3rd January 2015
Irish archbishop speaks out against same-sex marriage ahead of referendum 99
2:54 PM — Ireland's most senior Catholic archbishop has spoken out against same-sex marriage, ahead of the country's referendum.
One in eight Paris weddings now for same-sex couples 2
12:45 PM — Statistics have revealed that Paris is becoming a hub for same-sex weddings in France.
2nd January 2015
Same-sex weddings begin in Luxembourg 6
7:24 PM — The first same-sex couples have married in Luxembourg - and the country's openly gay Prime Minister will not be far behind.
Irish politician forms new party that won’t support same-sex marriage 13
4:54 PM — An Irish politician has unveiled a new political party - that won't back same-sex marriage.
1st January 2015
Irish Taoiseach vows to ‘campaign strongly’ for marriage equality 16
4:34 PM — Ahead of a referendum on same-sex marriage this year, the Irish Taoiseach has vowed to "campaign strongly" for a yes vote.
31st December 2014
Bishop urges Catholic Church to accept gay relationships 32
2:26 PM — A Belgium bishop says the Catholic Church should accept and recognise relationships between two people of the same sex.
Russia: Pussy Riot members among 18 people arrested after protest 9
11:35 AM — Eighteen protesters, including members of Pussy Riot, have been detained in Moscow.
29th December 2014
Conchita Wurst: I want to meet with Vladimir Putin 8
2:29 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has called for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
UKIP candidate poses with Polish far-right leader 10
1:58 PM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been photographed with a far-right Polish leader described by Nigel Farage as "utterly reprehensible."
26th December 2014
France: Magazine ordered to pay 20,000 euros for outing far-right politician 21
12:05 PM — A French court has ordered a gossip magazine to pay 20,000 euros (£15,674) in damages for "invasion of privacy" after having outed one of the far-right National Front party's top officials.
19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 12
6:43 PM — Amnesty International has attacked the first draft of Ireland's new gender recognition bill.
German high court: Government must recognise some same-sex parents 6
6:12 PM — The high court in Germany has ruled in favour of equality for gay couples who had children abroad via a surrogate.
Conchita Wurst is coming back to Eurovision, but not how you think 2
2:30 PM — Drag diva Conchita Wurst is to make a triumphant return to the Eurovision Song Contest - but maybe not how people expected.
Irish government publishes draft gender recognition law
1:34 PM — The Irish government has finally published a long-awaited bill which will recognise the gender of trans people.
Poland: Bill to legalise gay registered partnerships fails for a third time 6
9:47 AM — For the third time, a bill to allow gender-neutral registered partnerships has been rejected in Poland.
18th December 2014
French politician to sue magazine for ‘outing’ him as gay 5
6:10 PM — A French far-right politician has said he will sue a magazine which "outed" him as gay, after it published photographs of him with a man.
Amnesty report on ‘odious’ choices faced by trans people in Europe 5
11:14 AM — Amnesty International has released a report on gender recognition laws across Europe.
17th December 2014
Irish same-sex marriage referendum to take place in May 13
10:09 AM — The Irish government has cleared the way for a referendum on same-sex marriage to take place in May 2015.
16th December 2014
Gay teacher forced to put up crucifix under “fascist” laws 11
1:41 PM — An Italian teacher who removed a crucifix from his classroom has been forced to put it back up under "fascist" laws.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 42
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.