24th April 2014
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.
15th April 2014
Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
2:44 PM — On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
14th April 2014
Spain: Gay and lesbian retirement home to open in Madrid 2
9:26 PM — A retirement home for gay and lesbian pensioners is to be opened in Madrid.
Malta: Parliament approves civil unions and adoption for gay couples 21
8:47 PM — Same-sex civil unions were this evening approved in Malta, allowing gay couples to adopt.
Malta: Labour Party flies rainbow flag on eve of civil unions vote 2
5:49 PM — The Labour Party of Malta has flown a rainbow flag at its headquarters on the day that Parliament is set to vote on a civil unions bill.
Tom of Finland stamps launched to commemorate ‘proud homoeroticism’ of gay artist 39
4:28 PM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps is set to launch in Finland to commemorate the "proud homoeroticism" of the influential gay artist.
12th April 2014
Pussy Riot members: ‘Vladimir Putin could be gay’ 106
5:59 PM — Two members of Pussy Riot have claimed that Vladimir Putin could be gay.
Irish gay teachers: Amendment does not go far enough to protect against discrimination 1
2:44 PM — Irish primary school teachers are concerned that proposed equality legislation may not go far enough to protect LGBT teachers against discrimination.
11th April 2014
Eurovision: Three Russian gay couples to marry in Copenhagen before event 12
8:27 PM — Three Russian gay couples will marry in Copenhagen next month, in the same week the city hosts Eurovision.