21st March 2014
Gibraltar approves civil partnerships bill 13
11:13 AM — A bill legalising civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Gibraltar has been approved by the island’s Parliament.
20th March 2014
MP appears naked for gay sex scenes in new film 22
9:55 PM — A Spanish MP strips down for gay sex scenes in a film to be released this week, it has been revealed.
Video: Irish footballer praised for gay-inclusive victory speech 12
12:57 PM — An Irish Gaelic footballer has been praised by gay rights groups for his inclusive speech at the All-Ireland Club Championship senior final.
19th March 2014
Catholic League: Boycott Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams, they support gay equality 67
10:07 PM — The head of the Catholic League has called for a boycott of Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams beers, after they dropped sponsorship of St Patrick's Day parades that banned gay groups.
EU ruling means women having kids through surrogacy are not automatically entitled to maternity leave
3:16 PM — Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that women who become mothers via surrogacy do not have an automatic right to maternity leave under EU law.
18th March 2014
Romania: Same-sex partnerships bill unanimously rejected by parliament committee 66
9:13 PM — A bill which would have legalised same-sex civil partnerships has been unanimously rejected by a parliamentary committee in Romania.
Austria: Drag artist Conchita Wurst unveils Eurovision entry 9
8:42 PM — Drag artist Conchita Wurst is set to represent Austria at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
Faroe Islands: Equal marriage bill voted down 25
2:14 PM — A same-sex marriage bill has been defeated on the Faroe Islands.
17th March 2014
Russia: Moscow’s largest gay club closes after string of vigilante attacks 9
8:33 PM — Moscow's largest gay club will soon close its doors for good, after a string of vigilante attacks, including shootings, violent assaults and the release of poison gas.
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.
Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis 2
7:54 PM — The Russian politician who wrote and sponsored the country's widely condemned anti-gay law is among various political figures to be subjected to sanctions because of their role in the Ukraine crisis.
MEPs condemn Cyprus Archbishop for calling on Christians to ‘condemn homosexuality’ 5
7:09 PM — The Archbishop of Cyprus has been condemned by politicians in the European Parliament, after he said that governments had "weakened" their "moral integrity" through equal rights.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 19
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
15th March 2014
Irish health minister to discuss Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow trip 4
2:08 PM — Ireland's Junior Health Minister Alex White is to bring up Russia's anti-gay law in a trip to Moscow taking place this week.
14th March 2014
US: Heineken joins boycott of NYC St Patrick’s parade over ban on gay groups 13
9:42 PM — Beer-maker Heineken has dropped its sponsorship of New York's St Patrick's Day parade, as a group of gay veterans will not be allowed to march.
Swedish couple consider leaving home town over third homophobic attack 14
5:58 PM — A gay couple in rural Sweden have said they have considered leaving town after they were subjected to a third allegedly homophobic attack this week.
Norway: Group of 10 youths sentenced after luring and attacking gay man with fake dating profile 12
12:14 PM — Ten 20-year-olds in Norway have been sentenced with community service and fined a collective equivalent of £10,200 after they lured a middle-aged gay man with a fake dating profile and then attacked him with a baseball bat and BB-gun.
13th March 2014
European Parliament calls for sanctions against Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws 6
5:35 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning homophobic laws in Nigeria and Uganda.
12th March 2014
European Parliament adopts new data protection laws for LGBT people 7
3:13 PM — The European Parliament today adopted new data protection laws which will protect private information relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Bayern Munich to face fine after taunting Arsenal fans with ‘Gay Gunners’ banner 5
1:24 PM — German football club Bayern Munich is set to face disciplinary action by UEFA after fans unfurled a homophobic banner during a clash against Arsenal.