4th March 2014
Ireland: More than one in four gay employees have been harassed at work 1
10:39 AM — New research shows more than a quarter of Irish gay and bisexual employees say they have been harassed at work.
3rd March 2014
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
1st March 2014
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
26th February 2014
Bomb threat interrupts gay olympics in Moscow 2
4:55 PM — Just days after the end of the Sochi Winter Olympics, gay rights groups found their 'Open Olympics' in Moscow disturbed by a bomb threat.
Russia: Man jailed for manslaughter for stabbing doctor who proposed gay sex 4
3:55 PM — A man in Russia has been jailed for nine years after killing a doctor who proposed that they have "homosexual relations".
25th February 2014
Is the Vatican drinking more to cope with the acceptance of gay marriage around the world? 8
6:57 PM — Residents of Vatican City drink more wine per head than any other country in the world, according to new figures.
Video: What life could be like if Russia abolished it’s anti-gay laws 13
2:44 PM — Campaigners have produced a video showing what life could be like if Russia abolished its laws governing gay ‘propaganda’.
Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 49
12:32 PM — One day after Uganda's President signed into law a bill making homosexuality punishable with life imprisonment, several countries have already said they will cut aid to the country.
Swedish finance minister to raise criticism of anti-gay law whilst in Uganda
12:13 PM — The finance minister of Sweden has offered support to the Ugandan gay community, after the country's president signed a harsh anti-gay bill into law yesterday.
24th February 2014
EU foreign policy chief slams Ugandan President for signing ‘draconian’ anti-gay law 7
3:45 PM — EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton has condemned the President of Uganda for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
21st February 2014
France: Pizza Hut employee endured eight months of being asked ‘are you a faggot’ by manager 10
5:23 PM — An employee of Pizza Hut in France was reportedly dismissed after being subjected to a tirade of homophobic abuse including questions to colleagues asking: "Is he a faggot?"
Poll: 76% of people in Ireland support equal marriage 11
2:26 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Irish people still support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married.
German court declines to rule on joint adoption by gay couples 11
1:13 PM — Germany’s highest court has refused to rule on allowing same-sex couples in civil partnerships the right to adopt children.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
Graham Norton: I’m f**king furious that RTE settled with anti-gay marriage activists 4
2:06 PM — In a new interview Graham Norton slams Irish broadcaster RTE for paying €85,000 in damages to a Catholic anti-gay marriage group.
19th February 2014
Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance 31
5:17 PM — A video has emerged which shows members of punk band Pussy Riot being whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia after they attempted a performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Winter Olympics.
18th February 2014
Putin gives top presidential honour to TV host who said gays hearts ‘should be burned’ 31
1:17 PM — A Russian TV host who said the hearts of gay people should be burned after they die, has been given a top honour by President Putin for contributions to the country's "social development", and "humanitarian achievements".
Belgium: Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo branded as ‘shameless’ after changing his shirt on a hot day 46
12:32 PM — Elio Di Rupo, Belgium's openly gay Prime Minister, has been branded as "shameless" after he was filmed changing his shirt on a behind-the-scenes television programme.
Two members of Pussy Riot arrested in Sochi
11:28 AM — Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot say they have been arrested in Sochi.