21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
20th June 2014
Australia: Opera singer calls gay people ‘faecal masses’ in violent homophobic rant 68
7:49 PM — An opera singer is under fire for an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gay people as 'faecal masses', and welcomed violent attacks against a pride parade.
TUC: Jersey should hurry up and introduce same-sex marriage 1
6:18 PM — The Trade Union Congress has called on Jersey to catch up with England and Wales, by introducing same-sex marriage.
Gender reassignment to be legally recognised in Ireland for the first time 1
1:53 PM — Joan Burton, the Irish Minister for Social Protection, this week announced that the proposed Gender Recognition Bill will be submitted for drafting and “enacted as soon as possible” following publication of the legislation.
Dutch media outlets ‘extremely annoyed’ by ‘Gay Village’ hoax 8
1:22 PM — Dutch media outlets have responded badly to the announcement that plans for an LGBT-only 'Gay Village' backed up by officials, were actually a hoax intended to draw attention to LGBT issues.
19th June 2014
Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia 40
6:48 PM — During a recent trip to Russia, Ralph Fiennes says he was told not to employ a gay director or film any gay subject matter.
Netherlands LGBT-only ‘gay village’ revealed as a hoax 8
12:37 PM — Reports that an LGBT-only village would be built in a town in the Netherlands have been revealed as a hoax.
18th June 2014
Luxembourg passes equal marriage bill by 56-4 landslide 33
6:53 PM — Luxembourg's parliament has overwhelmingly passed a same-sex marriage bill, by a vote of 56-4.
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
Netherlands: Plans unveiled for new LGBT-only ‘Gay Village’ 27
2:01 PM — Plans in the Netherlands have been unveiled for a fenced-off 'Gay Village', to tackle hate crime fears.
Italy: Senate to debate same-sex civil unions in September 15
12:44 PM — Italy's Prime Minister has announced that the Senate will debate a same-sex civil unions bill in September.
Greek bishop: Gays are a ‘perversion’ and pride is a ‘disgrace’ 58
11:53 AM — A leading Greek Orthodox bishop has said homosexuality is a "perversion of the human existence", and that a gay pride festival is a "disgrace and a challenge."
17th June 2014
Department store sparks outrage by selling ‘how to prevent gay children’ books 59
6:06 PM — A department store in Spain has caused outrage by selling parent guides to preventing homosexuality in children.
Gay MEP attacked with acid: I am now more determined than ever to end hate-mongering 4
3:30 PM — An Austrian MEP who was attacked with acid whilst making a speech at Vienna Pride last weekend, has responded to say the attack has made her more determined to end hate-mongering.
Russia rejects proposal to extend anti-gay law to ban all sexual materials for minors 5
3:11 PM — The lower house of the Russian Parliament today voted to reject a measure which would have extended an anti-gay law to mean that no sexual materials would be shown to minors.
First civil union takes place in Malta 3
12:48 PM — The first ever civil union has been registered in Malta, since parliament voted to introduce the new law earlier this year.
16th June 2014
Luxembourg: Petition to stall equal marriage with referendum fails 8
4:59 PM — A petition intending to delay the passage of equal marriage in Luxembourg by forcing a referendum has failed to gather enough signatures.
Report: Gay bears ‘enjoy oral sex’ 40
3:44 PM — Two male bears have been observed regularly having oral sex at a wildlife sanctuary in Croatia.
Austria: Gay MEP attacked with acid at Vienna pride parade 12
2:51 PM — Austria's first openly gay MEP has been attacked with acid during Vienna's pride parade.