16th May 2014
English Democrats intend to join up with anti-Semitic and homophobic party in Europe 11
3:36 PM — The chairman of right wing political party the English Democrats has announced that the party will work with extreme right parties in Europe, should its candidates be elected.
Conchita Wurst to appear on Graham Norton 7
1:48 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will appear on tonight's Graham Norton Show.
15th May 2014
Russian rail boss: Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win represents ‘vulgar ethno-facism’ 19
5:47 PM — A Russian railway boss has accused the West of imposing "pure propaganda" on Europe after Austria's victory at this year's Eurovision song contest.
14th May 2014
Russia considers pulling out of Eurovision, making ‘straight’ rival show 111
5:47 PM — Russia is reportedly considering pulling out of Eurovision, and making a rival contest for its regions and allies.
Pope Francis would baptise aliens, but won’t marry gay couples 31
4:59 PM — Pope Francis has indicated he would be happy to baptise aliens and allow them into the church, despite his opposition to same-sex marriage.
13th May 2014
France: Watchdog reports 78 percent rise in anti-gay attacks 9
10:32 PM — France's hate crime watchdog has reported a surge in anti-gay attacks over the past year, following the introduction of same-sex marriage.
UK ranked top in Europe for LGBT rights for third year in a row 30
6:01 PM — The UK has been ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights by a leading European network of LGBT organisations.
Bishop of Cork voices support for gay equality: ‘Don’t let people drive you away’ 45
4:16 PM — The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Paul Colton, has spoken impassionately in support of gay equality.
12th May 2014
Spain: Anti-LGBT incidents make up 40% of overall hate crimes 5
1:51 PM — Hate towards the LGBT community is the most common form of hate crime in Spain. Last year, 452 hate crimes were linked to sexuality or identity out of a total of 1,172 confirmed offenses in the European country.
11th May 2014
UK: Petition calls on Channel Islands to introduce same-sex marriage and reform equality laws 12
6:17 PM — A petition is calling on the Channel Islands to catch up with the mainland UK, by legalising same-sex marriage and introducing new equality laws.
Russian MP: Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is ‘the end of Europe’ 98
3:18 PM — A Russian MP has claimed that Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is "the end of Europe".
Sunday People mocks Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst: ‘She’s a bloke’ 55
1:32 PM — Newspaper the Sunday People has mocked Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, claiming it is "nonsense" to refer to her as female because "she's a bloke".
10th May 2014
Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst WINS Eurovision! 191
11:33 PM — Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision Song Contest, despite calls for a boycott from Russia.
Eurovision: Host banned from wearing rainbows by contest organisers 23
2:48 PM — One of this year's Eurovision hosts has revealed that he has been banned from wearing rainbows by the contest's organisers, because it would be 'political'.
Feature: Never mind Eurovision – France offers a rich heritage of LGBT-empowering music 11
1:20 PM — There's more to French music than Eurovision, as Adrian Tippetts explores
9th May 2014
Russia: Sims game rated ‘adults only’ over same-sex relationships 12
8:41 PM — The latest Sims game has been rated 'Adults Only' in Russia, because it contains same-sex relationships.
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
MEP candidate: I hope the ‘guilt’ of same-sex marriage ‘kills’ the ‘queer gangsters’ 235
4:23 PM — An MEP candidate for South East England has claimed that "queer thugs and gangsters" used "violence" to campaign for same-sex marriage.
Lithuania: Gay fairy tales labelled ‘harmful’ and banned under ‘propaganda’ law 18
2:41 PM — A book of fairy tales in Lithuania featuring same-sex couples has been labelled "harmful", and inappropriate for children under 14.
8th May 2014
Watch: Russian same-sex couples marry in Copenhagen 4
8:30 PM — Three Russian same-sex couples have married in Copenhagen, while the city hosts the Eurovision Song Contest.