6th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: The Government can’t be part time in the fight against homophobia 9
2:58 PM — Michael Cashman MEP has criticised the Culture Secretary for his apparent decision to block a minister from attending a European summit against homophobia.
5th May 2014
Eurovision: Russia fears boycott or booing over homophobia 72
11:01 PM — Russia's Eurovision organising committee is worried that their act may face a backlash when they take to the stage tomorrow for the semi-final.
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.
4th May 2014
UK: Culture Secretary blocks participation in EU gay rights summit 157
3:04 PM — Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly blocked a Lib Dem minister's plan to attend an EU gay rights summit, and scuppered plans for the UK to sign a declaration against homophobia.
3rd May 2014
Ireland: 16-year-old accused of stamping on man’s head in ‘gay hate’ attack seeks bail 5
4:25 PM — A 16-year-old who is accused of assaulting and robbing a man in an anti-gay attack is seeking bail.
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
2nd May 2014
Netherlands: Rapper under investigation for homophobic, anti-Semitic lyrics 73
5:07 PM — A Dutch rapper is under investigation for the use of extremely homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic lyrics in a rap song.
French lesbian couple told they cannot adopt child – despite biological link 2
1:20 PM — A lesbian couple in France have been barred from adopting a child – despite one of them being its birth mother.
MEP candidate: World AIDS Day ‘congratulates’ people for ‘spreading the disease’ 38
7:00 AM — An MEP candidate for South East England has criticised World AIDS Day, claiming it "congratulates" people for "spreading this disease."
1st May 2014
Russia: Author of gay propaganda law calls for boycott of ‘Eurovision sodom show’ 22
8:23 PM — The author of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law has called for the country to boycott next week's Eurovision Song Contest, branding it a 'sodom show'.
South East England MEP candidate: Daniel Radcliffe and the Pope bullied Mozilla CEO into quitting 41
7:23 PM — An MEP candidate standing for the South East of England has claimed that Daniel Radcliffe and a "queer mafia" including the Pope were responsible for "victimising" former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich into stepping down.
Scottish Govt denounces Russian homophobia after Alex Salmond praises Putin 12
7:11 PM — Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has been criticised for making favourable comments towards Vladimir Putin.
MEP candidate: Ban Grindr to stop gay MPs from ‘violating democracy’ 111
6:23 PM — An MEP candidate standing in South East England has said there are "hundreds" of gay MPs, and that Grindr should be banned to stop them from "violating democracy".
30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana given 18-month suspended jail term 4
5:16 PM — Dolce and Gabbana have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.
29th April 2014
LGBT people in Crimea and Ukraine fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
7:44 PM — Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area.
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
28th April 2014
France: Car service driver sacked for saying ‘I don’t pick up gays’ 14
4:16 PM — A driver in a French car hire service who refused service to two gay men has been suspended.
27th April 2014
Eurovision: Petitions call for removal of Austrian bearded drag queen 55
7:08 PM — Petitions calling for the removal of Austria's Eurovision entry have received thousands of signatures.
25th April 2014
Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman 35
10:58 AM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Istanbul.