11th September 2014
Russian gays may be given alternative to national service 6
2:58 PM — A committee of the Russian State Duma is to consider whether gay men should be allowed the option of alternative civilian service, rather than national service.
10th September 2014
Ireland: Government advances bill to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 4
5:00 PM — The Irish government will advance a bill to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
Finland: Store refuses to stock homoerotic Tom of Finland stamps to avoid ‘offending’ customers 7
4:01 PM — A Finnish supermarket chain has refused to stock any of the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland.
Ireland: Bishop files complaint after Christian charity awards grant to LGBT centre 19
2:28 PM — A Catholic Bishop has filed a complaint on "moral grounds" after a religious charity awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
Greek MP defends homophobic views after calling Luxembourg Prime Minister a ‘faggot’ 9
1:53 PM — A notoriously homophobic Greek MP who tweeted a homophobic message to Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has 'apologised' in a letter.
9th September 2014
Poll: Two thirds of Faroe Island residents support gay marriage
4:50 PM — A new poll has found that around two-thirds of residents of the Faroe Islands support same-sex marriage.
Finland: Tom of Finland stamps are best selling ever 10
9:55 AM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps has launched in Finland to commemorate the “proud homoeroticism” of the influential gay artist, and has been the best selling in the country's history.
8th September 2014
Neil Patrick Harris marries partner in Italy 13
3:09 PM — Neil Patrick Harris has married his long-term partner David Burtka.
7th September 2014
Croatia: First same-sex couple enter civil partnership 4
2:12 PM — A same-sex couple have become the first to enter into a civil partnership in Croatia.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend at US Open 1
11:47 AM — Tennis champion Martina Navratilova has proposed to her long-term partner during a game at the US Open.
6th September 2014
Grindr disables location data over security loophole 1
1:10 PM — Hookup app Grindr has disabled the use of location data in some countries, over worries that users could be tracked down.
Northern Ireland: Catholic school marches in Pride parade 8
11:03 AM — A Catholic school in Northern Ireland has made history, by marching in a local Pride parade.
5th September 2014
Russian blogger accused of starting a ‘gay terrorist underworld’ by security services 8
9:39 AM — A Russian blogger says he was accused of creating a "gay terrorist underworld", by security services.
4th September 2014
US: NOM president to attend anti-gay training session in France 13
5:55 PM — The president and co-founder of the National Organisation for Marriage will travel to France next week to participate in an anti-gay conference and training session.
3rd September 2014
Crimea ‘does not need gays’, says most senior politician 35
12:13 PM — The top official in Crimea has said that gay people "have no chance" there, and that the peninsula does "not need such people."
1st September 2014
Russia ditches plans for ‘no gays’ Eurovision rival 95
9:45 PM — Russia has ditched plans to revive the Soviet era Intervision Song Contest as a "family friendy" rival to Eurovision.
Denmark: Landmark gender recognition law comes into effect 2
5:34 PM — A Danish law that makes it easier for transgender people to have their gender legally recognised has come into effect, but has caused controversy among trans activists.
Italy: Party attacked for ‘no to gay adoption’ photo 9
4:24 PM — An Italian photographer has criticized a far-right group for using one of his photographs for an anti-gay campaign.
Sir Elton John ‘helps rescue’ six-year-old boy from Ukraine conflict 7
1:52 PM — Sir Elton John is believed to have helped rescue a six-year-old boy and his family who were caught up in the Ukrainian conflict.
Greece: Irish same-sex couple drown on holiday 6
1:19 PM — A professional violinist has drowned in Crete, while attempting to rescue his same-sex partner.