25th November 2013
European Fundamental Rights Agency: EU hate crime measures should address all bias crimes 2
3:24 PM — The annual Fundamental Rights Conference, organised by the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), concluded that EU measures to address hate crime should be extended to cover all forms of bias, including homophobic crimes.
Nikki Sinclaire: Nigel Farage pushed me out of UKIP because he disagrees with ‘alternative lifestyles’ 25
1:18 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire has taken aim at Nigel Farage as a "bully" and "manipulator", who, through angry outbursts tried to push her out of the party because he disagrees with "alternative lifestyles".
24th November 2013
18-year-old Nigerian man granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution 4
1:46 PM — An 18-year-old Nigerian man has been granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution in his country, protecting him from imprisonment and possible death by stoning or flogging.
22nd November 2013
MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I’ve received threats from UKIP and journalists’ 17
7:21 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire says her decision to come out publicly as transgender was because of threats from journalists and her ex-colleagues in UKIP.
Stockholm gets its first LGBT retirement home 4
11:12 AM — Sweden has opened its first senior housing facility for LGBT people in central Stockholm.
21st November 2013
Boyzone: We have learnt to cope from losing our close friend Stephen Gately 3
7:05 PM — This month marked four years since the death of the gay singer Stephen Gately, his Boyzone band mates say they have found ways to cope from losing a dear friend.
Putin: I support anti-gay laws but I’m against ‘hatred towards anyone’ 40
11:57 AM — President Vladimir Putin says he’s against “hatred" towards people of a "non-traditional sexual orientation" – but he continues to support the country’s anti-gay laws.
20th November 2013
Ikea under fire for removing lesbian interview from magazine in Russian edition to ‘remain neutral’ 12
4:53 PM — Swedish furniture giant Ikea has come under criticism for editing out an interview with a lesbian couple from its customer magazine in its Russian edition.
European Parliament for the first time allocates major fund to combating anti-LGBT discrimination
3:30 PM — The European Parliament today for the first time allocated part of a major find to combating anti-LGBT discrimination.
Tesco launches inquiry into employees posting online photos and videos abusing trans customers 18
2:25 PM — Supermarket chain Tesco has launched an inquiry into employees taking photos and videos of transgender customers, posting them online, and leaving derogatory comments.
18th November 2013
Russian Sports Minister: Authorities should have waited a little before passing anti-gay law 13
3:43 PM — The Russian Sports Minister has again spoken in defence of an anti-gay law passed earlier this year, this time to say that the law may have caused so much controversy because of its timing, rather than its contents.
15th November 2013
Russian court fines Lady Gaga’s concert organiser for ‘promoting’ homosexuality to children 17
5:57 PM — Lady Gaga's promoters in Russia have been fined 20,000 rubles (£380 or $615) for violating the country's controversial anti-gay laws.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Luxembourg’s gay prime minister and deputy PM is LGBT progress for Europe’ 6
1:30 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the fact that Luxembourg is set to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy PM shows “how far Europe has progressed on LGBT issues”.
Lithuania: Homophobic politician delivers trousers with anal zip to LGBT group 72
11:28 AM — A pair of sexually provocative trousers, featuring a zip directly where a male's buttocks would meet, has been delivered to an LGBT group by a Lithuanian Member of Parliament who equates homosexuality with paedophilia.
14th November 2013
Luxembourg to become first country to have gay prime minister and gay deputy PM 12
2:00 PM — Luxembourg is tipped to become the first country in the world to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy prime minister.
Irish President meets with trans activists at official residence 8
12:39 PM — The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has met with trans campaigners in a landmark occasion.
12th November 2013
Poland: Giant rainbow set on fire by far-right thugs 16
5:02 PM — Far-right protesters have burnt a rainbow piece of artwork during an event to commemorate Poland's national independence in the capital Warsaw.
11th November 2013
Russia: Man who shot LGBT activist in face avoids prison sentence 11
5:23 PM — A man who shot an LGBT rights activist in the face with a rubber bullet gun has been spared prison after a Russian court handed him a one-year suspended sentence.
Irish equality minister: Laws preventing same-sex couples from adopting are ‘discriminatory’ 2
5:00 PM — The Irish minister for Justice and Equality has said that laws preventing same-sex couples from adopting are “discriminatory” and make “little sense.”
Dutch foreign minister: Russia does not prosecute against gay people – there is ‘no ground for asylum’ 15
11:59 AM — The Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans has said he was "misquoted" in an earlier report claiming LGBT Russians facing discrimination may apply for asylum in his country, now saying gay people are not "prosecuted" in Russia, so there is no ground for asylum in the Netherlands.