25th July 2014
Germany: The city of Munich celebrates Gay Pride 4
2:59 PM — Another German city celebrated Gay Pride with gusto this weekend.
Italy: Second largest bank recognises same-sex marriages with equal leave 1
1:49 PM — The second largest bank in Italy has gone against the country's current non-recognition of same-sex marriage, to offer marital leave to same-sex couples so they can wed.
23rd July 2014
Russian gay rights group deemed ‘foreign agent’ for ‘violating straight rights’ 16
1:05 PM — An LGBT rights organisation based in Russia has been deemed a "foreign agent" by a St Petersburg court.
22nd July 2014
European Court senior advisor: Everyone has the right to define their own sexuality during asylum claims 6
2:43 PM — The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, has issued an opinion on how asylum authorities should treat cases in which they attempt to verify the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker.
21st July 2014
Italy: Catholic school ‘fires teacher for refusing to deny being a lesbian’ 7
6:07 PM — An Catholic school in Italy has allegedly dismissed a teacher for failing to deny being gay, saying that it needs to “protect the school environment”.
Tom Daley’s plane forced to make emergency landing in Russia 19
12:16 PM — A plane carrying diving star Tom Daley has had to make an emergency landing in Russia.
20th July 2014
Delegates at AIDS 2014 conference hold memorial for MH17 victims 1
2:17 PM — Delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne have paid tribute to the AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the flight MH17, when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
19th July 2014
Barack Obama pays tribute to AIDS activists who died in MH17 plane crash 4
6:18 PM — US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the HIV/AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
18th July 2014
Georgia: Opera singer to hold LGBT charity concert to apologise for ‘faecal masses’ rant 21
4:48 PM — An opera singer fired for a homophobic Facebook rant has announced she is organising a benefit concert, the proceeds of which are to go to local LGBT charities.
Turkey: Highest court makes first acknowledgment of homophobic speech as hate crime 3
4:00 PM — Turkey’s highest court has ruled that calling members of the LGBT community “perverts” constitutes hate speech, in what is reportedly its first acknowledgement of homophobia as a hate crime.
Russian lesbian couple seek asylum in Argentina after getting married 6
1:18 PM — A Russian lesbian couple are attempting to claim asylum in Argentina, after fleeing their home country to get married.
THT boss: Loss of HIV activists in Malaysia Airlines crash ‘a cruel blow’ 1
12:20 PM — Leading HIV charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), has paid tribute to the loss of 298 people, including 100 HIV activists, clinicians and academics, in the Malaysia Airlines crash, to say it is a "cruel blow" which will be "felt for some time."
AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash 39
11:02 AM — A number of people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.
17th July 2014
Lifetime gay blood ban not justifiable, says Europe Court of Justice Advocate General
4:57 PM — A lifetime ban preventing French gay men from donating blood is not justifiable, says the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.
Nick Clegg: Tories are ‘lining up with Putin’ over European Court power curb 3
2:20 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched an attack on Conservative plans to limit the power of the European Court of Human Rights.
European Court of Human Rights confirms forced divorce of trans people is legal 6
1:01 PM — Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges rules.
16th July 2014
Artist brings Conchita Wurst’s image to Paris streets
9:16 PM — Street artist Suriani has taken Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst's image to the streets of Paris.
Macedonia: Parliament approves constitutional same-sex marriage ban 15
6:06 PM — The Macedonian Assembly has approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Anti-gay former French National Front candidate jailed for racist remarks against minister 17
5:40 PM — A former candidate of the homophobic French Front National (FN) has been sentenced to nine months in jail for comparing a black Justice Minister to a chimpanzee.
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.