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.
Head of Church of Ireland: Gay people ‘don’t want gay marriage’ 78
7:04 PM — The head of the Church of Ireland, the Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clark, has suggested that gay people don't want to marry, and that civil partnerships are sufficient.
Ireland: Regulator rejects complaints over RTE’s apologies to journalists labelled ‘homophobic’ 4
6:09 PM — Ireland's broadcast regulator has rejected complaints over the decision of RTE to issue a formal apology to journalists labelled "homophobes" by a drag queen.
France: Lesbian daughter kidnapped by family after escaping arranged marriage 7
4:43 PM — A family who kidnapped their lesbian daughter after she fled an arranged marriage have been caught by police.
6th May 2014
Denmark: Health Minister urged to lift gay blood ban 4
5:02 PM — Denmark's ban prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood is being criticised for lacking scientific evidence.
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: The Government can’t be part time in the fight against homophobia 9
2:58 PM — Michael Cashman MEP has criticised the Culture Secretary for his apparent decision to block a minister from attending a European summit against homophobia.
5th May 2014
Eurovision: Russia fears boycott or booing over homophobia 72
11:01 PM — Russia's Eurovision organising committee is worried that their act may face a backlash when they take to the stage tomorrow for the semi-final.
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.
4th May 2014
UK: Culture Secretary blocks participation in EU gay rights summit 157
3:04 PM — Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly blocked a Lib Dem minister's plan to attend an EU gay rights summit, and scuppered plans for the UK to sign a declaration against homophobia.
3rd May 2014
Ireland: 16-year-old accused of stamping on man’s head in ‘gay hate’ attack seeks bail 5
4:25 PM — A 16-year-old who is accused of assaulting and robbing a man in an anti-gay attack is seeking bail.