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
7:20 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Drag queen: Irish broadcaster RTE threw me under the bus over Catholic homophobe row 5
2:30 PM — Drag artist Panti Bliss has lashed out as Irish state broadcaster RTE, after it paid a settlement to a Catholic lobbying group she accused of being "homophobes".
25th October 2014
Sinead O’Connor: I want to date women again, it isn’t working with men 16
6:27 PM — Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has revealed that she is now looking to date women - because it "ain't really working out" with men.
Where is the world’s most gay-friendly place? 46
3:37 PM — Denmark's capital city of Copenhagen has been named the world's most gay-friendly place.
Italy’s ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi backs same-sex civil unions 8
12:28 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who strongly opposed gay rights while in office, has thrown his weight behind proposals for same-sex civil unions.
24th October 2014
Italy: Six gay rights activists charged with disturbing peace for engaging in ‘passionate kiss’ 18
1:48 PM — Six gay rights activists in Italy have been charged with disturbing the peace because they engaged in "a long and passionate kiss on the mouth" during an anti-gay protest.
Stockholm to host European Same-Sex Dance Championship 1
12:04 PM — Stockholm will play host to next year's European Same-Sex Dance Championship.
Pope to investigate ‘playboy priests’ who posted nudes on gay websites 5
11:55 AM — The Pope is to send a representative to investigate allegations that a diocese in northern Italy includes priests who posted naked photos on gay websites.
22nd October 2014
Italy: Mayor of Rome might take same-sex marriage fight to European Court 8
6:57 PM — The Mayor of Rome has said that he may take the case for equal marriage to the European Court of Human Rights.
Spain: Teenage lesbian left unconscious after being pelted with stones outside school 3
4:38 PM — A gay teenage girl was left unconscious on Monday after she was pelted with stones upon leaving school in Spain's Murcia region.
Pictures: Artist creates gay Putin and Obama exhibition 9
4:22 PM — A Danish artist has created an exhibition portraying Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama as a gay couple.
21st October 2014
Cher tweets her solidarity for ‘brave warriors’ in Russia’s gay community 5
4:23 PM — US singer Cher, who refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics this year, has tweeted her solidarity for marginalised LGBT youth in Russia, calling them "brave warriors."