18th March 2014
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.
10th March 2014
Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner in ‘critical condition’ after ‘Nazi’ stabbing 7
12:57 PM — A Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner is said to be in critical condition following a stabbing during an assault by right-wing activists over the weekend.
7th March 2014
Fox host: ‘Allowing gays makes the military like lab rats, which is why Putin invaded Ukraine’ 22
9:08 PM — A Fox News host said that allowing gays to openly serve has made the military "laboratory rats in some radical social experiment", and blamed Obama's 'pink crayon' policies for the current conflict in Ukraine.
Irish Government: ‘It would not be appropriate’ to cut aid to Uganda over its anti-gay law 46
12:55 PM — Ireland has announced it will continue to give financial aid to Uganda despite its anti-homosexuality law.
6th March 2014
Russian minister accidentally called ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle mix-up 8
8:18 PM — The Russian Foreign Minister has accidentally been referred to as "so gay lover of", in a subtitle mix-up during a Channel 4 report.
Dutch politicians canvas for votes on Grindr 3
7:02 PM — Two local politicians in Amsterdam are looking for votes on gay dating app, Grindr.
5th March 2014
Sweden cuts aid to Uganda over anti-gay legislation 10
12:55 PM — Following the lead of several countries last week, Sweden announced today that it would cut its planned aid to Uganda over recently introduced anti-gay legislation.