1st December 2013
Croatia: 65% of voters approve same-sex marriage ban 52
9:19 PM — Croatia's constitution will be amended to ban same-sex marriage after 65% of voters chose 'yes' at a referendum.
Croatia: Ban on same-sex marriage likely to pass 6
7:52 PM — In a blow for same-sex marriage advocates in Croatia, early vote results from a referendum indicate that the country will ban same-sex marriage.
Croatia: Hundreds of gay activists stage campaign ahead of imminent same-sex marriage referendum 1
8:57 AM — Hundreds of gay rights supporters in Croatia staged a mass demonstration on Saturday against an imminent referendum which aims to rule out same-sex marriages.
29th November 2013
Russia says Italy can continue adopting its children because it does not allow equal marriage 10
8:01 PM — Italy will be allowed to continue adopting Russian children as it “refused to recognise same-sex marriage”. In June Russian President signed a law into effect which bans the promotion of “non-traditional” relationships to minors. Subsequently, he signed another bill banning US couples from adopting Russian children over America’s shifts towards same-sex marriage. Last month Russian […]
Malta: Catholic bishop claims gay couples do ‘not have a role in society’ 46
2:01 PM — Malta's Auxiliary Bishop has spoken out to express his displeasure at the lack of a clear difference between marriage and civil partnerships in the debate around civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Malta, saying that gay people do "not produce offspring" so do "not have a role in society".
Gay German policeman kills and eats man after meeting on cannibal website 24
1:19 PM — A gay policeman in Germany has been arrested on suspicion of killing and chopping up a man he met on a cannibal website.
28th November 2013
Greece: Bishop threatens to excommunicate officials who support gay civil partnerships 31
6:29 PM — A bishop in Greece has threatened to excommunicate any officials in his diocese who support measures to legalise same-sex civil partnerships.
Human rights group calls on Croatia to stand up for equality at same-sex marriage referendum 6
3:42 PM — International LGBT rights group ILGA-Europe has called on citizens in Croatia to do the right thing in voting in favour of equal marriage in a referendum this Sunday, 1 December.
27th November 2013
Greece announces legislation to recognise cohabiting same-sex couples 11
5:56 PM — The same month that it was ruled by the Strasbourg Court that Greece was violating the European Convention on Human Rights by not allowing civil partnerships, it has announced legislation to legally recognise cohabiting same-sex couples.
26th November 2013
InterTech announces LGBT events app Owt as winner of gay hackathon 1
4:58 PM — Owt, a mobile app providing an alternative source of LGBT events to “non-stop cheesy pop gay bars," has been crowned the winner of Europe's first gay hackathon.
25th November 2013
Russia: Gay club attacked with ‘harmful gas’ by unknown assailants 7
6:03 PM — A Moscow gay club was the subject of a gas attack by unknown assailants on Saturday, who were expected to have been anti-gay extremists.
European Fundamental Rights Agency: EU hate crime measures should address all bias crimes 2
3:24 PM — The annual Fundamental Rights Conference, organised by the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), concluded that EU measures to address hate crime should be extended to cover all forms of bias, including homophobic crimes.
Nikki Sinclaire: Nigel Farage pushed me out of UKIP because he disagrees with ‘alternative lifestyles’ 25
1:18 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire has taken aim at Nigel Farage as a "bully" and "manipulator", who, through angry outbursts tried to push her out of the party because he disagrees with "alternative lifestyles".
24th November 2013
18-year-old Nigerian man granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution 4
1:46 PM — An 18-year-old Nigerian man has been granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution in his country, protecting him from imprisonment and possible death by stoning or flogging.
22nd November 2013
MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I’ve received threats from UKIP and journalists’ 17
7:21 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire says her decision to come out publicly as transgender was because of threats from journalists and her ex-colleagues in UKIP.
Stockholm gets its first LGBT retirement home 4
11:12 AM — Sweden has opened its first senior housing facility for LGBT people in central Stockholm.
21st November 2013
Boyzone: We have learnt to cope from losing our close friend Stephen Gately 3
7:05 PM — This month marked four years since the death of the gay singer Stephen Gately, his Boyzone band mates say they have found ways to cope from losing a dear friend.
Putin: I support anti-gay laws but I’m against ‘hatred towards anyone’ 40
11:57 AM — President Vladimir Putin says he’s against “hatred" towards people of a "non-traditional sexual orientation" – but he continues to support the country’s anti-gay laws.
20th November 2013
Ikea under fire for removing lesbian interview from magazine in Russian edition to ‘remain neutral’ 12
4:53 PM — Swedish furniture giant Ikea has come under criticism for editing out an interview with a lesbian couple from its customer magazine in its Russian edition.
European Parliament for the first time allocates major fund to combating anti-LGBT discrimination
3:30 PM — The European Parliament today for the first time allocated part of a major find to combating anti-LGBT discrimination.