1st September 2014
Russia ditches plans for ‘no gays’ Eurovision rival 96
9:45 PM — Russia has ditched plans to revive the Soviet era Intervision Song Contest as a "family friendy" rival to Eurovision.
Denmark: Landmark gender recognition law comes into effect 2
5:34 PM — A Danish law that makes it easier for transgender people to have their gender legally recognised has come into effect, but has caused controversy among trans activists.
Italy: Party attacked for ‘no to gay adoption’ photo 9
4:24 PM — An Italian photographer has criticized a far-right group for using one of his photographs for an anti-gay campaign.
Sir Elton John ‘helps rescue’ six-year-old boy from Ukraine conflict 7
1:52 PM — Sir Elton John is believed to have helped rescue a six-year-old boy and his family who were caught up in the Ukrainian conflict.
Greece: Irish same-sex couple drown on holiday 6
1:19 PM — A professional violinist has drowned in Crete, while attempting to rescue his same-sex partner.
29th August 2014
Australia: Catholic newspaper refuses ad from former Irish president because she is pro-gay 14
5:52 PM — A Catholic newspaper in Australia has rejected an advert from former Irish President Mary McAleese, because she isn't a homophobe.
Italy: First gay couple allowed to adopt a child
3:06 PM — A lesbian couple in Italy has become the first to be allowed to adopt a child by a court.
Switzerland: Gay couple recognised as parents in landmark ruling 1
2:53 PM — In the first ruling of its kind in Switzerland, a gay couple have been legally recognised as the parents of a child.
Gay rights groups welcome Jersey consultation into same-sex marriage
9:05 AM — Gay and trans rights groups on the Channel Islands have welcomed a consultation into same-sex marriage for Jersey.
28th August 2014
Greek MP calls gay Luxembourg Prime Minister and partner ‘faggot mates’ 14
4:56 PM — A notoriously homophobic Greek MP couldn't resist making a jibe at Luxembourg’s gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, following news of his engagement.
Comment: Human rights laws in the UK are under threat 20
12:12 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Purna Sen says repealing European human rights legislation would be a bad move for the UK's LGBT community.
27th August 2014
US: dotHIV provides domains to raise money for HIV research and prevention
9:26 PM — A Berlin-based organisation is using digital innovation to raise money for HIV and AIDS research and prevention.
Ireland: Trans woman died by suicide, inquest finds 5
1:39 PM — A Dublin trans woman died by suicide, an inquest has found.
Germany: Out Berlin mayor to stand down 2
11:41 AM — Berlin's out mayor has announced that he is quitting at the end of the year, after 13 years in the role.
25th August 2014
Greece: Athens gay couple attacked by homophobic mob 21
1:13 PM — A gay couple in Athens have been brutally assaulted by a homophobic mob.
Video: What if same-sex marriage causes the apocalypse in Ireland? 30
12:08 PM — A video released by a rights group has joked about the coming 'apocalypse' if same-sex marriage is passed in Ireland.
24th August 2014
Ireland: Rose of Tralee reveals she is gay 4
12:54 PM — The new Rose of Tralee has revealed that she is gay.
22nd August 2014
Miss Spain winner comes out as gay 2
1:30 PM — The winner of Miss Spain 2013 has revealed that she is gay.
Is this Russia’s first same-sex marriage? 6
11:28 AM — Authorities were legally unable to prevent the two brides from marrying - because one is legally male.
21st August 2014
Ireland: Gay rights group pays tribute to former PM Albert Reynolds 3
4:15 PM — Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has paid tribute to the country’s former prime minister, Albert Reynolds, who’s died at the age of 81.