8th July 2013
Annual LGBT pride festival takes place in Cologne 2
1:43 PM — Tens of thousands took to the streets of Cologne at the weekend as part of Germany's annual LGBT Pride celebrations.
5th July 2013
Irish ‘hacktivist’ takes down Nigerian government website over anti-gay bill 10
4:09 PM — An Irish hacker opposed to Nigeria's stance on homosexuality has attacked the country's official government website in protest of an "anti-gay" bill which seeks to further criminalise gay people.
Pope Francis and Benedict XVI united in their opposition to equal marriage 68
2:50 PM — The Vatican has issued an unprecedented religious text co-written by Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI in which the two men restate their opposition to equal marriage.
Lithuania: Court overturns ban on Baltic Pride 4
1:57 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to reverse this month’s ban on Baltic Pride in Lithuania.
Pope John Paul II who called gay rights the ‘new ideology of evil’ to become a saint 71
1:12 PM — Pope John Paul II who famously described gay rights advances such as same-sex marriage as a "new ideology of evil" is to be canonised as a saint, it was announced today.
Actress Tilda Swinton flies rainbow flag in Moscow in solidarity with LGBT community 13
2:19 AM — Actress Tilda Swinton has posed for a photograph, posted on the internet by her representative, flying a rainbow flag in front of St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, in solidarity with the LGBT community.
4th July 2013
Sweden: Pakistani court threatens head of LGBT group with life imprisonment over equal marriage support 27
4:38 PM — The head of an LGBT rights group in Sweden has been threatened with a lawsuit over the organisation's support for a same-sex marriage involving a Pakistani person.
3rd July 2013
Russia: Putin signs same-sex adoption ban into law 18
4:12 PM — The Russian President Vladimir Putin has imposed a ban on child adoption by same-sex couples in Russia.
MEPs condemn transphobic police crackdown in Greece 14
2:06 PM — MEPs are worried by reports Greek police have started to systematically harass transgender women.
2nd July 2013
Russia: Four gay rights activists detained for unsanctioned rally 7
4:49 PM — Moscow city police on Tuesday afternoon detained four gay rights activists for staging an unsanctioned rally in the downtown area of the city.
Greece: Gay rights campaigners appalled as health minister sanctions forced HIV tests 41
4:25 PM — Greece's new health minister has reintroduced a measure to allow the police to carry out forced HIV tests.
Germany’s Lower House of Parliament approves equal tax breaks for civil partnerships 6
12:14 PM — The Lower House of Germany’s Parliament has approved a measure to equalise tax breaks for couples in civil partnerships.
US: Conservative group supports Russian anti-gay legislation as conference to be held at Kremlin 20
1:13 AM — In a sign of solidarity with Russia over recently passed legislation to ban "homosexual propaganda", a US-based conservative group plans to hold its annual conference at the Kremlin next year.
30th June 2013
Russia: Putin signs anti-’gay propaganda’ bill into law 25
4:09 PM — An official publication has reported today that President Vladimir Putin has signed into law an anti-"propaganda" bill targeting non-traditional relationships, which was recently approved by both house of the Russian Parliament.
29th June 2013
Russia: Dozens arrested under ‘gay propaganda’ law for attempting to hold gay pride rally 30
5:47 PM — Dozens of gay rights demonstrators have been arrested in the Russian city of St Petersburg, after attempting to hold a gay pride rally.
28th June 2013
Feature: Our top three European gay hotspots
6:50 PM — The typically inconsistent English summer weather has left us all dreaming of an exotic break in the sun. Whether you’re after a cultural escape, a serious bit of R&R, or a wild party getaway, these hot holiday destinations are not only conveniently affordable and close, but will also tick off all your holiday desires.
27th June 2013
Amnesty: Baltic Pride must be allowed to take place in Lithuania 1
3:44 PM — Amnesty International says a cancelled Pride march in Lithuania must be allowed to take place.
Russia: Federation Council passes anti-gay propaganda and adoption bills 3
1:20 PM — The upper house of the Russian Parliament voted yesterday to approve both a bill banning adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples and the anti-"propaganda" bill banning the promotion of non-traditional relationships.
26th June 2013
Ireland: Gay Senator David Norris reveals he has cancer 1
5:58 PM — Independent Senator David Norris who unsuccessfully stood for Ireland’s presidency in 2011 says he is undergoing treatment for cancer.
Vladimir Putin says anti-gay Russian laws are about ‘protecting children’ 30
2:04 PM — Vladimir Putin has once again denied claims that gay citizens are being persecuted in Russia following the passing of laws against ‘Homosexual propaganda’.