17th October 2014
Giant inflatable Christmas tree faces protests because it looks like a sex toy 94
11:49 AM — Anti-gay activists in Paris are protesting a giant inflatable sculpture - because it looks too much like a butt plug.
UKIP could lose £1m a year after European Parliament group collapses 15
10:06 AM — The political group at the European Parliament set up by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, has collapsed, which could cost the party £1 million a year in public funding.
15th October 2014
Italy: Democratic Party MP denies plans of a same-sex civil unions bill 7
4:42 PM — A cabinet under-secretary has denied reports that the Italian government is working on a gay civil unions bill.
14th October 2014
Gay relationships are not ‘positive’, warn Catholic bishops 85
6:22 PM — Catholic bishops in Rome have moved to quash speculation of a dramatic new approach to viewing gay relationships.
Italy: Gay couple told their blood had been ‘thrown away’ despite being regular donors 4
3:13 PM — A gay couple in Italy have alerted police after being turned away from blood donation clinic, saying nurses told them their blood had been "thrown away" in the past.
13th October 2014
Russian politician: Our clean air ‘purified’ actor Gérard Depardieu of homosexuality 21
6:08 PM — A Russian politician has claimed that actor and director Gérard Depardieu has been 'purified' of homosexuality since moving to Russia.
12th October 2014
Ireland: Poll suggests landslide victory in upcoming equal marriage referendum 14
7:13 PM — An upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage could result in a landslide victory for marriage equality, a poll has found.
11th October 2014
Opera singer who posted homophobic rant about ‘faecal masses’ cancels apology concert 26
6:56 PM — An opera singer who came under fire for an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gay people as ‘faecal masses’ has cancelled a planned apology show to raise money for gay rights groups.
10th October 2014
Catholic cardinal: We will never bless same-sex couples 95
6:39 PM — A leading Catholic cardinal has said that the Church will "never" bless weddings for same-sex couples.
Russian teen ‘afraid to go home’ after US exchange scheme axed over gays 23
3:15 PM — A Russian teenager who came to the US on an exchange is afraid to return to his country, due to its anti-gay laws.
WATCH: Trailer unveiled for gay rights documentary secretly filmed at Russia Olympics 5
2:10 PM — The first trailer has been released for a gay rights documentary secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
8th October 2014
Drag artist Conchita Wurst performs for European Parliament 11
7:12 PM — Eurovision drag artist Conchita Wurst has performed for the European Parliament.
Latvian Archbishop: I’m not anti-gay, but homosexuals are destroying human identity 46
6:25 PM — A Latvian Archbishop has claimed that homosexuality is destroying human identity - but denies being anti-gay.
7th October 2014
Italy: Bologna mayor refuses to annul overseas same-sex marriages 20
3:18 PM — Despite instructions from the Italian Interior Ministry this morning, the Mayor of Bologna has refused to annul the marriages of gay and lesbian couples entered into abroad.
Italy: Interior Minister blocks recognition of overseas same-sex marriages 23
11:19 AM — Italy's Interior Minister has blocked the recognition of same-sex marriages, saying they cannot be recognised by the country, as gay couples are not allowed to marry there.
6th October 2014
Artist who publicly projected Grindr chats ends exhibition after complaints and protest 25
4:58 PM — An artist in Germany who projected images of Grindr chats with real, unsuspecting users, has closed the exhibition early, following complaints and a demonstration of nearly 200 people.
France: Tens of thousands protest in Paris against IVF and surrogacy for gays 12
10:30 AM — Tens of thousands of French protesters took to the streets of Paris and Bordeaux on Sunday, to demonstrate against assisted pregnancies and surrogacy, particularly for gay couples.
5th October 2014
Pope opens Catholic meeting expected to reaffirm opposition to homosexuality 35
1:16 PM — The Pope has opened a meeting of over 200 Catholic bishops, which is expected to reaffirm the church's teachings on homosexuality.
4th October 2014
Artist defends projecting Grindr chats from unsuspecting men into public streets 7
6:49 PM — An artist has rejected criticism of a stunt in which he projected his flirty Grindr chats with unsuspecting men onto a wall in a public street.
Denmark marks 25 years since world’s first same-sex unions 5
3:28 PM — It has been 25 years since Denmark became the first country in the world to recognise same-sex civil unions.