13th February 2015
Austria: Man arrested over murder of trans woman 3
11:48 AM — A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a trans sex worker and activist in Vienna.
12th February 2015
WATCH: Out lesbian Senator Katherine Zappone’s call for marriage equality in Ireland 4
1:12 PM — Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s only out lesbian senator, says the country “stands poised to become a beacon of freedom” if it passes equal marriage.
Intimate image of gay couple wins World Press Photo 2014 6
12:33 PM — An intimate image of a gay couple in Russia has won World Press Photo of the Year 2014, beating 97,911 other images.
11th February 2015
Star of Russian sitcom comes out as gay 17
7:23 PM — One of the stars of one of Russia's biggest sitcoms has come out as gay.
Slovenian Parliament debates gender neutral marriage 22
6:40 PM — Slovenia's Parliament has in a groundbreaking move debated same-sex marriage, despite gay and lesbian couples being banned from tying the knot there.
Italy: Highest appeals court rejects same-sex marriage 17
10:46 AM — According to Italy's highest appeals court, same-sex couples have no right to marriage, as there is nothing in the Italian constitution requiring the Government to grant such rights.
10th February 2015
Priest sacked for blessing lesbian couple 12
7:22 PM — A Swiss priest has been dismissed after blessing a lesbian couple, saying: “Why shouldn’t you bless a couple that wants to walk together with God?”
Australia (yes, Australia) to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 67
5:52 PM — Believe it or not, the powers that be have granted Australia the right to compete in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
First out trans model featured in Germany’s Next Topmodel
5:12 PM — The next cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel will feature a trans model.
10% of LGBT people in Ireland have quit their job because of discrimination 8
2:49 PM — Research by the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network found that some 30% of gay, lesbian and bisexual employees in Ireland are harassed at work.
9th February 2015
Greece to grant legal recognition to same-sex couples 27
2:57 PM — Greece's new government has announced it will grant legal recognition to same-sex couples.
8th February 2015
Tunisia: Swedish man jailed for homosexual acts 72
1:50 PM — A Swedish man has been sentenced to two years behind bars in Tunisia, for committing "homosexual acts".
Sam Smith: I will never perform in Russia 9
11:42 AM — Sam Smith has said he will "never" play a gig in Russia - because of the country's anti-gay laws.
Slovakia: Referendum to reinforce same-sex marriage ban fails 14
11:26 AM — Slovakia's referendum to ban same-sex marriage and adoption has been declared invalid, as it failed to meet the required turnout.
7th February 2015
Slovakia voting in referendum to ban same-sex marriage and adoption 20
2:27 PM — Slovakia is going to the polls today on measures that would reinforce bans on same-sex adoption and same-sex marriage.
Ireland: Gay Byrne backs gay marriage 4
2:01 PM — Irish TV host Gay Byrne has confirmed his support for same-sex marriage.
5th February 2015
Pope backs Slovakia referendum against equal marriage and gay adoption rights 68
5:53 PM — Pope Francis has given his blessing to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia.
Outrage over Marine Le Pen’s visit to Oxford University 73
2:19 PM — More than 200 demonstrators have pledged to protest outside the Oxford Union ahead of a planned evening appearance by FN leader Marine Le Pen.
Russian senator: For a joke I might shut down a gay club 29
10:55 AM — An anti-gay Russian politician has hit back at a lesbian couple who took a selfie with him in the background to say that in response he might close down a gay club as a "joke".
4th February 2015
Russian Senator calls LGBT people ‘mentally ill’ 14
3:47 PM — The Russian architect of the "gay propaganda" bill has hit back at the women who took a selfie with him in the background.