28th July 2014
Sweden: Greens judged most LGBT-friendly parliamentary party
3:00 PM — A survey and four-year voting-record study conducted by Sweden’s largest LGBT rights group has ranked the Green Party as the country’s most gay-friendly parliamentary party.
Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda 8
2:56 PM — Sweden has resumed financial aid provisions to Uganda after six-month suspension in response to anti-gay law passed in February.
Russia: Pride rally held in St Petersburg Sunday without violence 3
12:20 PM — Russian news sources report that a peaceful Gay pride parade took place in St Petersburg on Sunday, despite organisers being told to hold the event on a landfill site.
26th July 2014
Sir Bob Geldof: China ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about fighting HIV 16
6:29 PM — Sir Bob Geldof has attacked China and Russia for their lack of funding for HIV/AIDS research.
Russia: Authorities told St Petersburg Pride organisers to hold rally on landfill site 17
12:51 PM — Authorities in St Petersburg have suggested that the organisers of the city's Pride rally hold it on a landfill site instead.
25th July 2014
France: Mayor who opposes same-sex marriage officiates son’s wedding to a man 11
3:47 PM — A French mayor who condemned and mocked same-sex marriage has officiated the wedding between his son and his male partner.
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.