12th December 2014
Homophobia protest song is ‘most streamed’ in 2014 3
1:33 PM — Spotify has revealed that a song written as a protest against religious homophobia was the most-streamed single in 2014.
EU report: Nearly half of trans people face repeated violence 3
11:42 AM — The EU has published a report uncovering some shocking statistics about the levels of transphobia in member states.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
10th December 2014
Sadiq Khan: Human Rights Day is an opportunity to promote the importance of the ECHR 1
6:50 PM — Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan has blasted Tory plans to leave the European Court of Human Rights.
9th December 2014
Spain: Kiss-in after gay couple kicked out of Burger King 15
3:45 PM — Protesters held a gay kiss-in at a Burger King in Madrid after a gay couple were kicked out for kissing.
8th December 2014
Irish broadcast watchdog wants pro-gay messages ‘balanced’ with anti-gay ones 24
4:37 PM — The National Union of Journalists has attacked the Irish broadcast regulator, for insisting that pro-gay voices are 'balanced' with anti-gay ones ahead of the country's equal marriage referendum.
7th December 2014
Poland’s first openly gay mayor takes power 4
1:02 PM — Poland's first ever openly gay mayor Robert Biedron has officially taken up his office.
Russia: Pride organisers awarded £36 ‘compensation’ over event ban 1
12:26 PM — Organisers of a Pride parade in Russia have been granted a paltry amount of compensation after their event was banned from going ahead.
Stephen Fry presents ‘Person of the Year’ award to drag queen Panti Bliss 5
12:05 PM — Irish drag queen activist Panti Bliss has picked up a Person of the Year award.
6th December 2014
Gym security guards ‘go undercover’ in sauna to stop men having gay sex 20
5:18 PM — Security guards at a gym in Austria are stripping off and going undercover - to stop men having sex in the sauna.
5th December 2014
Is investigating this gay kiss in a TV ad ‘homophobic’? 20
4:17 PM — Spanish regulators have been deemed "homophobic" for investigating an advert which shows two men kissing after a complaint.
Vladimir Putin: Russia doesn’t have a problem with gays 25
2:59 PM — Vladimir Putin is claiming that the West has invented Russia's record of homophobia.
4th December 2014
Politician forced to step down after tweeting ‘Thank God Nazis shot gays’ 45
12:15 PM — A Latvian politician has been forced to resign after she tweeted to say "thank god Nazis shot gay people."
3rd December 2014
Irish Catholic church: Voting for same-sex marriage will undermine society 34
6:37 PM — The Catholic church has distributed a 16-page document to parishes across Ireland 'briefing' against same-sex marriage ahead of next year's referendum.
Aeroflot pilot makes anti-gay remarks and jokes about MH17 tragedy 27
4:09 PM — A pilot on Russian national airline Aeroflot has been caught making racist and homophobic remarks on social media.
Irish PM goes for a drink in Dublin gay bar 9
1:38 PM — Ireland's Taoiseach has visited a popular Dublin gay bar.
Greek justice minister: It is ‘dangerous’ to talk about same-sex adoption and marriage 15
10:36 AM — The Greek justice minister has been widely criticised for condemning same-sex marriage, saying it would not be possible in the country because its citizens "respect traditions" and "human nature".
1st December 2014
Thousands quit Finnish church after Archbishop ‘welcomes’ same-sex marriage 21
6:52 PM — Thousands of people have left Finland's biggest church, after its head signalled his support for same-sex marriage.
Watch: Russian TV falls for spoof video of 11-year-old who loves gay porn 15
6:05 PM — A Russian TV station has fallen for a satirical video of an 11-year-old's parents putting gay porn on his wall.
Russia: Removed Steve Jobs memorial ‘up for auction’ 5
5:13 PM — A memorial to Steve Jobs in Russia, that was torn down when Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, has been put up for auction.