25 May 2010
Malta has poor record on gay rights
The European body of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, ILGA-Europe, has concluded that Malta does not do enough to recognise or protect LGBT rights, according to the body's recently published Rainbow Europe Country Index.
24 May 2010
Violence erupts at Slovakian Gay Pride march
Last Saturday's Gay Pride march in Bratislava, Slovakia, had to be called off because of hundreds of neo-Nazis lining the planned route.
18 May 2010
Portugal’s president reluctantly approves gay marriage law
Portugal is the sixth country in Europe to legalise gay marriage after its president approved legislation.
8 May 2010
Baltic Gay Pride ban overturned by Lithuanian Supreme Court
A Lithuanian court of appeal last night overturn a ban on the country's first pride event, so that it can take place in the next few hours.
6 May 2010
Cannes Film Festival to get first gay award
Cannes Film Festival will have its first unofficial gay award this year.
6 May 2010
Baltic Pride suspended after authorities claim marchers could be hurt
Baltic Pride, due to be held this weekend in Lithuania, has been suspended after authorities said they could not guarantee participants' safety.
5 May 2010
Gay couples in Denmark now allowed to adopt
Gay couples in civil partnerships in Denmark have been granted the right to adopt children together.
27 April 2010
Organisation set up for gay Irish doctors
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans doctors in Ireland now have their own social and support group.
21 April 2010
David Cameron to dispatch top gay Tory Nick Herbert to challenge homophobic Polish allies
David Cameron has tonight attempted to further diffuse the row over gay rights within the Conservative Party by sending shadow environment secretary, Nick Herbert, the most senior gay Conservative, to Poland to confront the homophobia displayed by the party's Polish allies.
12 April 2010
Pope’s number two claims sexual abuse scandals due to homosexuality not celibacy
The Vatican's second most senior cleric has said that the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church are linked to homosexuality rather than celibacy among priests.
10 April 2010
Gay rights advocating former Polish Deputy PM among dead in plane crash
The plane crash that killed the homophobic Polish President Lech Kaczynski has also claimed the life of Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, one of the most outspoken advocates for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) rights in Poland.
10 April 2010
Polish President who said homosexuality will destroy human race dies in plane crash
Polish President Lech Kaczynski who once said that the promotion of homosexuality would lead to the eventual destruction of the human race has died in a plane crash near Smolensk in Russia.
8 April 2010
Colin Farrell supports anti-homophobia campaign
Actor Colin Farrell is supporting an Irish campaign against homophobic bullying.
8 April 2010
Irish union says schools are allowed to discriminate against gay teachers
An Irish teaching union has said that equality laws allow religious schools to discriminate against gay teachers.
6 April 2010
English Patient inspiration had gay lover
The man who was the inspiration for the film The English Patient had a gay Nazi lover, letters have suggested.
31 March 2010
Britain ‘could force Gibraltar to adopt equal age of consent’
The British government could force Gibraltar to equalise the age of consent for gay men if the territory does not take action to change the law.
30 March 2010
US general sorry for blaming massacre on gay soldiers
A former US general has apologised for suggesting that gay soldiers were partly responsible for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
26 March 2010
Gay Berlin Holocaust memorial ‘shouldn’t include lesbians’
Holocaust scholars are arguing over whether a memorial in Berlin should include lesbians.
24 March 2010
Dutch MPs support legal action against US general
Dutch politicians have given their support to plans to sue a retired US general who claimed gay soldiers were partly responsible for the Srebrenica massacre.
23 March 2010
Dutch gay group wants to sue US general
A new Dutch gay group called Pink Army has said it wants to sue a US general who blamed the Srebrenica massacre on gay soldiers in the Dutch army.